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 Post subject: Saracen Sahara Elite
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:37 pm 
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Frame: Sahara Elite Tange.

Fork: Tange Switch Blades

Headset: Tioga
Stem: Control Tech
Handlebar: ?
Grips: ClubRoost
Barends: n/A

Brakes: LX
Brake Pads: Madison
Brake Cables: ?
Cantilever cable hangers: LX
Brake Levers: LX

Shifters: LX
Front Derailleur: LX
Rear Derailleur: LX
Derailleur Cables: ?
Cassette: ?
Chain: ?
Cranks: Altus
Crank Bolts: ?
Chainrings: Altus
Chainring bolts: ?
Bottom Bracket: ?
Pedals: Ritchey

Hub Skewers: LX
Rims: Mavic 230
Hubs: LX
Nipples: DT
Spokes: DT
Tyres: IRC
Tubes: ?

Saddle: Flite Ti
Seatpost: ?
Seatpost Binder: ?

Weight: ?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:43 pm 
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looks vaguely familiar


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:49 pm 
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That is a really good looking bike. Forks suit it so well.

Chainset looks a lot better than Altus you know :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:50 pm 
National & North West AEC
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Looks very familiar :lol: .
It also looks very nice indeed. Is it from 1993 or 1994...?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:52 pm 
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:wink: my most humble bike, and my favourite.

2 rides in and 40 miles on the clock.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:07 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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those are not Altus chainrings BTW - they were from a DX chainset. Altus ones were steel

I still have the original seat which is date stamped 1992 so prob for the '93 season.

Anyway, without giving too much away, this is what it started out as and after many hours work, I couldnt find the love for it so moved it on.

I think the only original part left on Crud's bike is the seatclamp...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:22 pm 
Lincs AEC
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As a kid I always thought the original Saracen suspension forks looked ace! Do you still have them?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:41 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:

Anyway, without giving too much away,



to think this bike was saved from the tip!

nice to know about the rings, the cranks are altus i think, but they are quite pretty!

did you keep any of the parts?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:56 pm 
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Pickle wrote:
That is a really good looking bike. Forks suit it so well.

Chainset looks a lot better than Altus you know :wink:


http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgur ... s%3Disch:1 :D


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:21 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Pickle wrote:
As a kid I always thought the original Saracen suspension forks looked ace! Do you still have them?


yes.


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