96 klein pulse comp

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  • 12-31-2009
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    96 klein pulse comp
    here's my newest bike i picked up for $350. the paint is totally beat, but it's got some great parts. as it stands, it's 22.8 lbs. with some light tires and a new crankset/bb it should be around 21! took it out for its maiden voyage yesterday, so please excuse the dirty pics.

    Parts are as follows:
    '96 Klein Pulse Comp II
    Rock Shox Quadra 21 with steel spring upgrade
    Origin 8 Headset (probably crap?)
    Ritchey Pro Stem
    Ritchey Pro Handlebar
    Ritchey WCS Foam Grips
    Avid 1.0 Brake Levers
    Avid SD-7 V-Brakes
    Grip Shift X-Ray Shifters (need new covers)
    Shimano LX Front Derailleur
    Shimano XTR 950 Rear Derailleur
    Shimano XTR 950 Hubs
    DT Competition Butted Spokes
    Mavic 217 CD Rims
    Specialized Adrenaline Pro Folding Tires
    Shimano STX Cranks and BB (eek)
    Sram 970 Chain
    Shimano XTR 950 11-32 Cassette
    Klein/Trek System 2 Seatpost
    Selle Italia Flite Mn
  • 12-31-2009
    Great bike at a good price. Interesting mix of parts but some are top end. Origin 8 headsets are not bad but that would be first on my list to upgrade with the cranks.

    I would just ride it as it is and upgrade as the stuff wears out.
  • 12-31-2009
    thanks. the m950 cassette was a pleasant surprise, and appears to be almost brand new. i'll probably stick with the headset until it blows up, since it seems tight and smooth. it actually appears to have just been installed before sale. i got the cranks and bb off this afternoon, and they weigh 1241g (gasp), so there's an entire pound to be saved there. it also needs new cables, but i'm alltogether pretty pumped with what i got!
  • 12-31-2009
    Love it! I have this frame built up as well. I know it is technically a Trek, but it handles exceptionally well, is fast and it really digs in.. Nice choice my friend:thumbsup:
  • 01-04-2010
    Funny thing...I was driving through the "hood" yesterday morning and passed a fellow bobbing up a hill on one of those carrying grocery bags in each hand. It was a bout 35 degrees! I instinctively threw the car into reverse and rolled the window down and started questioning him as to where he got the bike. Much to my Wife's relief a car honked its horn behind me and I had to continue on.
  • 01-15-2010
    I have the same model, bought new in 96, first of several Kleins I came to own. Learned how to work on bikes by rebuilding it with new components as they wore out. Sold the STX cranks on Ebay. It's my winter beater now. It rides nice enough but it's not like a Chehalis made frame I'd worry about scratching. The paint looks a lot better on yours than mine!