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 Post subject: Old steel MTB
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:41 pm 
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A few examples of what I'm after - Carrera Katmandu, Saracen Tufftrax, Specialized Rockhopper. No bigger than 20" (I'm 5'11") and reasonably priced.

Must have rigid fork and be in nice condition


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 Post subject: Re: Old steel MTB
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:16 pm 
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Hey Tel, think you have seen my advert for my 1993 Lava Dome already.
If you fancied it I can do you a better price if I swapped the tyres out for some modern black walls in new condition. No postage needed as your not far from me.

It's a lovely bike but needs must. I'm 5 11" too and it fits great, 20" bikes would be too big off-road. Can have a try for size if you like.

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 Post subject: Re: Old steel MTB
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:26 am 
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Hi Tel
How about this
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19" C to top of top tube grip shift 8 x 3 gears
LX rear mech
STX-RC calipers
Dia compe 7 power control levers
SR Chainset
Needs a good clean!

Cheers


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:43 am 
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I have a blue Saracen Tufftrax and a Deore DX groupset + some period wheels basically a whole bike in kit form :wink: :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: Old steel MTB
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:34 pm 
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Thanks for the offers guys. How much for the saracen kermit?


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 Post subject: Re: Old steel MTB
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:52 pm 
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£80 + post ????


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How about this?

1980’s (87/88 i believe) Saracen Tufftrax. I had the frame and fork media blasted and powder coated sky blue then Waxoyled the inside of all the tubes. It was built up with new rims, headset chain, cassette etc. It has a Tange MTB sticker on it because I had one. I think this has been ridden twice on hardpack since being built, under 100 miles.

Frame & Fork: Saracen Tufftrax. Seat tube measures 46cm C/C, top tube 55cm C/C.

Headset: Ritchey 1”
Stem: Nitto “golf club”
Grips: Club Roost

Brakes: Shimano Deore DX MT62
Brake Levers: Shimano Deore DX MT63
Brake Pads: Ritchey

Shifters: Shimano Deore DX MT62 Thumbies (7 speed with hidden click)
Front Derailleur: Shimano Mountain LX M452
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Mountain LX M452
Cassette: Shimano HG70 11-28T 8 speed
Cranks: Shimano Mountain LX M452

Hub Skewers: Shimano Deore XT
Rims: WTB Dual Duty
Hubs: Shimano Deore XT M737
Spokes: Sapim double butted
Tyres: Specialized Rhythm Lite 2.3 (great on hardpack, if you want knobblies I have some Conti skinwalls you can have, Premolar and Cannis)

Saddle: Sele Italia Sprint suede

£250


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 Post subject: Re: Old steel MTB
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:42 am 
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i gotta 92 rockhopper, paint has marks etc but okay.. might not be nice for enough for you but maybe.. PM if interested.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:19 am 
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Hi
I have a very tidy comp currently on shpock-

Get this beautiful thing with #Shpock app: https://en.shpock.com/i/WcqCfehPXx6oSF72/?lft=


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 Post subject: Re: Old steel MTB
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:24 pm 
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Thanks for all the offers again guys but I did indeed go ahead with Kermits Saracen. I had one of them in mind anyway and the DX kit sealed the deal. Took delivery today :)

cmmolloy1 that i very nice and just what I was looking for! 531 frame with XT kit but alas a purhase has been made and yours was a tad on the expensive side for my tight budget. Thank though


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