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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:02 pm 
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
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Hadn't intended this frame to be built up like this, it was a Thursday night spur of the moment parts bin build as I was frustrated not having the funds to build it how I wanted it. I think it's turned out ok though, except the white pedals don't suit, the chainring might be a little too much too :D
More info here http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=94746

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:28 pm 
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chaser - i really like what you have done but would deffo try to change the red to purple on the forks. The white or ivory colour of the forks is fine imo.

easy rider - looks good for a last minute parts bin raid and i quite like the chainring! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:51 am 
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Found this place after a couple of days searching Google, info i have found up till now is conflicting.Can anyone give a positive I.D on the following.

Not used a bike regular for nearly a decade, got this at weekend. Will be using mostly out with kids, maybe the odd long distance trip (7-10 mile) trips (road/coast).Maybe the odd day out with some hardcore trial riders

I know the guy i got it from had tinkered with it so not all original parts(might be a chance he has the old parts)

Here she is, sorry in advance if it's too many pictures or too large. Looking for all opinions, want to make this a project bike which suits my needs as listed above. Have a mate who can get it in a chrome bath, but I'm leaning towards white with a bit green detail. Shoot me now :)

Really a noob, so feel free to point out the bleeding obvious etc,etc. Not sure if they are the original decals as i can't find any 'hand built' ones on it? thoughts? suggestions?? (yip i know the stand has to go)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:01 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Looks stunning fella. Seems to be what it says it is from th ewishbone anyway.

I wouldn't get that resprayed. Looks great in that colour, plus saracen's have a very good thick powdercoat that chips really difficultly which you wont be able to recreate elsewhere. And the chips/scratches don't seem very bad on it at all.

Really a very very nice bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:13 am 
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Cheers for the quick reply

Damn i wish i took some before photographs, I've spent maybe 4 hours cleaning the chain/gears/brakes. In the process one of the cleaning products caused the paint to bubble :oops: Hence the thoughts of respray, that and I've been very ill and having this a project will help me a great deal

Can anyone link me to the original version of this bike? Also year built, and exact model (google has confused me)


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retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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I agree with coomber on the paintwork although If I had to pick one thing the forks look a little long/high to me you can drop the 36 proclass to 80mm travel by repositioning a circlip inside the forks I just think it looks a little high at the front,as for a link think you would be hard pushed as Saracen has been taken over and revamped by Madison,best bet is if Neill or one of the Saracen Guru's has an old catalogue they can scan,do you know what year it is ?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:57 am 
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As depicted on the top tube it looks to be a kili team fs so is quite top end. Also I would say it would be a 98 or maybe 99. The groupst looks the original one too..


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:33 pm 
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Thanks Dendy I'm guessing the age of it is the reason why google was not a great help.However it helped me find this place, so all is not lost


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:35 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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shutterman wrote:
Thanks Dendy I'm guessing the age of it is the reason why google was not a great help.However it helped me find this place, so all is not lost


Your money will be lost if you go near the for sale section :lol:

If you get any more photos etc up post a thread on the readers bike section. I'd also guess at around a 1997 frame.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:22 pm 
NE, North and West Yorks AEC
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Probably a 97 or 98ish if it was 99 I think it would have a mega 9 group-set. Nice bike though 8)


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