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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:03 pm 
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Very lucky to win this on Ebay after it was 'outed' on Retrobike (Many thanks Coomber!)

Couldn't believe how original it was when I unwrapped it :shock:
Farmer john Nephews
Saracen toeclips
Factory reflectors
Saracen/ Wolber rims
Original cassette
Shimano Rear mech guard
Bottle cage


O.k, it looked a bit of a pile when I first received it but after only 2 hours in the Sunshine workshops it looks pretty good?
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It needs a new headset as its pitted and sadly the L/H arm is cracked near the BB axle. Also need to source an original seat post and saddle (wish me luck!) 8) [/img]


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:08 pm 
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Well done mate.You dont see many around.

Its a great feeling taking all the aftermarket tat off and and getting it back to norm 8)


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:13 pm 
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Great work there, I love the green colour and especially the green bottle cage 8) 8)

Is this also a trekker comp ? Will say on the top tube after trekker by the yellow blob decal.

Mine was also missing the origami saddle and post, I bought 26.4 black alloy post from LBS and fitted rolls as a Saracen would be hard to find.

Will have to get this Saracen meet underway one day .......


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:21 pm 
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Very nice! Don't worry too much about 'the right spec'', do make sure you ride it!

(I'd be up for a Saracen meet GM, commitments permitting.)


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:33 pm 
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It is a 'comp' yes 8) The 26.4 it has fitted looks a tad on the small side? Thought it might be 26.6 or 26.8? I've also been considering a Rolls as it really suits the bike.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:50 pm 
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There's a guy on eBay selling nos post modern posts in black in 26.4 for £10 posted. Pleased with mine. Trader name is Bankrupt-surplus, I'm not related by the way!


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:53 pm 
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Who's a lucky boy ! I've got a soft spot for double U brakers ! Really pleased for you Disco drive. I'll join the double u-brake club one day. Enjoy it ! 8)


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 5:58 pm 
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Love it.

Still top of my wanted list and its great it ended up on here with a real fan.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:19 pm 
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My first mountain bike in 1989, didn't have double u brakes though, just one on the rear and canti's on the front. Brings back a few memories.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:38 pm 
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I bought one of these bitd. The frame is still too big for me now- resides in my dads garage alongside with a great condition Marin in the bright yellow.
Must get some pics on here.

Those cranks were prone to serious paint rub, double u brakes was great power and not in the wrong position at the rear too!

Nostalgic !


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