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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:07 pm 
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UPDATE:
Stripped down and headset rebuilt with correct Deore lower cup.
All black finished parts prepped for repainting.
Black Seat post, Rolls saddle, original NOS grips and replacement L/H MT 60 crank arm ordered.
Front inner tube replaced and NOS toe straps sourced.
Bottom bracket soaked and ready to be stripped and rebuilt (for the first time in 23 years by the look of it!)

Pics to follow soon ;-)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:14 pm 
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Just bagged a 20" one of these myself in similar original-but-neglected condition. Only the saddle/grips/tyres have changed although it's had a black rattle-can paint job over the green!

Still pulling it apart to see how much work a restoration would be... The black seat post looks original and has 26.4 stamped on it, made by Kalloy. Badly scratched and rusty but at least it wasn't stuck :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:24 pm 
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Nice one! I have wondered about sourcing the original Spearmint paint myself.....
Here's a couple of resto pics.


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Excellent - more photos please.

And lrh get a thread up, these are bikes.


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I only got mine yesterday and it's already stripped down. Only the bottom bracket was stubborn but I got it out in one piece and the bearings are mint!

Even the hubs and brake pads are barely worn... It can't have done many miles in it's life. Just needs a repaint and a whole lot of polishing :D

It's got T8903 stamped under the BB which I guess means March 89?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:55 pm 
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Hmmmmm...why haven't I checked the frame number yet? :idea:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:24 pm 
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Call me crazy, but I love the double U-brake! Sweet!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:59 pm 
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Love these old Saracens, nice work Disco! :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:10 pm 
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Brake restoration 8)


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My brake "bananas" and lever mounts are also faded but I'm polishing the levers instead of painting. Also decided to polish the seat post and cranks so I've got hours of work before mine goes back together!

Was going to ditch the rusty pedals until I found you can service them: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=92807


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