I've decided I may take the Saracen to this weekends retrobike meet if I could get the brakes setup (the levers were on the bar before the pads touched the rim and the cylinders were at max adjustment towards the rim).
So having no Magura Blood to hand or a bleed kit for that matter i decided to use water (as time is short) and have a go at bodging together a bleed system with some tubes and a syringe.
A few hours later and success, really positive feel, pistons move straight away and return instantly and the lever is tight when pads hit the rim.
Went out for a quick blast and noticed straight away the brakes are much improved, but feel very solid and don't bite, I think the pads of hardened over time, so i'll change these for another set I have.
While thinking where I had placed these spare pads another thought entered, its quite nippy today, wonder what the temperature is
, then it hit me, what if the temp falls below zero on a ride and i've got water as my hydraulic fluid for my brakes, d'oh
should have used antifreeze