Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    5

    Klein Attitude Comp

    Hello everyone.

    I'm an ex mountain biker.. injuries led me to the road. Finally I'm at the point of getting a new hybrid since I occasionally ride on tame paths. My wife has an old well ridden Klein Attitude Comp that looks to be from the pre-trek era. She believes it was purchased in 1998. It was handed down to her from an ex (passed away). He was a hardcore rider and built this bike himself as he worked at a shop. After that it was lent out to a friends kid before we met. It has returned albeit with really sad pedals and more chips.

    Although the bike has been "ridden" it is still an awesome ride and the frame is fine. The bontrager tires need replacing as you can see them "flat" as I took pictures. At the end of last year before Chicago's winter I gave it a spin. It also needs a tune up for very minor adjustments.

    So I'm interested in peoples thoughts. Do I sell this bike to an avid mountain biker or do I keep it for the next in line? Not sure what its worth either. If there is enough interest I may move this to the classifieds. I'm also unsure to whether I should get it tuned up if I do sell it.

    • 1998 Klein Attitude Comp Frame
    • Cake Creek Crono's
    • AheadSet
    • Thomsone Elite Seat Post
    • Specialized solid fork
    • Bontrager Comp II 5 deg. T6 Handlebars
    • Avid SD-1.9L Brake Levers
    • Shimano Deore XT Shifters
    • Shimano Deore LX Front 3 speed
    • Shimano XTR Rear 8 speed
    • Avid 20 brakes


    Photos are here

    Need to wash it too.
    Last edited by brynomon; 06-01-2011 at 07:57 PM. Reason: Wife figured out the year it was originally purchased.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: tductape's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    2,100
    Sell it here.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    5
    Any thoughts if the value is over $500?

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    25
    a lot of Bontrekker parts he must have worked at a trek dealer

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    5
    That he did. Village Cycle Center in Chicago.

  6. #6
    gobsmacked Moderator
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    7,389
    read stickies. welcome to the forum. you should get a recumbent. buy classified ads. it's worth a few powerbars for sure. read stickies. read stickies. throw it on ebay and let it ride.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    458
    prolly worth 300-400 and i'm being generous on the 400. just clean it up with rags before you sell it, not worth tuning up, good luck.

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    18
    I am in suburban chicago,i might be interested.

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    5
    Good to know. Btw its a small frame and haven't measured it yet. Not too far off from a large BMX bike with bigger wheels.

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Mr Cabletwitch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    429
    If it fits you take it to a LBS tell them what you want to use it for spend the money and put a riser bar and stem on it (keep the originals) ride it like a hybrid. At least at the end of the day you will have a cool bike, if you sell it and buy a new hybrid at the end of the day you will just have a crappy bike.
    Quote Originally Posted by Malibu412
    Cableb!tch: living, breathing proof you can be right and.still be a dick.

  11. #11
    Sneaker man
    Reputation: mik_git's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    1,164
    1998 would be post-trek wouldn't it?

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    5
    Correct. For some reason the forums now won't let me change my post. When I first posted I wasn't sure of the year. Then the wife updated me. I updated the post but forgot to change that. Now when I go to edit the stinkin thing I get an error saying I needed to post 5 times before I could use a link (which i did originally). Maybe this is post number 5 that will let me correct thatl.

Similar Threads

  1. 99 Klein Attitude Comp-true Klein?
    By indy dog in forum Trek
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-29-2010, 09:32 AM
  2. Stolen: Klein Attitude Comp
    By Huzer21 in forum Colorado - Front Range
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-17-2007, 01:10 PM
  3. 2000 Klein Attitude Comp for $600
    By EricJ in forum Bike and Frame discussion
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 06-20-2007, 07:51 AM
  4. 1996 Klein Attitude Comp
    By RascalMJ in forum Trek
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-14-2007, 06:35 PM
  5. Klein Attitude Comp Frame Wt. (M) ?
    By trexnfx in forum Weight Weenies
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-11-2004, 07:40 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •