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    Worth building up? - Old Klein Attitude Race frame

    A buddy of mine most generously gave me a circa early '90s Klein Attitude Race (with a Mavic Crossland wheel, simple V-brake, front derailer). The frame is in good physical shape, if a little scratched and blemished in a few places. Otherwise it seems light and I figured it would make a good light XC hardtail build-up. Best of all, it was free! I've already started gathering a few needed components.

    And feedback on this frame? Good race XC frame? I assume this is worth building up, right?

    PS: And yes, I got rid of the stickers already!
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    Actually that is a late 90s, early 2000s Klein Attitude frame. I had the exact same one -- I think a 2000. Regardless, it is a killer race bike -- great climber, light, super stiff and snappy as all get out. I occassionaly wish I still had mine. I think I had it built to 22-23 lbs without any exotic parts. It will punish you on the dowhill, though. You still see a handful of them being raced here in Colorado.

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    Go for it I have a built Klein just like it. Can be a 22 lbs bike without much thought, but I still prefer my Ellsworth Truth, i'm getting old.

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    ...and with those rear facing dropouts making it a singlespeed is a cinch!

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    Old School Kleins

    They redifined handling and stiffness. I rode my MC2 rigid with a Thudbuster and a good UST setup for several years. If your back can take the abuse go for it! On smooth and semi-smooth singletrack they are a blast.

    Kleins all eventually crack - some sooner than later. My first one lasted almost one year, the second one nearly three, and my most recent one has been going strong for 5+, but than again it is used primarily for commuting and fire roads. If this one is 7+ years old and has seen some good times you may not be riding it very long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2
    ...and with those rear facing dropouts making it a singlespeed is a cinch!
    Amen to that, brother !!!
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    I have a 92 attitude in a box at the bike shop. Missing adaptors for the MCStem and fork.
    Any ideas?

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    Definitely worth building up. 33x16 is a magic gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belfast boy View Post
    I have a 92 attitude in a box at the bike shop. Missing adaptors for the MCStem and fork.
    Any ideas?
    I have a 96 headset and reducers but the top bearing is shot. I also have a Reset Racing headset which is sweet, but heavy.

    I would check out Reset Racing if you want to get the bike rolling.

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    Those are sweet bikes. Dont know if it would be my Numero Uno race bike frame but if you are in a pinch, itll be great
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    Thanks for the heads up, I'll check them out asap!

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