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    Looking for Klein aficionado to help me with my early 2000 Adroit w/ tapered head

    Klein used what could be one of the very first tapered production mountain bike head tubes back in 2001, but the dimensions are odd and the manitou forks where custom. There is also a tiny retaining lip at the top tube that holds the bearing when you push it in from bottom. The bearings are replaceable, but I want a more modern fork. I met someone who was selling cup kits that once you sanded that lip and reamed the tube his kit would bring it to todays standard tapered allowing the use of any tapered fork you want. I think he was using custom machined cups with cane creek bearing but last I heard he said he gave his kits to someone named "Harold" in San Jose but never communicated the info. I spoke with George Slough and Chain Reaction Cycles, both in norcal and considered highly knowledgable with Kleins and both pretty much told me "good luck." Haha. Here is a pic of my bike. And some pics of the bikes my contact who I have since lost contact with successfully assisted. So I know it can be done!!! If I remember correctly the green with rigid fork is a different option that can only be done with rigid frames. The orange one, also if I remember correctly, is fit with a todays standard tapered fork which is what I want.

    What I'm hoping to find is someone who has done this modification and can assist me in finding the proper bearing cups and adaptors.

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    It's a 1350g masterpiece they said..... it looks like its been ridden 2 times and spent the rest of its life in a garage they said.... I wish someone would have told me it has the most annoying head tube in the history of mountain biking.

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    I have a 2000 Adroit pro. I spent some time trying to find a headset adapter before realizing the frame already had an adapter installed for a straight taper 1 1/8 fork. I have no idea what kind of adapter I have, there are no markings on it.

    You might have some luck with resetracing.de. Unfortunately, the web site is in german.

    Good luck with the frame.

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    I checked Treks tech site and it states the frame has an MC3 headset.

    I then googled "MC3 headset Klein" and it bought me here:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/vintage-retro...on-474364.html

    This may have some info to help you.

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    I have never heard of any adapter for a tapered fork, only for a straight 1 1/8"

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