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 Post subject: Saracen Kili Comp 853
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 4:38 pm 
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Hi all.
Time for me to start the thread for this one.

This is the first of two Kilis needing built, the other one being a 1989 fillet brazed Tange Prestige.

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With the MacRetro annual meet on the 3rd of June I would like to have a suitable retro mount available, and this is the choice. I only have a week and a bit left so it might be a bit tight as I am not the fastest of builders, but a deadline always adds a little impetus.
I have been collecting parts since I got the frame from Clockworkgazz back in December and I think I have most of what I need. The forks in the pics were a separate purchase but look to be a pretty decent match.

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And a gratuitous wishbone shot. 8)

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Hope to have updates regularly as next Sunday approaches. :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 4:46 pm 
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very nice base that.. 8)

That lilac 1990 (ish) special Ed doesn't look too bad either.. Is it the one that was on ebay a month or so ago..?


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 5:30 pm 
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GT-Steve wrote:
very nice base that.. 8)

That lilac 1990 (ish) special Ed doesn't look too bad either.. Is it the one that was on ebay a month or so ago..?


Cheers. :wink: Let's hope I can do it justice. :?

The special edition came from Gravy Monster. It doesn't look too bad from a distance but it really needs a refinish. Will get onto t once the '97 is done.


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 7:54 pm 
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I really like these,
I must keep a lookout for one for me :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 10:17 pm 
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Argggghh I want one soooo bad!


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 10:27 pm 
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pulling up a chair 8)


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 6:48 pm 
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This is going to be a mostly XT M739 build. Period where possible.

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Cockpit together. Period X-Lite risers and Zoom stem. M740 shifters as I found a nice set and Avid levers as I still have not been able to get a pair of M739 levers at the right price in the right condition. :wink: But I have just missed loads. :lol:
Stem even has period MBUK sticker. :oops:

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Forks are '99 build Z3.5s. Apart from perished seals they seemed pretty decent. No marks on the stanchions at all. Until I took off the bridge. Horrible nasty rub mark and scratch hiding there. :( Stripped for new seals, oil and a wee polish. Will see how they do once built, but might be looking for a replacement already.

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And last pic for today is my only concession to weenieism. Titanium bottle cage bolts. :shock:

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The bike won't even have a cage as I don't like them but as I had robbed the steel ones on it to fit a rack to another bike they needed replaced. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 6:56 pm 
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Nice choice, shame about the forks but looking great already... becoming very jealous!


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 7:12 pm 
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I have a set of xt brake shifter combos if you are still looking?


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 7:37 pm 
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jujupunk wrote:
Nice choice, shame about the forks but looking great already... becoming very jealous!


Cheers. 8)

clockworkgazz wrote:
I have a set of xt brake shifter combos if you are still looking?


Thanks for the offer Gazz. I'll keep them in mind but pass just now. :wink:


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