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Project – Saracen Kili Flyer Renovation

Next year is a travel year, very little work and likely a few months in and around the UK. Taking a year away from work creates some challenges with finances so finding a bike can be a challenge. Thats where the $35/£20 Saracen Kili Flyer comes in, originally sold in 1987 this is a well respected mountain bike for its time! The challenge is organising some of the retrofit from Canada so it is ready for my UK arrival – once I get there the fun bit occurs, riding it all over the countryside.

 

 

Component Original Spec Updated Spec
Colour Light Blue TBD
Front Shifter Original
Brake Levers BL-M700,  4 finger size Original
Brakes BR-MC70 Original
Brake Pads Shimano Deore MT-65T
Handle bar grips Clarks CLO-219 Block Lock On Grips
Stem Original
Headset Shimano 600 Original
Front Mech/Derailleur FD-M700 (TBC) Original
Bottom Bracket Original
Crankset Original
Pedals Shimano PD-MT60 Original
Front Shifter Original
Rear Shifter Shimano SL-MT60 6 speed Original
Rear Mech/Derailleur Shimano RD-MT60 Original
Rims  Rigida 26″ Original
Tires  Panaracer Ibex 26×2.00 Original
Pannier Rack Original
Cables Shimano MTB Stainless Steel Gear Cable Set
Chain  Shimano Uniglide  Shimano HG71 6-8 Speed Chain

Decals –
Top Tube
Bottom Tube
Down Tube
Rear Triangle

Useful Links –
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/
http://mombat.org/Shimano.htm#1987
http://www.rideandrepair.co.uk/Retrobike/Saracen_1987.pdf
http://velobase.com/

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