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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:25 pm 
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OldFatTi wrote:
Sweet story John! Get her back out on the Downs!

I certainly will!

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If you want to sell the Marzocchi's let me know :)

Will do OFT, although the Marzocchis are my backup plan at the moment.

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BTW the freehub will need re-greasing after the flushing with WD40, or at least re-lube it with a heavier oil (even engine oil works). I got the tools to do this and am local so don't mind lending a hand :)

:shock: Crumbs OFT, I wish I'd known that before I asked the nice man from Halfords to re-fit the cassette to the freehub... :(


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Look forward to seeing it built up, but man get rid of those reflector pedals!

Cheers, Otherself. Yeah, there's a bit of a story with the pedals -- basically, they're pretty knackered. I had planned on finding another pair of Tioga Surefoot IIIs to replace the originals, but I can only find with them on one website and it doesn't want to give me a price: http://www.bikeparts.com/productinfo/Ti ... 57725.html

So, I can either repair the pedals I've got or find something similar with which to replace them. :?


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Well, here she is without grips, bar ends or chain -- I'm still wrestling with all of the cables, as you can see...

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I know that it's not a top-of-the-range Saracen -- but I still love it! 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:33 pm 
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Great job, she looks grand with her new lease of life!

And it's cool, if I can lend a hand just give me a shout, saves bits falling off post-Halfords ;)


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Thank you very much, OFT! :)


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Very nice mate, i had one of those until recently, only sold it because it was a bit small for me, enjoy her :wink:


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Cheers, Chris! Your Sahara -- was that the red one in the "Early Saracen Lovers Anonymous" thread?


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I snaped a set of those forks on my very 1st XC race. I was gutted but managed to get some Mag 21's to replace. So wasnt that bad! lovin the bike! Think i very nearly had one as my 1st proper Mtb.


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Snapped them? Jeez, I didn't know that could happen. :shock: Mag 21s are a good replacement tho. I'd be happy to fit them to my Sahara.

And thanks for the support! I wasn't sure that many would be interested in an old bottom-of-the-range Saracen, but I've had some really positive reactions! :)


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Straight across the crown! with a bang when i hit the deck! Oooch! Its all about back in the day! My mate had a Tufftrax. awesome bikes! Loved em


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