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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:26 am 
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Just seen that list has 24" frame size. Imagine how tall you would have to be for that!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:04 pm 
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coomber wrote:
Just seen that list has 24" frame size. Imagine how tall you would have to be for that!

Peter Crouch limited edition ? :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:12 pm 
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Classic stuff, nice build Paul.

Still think Apollo made the best Blizzard.

coomber wrote:
Just seen that list has 24" frame size. Imagine how tall you would have to be for that!


According to most Raleigh dealers around this time probably around 5'6".


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:19 pm 
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John wrote:

coomber wrote:
Just seen that list has 24" frame size. Imagine how tall you would have to be for that!


According to most Raleigh dealers around this time probably around 5'6".


Absolutely hilarious. Because it's true.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:08 pm 
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A couple of shots from yesterday's ride in the Forest of Dean.

Also fitted a Saracen Mountain saddle which arrived from Saracen Steve a couple of days ago.

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I am really impressed with my latest Saracen. It rides brilliantly even if the wheelbase is a bit long. The high front end is really similar to the position on my modern bikes and despite being a bit heavy, makes for a good comfortable all day ride bike.
I'm on the look out for another one of a similar vintage now...


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:45 pm 
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Looks ace. Looking forward to getting my 88 built up now!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:50 pm 
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Looking good Paul, you mention long wheel base , wait till you ride that 91 trekker, long it ain't :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:55 pm 
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Funny you mention that James. I almost had that 91 Trekker Hydrotech complete and was going ride it on Saturday. I was missing an inner chainring though. (not that I ever use them but it would look odd without it)
I did however manage a very short test ride around the block on Friday afternoon. The wheelbase is pretty short but the stem is ridiculous. My arms were so far over the front wheel that I felt like Graeme Obree.

I'm not sure that I'm going to get on with it...


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:18 pm 
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Paul

For the rust - try

http://www.bilthamber.com/corrosion-treatments/deox-gel

degrease as much as possible first, then apply in a lump and it should take back to bare metal (even quite pitted steel comes fairly smooth) - may take a couple of goes.

It's much much better than converters - kurust, etc.

That makes me wish I'd ridden the courier at FOD - mind you i wouldn't have got my special award :lol:

And


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:59 am 
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Looks great with the original saddle. if you are looking for another saracen similar vintage i can really recommend the 88 trekker.
steve


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