1997 Saracen Kili Team (the green machine!) completed 290322

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So… the Kili came a respectable 4th in March 2022 BOTM…

Very pleased with that against some very stiff competition…

Next up….

I have a black slightly shorter Thomson stem, matching Thomson seatpost and wide bar along with a lovely almost NOS pair of mavic crossrides (the one with the yellow hubs) that I could fit and make this a bit more useable and see how it looks with a few upgrades.
I also have a lovely set of blue SID’s however I like the rigid forks on these Kili’s and the blue and green would be a step too far… that idea lasted all of 30secs 😄

Ultimately I may sell this on as I have other competing hobbies and that will take my cull down to having only one retro bike (my Orange Aluminium Elite) 🙀

I’ve got some decisions to make as these retro bikes are always only wall hangers or bikes I tootle to the park on with my kids 🤔

But I won’t be too hasty and will give it all some thought. Regardless, I’ve enjoyed bringing this build back to the condition and standard it deserves.

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Been messing about this afternoon after getting up off nights…
Trying out the Thomson seatpost and mavic cross rides….
Also have the wide bar and Thomson stem along with a fantastic set of XTR V brakes to see how it looks…

Couple of sneaky pics …
 

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Really undecided how I’ll have this build but it will certainly ride a little more modern and comfy with the bar and stem change… ponder ponder 🤔
 

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I think i actually prefer the standard look and the tan walls over the cross rides and black tyres….

Undecided re the seat post and stem but kinda angling again back towards the original build….

Might fit the XTR V brakes but again, might be a lot of faff for not much gain over the matching XT setup…🤔
 
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