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 Post subject: Saracen 88/89? Traverse?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:53 pm 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Sarac ... 4d140db3c2

Needs a good clean but bars aside nice and original....

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:11 pm 
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Like that!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:57 am 
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Defo 1989. That will clean up very nicely. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:41 pm 
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Hmm wonder if he will box for a courier?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:10 pm 
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Always worth asking....
Alternatively buy it, then use collection as an excuse for a long weekend in the Brecon Beacons.
If I didn't have two kids under three.......


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:15 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:53 pm 
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sorry for how geeky this post may sound...
It seems to be a traverse but it may be a later variant.
saracen did some odd things at the end of line/season.
The traverse from 89/90 catalogue had vertical rear dropouts and this one has horizontal like the halfords models from 1990 on.
Could it be a 1990 halfords only model??
anyone shed any light??
Still a nice bike either way. I have mine from 89 and its a hell of a climber for some reason.
steve


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:35 pm 
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You're right about the dropouts....Eiger Comp was exactly the same colour too. Maybe a pre-production sample that was booted up as a Traverse at year end?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:55 am 
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Well the colour, decals and Mountain LX stuff are defo 1989 although the DX STI must have been fitted later.


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