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 Post subject: Re: Saracen Trekker UU
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:39 pm 
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Hi Rupe,

Thanks for that - value the offer regarding the decals, will keep it in mind. My original thoughts were to keep it 6 speed. I would like to convert to q/r for the rear wheel, but not sure how to do that, and can live without if its complicated

Hopefully the seat post shifts - but i note you got yours out very neatly!


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 Post subject: Re: Saracen Trekker UU
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:54 pm 
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xxnick1975 wrote:
Hi Rupe,

Thanks for that - value the offer regarding the decals, will keep it in mind. My original thoughts were to keep it 6 speed. I would like to convert to q/r for the rear wheel, but not sure how to do that, and can live without if its complicated

Hopefully the seat post shifts - but i note you got yours out very neatly!


Like :D

Qr rear is just a matter of replacing the rear axle with a hollow one of the correct length and adding the skewer.

Carl


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 Post subject: Re: Saracen Trekker UU
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:15 pm 
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Yes, you might aswell stick with 6 speed as you have the shifters already.

When I got my XT one I sold the shifters and made that 7 speed as well just to keep everything compatable really, so I can swop wheels easily. Plus 7 speed is hyperglide so it does make for a better ride, but original is good too!

I think when I got my original XT in 1989 it was last years model (88 obviously) and so it was very cheap and the only way I could afford an XT equipped bike at the time, but I do remember getting flack from my mates that they all had HG gears! Maybe that stuck with me and I made the modifications now that I would have liked to do then???


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 Post subject: Re: Saracen Trekker UU
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:21 pm 
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Nice trekker - really like these and yours will come up really nicely I think.

What is that blue 'Yates lurking in the background 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Saracen Trekker UU
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:15 am 
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I wanted this so much but the seller wouldn't post or meet half way so weighing up time and fuel decided against it and watched it until the end, very glad it's here though. Its one of my must have one day bikes, my mate's cousin had one from new BITD which I used to drool over!


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 Post subject: Re: Saracen Trekker UU
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:04 am 
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well spotted on the Yates, its not a diabalo, so i guess it was made for someone?

Its made from Columbus Max OR, lovely fillet brazed construction

bought off here last year - so its a slow burner that one

I have the parts to finish it off now so it will be getting its own thread one fine day

any love for the bike stand by the way! handmade british wood!


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 Post subject: Re: Saracen Trekker UU
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:40 pm 
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Very nice , although 25 years are showing it looks in good shape considering, there is something about a bike that is sporting the original tyres (FJC's too) and full reflector kit 8)

Great grab and I certainly look forward to seeing it develop


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 Post subject: Re: Saracen Trekker UU
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:43 pm 
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Missing the rear reflector though? no?


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 Post subject: Re: Saracen Trekker UU
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:47 pm 
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:oops:

Just notied the blue cable outers too 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Saracen Trekker UU
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:00 pm 
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Yep, navy blue cable outers all there, and in good condition but rear reflector is missing.

Front reflector arm is colour coded to the frame 8)

Grips are later additions i think (Madison curved jobies - cobra?) as they don't look right at all - what would be suitable for this, I often use ODI attacks as they are availbale but as much as i like them I'm not sure they would look right for this

re tyres - they do look like Tiogas but they are actually Hutchinson's. Grip is good but side walls are FCUKed, so need replacing

However, i'm hopeful of sourcing some FJs thats have just come up on the for sale section - good timing or what!


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