1989 Saracen Limited Edition Mountain Bike

Wozza007

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I have one of these bikes in working condition that I bought brand new and just working out what to do with it. Are these bikes worth any money ? A friend wants an old station bike and has asked to use it, but don't know what to say.
 

Wozza007

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Can you upload some photos?
Sorry I didn't have it stored here so it took me a day or two to get the photos. Ignore the un-retro attachments like mudguard and bike rack 🤣
 

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brocklanders023

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The special editions were usually previous year frames built up to get rid of. Looking at this it's a 1989 Traverse frame sold in 1990 with new paint and decals. Front forks are bent so that's a problem and they don't usually sell for much so probably worth £50.
 

Wozza007

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Thanks Brocklander, you may well be right about the model as I have the original brochure and price list somewhere in the house. It may well be a 1990 traverse Limited edition, that rings a bell. As I paid around £599 and all the good working high spec components on it made me think it would be worth a bit more. The cables run through the frame and it has some other nice hand made features.
 

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Yeah, the 89's were nice frames and well built but unfortunately don't sell for much these days, especially with damaged forks. If you split it for parts you'd probably get nearer £100 as the black crankset would be sought after but after that it's all kit that can be bought easily and cheaply. I'm about to sell a M550 LX groups and don't expect to get much for it as everyone wants DX/XT/XTR.
 
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