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Quick bike restoration for the gf ( lots ov pics )

markmark.123markmark.123 Posts: 64
edited December 2013 in Your mountain bikes
I bought a cheap Saracen off eBay as my girl friend was using my dad's bike that was too big.
The bike was a Saracen element 2 not the best bike but with the few upgrades I have done to it it has turned out a nice little starter bike for her

So here we go the bike when I bought it
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So I striped it down painted and cleaned all the parts that I was keeping and sorted a few new parts off the web

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I had some parts off my norco that I also used which made it a lot better aswell then got some new tyres put it all back together and this is the bike now

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Here is the spec

Saracen element 2 14" frame
Norco 710mm fat bars
Norco 60mm stem
Carbon fiber headset spacers
Suntour xtc 80mm forks
Kenda slant 2.4 tires
Norco lockon grips
Tektro v-brakes
Vcd wheel set
Shimano shifters and levers
Scram truvativ x-flow crankset
Kmc chain
Shimano Altus rear derailleur
Shimano front derailleur
8 speed shimano rear cassette
Fox chain gard
Norco metal pedals
Saracen seat post
Saracen seat
Saracen decals
All new cables inner and outer

All that's left is to get some better forks but that will have to wait unless any nice person has some cheap ha
Hope ya like the thread I no everyone likes pics haha
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