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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 7:03 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:52 pm
Posts: 537
Location: South West

lakeland circa '88


don't think they'll ever be a craze for retro helmets
Vetta pudding basin corsalight + lycra cover + inch thick foam padding...

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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 10:00 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu May 11, 2006 9:32 pm
Posts: 16
Location: Malmesbury, near Bristol

I've had a Kiliflyer Pro for about 15 years and it's a great allrounder. It's the raised-chainstay model which avoids all of the mud-clogging issues - I had a Hillman MTB from Melbourne previously (which I used as a courier hack), and that had U-brakes which were great in Oz, but were truly appalling for 90 per cent of the year back in Blighty.

The Saracen has given sterling service, climbs like a mountain goat (with those short stays) and is still moreorless original - hydraulic Maguras never needed a service, good paint under stacks of insulation tape.

I'll get some piccies posted on the gallery shortly.

If anyone else knows about any raised chainstay Kili's gathering dust (and looking for a new home), I'd be interested in hearing from you.

Cheers, Mombee.

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