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 Post subject: '93 saracen sahara elite
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:07 pm 
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I know... Its Christmas eve! Should really be out having a few beers, but as I'm still seriously hung over from last nights session thought I'd stick my Saracen up here! :? 8)

Back in 94 me and my brother had one of these a piece! Both were red and had Altus group sets! Not the best start but I loved the way it rode, and it looked great as well! Unfortunately these were stolen by some low life scumbags after a few weeks, which I was gutted about - as you would be!

Since getting into RB I always said to myself I would pick one up if one was for sale! Fortunately for me I picked this frame up off RB member crud, This makes me the fourth owner from the site!

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I've always been a fan of British parts on mtb's so I have gone down the hope/pace/use/xlite and middleburn route, as you can tell from the pics I have a soft spot for purple parts as well!

I need to rebuild the rear wheel onto a campag rim, to fit a front mech and I'm planning to polish up those tired looking dx brake levers. I may swap these for some x lite chicken stix in the near future though! Got an x lite saddle on the way too!!

thanks to everyone who has answered my wanted ads!

Apologies for the iPhone pics, will Post some better ones when I get chance to!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:17 pm 
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Nice to see someone else is hungover :facepalm: Nice frame.Looking forward to the build.Good luck :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:48 pm 
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Love it James, looking forward to seeing it progress.

Merry Christmas :xmas-wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:49 pm 
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pompeydave wrote:
Nice to see someone else is hungover :facepalm: Nice frame.Looking forward to the build.Good luck :wink:


it was a monster let me tell you! :lol:

chrisv40 wrote:
Love it James, looking forward to seeing it progress.

Merry Christmas


thanks mate, hope u had a good one!

done a few jobs on the sahara! polished the brake levers, shortened the steerer tube, put a back tyre on (temporary until the new rim arrives!)

got the brakes set up as well, just waiting for a 93 lx front mech and the x lite saddle to finish off - cant wait to get out and give it a good ride!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:44 pm 
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Looking good James!
I like the purple on red and also like the British accents!
Defo get stix on it too!

Tc


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:27 pm 
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Nice clean build 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:20 pm 
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Tidy build :D


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:22 pm 
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cheers for the positive comments! :)

i'll be changing the levers for some chicken stix pretty soon! in the mean time, got a chain fitted:

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this arrived in the post as well, been after one for a while! 8)

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hope u all like them - more updates to follow!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:06 pm 
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Dude where did you get that seat?? I gotta have one of those!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:15 pm 
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PopsTrippin wrote:
Dude where did you get that seat?? I gotta have one of those!!


Was looking for one for a while so I placed a wanted ad, and got a few replies! Gotta say its a beautiful saddle, im really happy with it!

A couple of updates, have fitted said saddle, a NOS deore LX front mech, a couple more purple bolts and some chainring bolts!

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also managed to have a quick spin round the block on it last night and it is great to ride!

next up is some purple crank bolts and of course, to change those blue brake pads! :?


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