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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:17 pm 
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Here is the titanium build I've been working on, finally finished.
Bought the frame, wheels inc freewheel and bars from here and sourced the rest from various parts of the world.
What held the build up was the Black Sheep stem which I had made, but it was worth the wait.
I'll mainly be using this for commuting over the summer and generally cruising about but I intend to take it off road aswell.
I've been looking for a 1993 Saracen for ages and also fancied a Titanium bike at some point, so this covers both bases. I used to have a 1993 black Tufftrax which I loved until it got nicked. So I hope the Kili Ultra will give me as much pleasure as the Tufftrax did.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:49 pm 
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Spec is as follows:
Saracen Kili ultra elite Ti frame 17.5"
Pace RC31 Ti 420mm + pace v mounts
Chris King head set
Black Sheep Control stem (ti)
Titec Ti flat bars
Pauls motolite v brakes
Ritchey lock on grips
Van niclaus ti bar ends
Salsa lip lock seat collar 30.0mm
Thomson 26.6 post (nightmare to get hold of in this size and colour!)
White industries cranks (japan)
White industries hubs with eccentric rear hub and mavic 717 rims (Paul Hewitt made)
Ti lock on front skewer
WI freewheel 16t
Middleburn 46t
KMC x9 gold chain (with "missing link" actually missing so Sram one instead)
Crank Bros 2ti eggbeaters
Charge Spoon ti saddle
UN73 bottom bracket
Goodridge cables and housing
Schwalbe Marathon Cross tyres
Chris King Ti cage (cheers Andymc)

Any comments welcomed.
:D
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:56 pm 
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:D wow, very nice. love the stem.

have you weighed it yet?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:13 pm 
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Thanks, no I haven't weighed it yet but it doesn't feel that light. About 22 lbs at a guess. I went all out weight weenie on my last build for little benefit. Will post up the weight when I get new batteries for my scales. :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:47 pm 
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Very nice and looks a very clean build, The business 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:00 pm 
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Cheers fella :)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:18 pm 
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That's nice :D lovely cable routing too .


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:54 pm 
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Thats something pretty special that, if not one the best i've seen on here tbh, 'tis the kinda thing that i like in a build anyway.
Simplypimptastic springs to mind!

Nice one mate ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:07 am 
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Cheers dudes thems truely kind words. It rides pretty good too. Just got me back from the pub pretty safely so can't be bad. :roll: :wink: :D


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:00 am 
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Fantastic! Love the whole build. Having Black Sheep do some work for me as well. There attention to detail is second to none. Worth the wait indeed.


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