85 Saracen conquest....what have i started!.....Finished!

Tootyred

Senior Retro Guru
Feedback
View
Yes....considering where it started....very happy.

As for the ride, ive only done 6 miles on it... :LOL:

The springy brooks seat is going to take some getting the hang of....its a bit disconcerting at first...
 

Mickeyspinn

rBotM Winner
Yes....considering where it started....very happy.

As for the ride, ive only done 6 miles on it... :LOL:

The springy brooks seat is going to take some getting the hang of....its a bit disconcerting at first...
I was going to ask! Fancy one but the single rail modern version for my klunker funker..

Cracking job a mechanical beauty 🤩 done that proud chap 👍

Await pics racked up and at the top of mountain now !
 

Tootyred

Senior Retro Guru
Feedback
View
Well.....I've done it now.....stuck it into BOTM!

Doubt many will really "get it".....its probably too old for most people and not enough trick parts and carbon for the rest..... although I sincerely hope people will see it for the pivotal moment in MTB in the UK it really was.

You allowed to vote for your own bike :LOL: ?
 

Tootyred

Senior Retro Guru
Feedback
View
Heres a spec sheet for those interested. The bikes entirely stock with the exception of the SR seatpost, Hutchinson tyres and pedals (all of which i have here). Oh and the chain and cables....


Frame: 1985 Saracen Conquest Reynolds 531....lloyds decals

Fork: as above

Headset: Tange Levin
Stem: Nitto MT 1
Handlebar: Sakae MT 22.2 clamp
Grips: Saracen

Brakes: Shimano MC-70 M700 Deerhead
Brake Pads: Shimano M700 Deerhead
Brake Cables: Shimano SLR
Cantilever cable hangers: Suntour
Brake Levers: Shimano M700 Deerhead

Shifters: Shimano M700 Deerhead
Front Derailleur: Shimano M700 Deerhead
Rear Derailleur: Shimano M700 Deerhead (Super plate version)
Derailleur Cables: Shimano SIS
Cassette: Shimano 600 series 14-32 6 speed
Chain: Sram 730
Cranks: Shimano 600 Ex series triple FC-6206 (as supplied with Deerhead )
Crank Bolts: Shimano
Chainrings: Shimano Biopace 28-38-48
Chainring bolts: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: Shimano SS 124mm Square taper
Pedals: Suntour XC11 Bear trap (as specified for the Cranes by Saracen....replacing Shimano multi use items

Rims: Araya 26"
Hubs: Shimano Sealed
Nipples: ACI
Spokes: ACI double butted
Tyres: IRC Mythos
Tubes: Continental tour

Saddle: Brooks B66
Seatpost: SJS generic 26.4
Seatpost Binder: Shimano Deore

Weight: Very
 

raidan73

Moderator
Retrobike Rider
BoTM Triple Crown
BoTM Winner
Gold Trader
PoTM Winner
98+ BoTM Winner
Rocky Mountain Fan
Brodie Fan
Feedback
View
Fantastic work. Looks brilliant
 
Top