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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:01 am 
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Looks like a fantastic bike for actually riding rather than looking at. Smart job :)

Only thing I could think of changing would be the rather large stack height on the steerer/stem. Still if that is your natural riding position then that's groovy eh? 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:04 am 
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Why the hell did Saracen stop making bikes like this? I have one from 1990 when everything was oversized. Heavy but rides well. I kike this one, may have to keep an eye out for one.


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Thank you all for your comments.

I emailed Saracen bikes UK (who were very helpful Thanks Mike) who confirmed that these frames were made and hand finished in Warwickshire.

When unbuilt the frame weighed next to nothing. This build is a little heavier than I would like - but I will work on this over time.

Completley different bike to Saracens from early to mid nineties and to what they make now :shock:

Build more like this Saracen!

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cornholio's RC200 wrote:
Only thing I could think of changing would be the rather large stack height on the steerer/stem. Still if that is your natural riding position then that's groovy eh? 8)


Only finished the bike last Sunday so have only ridden it a few times - once I get comfortable and play with the stem height I will re cut.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:18 am 
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well you know I'm going to like it :wink: :D


We should start a club :D :wink:


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Now in winter dress 8) (well IMHO :lol: )

Also now has cool a$$ Ti Flite courtesy of HB


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:23 pm 
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Nuttun special...? You need your eyes testing!

That's a jubbly bike and build IMHO.

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Who swiped the gears dude :?:


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Thank you for your kid words. :oops:

Now set for a bit of mud plugging :wink:

Would really recommend the frame as a base for any build - well chuffed - shame Saracen don't build like this anymore.

But heyho!

:lol: :lol:


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just took mine to the Real Ale Wobble as a singlespeed - ate up the terrain :D

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