I hate working nights but, hey, needs must...
...so, there I was refuelling in Maidstone at half-past-Midnight en route to Folkestone when I thought I'd quickly log in and see how much interest there was in my thread;
Some great comments guys, and Dr C
right on the button from the off
It is indeed one of these...
...and as mikee said last August;
I have the Saracen-framed e-stay version; I'll be posting some pix when it's finished...
look forward to seeing that stevo
...I don't suppose he'll mind me using his photo' of his stock framed/forked bike
Mine, though, looks like this
Damn I love this bike!
It was listed on eBay as '...by Saracen'
which was what caught my attention, and had a similar pic to this...
Which immediately put the idea in my head of the 'lost Kili' from Saracen
As the frame was made for
Saracen, and at £699 with full XT in '92, was obviously no BSO I thought 'Why not?'
If Saracen made it BiTD, then I can re
make it to
day - gazes Heavenwards in best Wayne Campbell stylee
- "Oh yes"...
Having got the newly recoated frame and fork back home I pondered long and hard over what
to call it
Owing to the colour and ones own personal history it very nearly became a 'Varsity'
, but that didn't quite have the ring to it I was after (...and was maybe a little too
snobby even for me
). After all, it looks
reminiscent of the e-stay Kili and I wanted something along those lines.
Around about the same time I also started my own '94 Kili build ( http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... ht=saracen
) and had to get on to gil_m for the requisite decals. While I was at it I asked if he could do me two
sets but edit one of them for me? As usual he came up trumps and I can't thank him enough
Gentlemen (and the occasional Lady...), I present to you...
...wait for it
TA-Daaaaaaaaaaaaa! It's a 'play on words' for those wot
don't get it...
Well, I like it...
...which is kind of an understatement actually