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 Post subject: Saracen KiliPro - 1992
PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:47 pm 
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Location: Malmesbury, near Bristol
Any comments of my trusty raised-chainstay KiliPro. Bought new in 1992 and has been used since then - even so it's suprisingly original... it's worked so well, especially uphills, that I've really had the need to upgrade anything.

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 Post subject: Saracen
PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:09 pm 
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Saracen made some great looking bikes that year.Was this the same year they did an aqua green model? Think it had a full campagnolo Record O.R grouppo and Campag rims. Looked ace!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:59 am 
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Good bike. 8) Much underrated in some quaters but always cool in my book, quite fancied the 1993 Kili Flyer (RC35's and conventional frame nickel plated, mmm :P )


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:32 am 
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Hi,

I know Saracen did a 'standard' Kili (still raised-chainstays) in red that year... that was the model that I'd budgetted for, but the bike shop made a mistake and quoted me and a mate the standard price on the 'Pro', so I ended up with the bike you see.

I was actually after a previous model year Cinder Cone, but that week no-one wanted to discount them... two weeks later though and Evans had dropped their price. In hindsight, I think the Saracen has proven to be a better bike.

The Magura hydraulic brakes have never needed servicing (apart from new blocks). The only problems have been the original Ritchey rim which kept going out of shape, so was replaced, the saddle wore worn-out and one of the original pedals broke... hence the SPDs, but I've still got the original pedal clips and straps. And much of the exposed paintwork was covered in insulation tape to protect from some of the normal MTB abuse.

Even the Crud guard an early 'square'model... and there's an old whale-tail hidden somewhere in the garage.


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 Post subject: E-xcellent!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:02 pm 
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Oooh, I'm still addicted to e-stays!

First dibs if you decide to sell or swap...!

Neil


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:55 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Like saracens , like estays, dont have any but I also like maguras.

:idea: think I like your bike.

saracen used to make the top of the range estay for halfords aswell , the ' carrera quattro comp', that was a beaut of a bike with full black XT groupo [drool]

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 Post subject: Ultimate
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:16 pm 
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My Ultimate is back from the LBS with a headset and celebrity BB - down in the cellar it gets its first 'sketch up' of parts. Going very un-bling on this one, as I reckon it suits its heritage - Campy chainset, DX cantis and thumbies etc. Need a good period bar and ends mind....

I reckon the Ultimate is a bit of a doorman bruiser of a bike - it weighs a ton! God knows what old iron they made them out of... but hey, its an e-stay, so all's cool here!

Neil


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:15 pm 
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Quote:
know Saracen did a 'standard' Kili (still raised-chainstays) in red that year...


That would be one of these then. Picture taken on my drive at the weekend. I've owned the bike from about a year old, belonged to my brother from new.



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Barry


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 Post subject: E-Lite
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:13 pm 
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What do we reckon was/is the lightest e-stay ever made?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:58 pm 
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What do we reckon was/is the lightest e-stay ever made?


I'd lay money on it not being the Saracen :lol:

Barry


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