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 Post subject: Saracen Kili Comp 96
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:41 pm 
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Over the last couple of days I have been having much fun obtaining bits and planning my present build.

I got the frame a few months back and also a set of 97 pace rc36 forks. Was told the frame was originally a kili flyer, however, I still await confirmation on this. Unfortunately in need of a powder coat and the forks also need a full service along with a longer steerer.

I am getting the frame coated very soon and will be staying with something like the original colour with a bit of a twist. The forks will have to wait a little while it seems so I managed to get hold of a set of original Saracen forks (thanks Ben!) from 94/95 so will probably be running it rigid until I get the pace sorted..

I am basing the build on bits from the 90's but are not being too strict :lol:

m737 cranks - managed to slighlty polish the drive side today..
nos m737 cassette
nos un72 bb
st-m008 shifters
m739 v's and levers
m737/8 hubs

Today I started to hang a few parts on the frame just to get a better idea. I will be getting some green decals made up asap and will be gradually fettling all the bits until they shine once again :roll:

oh - the cheap seat post is temporary until I decide what way to go :D

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:40 pm 
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I think it may be a '96 as it does not have rear brake noodle.
First Kili's ready for V brakes 8)
love these Kili's, looking out for a frame myself!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:56 pm 
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Just what i thought until i inspected the frame.. Then the seller confirmed canti brake noodle was removed. I reckon it's a 95 - not sure tho.

Hope you find yourself a frame soon 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:03 pm 
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He did a very neat job removing the noodle!
I think that Kili's had ritchey dropouts from '95, so must be a' 95

Looking forward to the build.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:18 pm 
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Yes the romoval of it went well. However, he sprayed it with grey out of a can :lol:

I always thought that saracen started using the ritchey cupped dropout in 95 too but wasn't sure. :?

Edit: XTSTIMAN was right and infact the frame is a 96 that had been resprayed around the canti noodle area giving the impression it had been removed. See brochure scan on next page.


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Where's this at then fella? Respray done yet?


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Excellent work so far. Love those segmented Saracen forks.
Are you getting some new decals made up for it?


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I've got an identical frame and forks 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:25 pm 
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Cheers guys :D

Coomber - the frame and forks are hopefully going for powder coating on friday so should be completed by early next week..

Cheers dsp.. yep decals will be ordered when i know if it is a kili flyer or not. Neill is researching it for me and when i hear the decals will be made green like the originals.. The forks are very cool, so much so I am undecided if i should go fully rigid or not.

orange 71 - imo it's a decent frame set. Not too heavy for a saracen.. What you see in the pics is weighing in at 22lb 8 oz. I was pleasantly surprised to be honest :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:14 pm 
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Finally got round to getting the frame powder coated..

Heres some pics of the frames and the goodies for it.

I am applying decals at present so will be back with some better pics of the frame.. :D

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