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    Time capsule Attitude

    I picked up this '91 Attitude over the weekend. The original owner was a nice gentleman who bought the bike new (I guess he was in his 40s at the time) and barely rode it. 21 years later and the finish is virtually flawless and the paint as smooth as glass. No chain suck either. There is some minor pitting on the seatpost, derailleurs, and brakes, but I think it should clean up nicely. I don't think the saddle or the tires are original and they will be the first to go as soon as I can find a Selle Flite Ti saddle and maybe a set of Smoke/Dart tires. Everything else looks original; even the Ringle skewers are more or less period correct.
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    If you like aluminum bikes, you should get a Ham! Nice Klein and it's great you found a big one in such great condition.

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    Saddle is probably original. I've had two 1990 Attitudes that came with that saddle.
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    My god, that thing is mint - considering its age! Great find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    If you like aluminum bikes, you should get a Ham.
    Yes! How dare you muddy these hallowed pages with this, this, generic commonplace aluminum poor excuse for a bicycle?
    Seeking MB-2 Fork (19.3), Ritchey FD post silver 26.8

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    Looks like the chain is still coated with Cosmoline.
    But if you close your eyes it becomes so easy to see

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    Quote Originally Posted by trodaq View Post
    Yes! How dare you muddy these hallowed pages with this, this, generic commonplace aluminum poor excuse for a bicycle?
    Ha. Nah. OP had a Ham. I think this is one of the best bikes in the forum for sure. Some day I'll like to pick up a black or white one.

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    Nice finding one in your size (probably a better fit than your Ham was). Looks like its in great shape. Definitely my favorite Klein color scheme.

    I rode my 90 just the other day. It'll get you lots of attention on the trail. Really good riding bikes too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    It'll get you lots of attention on the trail.
    The most important thing about mountain biking for some.

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    very nice, a bit big mind, but very nice

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    How many bikes can you fit in the Delorean exactly?

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    BeautifuI! I want a large like that.

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    Cool.

    I think there were a couple of these XLs on eBay just recently.

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    It is kinda funny how few large frames. Not just klein, you see for sale.
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    If you need touch up paint go to your local beauty supply and get a color sheet from the nail polish stand to bring home and match up to your bike. The ladies that work at Empire beauty must think I am a transvestite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    The most important thing about mountain biking for some.
    It is for me! Luckily the Attitude also rides great.

    Quote Originally Posted by sandmangts View Post
    The ladies that work at Empire beauty must think I am a transvestite.
    They're not wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    It is for me! Luckily the Attitude also rides great.



    They're not wrong.

    This paint scheme is also called Attention Whore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    This paint scheme is also called Attention Whore.
    Probably why I have one and like it.
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    Was just watching Tinker hammer on one in an old NORBA video (VHS).
    Love the look but always thought they must be teeth rattlers over roots, rocks and ruts.
    Not so?
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    I'd ride one. Just use bigger rubber!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    Was just watching Tinker hammer on one in an old NORBA video (VHS).
    Love the look but always thought they must be teeth rattlers over roots, rocks and ruts.
    Not so?
    The Attitudes with that big oversized fork can be a bit rough, but not any worse than a really stout straight blade steel fork. The Pinnacles and Rascals with the 1" ht and steel forks are noticeably less harsh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    The Attitudes with that big oversized fork can be a bit rough, but not any worse than a really stout straight blade steel fork. The Pinnacles and Rascals with the 1" ht and steel forks are noticeably less harsh.
    i hear they are the kings of slow, technical trails. short cs, long top tube, tall BB and stiff.. instant feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue View Post
    How many bikes can you fit in the Delorean exactly?
    I lol'd. But yeah that thing is mint, does it still have that new bike smell? Keep er' outta the mud.
    All vintage all the time. Nothing like a nice chromo frame with some properly adjusted cantilevers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    i hear they are the kings of slow, technical trails. short cs, long top tube, tall BB and stiff.. instant feedback.
    Then that would make this a pretty impressive all trail conditions kinda bike. We don't really have slow and technical here. Light on roots, minimal rocky sections. Mostly fast and flowy.

    Definitely a hollow 'ting' feeling when it gets choppy, but if you're light on the pedals and a finesse rider, the positive riding traits overshadow the bad pretty easy.

    Here's where I had mine last (not sure why he's going so slow and wearing a full face helmet).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNpAsM3V3vU
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Then that would make this a pretty impressive all trail conditions kinda bike. We don't really have slow and technical here. Light on roots, minimal rocky sections. Mostly fast and flowy.

    Definitely a hollow 'ting' feeling when it gets choppy, but if you're light on the pedals and a finesse rider, the positive riding traits overshadow the bad pretty easy.

    Here's where I had mine last (not sure why he's going so slow and wearing a full face helmet).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNpAsM3V3vU
    what a rush.. fast and going thru the woods.
    i miss my old trails...

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