Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:21 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 36 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: 97 Saracen Kili Team
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:18 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:16 pm
Posts: 4318
Location: The Pub
Been on the lookout for a Kili like this for a while now and finally found one in a size that suits me. Ideally it would have been the 853 Kili Comp but I'm pretty chuffed with this Tange Prestige Concept version. You may have seen it on eBay for a while now but the price just wasn't right, so I got haggling. I love the rear wishbone and general skinny lines it has. Now...the question is....would it be acceptable to put older XTM735/XTRM900 parts on it? I can overcome the lack on canti stops no problem so gets a yes from me! Theres no way I would build it up to factory spec as it was a mixture of STX RC and LX (I **** hate STX and LX M563) so its this or??? It will be a keeper and a rider 8)


Attachments:
rsz_20171005_173300.jpg
rsz_20171005_173300.jpg [ 290.46 KiB | Viewed 1129 times ]
rsz_20171005_173359.jpg
rsz_20171005_173359.jpg [ 171.11 KiB | Viewed 1129 times ]
rsz_20171005_173414.jpg
rsz_20171005_173414.jpg [ 197.28 KiB | Viewed 1129 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 97 Saracen Kili Team
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:46 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:29 pm
Posts: 3709
Location: peak district
Alivio :?: :)

I think M900 would like great on it 8)

Really nice frame, looking forward to seeing it built up

Mark


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:56 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:16 pm
Posts: 4318
Location: The Pub
Ali what?!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 97 Saracen Kili Team
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:57 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:16 pm
Posts: 4318
Location: The Pub
mkone wrote:
Alivio :?: :)

I think M900 would like great on it 8)

Really nice frame, looking forward to seeing it built up

Mark


Got a mixed groupset not complete m900...will do what i can


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:09 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:55 pm
Posts: 6639
Location: GUNNESS NTH LINCS
Glad you got it dude, been watching it for a while but initial price was too rich for me. Personally I'd go xt xtr mix with whatever you like haha forms are exquisite!!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:28 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:28 pm
Posts: 1123
Location: Almeria, Spain
What a great looking frame, if I didn't know better I'd say it had come from a bespoke builder. What were Saracen thinking of when they went downmarket?

Looking forward to the build pics.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 97 Saracen Kili Team
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:24 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:06 am
Posts: 283
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Inspire me, I have exactly he same frame (be it without forks) waiting on my cellar. :-)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 97 Saracen Kili Team
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:50 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:16 pm
Posts: 4318
Location: The Pub
WimVDD wrote:
Inspire me, I have exactly he same frame (be it without forks) waiting on my cellar. :-)

Not sure this is going to be an inspirational build! Im now thinking plain old xt m730/2/5, Ritchey Vantage Comp rims, flite saddle and some tasty amberwalls( need a pair by the way)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 97 Saracen Kili Team
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:01 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:06 am
Posts: 283
Location: Ghent, Belgium
I wouldn't put M730 on a bike you intend to ride. :-)

I am thinking of putting a modernish groupset on the Saracen (SLX 10 speed) as I love the comfort and performance of post-7 speed groupsets. I started mountainbiking in 1991 and don't have good memories on how older 7 speed groupsets were performing in winter circomstances...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 97 Saracen Kili Team
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:21 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:16 pm
Posts: 4318
Location: The Pub
WimVDD wrote:
I wouldn't put M730 on a bike you intend to ride. :-)

I am thinking of putting a modernish groupset on the Saracen (SLX 10 speed) as I love the comfort and performance of post-7 speed groupsets. I started mountainbiking in 1991 and don't have good memories on how older 7 speed groupsets were performing in winter circomstances...

M730/2/5 have never...and I mean never let me down. If maintained its bombproof


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 36 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Haaland, player, scooter, themumi and 35 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group