Yes its been a long time with this, whilst I come to terms that it may never be ridden again ! Its been hung in garage for a while as the repair I had done did not hold
After the 1992 catalogue appeared I could not believe my eyes when what I thought I had was a KILI Elite has been proven to be a Conquest. I just had to try to get this frame sorted.
But there is news
The Saracen frame came on a little trip to Newquay with me on Monday where I passed it to a work colleague who happens to be an aluminum specialist, he has spent a lot of time and effort with major surgery, The frame cracks that appeared after the 1st attempt were painstakingly gouged and whatever to lots of trips to the welder, grinding, more welding and here it is, it has been over welded at the lower part of head tube to create some reinforcement.
I have pressed the headset into place this avo and "holy cow" its not cracked, I could not resist fitting all the parts off the Muddy Fox along with some newly acquired silver rims and like new WTB Velociraptors, I was so excited along with my 7 year old son we had tp go for a blast. It rides really well considering and I will do some more tweaks at the weekend. I will try it as it is for the moment and if the headtube holds, if it does then I will get it re-finished.
Here you go, I hope its worth it
............. I just cant stop looking at it
And no that is not a crack along the headtube front, The camera has picked up a filing line