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    My new 2005 Klein Attitude V (Bike Porn)...

    Here she is, after less than a day of ownership and one trip to a dirt road.
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    first thing to do: obtain a King headset.

    Second thing: lighter cranks (i've found the Bonty race light has good weight/stiff/price and looks fairly flash)

    third thing: show us pictures of that baby after you get her dirty

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    Nice pics, the bike looks great...congrats!!

    I have owned a few Kleins in my time, and a nice hardtail like your new attitude should provide you with years of riding enjoyment, and a good looking bike to-boot. Something you might consider would be to go by your local dirt-bike shop and pick up a sheet of clear vinyl used to protect number plates. Its adhesive on one side and you can just cut some nice pieces out to protect any location that the brake and shifter cables will hit against the frame. I also typically cut a nice long rectangular piece to protect the underside of the downtube. Using the clear film guards against cable rub, and the inevitable thrown rocks and associated rock chips.

    It may sound like being over-protective, but take it from a guy who has owned a lot of different high-end bikes with nice paint....a little prevention goes a long way to protecting your investment and keeping it new looking. It doesn't take long for cable rub to ruin a nice paint job.

    Jeff

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    Pretty bike, I like that blue better than the '06 orange-red color. I really have to wait until next winter to buy my XV(I have to keep repeating it to myself). The Kleins have beautiful frames. Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peith
    first thing to do: obtain a King headset.

    Second thing: lighter cranks (i've found the Bonty race light has good weight/stiff/price and looks fairly flash)

    third thing: show us pictures of that baby after you get her dirty
    First thing you should do is ride the bike before you upgrade. What is the point of upgrading something you haven't even used.

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    Yeah, I plan to ride it quite a bit before upgrading anything except maybe the seat and buying a set of semi-slicks. I'm still a noob and don't know exactly what I want to upgrade at this point.

    w

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    Klein sure has some pretty paint!

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