Well, just over a year and build thread number two already, a good sign surely!?
So this time its a retromod build. The Kona recently got split out to fund this (I can only justify one bike, unlike you greedy lot!) but I like the older frame geometry with the luxury of modern parts. So, after hours of deliberation that I managed to condense into about 6 and a half minutes staring at the computer screen, I bought Orange71's Saracen Kili Comp frame of 1997 vintage. Alas, I have no photos from when I first received the frame, but it wasnt long before I had decided to go for a full retromod build. Soon after the frame was acquired, I bought a lovely set of Rock Shox Reba RL forks for an excellent price.
Then, a quick mock up to get an idea as to how it would look and what kind of direction leapt out at me from them.
Not sure about anyone else, but black and red stood out to me. A lot. Really liked the idea of it too. So, the long slog to get the parts began, while also buying trinkets and bits for the Lava Dome at the time.
As for the rest of it - combine not wanting to ramble on loads with lazyness and its the ideal combo of letting the picture speak the proverbial 1000 words. The purists wont like the modern hanging off it, but after the first ride it went like a dream and wheelies like a beast!
The pictures arent the 100% complete process, but they are pretty bloody close!
So there we are. I want to swap out the saddle for a Selle Italia SL really. Other than that, I am very happy with her. If I was going to be really picky, I would prefer the frame to be about an inch or two smaller, but I can still ride it just fine.
Feel free to flame/praise accordingly