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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:49 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Oh halcyon days.....

In keeping with the recent early Saracen finds on here:

somewhere back in my did and distant past as a horney 16 year old, I remember these. So, £20 at a recent carboot sale bagged me one.

The new pub bike.

400LX in all its glory, frame number on the canti stop saracen bars/ stem, Tange dubble bubble tubes and a brilliant paint scheme with the company's marketing splurge all over it.

Just waiting for me to build the wheels up and a few other jobs to finish.

Incidently, a friend at the time had the alu box tubed e-stay (Kili flyer?) with the exact same colour scheme - never seen one since.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:12 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
Incidently, a friend at the time had the alu box tubed e-stay (Kili flyer?) with the exact same colour scheme - never seen one since.


My memory is hazy but I thought the square tubed bike was the Conquest, in bare alu but with the same graphics. The Kili Flyer that year (i'm thinking '91 here) was blue with yellow forks but AFAIK was round tubes like my Saracen


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:25 pm 
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same graphics as yours/ colour as mine but defo box tubing - I remember because the mech hanger had been bent so many times it was about to let go (SS Estay anyone?)


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legrandefromage wrote:
same graphics as yours/ colour as mine but defo box tubing - I remember because the mech hanger had been bent so many times it was about to let go (SS Estay anyone?)


I've lost more brain cells than I thought then :shock: :lol:


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Bloody hell, another one! When will I find an 89 Tufftrax in blue? I loved that bike and I won't be happy til I find another one.
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Considering they were relatively common here in the late 80's early 90's I'm amazed there aren't more around. They can't have all broke cos the Tange one's were built like tanks......even more annoying is the total lack of original catalogues for these damn things...........and to think one stupid MoFo (yes...me :oops: :oops: ) threw a bunch of them away 10 years ago....


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Dr S wrote:
Bloody hell, another one! When will I find an 89 Tufftrax in blue? I loved that bike and I won't be happy til I find another one.
Si



Er... I er... um... nicked a back wheel off one of those in Brighton. It had been locked up and left for about a year. :shock: :oops: :oops:


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that is sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet! you wont find a more comfortable bike to ride than an early saracen.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:08 pm 
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That's nice, more Saracens needed on here... but seriously £20, how do you find them!?!?!? :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:17 pm 
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Thats a Bargain and looks in really good condition. I am currently building and restoring a 91. The paintwork still giving a shine when polished 8) I love the made in England decals on it......... means a lot to me :lol:

I have seen a few old saracens being ridden latley, I saw a purpley one with a massive frame and the old 89 logo's and i saw a pale blue one locked up in wandworth south london again with the older logo's

They certainly dont make them like they used too !


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