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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:49 pm 
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Double U-brakes, nice!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:50 pm 
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I was very lucky with this in that it was pretty grubby and tired looking when I received it but after a thorough strip-down and clean up, it's in really good over all condition.

I just need to pop on the rear gear and front brake cables, tighten a few things up and it's done.
Been for a quick spin and I'm very happy with it 8) .


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:51 pm 
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Ace, glad you won that. The restoration looks great but funny seat angle? How does it ride?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:20 pm 
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Thanks coomber, think it's just because bike's on an angle that saddle looks 'odd'. It rides very sure-footedly with its slack angles, looking forward to a longer ride once I've tightened it all up.

I've not seen any other members 87's on here so feel free to pop up any info/pics you may have on this thread.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:43 pm 
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Catalogue image.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:27 am 
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Konaglider wrote:
Thanks coomber, think it's just because bike's on an angle that saddle looks 'odd'. It rides very sure-footedly with its slack angles, looking forward to a longer ride once I've tightened it all up.

I've not seen any other members 87's on here so feel free to pop up any info/pics you may have on this thread.


The 87's seem to be quite rare, there are a few of the other years around but I think there are only about 5 87 model year bikes on here in total, couple of Tufftrax's, and 1 each of the Trekker, Kili (mine) and Conquest.

Carl.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:58 pm 
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Very cool and look forward to seeing it built up 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:02 pm 
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More or less done now, will post up some pic's very soon.

I do have an '87 Tufftrax in bits. That was in a lot worse of a state. Rear triangle is 'out of whack' and repair needed doing to drop-out, I will build it up eventually as more of a bitsathis&that bike.

I do love the old Saracens.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:42 pm 
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First jaunt out on it and I'm very impressed with how nicely it rides.

I've put some Panaracer Pasela 1.75's on that I've had floating about for a while and I can recommend them, reasonably light and roll nicely.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:05 pm 
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Looking good KG 8) you have been busy cleaning and polishing 8) I love the early biopace chainsets 8)


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