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 Post subject: Saracen KiliComp 93(?)
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:25 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Location: Nottingham
Bought this via this thread and the frame was sent out super fast by GrannyGrinder (thanks), but I only got chance to pick it up off my neighbour last week and finally got round to building it up.

Lovely, lovely frame, and eventually will have a few parts that do it justice, but for the moment it's an utter parts bin special, nothing at all was bought for the build (apart from a USE shim on the way from Wiggle) - but with the aid of a rattlecan of white plastikote seems to have turned out ok (scuse the crap phone pics - digicam's died).

Just needs cables and a chain, and it'll be done.

Frame: Saracen Kili Comp (About '93ish?)

Fork: Marin Rockstar CroMo, Rattlecanned

Headset: STX threaded
Stem: Tioga, rattlecanned
Handlebar: Marin Lite
Grips: Bontrager Lockons
Barends: Not yet

Brakes: Cheap-as Tektros
Brake Cables: eventually!
Brake Levers: Avid Speed dials

Shifters: XT thumbies
Front Derailleur: XC Pro
Rear Derailleur: XT
Derailleur Cables: Soon
Cassette: XT
Chain: coming soon
Cranks + rings: Alivio

Bottom Bracket: UN54
Pedals: DMR V8

Hub Skewers: XT
Rims: Mavic D321s
Hubs: XT
Spokes: DT Swiss
Tyres: Wildgrippers

Saddle: Charge Spoon
Seatpost: USE (rattlecanned)
Seatpost Binder: Kalloy

Weight: Guesstimate about 25lb, ish, kinda

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:03 pm 
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Location: S/W Scotland
hey thats nice, bonty style :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:26 pm 
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Location: Wild Wild West, Brashville, Bristol
Welcome to the saracen club have you posted it here yet???

Early saracen lovers anonymous

I like the white touches 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:46 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 7:28 pm
Posts: 67
Location: Newcastle
Little info if your interested. I have just sold my smaller one of these to Oldave. From what I found searching around the net and this forum I decided it was a KilliFlyer 1993. This was mainly due to it having the Ritchey dropouts and being remarkably light and very nice to ride. There were some people saying that they had Prestige tubing, which is believable. That said I never found any documentation to prove it. There was none to deny it either mind.

If you want to re-Saracenise it (technical term) then if you get it resprayed you will find the Saracen S has been brazed over on the endcap of the top tube, which wouldnt be hard to remove.

Otherwise enjoy what will be a very nice riding bike :)


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