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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:42 pm 
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Location: Riding my Woodsie.
Cheers Gary. Had a lot to live up to as it looked smart as when it was yours, but I'm really happy with how it's turned out. There are a couple of areas that may have some attention (and money) lavished on them once I see how we roll together. :lol: And the stem may well be one of them.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:43 pm 
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Location: In the thick of it.... Aylesbury
Looks great, really want this frame


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:54 pm 
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Location: Riding my Woodsie.
Frame: 1997 Saracen 853 kili Comp

Fork: Marzocchi Bomber Z3.5

Headset: Cane Creek S3
Stem: Zoom
Handlebar: X-lite G-Force
Grips: Onza Ules
Brakes: Deore XT
Brake Pads: Aztec
Brake Cables: Shimano
Brake Levers: Avid SD5

Shifters: Deore XT
Front Derailleur: Deore XT
Rear Derailleur: Deore XT
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: Deore LX
Chain: Sram 850
Cranks: Deore XT
Chainrings: Deore XT
Chainring bolts: Deore XT
Bottom Bracket: UN-72
Pedals: DMR V8s

Hub Skewers: Front Specialized Skraxle, rear Deore LX
Rims: Mavic
Hubs: Front Specialized Stout, rear Deore LX
Nipples: DT
Spokes: DT
Tyres: Charge Splashback 2.1
Tubes: Continental

Saddle: Ritchey Vector
Seatpost: Kona IRD

Weight: 12.98kg


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:28 pm 
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Location: Riding my Woodsie.
So a few bits have changed on this since I last posted and as I have been tinkering with it for Baltic Bawbags at the weekend thought it was a good chance to update the thread.

First up the stem was changed as the other one was letting the side down a bit. :oops: Also got some XT M739 brake levers to complete the groupset. First bike I've ever had a full XT groupset on (excepting the hubs). :mrgreen:

So the cockpit now looks like this.

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The pedals were another let down so DMR V8s replaced with DMR V8s but in a better colour match and not quite so beaten up.


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And the wheels have been changed for black Mavic rims and Hope hubs front and rear and a NOS XT cassette.


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I have a red Hope front hub waiting to be built but hope to build it into something to match my future plans. :wink:

So here is how she looks now. 8)

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And of course, the obligatory wishbone shot. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:38 pm 
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Location: North Yorkshire
These are stunning and this is no exception, although personally, I would go for some short travel forks or Rigids, it looks a bit "set back" IMHO Great work though.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:55 pm 
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Location: Hook, Hants
Not enough bikes 'round these parts rocking M739, my favourite groupo by miles 8)

The frame does look overwhelmed by the forks, I've got a pair of exactly the same Bombers and they are VERY heavy too. But as said previously, nice rigid forks cost a packet... Would knock a kilo off the weight though :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:11 pm 
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Location: Riding my Woodsie.
Thanks guys. You are right about the forks. They are a shade too long, but the issue is in hand. :wink:

In fact, I think there might be some different pics as soon as tomorrow. :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:16 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:08 pm 
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Location: Riding my Woodsie.
So I said the issue was in hand, so here is the new incarnation. Saracen Kili Comp 69er. :mrgreen:

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A Kona 700C P2 does the fork duties, a surly/salsa 29er wheel and the biggest tyre that would fit. A Schwalbe Smart Sam 29x1.75.

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Not much clearance though. :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:37 pm 
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Location: Riding my Woodsie.
And some more pics with a blackwall rear.

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My new stem cap and titanium bolt. :mrgreen:

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