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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:46 pm 
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Good A'noon,

Please find pics of my Saracen 91 Trekker Hydrotech which I have just this second finished , So much so I am typing this with greasy hands :lol:

I got this in a very sorry state where it had been in a shed full of brambles and cobwebs for over 10 years, All that I have that is original are the Wheels (knackard), Magura STI mounts with LX STI and LX band on front mech which I will keep in a box.

I managed to get some period correct Wolber Wheels with LX hubs and an LX chainset (not black unfortuntaley).

The Magura's have not been touched apart from new pads and they work a treat, Still very powerfull after all these years and spiders.

I am really struggling to get a 31.2 seatpost and have used a 31.2 shim and 27.2 to get my by for the moment, All I need is a saddle which I am hunting for a rolls or a flite.

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Frame - 16" 7005 Aluminium super oversized tubing
Forks - Sracen Super Max Drive
Headset - Shimano Deore XT 1 1/4 ? its massive :lol:
Brakes - Magura hydraulic rim brakes (original)
Gears - Shimano Deore XT & Thumbshifters
Chainset - Deore LX
Wheels - Wolber Saracen Super hard anodised rims with Deore DX Hubs
Pedals - deore DX Flattiese

I Hope you all like it as much as I do, I remeber these from back in the day and remember lusting over all the top end Saracen's and wishing I could afford one ....... well mum and dad back then :lol:

I like the "Handbuilt in England" decals , Saracen certainly dont make em like they used to :shock:

Cheers


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:49 pm 
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OK, I will admit it. My name is mark and I really like early Saracens.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:13 pm 
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If it was in a sorry state then you've done a cracking job!

I too am feeling the late 80's early 90's Saracen love.


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Crell wrote:
If it was in a sorry state then you've done a cracking job!

I too am feeling the late 80's early 90's Saracen love.


This was it when I got it.


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I think you did a great job on this bike, it's looking good, I like the frame colour too, same as my Cindercone, nice one :)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:06 pm 
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Looks great.....really liking it :)

I've got a genuine Saracen saddle if you are interested....the one it would have come with from the factory...a little worn though....interested?


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I really like that, excellent work young man.


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neilll wrote:
Looks great.....really liking it :)

I've got a genuine Saracen saddle if you are interested....the one it would have come with from the factory...a little worn though....interested?


Thanks Neilll, Can you send me a pic , no rush but certainly interested to add the finishing touches 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:30 am 
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I too remember drooling over this in my local bike shop. Very nice.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:26 am 
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Gravy Monster wrote:

I like the "Handbuilt in England" decals , Saracen certainly dont make em like they used to :shock:

Cheers


Were the frames actually made in England then? And if so, where were they built and when did they stop? I was became suspicious of companies BITD stating things like 'Handbuilt in England' when all they were doing was assembling the components here.... :roll:


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