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 Post subject: Saracen Rush Progress
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:15 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Well it's been some time since I posted on here last.

I have been building my bike for a while and had no experience at all so it's been a very big learning curve!

I always wanted a saracen addiction/rush (same frame) and have been getting it built up for a while.

I am just waiting to get my hub on my front wheel changed to axle and then fit my chain. I have used as many retro parts as I can!

spec and picture below: -

Tioga Downhill seat
Carbon hi-comp seat post
Xero Rims
Hope pro 2 hubs
goldtec chain guide
sachs chain (to be fitted)
Avid Juicy 7's 185mm front 160mm rear
kore stem
XT rear Mech
XT gear lever
V8 Pedals
Club Roost bars
Helix Pro rear shock
Tioga headset
Tioga 2.3 downhill front and rear tyres
Shimano LX 8 Speed cassette
Marzocchi drops offs

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Let us know your views :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:29 pm 
Anglian AEC / Prison Ship Captain
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Location: LOWESTOFT the worlds smallest bore fest
that looks the nutts mate just wish i had some big hills round here so i could try downhill myself 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) ac cranks uber 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:36 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
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thats by far the best rush ive seen for a while!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:41 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks guys.

Carbon seatpost is to be trimmed when I get the right height and I also have a spare downhill post with seat too.

Would you believe I got the frame brand new too for £26! :D :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:13 am 
Retro Guru

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awesome build! love these bikes, some retro boxxers and hope m4's would go great on that, i think :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:46 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Funny you say about the forks...

I have some retro White Brothers UD180's here that need rebuilding. I might get them sorted and powdercoated black. Would look great and so chunky!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:07 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
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i think the drop offs are fine :) may i ask where or how did you get the frame for that price?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:54 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Ebay! He bought it from new but could never get a rear triangle for it.

Lucky enough I found a part built donor bike so nicked some of the bits from that.

I cannot tell you how many hours I have spent cleaning bits though, getting rid of grease and mud.

All part of the fun though and I feel really proud now!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:21 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I have one of those frames in my 'project' pile. I found it in a garage in Morzine with a set of 3 piece cranks and a pair Stratos MX6's and paid 100 euros for the lot. The frame is actually slightly different from yours though; mine has no graphics and is metal flake black, also the rear triangle is a slightly different shape and more closely resembles that which was on the Intense M1. Apparently it was prototype but thats probably just hearsay! It will get built one day :)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:54 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
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Lacuna wrote:
I have one of those frames in my 'project' pile. I found it in a garage in Morzine with a set of 3 piece cranks and a pair Stratos MX6's and paid 100 euros for the lot. The frame is actually slightly different from yours though; mine has no graphics and is metal flake black, also the rear triangle is a slightly different shape and more closely resembles that which was on the Intense M1. Apparently it was prototype but thats probably just hearsay! It will get built one day :)


would you swap/sell it?


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