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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:53 am 
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As I have been offered something else in a more appropriate size I have decided to let this one go.
It's been in the family since about 1991 when it was bought from a friend who sold it as a 'Saracen' that he had repainted but we had no idea of the model. It was my dads and only ridden about 3 times, languishing in the garage and then in his shed for 20 years unridden.
This is where I came in setting him up with a more correctly sized bike a couple of years ago so I decided to find out when the 'Saracen' was and possibly restore it.
All the pictures and build details are in the build thread on page 2 here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 4#p1903854 with the pictures of the resto on both pages.

Since it's been restored it has only been ridden once to the park.
Defect wise it is nearly perfect with a small chip to the powder coat on the stem and the sidewalls of the tyres are a bit crusty (but they hold pressure fine and there are no splits), the components are all in good condition used or refurbed condition and everything works as it should.
Size is 21" c-c so not massive for the time and I can ride it (i'm 5' 10") it would be more suited to someone 6' to give a bit of clearance.
This cost me a fair bit to put together and I would like to see it go whole. Sold for £160.

Carl.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:06 pm 
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And worth every Penny. Quality.... 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:04 am 
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sinnerman wrote:
And worth every Penny. Quality.... 8)


Thanks for the compliment, high praise considering some of your kit, we shall see if anyone agrees with you :)

Carl


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:14 am 
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Bump, sensible offers anyone?

Carl.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:22 am 
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Cant see it. Not looking. Dont regret selling mine, no, not at all, not one bit.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:24 am 
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Clive James! Much better.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:45 am 
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You know you want it


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:55 pm 
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Sadly I would want everything but the f+f. Very nice job.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:22 pm 
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Sadly I would want everything but the f+f. Very nice job.


YOU COULDNT BREAK THIS........I WOULD HAVE YOU LOCKED UP...REGARDLESS OF YOUR SIZE MY GOOD MAN.

When and where is another going to turn up, if I didn't have space issues this would sitting here NOW. FACT....!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:37 am 
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Anyone?

I will be going to the peaks ride on the 14th and collection from here can be arranged with a special price of £250.

Carl.


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