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 Post subject: Re: 1983 Saracen...
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:55 am 
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household gloss goes on nicer and is easier to clean off


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 Saracen...
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:43 pm 
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Mmmmm, Suntour.


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 Saracen...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:32 am 
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Taking the plunge...


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 Saracen...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:31 am 
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Looks very neat for a first attempt.

Are you using a small brush or did you find something else?


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 Saracen...
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:20 pm 
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The lugs were done with this bottle. Originally for glue, for sticking your airfix models togethet etc. The glue is liquid so tipped it out wadhed it and filled it with paint. Works well. Hard part is working out which way to hold the frame for the cleanest sweep but the £30.00 Lidl bikestand helps a lot with that one.


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 Saracen...
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:22 pm 
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Some more photos...


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 Saracen...
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:24 pm 
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And just to prove i do now own two...


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 Saracen...
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:46 pm 
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You won't be needing both then will you?

Look into my eyes, not around my eyes.

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Swap one for a bright yellow Claude Butler frame I have which is too big for me.

.....and, you're back in the room.


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 Saracen...
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:17 pm 
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New mech hanger...maybe could of/ should have ground down but didnt. :?
Suntour 34 tooth freewheel.Because a 38 would just be daft. ( Coupled with a 24 up front it's actually lower that "winch" )


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 Saracen...
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:53 am 
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Unusual spacing on that rear cassette :?

Love that article, proper mountain biking expedition!


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