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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:40 pm 
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That really is a beaut!!!! Love that colour blue and i think the paint stays so good on them as they were powdercoated,

and speak of the devil,heres my pink one lol,slightly modded though with a full deore Lx goup apart from the deore thumbies and brake levers. I do have the reflectors and rear bracket somewhere too.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:48 pm 
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lee25 wrote:
That really is a beaut!!!! Love that colour blue and i think the paint stays so good on them as they were powdercoated,

and speak of the devil,heres my pink one lol,slightly modded though with a full deore Lx goup apart from the deore thumbies and brake levers. I do have the reflectors and rear bracket somewhere too.


Good for posting your pink one - saved me searching for it! You are right about the paint quality - can't believe the colours are still bright 20 odd years on.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:55 pm 
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not a lot wrong with that edd
top work as ever


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:49 pm 
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Just need a black Saracen water bottle for the ultimate finishing touch! :D


Forgot my original bike came with one of those bitd! I'll have to keep an eye out.

Thanks for the comments gang. If possible all my future retro content will be as original as possible with no rebuilds and no resprays. Don't hold me to that though! :roll: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:07 pm 
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Nice job done there Brocklanders 8)

As you know I am partial to the old Saracen and yours is a stunning example, They certainly meant them to last in the late 80's and early 90's :D


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Awesome job, looks really nice.


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Cheers Stumpy and good thread bump!

Not much has changed with this except the addition of a smoke/dart combo. Currently sat in my sisters garage feeling very sorry for itself. :(


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:21 pm 
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I have trouble with my 1989 Tufftrax.
I bought a Genesis Croix de Fer (almost as heavy) but the Saracen is my go to bike!
I've just done the Downs Link Path on it. Nearly 80 miles Guildford to Shoreham and back with no problems.
The original saddle was put at the back of my garage within 2 hours of buying the bike new. A Selle Italia Trans Am saves having an arse transplant.
The overall weight is of its time (like me - lardy) and brakes are quite wooden.
I've collected bits to upgrade but never quite get round to doing the work (froggslegs, lighter wheels and carbon forks).
In its life I've cycled the London to Brighton, bits of France and along the Kennet & Avon and commuted into London for 18 months.
I've repaired things when they've been broken and it still looks ready to take on anything thrown at it.
If I was an accountant then the Saracen is worth the price of a pair tyres for the CdF. But I ain't and accountants never know the meaning of value.
Anyone want to buy a Genesis Croix de Fer?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:04 pm 
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Good thread bump Phil!! That reminds me, I need to rescue mine from my sisters as I've finally moved to a house with a garage. :xmas-cool:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:54 pm 
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May as well chuck it in BOTM so here's a few more pics after I rescued it from my sisters. :D


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