For Sale: Resurrectio


Wanted: Good home for faithful bicycle.

Yep, that’s right. Resurrectio is for sale. After a few good years it’s time for a change and I’ve moved on to a brand new Ridgeback Flight 01 hybrid bike to continue my Everyday journeys.

Here’s the full ad as posted on Ebay:

Custom Saracen ‘Resurrectio’ Touring/Hybrid Bike – Not Surly or Rivendell

Based on a high quality chromo Saracen hybrid frame, this is a bike for the connoisseur and is the ideal commuter and tough touring bike.

The frame itself is 59cm measured from centre to top, with an upsloping top tube. Virtual top tube length is 58cm. I’m 5ft 11ins and it’s a perfect fit. Neatly TIG welded from Tange chromoly, it features mounts for v brakes or cantilevers, two water bottle mounts with rack and mudguard mounts. Forged horizontal dropouts spaced for 135mm hubs. Fender mounts are high quality threaded ones. A quality frame.

The fork is a chromo unicrown fork from SJS cycles, 1 inch threaded, with bosses for racks and mudguards and v brake/canti studs. The frame is finished in metallic dark green with Resurrectio decals from Rivendell –  whose bikes the custom build was inspired by.

Frame and fork has clearance for 40mm tyres with mudguards.

The frame has only been used for 2 ½  years but is new old stock from the 1990s – when Saracen still built their frames out of steel and in the UK. The fit and finish is excellent.

The components are as follows:

Handlebars: Tioga flat, 5 degree 58cm in polished aluminium – less than 1 month of use. Bought NOS.

Stem: Nitto Technomic 90mm in cold forged polished aluminium.

Brake levers: Tektro V Brake

Shifters: Sun Race Friction Thumbshifters

Grips: Herman Cork/Rubber anatomic

Headset – TH Industries 1inch threaded

Seatpost – Kalloy 26.4mm microadjust

Saddle – Brooks B17 Standard Honey

Brakes: Tektro V Brake black with adjuster noodles

Front Mech – Shimano Deore LX

Rear Mech – Microshift RD M45

Cassette – Shimano 9 Speed 11-32

Crank – Suntour Superbe 130BCD road triple with SJS Cycles CNC Chainguard replacing outer ring and Stronglight dural 42t and 24t middle and inner rings. Great gear range for touring without much gear ratio duplication. A great setup for commuting, off roading, and touring. Velo Orange market a similar setup.

Bottom Bracket: Shimano Deore cartridge

Pedals – Wellgo DX style platforms in silver

Tyres – Schwalbe Delta Cruiser Cream 700×35

Rims – Mavic A319 in silver – less than a year old

Hubs – Shimano Deore LX in graphite grey

Spokes: DT

Mudguards – SKS 45mm in silver.

The bike is in immaculate condition and has been lovingly looked after from day one. There are a few light scratches on the paintwork, on the top tube and on the seat stay above the drop out but they don’t detract from the overall appeal of the machine.

Local pickup only from either Liverpool or Manchester, or can arrange to deliver personally/meet within Merseyside, Lancs, Wirral, Cheshire, Peaks or Greater Manchester.

If you’re interested in acquiring the bike take a look at the listing here:


4 thoughts on “For Sale: Resurrectio

  1. Oh no, that’s come as a surprise. It’s been obvious from following your blog how much you feel of ‘Resurrectio’ – I bet you’ll miss her when she’s gone – I felt a twang when handing over my old Saracen Mtb, although my Dad is the new owner so it isn’t quite so bad!

    Good luck with the sale. Whoever makes the purchase will be getting themselves a brilliant bike :>)

  2. Interesting…

    I’m with Ian, someone is going to get a well-attended bicycle. Best of luck on the sale.

    Looking forward to hearing more about your future plans…

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  4. Pierre-Antoine Nansé

    this was the last post you wrote , i hope you are going to come back and everything is allright for you. Pierre-Antoine.

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