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    Quote Originally Posted by drullse
    This bike is simply a piece of art - 10 out of 10!

    No its not. The rear Ringle QR is purple, but the drive side end is black.



    Fail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    No its not. The rear Ringle QR is purple, but the drive side end is black.



    Fail.
    Duh, so it matches the MC and fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasintrane
    Duh, so it matches the MC and fork.

    So the front one should be black on the lever side then.



    (I'm just busting chops. Its actually a very pretty bike)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    (I'm just busting chops...)
    Me too.

    Looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    No its not. The rear Ringle QR is purple, but the drive side end is black.
    Yeh, but this really makes me

    I need to get purple drive side end...


    Yep, no logos at the fork... painter kind of forget them...
    But now I dont know, does it need them or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    No its not. The rear Ringle QR is purple, but the drive side end is black.



    Fail.
    Okok... 9.8 out of 10.

    It was 2:17 am here, when I looked at the pics...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ShamusWave
    Yep, no logos at the fork... painter kind of forget them...
    But now I dont know, does it need them or not?


    are the frame decals under the clear coat?

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    Oldest Mountain Klein

    Paul Hoyer formally of Sun Valley Idaho pulled this out of his garage last week. We were trying to remember just when he put it together back in the day...What year? 1987 or 1988? Pretty sure they were available in 1985. Was this the first year for MT. Klein?



    Does anyone remember if these were frame only or available with full groupo?



    Original chrome fork was sold here to one of you a few years ago...





    Rides great-When I moved to Idaho from CA I debated between one of these and a SlingShot. About as far as East is from West...Settled on the first generation SlingShot. And Sun Valley became one of the biggest markets for Klein in the US.


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    that was me there it is



    they had three build kits for the Mountain Kleins - Mountain Race, Elite Trail and Trail



    that one seems to be an 85 or early 86 with the rear der cable running inside the chain stay.

    Carsten

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carsten


    are the frame decals under the clear coat?

    Carsten
    Frame decals are painted like originals.
    Frame was painted first white, then paint masks added and rest of colours.
    Then paint masks away and clear coat on.

    I have stickers what I can put on fork and see how it looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShamusWave
    Frame decals are painted like originals.
    Frame was painted first white, then paint masks added and rest of colours.
    Then paint masks away and clear coat on.

    I have stickers what I can put on fork and see how it looks.
    Who did the paint?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasintrane
    Who did the paint?
    Painter close to my place.
    He does a lot motorsport helmets and icehockey masks.
    Some HD-parts also...

    Really nice fellow

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    from the last few days
    nice. the cable entry and exit on the top tube are art, eh?! i want a Team Super like that but with internal down tube and chain stay cables too...

    the color of the Mountain Klein is called "Aurora" for what it's worth...

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    Customer bikes Holl?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Customer bikes Holl?
    yeah

    new headset for the road bike

    mtn klein got a tune and tires(but he's thinking of selling/trading it in)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    mtn klein got a tune and tires(but he's thinking of selling/trading it in)

    You know what to do.
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    Cool-blue Rhythm Klein Team Storm / Tinker Replica

    Forgot to post these here earlier...

    Klein's 1993 team gear:



    Same stuff but with Storm jersey...



    I was able to obtain the Leader Gara Pro helmet from a ex-Klein employee with a help from Thilo. It's 1 of 5 custom painted helmets made in Klein's paint shop. 2 of the helmets went to Tinker, 2 to Sara Ellis and this 1 is a "surplus one".

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    my '96 Pulse II which is my faithful companion since more than 11 years now

    since a while as "Kleiningham Big Black" with RM-2 dirt drops and XTR M900 STIs on DKG plates and Suntour towers and DiaCompe brake levers. Now after quite some adjustments and fine tuning it rides, brakes and shifts surprisingly well. I really like that set-up.















    I left it dirty and mounted proper tires and seat so that the Rumpfmeister won't complain

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    That is nice build!

    Im little bit newbie for this ,
    but is that kind of bar hard to found?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShamusWave
    That is nice build!

    Im little bit newbie for this ,
    but is that kind of bar hard to found?
    not really, they pop up on ebay every now and then. there are similar (but not as nice ) versions still made. more difficult it is to find a suitable ahead stem for them. tall and not too much reach...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carsten
    my '96 Pulse II which is my faithful companion since more than 11 years now

    since a while as "Kleiningham Big Black" with RM-2 dirt drops and XTR M900 STIs on DKG plates and Suntour towers and DiaCompe brake levers. Now after quite some adjustments and fine tuning it rides, brakes and shifts surprisingly well. I really like that set-up.


    I left it dirty and mounted proper tires and seat so that the Rumpfmeister won't complain

    Carsten

    Nice Carsten! Looks like a nice user friendly dirt drop bike. And its dirty! Fantastic.
    No complaining out of me.

    Looks like you run your brake levers up higher on the bar?

    I'm looking forward to getting my DKG/M900 setup going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Nice Carsten! Looks like a nice user friendly dirt drop bike. And its dirty! Fantastic.
    No complaining out of me.

    Looks like you run your brake levers up higher on the bar?

    I'm looking forward to getting my DKG/M900 setup going.
    they are relatively high but that's how i prefer it. i've modified the brake lever bodies where they attach to the bar so the levers are a bit closer to the bar and i have no problems at all to reach them when riding in the drops. my large hands certainly help. actually i also needed to mount the shift levers further up to create room for my hands and so i can reach them easier with my thumbs. i drove around for two weeks with old loose bar wrap and the allen keys in the pocket for on the fly adjustments and only now fixed everything in place and did the final wrapping. now i will ride it a while and if i then still like it i will try to get a custom made (LD?) stem. this one is almost perfect but it could be half an inch higher and have half an inch less reach. but i wouldnt be surprised if i get used to it.

    btw, i gave up using the nerve wracking tiny bearing balls to fix the DGK plates on the towers after i lost the last one i had and now use a serrated washer between plates and towers. MUCH easier to handle.

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    Great bike. Always glad to see Klein riders. Enjoy.

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    another project



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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister


    ..

    Aaaaaaand start the PM bidding.

    I'm going to swing by the shop and kick that thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister


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    93 Gossamer? woah... You go boy.

    It's too small for you though. Is that the small or xsmall?
    Desperately searching for a klein 120mm O-rise MC1 mission control stem /handlebars or any 1 1/4 quill stem equivalent.
    EDIT- HELLOOOOOOOO......... Desperately means i will pay really,really good money for it.

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    Klein Mix

    Thanks for sharing. Love checking out the latest pics. Here's a few of my current and old bikes.
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    Here's the latest build. Paint is great, pearl white but not original obviously. I also had the decals be the 93 version which I prefer to the 95/96 decals.
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    Those all might as well have road slicks.


    Nice S4 too!
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    Nice Gossamer

    Quote Originally Posted by hollister


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    WOW! Where did you find that ?!? Seriously rare!

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    Absolutely stunning Gossamer... is it NOS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShamusWave
    Absolutely stunning Gossamer... is it NOS?
    no. its been ridden, and has a few marks here and there. the more I look at it the more I like the paint job
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    no. its been ridden, and has a few marks here and there. the more I look at it the more I like the paint job
    3 Power Bar wrap....ah nevermind.
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    I like this color combo. What year is it?
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    Well Im interested in how the headset and fork are intergrated on kleins,are the fork stem made for only kleins or can any fork fit,I have naver seen a klein except for photos so forgive me for not knowing,Itake it that it has sealed precision bearings?
    Okay,okay,so how do I put it back together,and where did this spring come from

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRIPLE R
    Well Im interested in how the headset and fork are intergrated on kleins,are the fork stem made for only kleins or can any fork fit,I have naver seen a klein except for photos so forgive me for not knowing,Itake it that it has sealed precision bearings?
    yes, they are Klein specific and only a Klein fork will fit unless reducers are used. Oversized sealed bearings are pressed and glued into the head tube and the fork is pressed and glued into the bearings. The earlier MC1 bar/stem combo works like a normal quill stem and the steerer tube length of the fork is frame size specific. The forks for the later MC2 system has a longer steerer tube which can be cut to fit smaller frame sizes. The bar/stem combo works more like an ahead stem with a conical collet that fixes the stem on the steerer tube. Picture is from the 1995 catalog and shows the MC2 set-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    no. its been ridden, and has a few marks here and there. the more I look at it the more I like the paint job
    That paint is all good, I have to say I went into a mild state of shock yesterday when you pulled that thing out. Incredible bike amigo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by salsa-luma
    That paint is all good, I have to say I went into a mild state of shock yesterday when you pulled that thing out. Incredible bike amigo!

    is it actually paint or is it smoke stains with clear coat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    is it actually paint or is it smoke stains with clear coat?
    i have been told that the "smoke" was made using a torch on the base paint and then clear coat. not sure if it is really smoke or a discoloration caused by the heat.

    Carsten

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    is it actually paint or is it smoke stains with clear coat?
    Doesn't really matter, it looks amazing. Although it did look like paint up close...

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    Quote Originally Posted by salsa-luma
    Doesn't really matter, it looks amazing. Although it did look like paint up close...

    that style of paint was done on a lot of earlier steel bikes. the torch was used and then it was clear coated. Im drawing a blank on what custom builder started that, but I remember Diamond Back came out with a production version of that paint around 88 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    that style of paint was done on a lot of earlier steel bikes. the torch was used and then it was clear coated. Im drawing a blank on what custom builder started that, but I remember Diamond Back came out with a production version of that paint around 88 or so.
    Mountain Goat was one of the builders that offered a smoked finish. I believe it had been popularized by Mondia on road frames, however, years earlier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    that style of paint was done on a lot of earlier steel bikes. the torch was used and then it was clear coated. Im drawing a blank on what custom builder started that, but I remember Diamond Back came out with a production version of that paint around 88 or so.
    Yep, D.B. had one in production. I sold one of those F/F a few years ago, part donor bike, forget the model now (Apex ?). It was actually a really nice look. Jeff @ F.F.B. has an early goat with that style smoke/ paint. Probably one of the first...
    http://mombat.org/1987_Mountain_Goat_WTR.htm

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    KLEIN Adroit and Pulse II

    hi to all, since i have kleins let me share you some of my interest. here's a link you can check-out.http://www.youtube.com/rdjguzman and let me know what you think. i know some about klein, but there's still few questions built-up in my head. my question is here, are my kleins pre-trek ones? the serialnos. starts at 19 and followed by 96 and so on....let me know what you all think.
    just a new kid in town.
    pleased to meet you all,

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    Not exactly vintage.....but the only Klein in the garage....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slimpee
    I like this color combo. What year is it?
    It was made the end of 92.

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    Possibly one of the best Klein pics I've seen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Possibly one of the best Klein pics I've seen...

    hmmm....I'll top it, rumpfster....

    <a href="http://s17.photobucket.com/albums/b78/velopete/?action=view&current=flyingattitude.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b78/velopete/flyingattitude.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    (bike & rider survived!)

    monsieur sharkozy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycleshark
    hmmm....I'll top it, rumpfster....


    (bike & rider survived!)

    monsieur sharkozy

    Oooo, spontaneous endo!
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    1990 Pinnical Xt

    Just went through this whole thread and didn't see one like mine it's purple
    it's all stock except tubes(goat heads). sill have the stock tires little worn in places but holding air. wanted to put shocks on it but LBS says I can't and I should upgrade to a new
    bike. I see some of you have rock shocks is there a way to make them work.
    Or should not change anything on I like the way it rides now but just wanted
    to keep up with the times.

    It hangs on the wall and still gets a workout now and then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captian MCD
    Just went through this whole thread and didn't see one like mine it's purple
    it's all stock except tubes(goat heads). sill have the stock tires little worn in places but holding air. wanted to put shocks on it but LBS says I can't and I should upgrade to a new
    bike. I see some of you have rock shocks is there a way to make them work.
    Or should not change anything on I like the way it rides now but just wanted
    to keep up with the times.

    It hangs on the wall and still gets a workout now and then


    Kleins come in lots different colors see many of out there
    must not get work out
    much because
    alll stock except tubes with goat heads it have there.
    ROCK SHOCKSSS!!!!!
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    shocks

    Any shocks you know of that fit with out mods?

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    this work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captian MCD
    Any shocks you know of that fit with out mods?
    Any vintage fork with 1" steerer would do. If you want to keep the headset and stem/handlebar combo, you'll need a fork with threaded steerer. If you buy one with threadless steerer, you'll have to buy new headset and stem to go with it.

    If I was you, I'd keep the Pinnacle as it is and buy myself a modern bike with full suspension or at least with front suspension. Pinnacle's geometry is not meant for suspension forks and if you would install a new fork (Marzocchi and Pace make versions with 1" steerer option), the height of the fork would transform you bike into a chopper. So not recommended. If you really have to install a suspension fork into your Klein, then I'd suggest Rock Shox Mag 21, Specialized Future Shock or Manitou 2, 3 or 4. All of these can be found on eBay from time to time.

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    My new toy

    Bought it on E-Bay. Made it a single. I love it. (In a dirty kind of way)
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    Thanks for the info I think I will keep it stock and look for something I can beat up on the back roads. But I'll never stop riding my KLEIN.

    Thanks

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    Nice photos on the bridge of similar color.

    Clean bike. Is it a rider?

    Great tire combo too. I like both of those tires a lot. Both are good front or rear actually.
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    Clean bike. Is it a rider?
    nope, no slicks

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    nice seat post

    that green ringle post has to be very rare. Perfect for that bike. Perfect for my bike but sadly I don't have one and probably will never.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carsten
    nope, no slicks

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    No slicks...but its still reeeeeally clean.


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    Anybody has or knows of a source of "stickers" for one of the old Red "MountainKlein's"

    I have a frame that I want to restore to her original luster, but i'm missing the Klein "Markings"

    Thanks in advance, I want them Perfect, not the cheesy vinyl cuts from the UK for sell on E-bay.

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    One tire away from perfection...

    How bad is the chainstay damage?

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    that bike is beat

    look at the dent in the top tube and the chain suck. That is a gnarly dent. I would look for a better frame to put you parts on. Sorry. Good luck with another sea and sky but I wouldn't give you 200 for a dented piece of ......? Nice seat post.

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    Sea&Sky&Bridge is nice

    I want one of those Crosstops

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    Quote Originally Posted by klein nerd
    look at the dent in the top tube and the chain suck. That is a gnarly dent. I would look for a better frame to put you parts on. Sorry. Good luck with another sea and sky but I wouldn't give you 200 for a dented piece of ......? Nice seat post.


    You're nuts if you think that bike is "beat". Battle scars just give it a bit of personality and take away the fear of "don't want to scratch up a classic" so it can be ridden as it was originally intended to be.


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    yep, nuts. such a dent is almost common on the Gradient tubed Kleins. the tubes are so thin walled in the center that the brake lever will dent them easily. the chain suck - although avoidable - doesn't look critical either. nice rider for sure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by klein nerd
    look at the dent in the top tube and the chain suck. That is a gnarly dent. I would look for a better frame to put you parts on. Sorry. Good luck with another sea and sky but I wouldn't give you 200 for a dented piece of ......? Nice seat post.

    Good eye on the wear, but there's worse out there. I can't say this is 'beat'.

    A little patina is good. Just means it can be ridden without worry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KDXdog
    One tire away from perfection...

    How bad is the chainstay damage?

    No way! Multi-color tire set up is awesome!
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    No way! Multi-color tire set up is awesome!
    Only if you're H-Ball.

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    1992 vintage klein

    adding another vintage klein to the mix
    what do you guys think???

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasan215
    adding another vintage klein to the mix
    what do you guys think???
    sorry about that here it is
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasan215
    adding another vintage klein to the mix
    what do you guys think???
    I think the photo is out of proportion, but otherwise, cool bike.
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    My sister had a pre-Trek Klein Attitude in red, she said it was small size, maybe 13"?

    Did something like that exist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silv
    My sister had a pre-Trek Klein Attitude in red, she said it was small size, maybe 13"?

    Did something like that exist?
    Sure.
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    Just finished building mine up...

    It's a '96 Adroit, technically "post-Trek", but from all the reading I've been doing it doesn't have much Trek influence beyond the black MC2 bar/stem and the slightly smaller diameter downtube (ala Attitude).

    I picked up the bike in it's original stock XT m737 build for $480 a few weeks ago, but most of the parts were just tired and worn out. I stripped it down to the bottom bracket and started looking for parts to build it with.

    After perusing eBay for parts, I came to the conclusion that it was going to cost me a small fortune to build this bike up the way I wanted to. Then I came across an S-Works Epic on craigslist here for pretty cheap and swapped all the parts over to the Klein.

    Now it's got a full XTR build and Mavic Crossmax SL's (rim) and is right around 23lbs.

    After selling the leftover parts and frame/fork from the Epic, my end cost for all the parts was about $150(!).

    It's a 20" according to the serial number. I'm about 5' 10", and while the tech manual says this should fit me, it feels a little bit big! Ugh, I guess I'm used to smaller frames; I feel a bit stretched out on the top.

    The fork was upgraded with the Total Air (Englund) internals which actually seem pretty decent. Definitely rideable, but I'm eyeing that Reset-racing headset adapter to be able to use a newer fork one day.

    Anyway, I'm psyched. It's the bike I always wanted in college and now it's mine!




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    awesome bike, i like how on the fork you can see how the brakes used to be center pulls
    AZ has the best mountain bike gathering ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryanus
    Anyway, I'm psyched. It's the bike I always wanted in college and now it's mine!
    Good catch and the price was a bargain!

    About sizing: I'm 6ft tall and prefer 19" Klein instead of 20" or even 21" which Klein claims that would fit me.

    It's too bad that Klein saved money and stopped painting suspension forks to match the frame. Especially that yellow Judy SL looks unfitting with such a gorgeous frame.

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    Actually the original XT build from Klein used XT V-brakes, so the center pull stop is just how they made those Judys back then.

    Does anyone think this Judy has any resale value? I'd be in luck if it had the bolt on crown. Then I could swap in some SIDs...but now I think my only option for a new fork is to get the spendy reset-racing adapter.

    Also, I'm not sure if I've ever seen painted Judy forks from Klein. I think they just came in Yellow afaik.

    Quote Originally Posted by Melt
    awesome bike, i like how on the fork you can see how the brakes used to be center pulls

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    stick with the judy, looks ace! Don't know resale price, it ain't much the FSX might be worth something but otherwise keep it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryanus
    Actually the original XT build from Klein used XT V-brakes, so the center pull stop is just how they made those Judys back then.

    Does anyone think this Judy has any resale value? I'd be in luck if it had the bolt on crown. Then I could swap in some SIDs...but now I think my only option for a new fork is to get the spendy reset-racing adapter.

    Also, I'm not sure if I've ever seen painted Judy forks from Klein. I think they just came in Yellow afaik.
    the original build was with XT cantis. the frame is not V-brake ready without the Klein adaptor which your bike seems to have or other modifications. the SID is not THAT much better than a Judy with Englunds, just flexier. the Judy painted black would already look nicer or you could have e.g. Spectrum paint it to match. or find FSX carbon lowers and swap them out.

    the next easy upgrade would be a Manitou from the later Adroits and Carbon Mantras. those had the Klein specific steerer and are a bit better. all the newer forks are too long and will screw up the great riding characteristics.

    Carsten

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    hmm I believe that the Sid acctually has a higher axle to crown height then the judy. I think u could try an 80mm's fork and see, But well tweak the judy and you'll be fine. It's really easy to modify and really light so...

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    You might be right. But the '96 Klein catalog says both were used in the XT build:

    Front brake: XT V-Brake
    Rear brake: XT canitilever

    There is a picture of an Attitude with the Judy SL in that catalog with the XT cantis, but a Mantra with Judy SL with the V-Brakes and the non-canti brace.

    I just did an 'obverhaul' on the Total Air cartrdiges inside the fork and gave everything a good cleaning and adjusted it to my riding weight. Feels pretty good actually. I took it for quick spin and did a little wheelie and flipped right over in the parking lot! haha. Wow, this thing wants to GO!

    I'll take it for it's first ride (by me) next weekend. Too smokey from the fires today unfortunately.


    Quote Originally Posted by Carsten
    the original build was with XT cantis. the frame is not V-brake ready without the Klein adaptor which your bike seems to have or other modifications. the SID is not THAT much better than a Judy with Englunds, just flexier. the Judy painted black would already look nicer or you could have e.g. Spectrum paint it to match. or find FSX carbon lowers and swap them out.

    the next easy upgrade would be a Manitou from the later Adroits and Carbon Mantras. those had the Klein specific steerer and are a bit better. all the newer forks are too long and will screw up the great riding characteristics.

    Carsten

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    Hey Guys,

    I have just recently picked up myself a nice Rascal frame, size small, and I'm kind of in a dillema as far as the paint condition. We all know that Klein's are famed for their amazing paint jobs, more specically, on the higher end models. My Rascal is not one of those models, however the once great paint job is now starting to chip and show wear. I'm debating on whether or not to paint it myself, I was thinking of a satin white, black, or gray, and doing some sort of contrast painted in "KLEIN" (gray with black, white with gray, etc). What do you guys think? The point of this bike is my year round commuter, road tires in the summer and studs in the winter.

    Here's the frame now, I'm looking at a nice chromo fork for 45 bucks at jensonusa.com, gloss black of course



    As you can see there is quite a bit of chipping

    And here's my mountain bike, Palomino, hands down the best bike ever made! I just got the Maverick pivot upgrade and man, this thing is fantastic, can't wait for a new set of forks!



    Thanks for the help!

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    And she rides it also...




    but, I really need to find stem with noodle!

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    Doesn't get ANY better than this,

    Quote Originally Posted by ShamusWave




    And she rides it also...




    but, I really need to find stem with noodle!
    WOW!! Is this thing hot......BTW love the oldklein.com......CF.........

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    I need three pairs of slicks now!

    Zingel was the man behind the camera, big thanks to him.

    I wish you all a Merry Christmas.

    And feel free to turn back to fancy Pulse stuff next year.

    See You

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    Quote Originally Posted by badbushido
    I need three pairs of slicks now!

    Zingel was the man behind the camera, big thanks to him.

    I wish you all a Merry Christmas.

    And feel free to turn back to fancy Pulse stuff next year.

    See You

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    Another great photo. I dig that Top Gun.
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    just finished
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    Here goes. 1995 Klein Rascal with some updates. I can still keep up with rest of them and just can't let her go. Honestly, I can't afford a new FS so I take real good care of her.
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    you can tell that is a really good bike,when the name is written on the end of the top tube.

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    yeaahhhhhh!!! that "assasination" above has been done by an Spaniard (we are in that way)

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    My two

    Purchased both of these new and rode them hard.

    1990 Attitude

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    1996 Mantro Pro

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    Finally Gator MC1 stem with noodle





    and my own Adroit also!


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    1992 Klein Adroit

    Project almost done!
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    Picked up my first Klein mtb recently off craigslist. No pictures were listed, so I was happy to see it was a mix of XT when I checked it out. Not stoked on the spray-painted black accents, but I'm just going to flip it. After I pull off what I really want- which are the black XT hubs. Anyone familiar with these Mavic wheels? They are new to me.

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