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 Post subject: 1987 Saracen Tufftrax
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:40 pm 
National & North West AEC
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Finally picked this up after an ebay win a few weeks ago.
HarryCrumb kindly picked it up and had been storing it for me until we met up at the Rivington ride this weekend.

Anyway it's most of a 1987 Tufftrax, complete with Exage Trail hubs and rear u-brake. The saddle is a real unexpected highlight; a 1975 Brooks in very good condition for it's age.

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At 22" it is of course far too big for me, but I was very happy with the price and it's an interesting addition to the fleet.
I'm not entirely sure what to do with it yet, possibly a period correct resto. The paintwork and decals are still pretty good and I'm sure I'll enjoy searching out the Exage Trail parts...

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Here is the original advert and price list from 1987.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:46 pm 
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Same year as my Kili Flyer, nearly as big too!

Carl.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:52 pm 
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8) Nice

I would love an 80s Saracen project to meddle with..


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:53 pm 
National & North West AEC
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Yep, saw that Carl. If you need any images or dimensions for your decals then you'll have to let me know.


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North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
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Nice project Paul. It is on the large side even by 80's standards. What frame tubing is it?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:06 am 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SHIMANO-EXAGE ... 2c6264a110

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shimano-Exage ... 2318e21890


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Wow, been a while since you rescued a lonely saracen. Nice find.


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Nice find and project Paul. Might not be a rider I suppose but if you ever buy a smallholding at least you'll have something you can use to keep the animals in the field.


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Unbelievably, it's even bigger in the flesh than it looks in the photo :shock:

Bargain though, especially with that saddle.


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Look forward to seeing this built up, the frame is massive cant you mount the seat to the top tube :lol: just kidding,
drop bars?


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