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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:52 pm 
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Finally finished rebuilding it, just needed new tyres & saddle (both of which'll be recognised by people on here!), cables & a couple of spokes... Think it's from about '92? Can't find much info about them though. Well as they say, a picture speaks a thousand words:

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Not quite as bling as some, but certainly retro, pretty original & a bit different I reckon... :)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:56 pm 
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cool! like the magura STI mounts!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:58 pm 
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Definately cool 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:59 pm 
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Cheers - I kinda think so too! :) Not really ridden it much yet, but it seems nice... I'm guessing it was expensive when new - back in the day when Saracen made good bikes.

Maybe we should have a non-bling-bling-dream-bike BOTM compo that I could enter my bikes in! Wouldn't win anything, but it'd be nice to feel less outclassed! :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:54 am 
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Nice, I like that. A friend of a friend had one and he used to brag about the amazing hydraulic brakes that how he could crush the rim if he wasn't careful.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:53 pm 
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Dont see many of those around!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:07 pm 
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Good to see another early saracen :)

you have to wonder wher the rest of the masses of these bikes have dissappeared to dont you ?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:34 pm 
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I remember them - couldn't afford one at the time.

Saracen = short top tube, long stem :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:48 pm 
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nice tyres mate :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:47 pm 
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Very cool.. Takes me back to when I was young and I had a Treker Hydrotech Comp with fake Pace style square tubes,Tange swich blades, E-stays which were very short and a 150mm 0' rise stem (made for silly handling). I got caught out with the brakes, the early Magura resin brake lever snapped at the pivot and I ended up on the back screen of a Escort XR3i.


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