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 Post subject: 1992 Saracen Conquest
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:05 pm 
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Pic as of 23rd Aug 2009 , filthy :lol:


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Afternoon all,

I have recently picked up a 1992 Kili Elite that I have always facied 8). I Have had to have the headtube repaired as there were a couple of cracks due to an FSA Pig headset :cry:

I thought I would put a picture of the frame up to show you and also to get me motivated into getting the old beast started.

You can see the before and after of the repair. I will get the paint work refinished when I am happy the headtube repair is sufficiant to ride.

I have a pair of Wolber Saracen DX hubbed wheels in pristine condition (thanks to XTSTIMAN), and started a collection of XT parts for the rest. Magura's, forks and odds'n'sods to find.

If you have any suggestions on forks to use please let me know, Do I use rigid or suspension ? I am thinking RC35's would be cool :shock:

Will try and get it started at the weekend.

Cheers

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:23 pm 
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Nice repair to the head tube. Have you thought of having some rings welded on to reinforce it maybe?

As for forks, RC35s would seem the obvious choice for a top end Brit bike of that period.

I look forward to seeing things progress. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:36 pm 
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cherrybomb wrote:
Nice repair to the head tube. Have you thought of having some rings welded on to reinforce it maybe?

As for forks, RC35s would seem the obvious choice for a top end Brit bike of that period.

I look forward to seeing things progress. 8)


Yea I may investigate that , I would guess that as they are at the top and bottom they will blend into the headset and shouldnt look too odd.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:46 pm 
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Great find, been casually looking for one of these myself. Probably one of very few Saracen's that flick my switch. You just can't beat a good estay can you. Think there is a photo of this model in the scan's forum also.

IMHO your going in exactly the direction with the build to, Magura's are a must and RC-35's will really make it look the business too. Looking forward to seeing this progress.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:01 pm 
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Had 10 mins tinkering time today 8)

Fitted an XT chainset , XT rear mech , XT Cartridge Headset and RC35's

Need to get a shorter steerer for the forks is first priority and some thumbies. I have some HS33's ready to go,

Here it is enjoying the Bank Holiday Monday Sunshine :lol:

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 Post subject: dx
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:05 pm 
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thanks to XTSTIMAN huh? well at least its getting good use i supose


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nice :D


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 Post subject: Re: dx
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:07 pm 
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SEANSTEPHENS wrote:
thanks to XTSTIMAN huh? well at least its getting good use i supose


Yea dude, Yours is a spare in my Garage for my next Saracen , I bought a Pair from XTSTIMAN and 1 from you :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:13 pm 
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Proper job 8) love the back from the dead resto's 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:56 pm 
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Very nice indeed, but is that frame not a Conquest Elite?
Had one just like that BITD with Tange Switchblade forks & was definitely a Conquest with the box tubes while the Killi had round tubes.
BTW I'm no Sacacen expert, if they did both frames in box section what were the differences?


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