Saracen kili comp.

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Saracen kili comp.

Postby barbelfisher » 27 Feb 2012, 7:05pm

Been looking for a really nice mountain bike and just bought a Saracen kili comp, seemed like a bargain in superb nick for £150. Just wondered if anyone has one?


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Re: Saracen kili comp.

Postby Si » 27 Feb 2012, 7:41pm

Nope, but I've known those who have.....was quite some time ago but they seemed to rate it back then.

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Re: Saracen kili comp.

Postby Brucey » 27 Feb 2012, 7:54pm

they did several different models with the same name, all decent bikes IIRC. Which is yours? What do you plan to use it for?

Incidentally do you know why they named it as they did? (trivia test...)

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Re: Saracen kili comp.

Postby barbelfisher » 27 Feb 2012, 10:05pm

Not sure of the name, but it is the Reynolds 853 version around mid nineties.

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Re: Saracen kili comp.

Postby hamster » 28 Feb 2012, 10:04am

Sounds nice - there's quite a Saracen following on www.retrobike.co.uk

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Re: Saracen kili comp.

Postby Brucey » 28 Feb 2012, 11:12am

IIRC (and maybe I don't) Saracen sponsored Nick (yes him off the telly) and Dick Crane to 'ride' (more like carry) some Saracen MTBs up Kilimanjaro in the '80s. 1985? Since then they have had a 'Kili' model in the range. Nice bikes.

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Re: Saracen kili comp.

Postby rualexander » 28 Feb 2012, 2:40pm

Brucey wrote:IIRC (and maybe I don't) Saracen sponsored Nick (yes him off the telly) and Dick Crane to 'ride' (more like carry) some Saracen MTBs up Kilimanjaro in the '80s. 1985? Since then they have had a 'Kili' model in the range. Nice bikes.

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Yes, the Crane cousins (or was it brothers) took Saracens up Kilimanjaro in the 80s, they wrote a book about the trip :
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bicycles-Up-Kil ... 0946609276

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Re: Saracen kili comp.

Postby Brucey » 28 Feb 2012, 4:54pm

they were cousins IIRC... never read the book, but did read about it in the cycle mags at the time.

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Re: Saracen kili comp.

Postby wwwtimuk@aol.com » 13 Aug 2012, 4:38pm

Hi there !

I have a 1994 Saracen Kili Comp identical to this, which I have owned from new and ride on a daily basis
to keep my Merlin Malt 4 looking sparkling.

I think I might have some photos of this when new .. It came with period XT Groupset , Ritchey finishing kit
and tyres and had solid forks.

I still have the forks , most of the components have been replaced two or three times , however the bike is
still sound and an ideal restoration project for an enthusiast.

I am open to offers and am located in Adlington, Lancashire.

I can be contacted on 07761 399651 anytime .. I have just spotted something which takes my fancy !

Tim