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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:03 am 
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hi guys/girls, newbie here

normally ride a custom built marin attack trail (woodland/freeride)
moved closer to work and as my marin isnt exactly a road bike iv been looking for something a little better suited for commuting

2nd to this my wife wants to join me out riding i wanted to get something with a small frame so she can use it and i wouldnt look stupid riding it

well enough rambling, i asked a few friends and iv been offered a Saracen X-Lite from circa late 90s
well i cannot find anything about this model, let alone what i looks like
i would ask the friend who has it to send me a pic, but its buried in his shed and the poor guy only has one leg :roll:

im wondering if anyone on here could shed some light on this particular bike as its quite a trip to go collect it and im hoping it will be worth it

thanks in advance guys/girls


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:03 am 
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couldnt put this in my first post
but in case anyone is interested, heres a pic of my marin

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:52 am 
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IF you look at the top you'll see Archive&Gallery, follow that and head into manufacturers Saracen. The Catalogues are in there


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:35 pm 
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thanks fluffychicken
ive made my way through the 90s saracen catalogues and cant see anything on it

dont suppose anyone else knows anything that may be of use to me?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:44 pm 
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If it's not in them, then it probably is 90's or a Saracen X-Lite.
Best throw up some pictures, go round and find out.

X-Lite is/was a UK brand name for bike parts and other things.
I would be surprised if Saracen used X-Lite in their names (being another UK company) as legal issues would probably arise.
But, who knows. Not me.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:45 pm 
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You'll probably find it's a Saracen something-or-other with an X-lite sticker on it??


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:51 pm 
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now theres a possibility i didnt think of

im just hoping its the right size frame that i can build on bit by bit really
any decent components coming with it are just a bonus

i think im just going to bite the bullet and drive the 100+mile round trip to go pick it up
after all it is only going to cost me the price of a crate of stella :lol:

once iv got it shall i post a pic to solve this mystery?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:44 pm 
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Ask in the "Early Saracen Lovers Anonymous" thread.

If it is not known in there, it is not known. 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:21 pm 
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...nice nonretro Marin BTW 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:41 pm 
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seems these saracen x-lites are becoming very common all of a sudden :? :?

bu pics are rare

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SARASEN-x-lit ... 2ebd269aba


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