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    Quote Originally Posted by Archangel
    It's an official Klein paintjob. This one, 'Team Storm' was only available for team-sponsored racers and was not sold to public. Only about 30 frames with this paintjob were made, most of them being Adroits. I only know one another like this, it's a 20"/Medium frame and the last knowledge is that it's in Denmark.

    Not to mention its running Tinkers old wheelset!
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    Mmm, clean. More pics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetking
    I like the Team. I have one as well.

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    Klein Attitude

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    It sure is.
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    I guess I can legitimately post mine. Nothing crazy, 90 Attitude.

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    Makes my teeth hurt just looking at it.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    This is my Kleins collection

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carsten
    let's see what i can add... first thing should be the link to www.wundel.com and the Classic Klein gallery there https://www.wundel.com/classic1.html

    in chronological order

    1985 Mountain Klein, medium frame, XT M700, Suntour rollercams


    1993 Sea&Sky Attitude, prototype with ZipGrip seat post clamp. 21" (Large), XTR M900



    1994 Storm Pulse, ZipGrip, 20" (Medium), XTR M900



    1995 Night Storm Pulse, 21" (Large), XTR M910


    1995 Sea&Sky Adroit, 21" (Large), XTR M910



    1996 Burgundy-Blue Adroit, 21" (Large), XT M737




    1996 Ebony Black Pulse 2, 22" (Large), wild mix of parts...


    1997 Race Red Mantra Pro, 20" (Medium), XTR M950

    HI is the klein mantra for sale

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    If it or the AMP that you inquired about were for sale they would be listed in the classifieds.
    Need: McMahon brake for roller cam mounts, Mountain Goat fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddybuddy
    If it or the AMP that you inquired about were for sale they would be listed in the classifieds.

    Haha! Totally. Poor form indeed.


    Oh...and while we're at it....is your Yeti for sale?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Oh...and while we're at it....is your Yeti for sale?
    Mine? I haven't even ridden it yet.
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    http://www.oldklein.com/kleinit/Collectionnor.htm
    Hello all. I am not sure how to post pics here but i insert a link to some of the bikes i have had and the ones i have left now. Which i'm NEVER gonna sell. Hello Archangel and Shamus i think you know me btw;-) Hehe Andy
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    You're born. You Ride A Few Bikes. You Buy A Klein. You Go To Heaven. Then You Die...

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    1999 Attitude Race and 2000 Adroit Pro









    Above, my Big Sky Blue 1999 Klein Attitude Race

    Below, my Sedona Orange 2000 Klein Adroit Pro








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    Sorry to be a downer....but are they just massively too big for you? Your saddle position is really odd.

    And that headtube to fork change in diameter is making my brain hurt.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    Sorry to be a downer....but are they just massively too big for you? Your saddle position is really odd.

    And that headtube to fork change in diameter is making my brain hurt.
    Hmm some of us may have a fork or two in spare
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    The Adroit Pro is one size larger than my other three bikes. I bought it because I liked it.

    Within a couple of weeks the Adroit Pro will have a Trigon fork like the one I put on the Attitude Race.

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    Moved the saddles forward.


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    By all means, do what ever you like with your bikes. But knee-over-pedal-spindle (KOPS) or other bike fitting guidelines might be good reading for figuring out the best saddle fore-aft for you.

    The Trigon fork will certainly fit the scale of the bike better!
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoPedalBob
    https://www.oldklein.com/kleinit/Collectionnor.htm
    Hello all. I am not sure how to post pics here but i insert a link to some of the bikes i have had and the ones i have left now. Which i'm NEVER gonna sell. Hello Archangel and Shamus i think you know me btw;-) Hehe Andy

    Hello Mr. Rearburn!


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    Today I sanded the lettering off of the Trigon fork and (since there's a second one of them on its way) installed it on the larger Adroit Pro. This was done by using an MC3.1 to inch and an eighth headset adapter kit from David at https://www.themacaddress.com/ which works superbly.

    With Slime tubes, the bike is now 20 pounds five ounces.

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    im sure you love your bike and really that is all that matters. beauty is in the eyes of the beholder ,as they say.


    ok now that thats outta the way, that fork on that bike hurts my eyes. and slime tubes are for sissies.

    carry on......

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    Last weekend.....



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    Fantastic pic right there!
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    real nice

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    Hard to follow those lovely machines

    Recently rescued a month ago, responds to the name "Ivy " She's a '93.

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    was travelling today and came across a couple of unique ones. the matching MC bars / forks are being mailed for the adroit.
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    getting close to having all the gossamers accounted for..
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    getting close to having all the gossamers accounted for..

    Is there an exact number known?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Is there an exact number known?
    yes, ask the oracle
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    bit of a story with this one, and one of luck at that. i saw the adroit in the shop about 8 months ago and the guy wouldnt sell. i finally cought up to the owner again and said, ' put a big number on it (the adroit) '. a reasonable number came out so i said okay to his price if he found the fork. he ran home and came back with the attitude and said he will send the bars and fork when he finds them but for now i could buy the attitude as well (half the cost of the adroit)... my final comments were ' another happy customer '.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShiverDC
    bit of a story with this one, and one of luck at that. i saw the adroit in the shop about 8 months ago and the guy wouldnt sell. i finally cought up to the owner again and said, ' put a big number on it (the adroit) '. a reasonable number came out so i said okay to his price if he found the fork. he ran home and came back with the attitude and said he will send the bars and fork when he finds them but for now i could buy the attitude as well (half the cost of the adroit)... my final comments were ' another happy customer '.

    NICE:-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShamusWave
    Hello Mr. Rearburn!

    Hello Shamus. I have to take out the lawn mower soon;-)
    BTW i got some new pics to your site if you want..
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    Wow! I am getting all choked up looking at all of theses great bikes.
    There is some really great representation of the Klein legacy on here.

    Cheers!

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    Here's a pic of one of mine. I don't remember if the seat was always positioned that way or not but I do remember taking the pic on the day I got back from Cambria Outfitters with the Ringle stem, post and bottle cages.


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    Quote Originally Posted by longfinkillie
    Recently rescued a month ago, responds to the name "Ivy " She's a '93.


    Have the exact same frame, same color, but with some old RockShox Judy XC forks. My bottom bracket is shot though. The bike is kind of half put together right now and hanging from my garage ceiling. Rode the hell out of it from 97-04 and loved it. Maybe when I figure out how to replace the bottom bracket, I'll put it back together. Anyone have any tips on how to do this? What parts to get? It's one of the old press fit bottom brackets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucoh
    Have the exact same frame, same color, but with some old RockShox Judy XC forks. My bottom bracket is shot though. The bike is kind of half put together right now and hanging from my garage ceiling. Rode the hell out of it from 97-04 and loved it. Maybe when I figure out how to replace the bottom bracket, I'll put it back together. Anyone have any tips on how to do this? What parts to get? It's one of the old press fit bottom brackets.

    You definitely have one helluva bike, it's time to dust 'er off. When you think of it, though most of my Klein bretheren drool over the adroits and attitudes, the Fervors (Cough...Rascals) are truly a rare line since they only made them for a couple of years (AKA The "Fervorhood?").

    My original setup was pretty much all stock including the Zoom 170 bars and stems (which I want to get rid of-so if have a decent trade, lemme know), I found a mission control stem and swapped it out (It took an interesting fix, but works great). As for the BB, I guess you are one of the lucky few to have a problem with it as they usually outlive most marriages. Having said that, the bottom bracket I believe is a different matter as it required a special tool check this thread

    Cheers.

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    Bottom brackets are pretty easy to fix if you have the tool. Bearings are cheap and readily available. Call your (former) Klein dealer and see if they have the BB tool. If not, there are instructions how to do it without the tool. Do some searches in this forum for that.

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    Triplet.......


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    Whats the deal with the Attitude Comp? How different was it to the reg Attitudes and how do their values compare?

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    Basically when the Attitude -> Attitude Comp, you lost the Klein headset/BB and it's the whole pre-Trek vs. TreKlein thing. The pre-Trek Klein are considerably more valuable. Do a little digging on ebay for this and there is plenty (whole lotta too much) of the old vs. new in this forum, search out some older threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShamusWave

    Awesome Storms

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    i just picked up a 1997 klein mantra race red for 250 bucks in amazing condition it was a impulde buy it also came with extra tires and shoes.

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    With some other tires......


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    Klein Attitude fork 1990?

    1990 Attitude Fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noslogan
    Time to sell my Klein Attitude fork that wouldn't fit on any bike I own or could ride for that matter.
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    Kinda takes away from the flow of the thread don'tcha think?
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    At least they are decent pics. Most thread-jacking sellers can't even manage that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scozim
    My Klein Pulse II. The original owner I bought it from told me it was a 96 model, but I think the consensus is it may be an early 97 because the cable routing is different. Repainted Yeti blue by the folks who paint Yeti frames (according to the prior owner). The guys at my LBS really like the bike.
    Nice bike, but it is not a Pulse II. It is later, likely a 97 or 98 Pulse (all of those frames, comp, race, pro were the same, just different parts)
    Herro prease

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    Loving this thread!

    In 2001 I "found" mountain bike racing (yes, I was living under a rock called roadie since 1986!)

    My first mtn bike was a 2001 Klein Adept Pro, Gator Linear Fade, custom built to my spec, sram grip shift, Cane Creek team wheels, Race Face, etc.

    I still ride that bike and love it. I'm not sure how such an old design can actually hang in the modern times (my newest bike is a full carbon 29r fs race bike).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetking View Post
    With some other tires......

    That is One Ugly Klein, What are they Thinking ??
    My new Quote is "don't let friends ride old bikes on DH Trails "

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    Greetings everyone!

    Iím a new member. Just wanted to say thanks to all who have posted such amazing photos of their beautiful Klein mountain bikes. Iím a Klein collector and enthusiast as well. I will try to upload some pictures of my bikes one of these days. In the mean time, happy trails to all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by klein man View Post
    Greetings everyone!

    Iím a new member. Just wanted to say thanks to all who have posted such amazing photos of their beautiful Klein mountain bikes.
    You and me both.

    I just washed my old Pro Comp this weekend and vowed to get back on it. Probably going to need some new tires soon, the Tioga Psychos are lookin a little worse for dry rot. I'll see if I can't get some pics soon - it cleaned up real nice.

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    New dude alert!

    Thought I'd join up and share some photos of the Kleins in my stable. The Palomino is a NOS frame that I've had on the shelf a few years. I built it up a few weeks back and I can't get over how incredible she rides. The Q-Pro is a NOS, as well. I built her up last fall. I've wanted a Klein since the early '90's so for me these are a dream come true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbbr View Post
    My Karma, I've yet to see another one.

    this is lovely... fell inlove with my mantra now gotta have one of this.. if i can find one lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunyan View Post
    Hi Guys,

    Here's my '99 Klein Mantra. Love the bike; I am in the process fo "Clyde" proofing it.
    we got the same bike minus the wheels soon i'll be posting mine hehehe cool bike

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    here's my 2 mantras





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    Klein paint jobs were always unique.

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    Klein paint jobs was the best, No other bike Company could match it !!
    My new Quote is "don't let friends ride old bikes on DH Trails "

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    Quote Originally Posted by YETI_Chris View Post
    Klein paint jobs was the best, No other bike Company could match it !!
    ...or wanted to...

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    Gator Adroit

    Here's a pic of an adroit that I bought a couple of years ago and have had in storage - does anybody know why the mc1 is yellow and not a gator? was this an option or was it pulled off of a backfire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by top_hustler View Post
    Here's a pic of an adroit that I bought a couple of years ago and have had in storage - does anybody know why the mc1 is yellow and not a gator? was this an option or was it pulled off of a backfire?
    as odd as all those colors are together, I actually kinda like that one.

    Yes, that stem must have come from another bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcCirDude View Post


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    I'm a relatively light guy and that seatpost scares me silly...hope you weigh less than
    a bag of chips, and that post long enough to reach the bb.


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    I agree with ECS. Scary!

    Just picked up today. Yum! 1990 Pinnacle.
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    Nice one g. Looks super clean.
    Need: McMahon brake for roller cam mounts, Mountain Goat fork.

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    Anyone now why some '90's came with KAPPA rims while others came with THORR rims?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tymelero View Post
    Anyone now why some '90's came with KAPPA rims while others came with THORR rims?
    And why are the rears 986s and fronts m73x?

    Quote Originally Posted by muddybuddy View Post
    Nice one g. Looks super clean.
    Thank you, MB!

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    The 986's have more clearance for your heels. It was very common for the M730 (M732's not sure) to stick out too far on bikes with sloping top tubes, Kleins in specific. The 986's had a more vertical profile.

    I used Pedersen SE's on mine, which had better clearance than the 986's. I followed those up with a pair of Grafton MagLites, which were even more vertical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinguwin View Post
    The 986's have more clearance for your heels. It was very common for the M730 (M732's not sure) to stick out too far on bikes with sloping top tubes, Kleins in specific. The 986's had a more vertical profile.

    I used Pedersen SE's on mine, which had better clearance than the 986's. I followed those up with a pair of Grafton MagLites, which were even more vertical.
    Yeah, that was my guess. Good to get validation from the MoosePoop!

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    Love this thread. My Rascal.


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    Love this thread. My Rascal.
    My favorite Rascal. Makes me miss mine. Yours needs rigid fork...uh...and pedals!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    My favorite Rascal. Makes me miss mine. Yours needs rigid fork...uh...and pedals!
    If I knew 20 years ago that there is such following on Kleins, I would have kept the fork and stem/handlebar.

    Trek made a big mistake by killing the brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelblue View Post
    If I knew 20 years ago that there is such following on Kleins, I would have kept the fork and stem/handlebar.

    Trek made a big mistake by killing the brand.
    Nah, I blame Gary! It was his decision to kill the brand as soon as he sold out. Trek did their damage by giving us ''comp'' n ''race'' designations and ''power tubing'' lol.
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    My Klein in... surprise! Germany. (why does it seem like there are a lot of old Kleins in Germany I wonder?)


    I believe its a '97 Pulse Comp. Set up SS 32/16. I'm taking this one back to the states and leaving it at my parents house so I have something to ride (and don't have to pay exorbitant airline fees) when I visit.

    It's one stiff ride!
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    My 1993 Rascal SS

    Currently set up for steeps @ 24x22Official Klein Picture Thread-1118111015a.jpg
    Suicide by single speed. Work in progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranier View Post
    My Klein in... surprise! Germany. (why does it seem like there are a lot of old Kleins in Germany I wonder?)
    I blame Sir Carsten.

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    1991 Attitude

    Ordered unpainted fusalage April 91, received it September 91. WTB hubs, Cooks crank and bb, XT brakes and shifters
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    Quote Originally Posted by hkind View Post
    Ordered unpainted fusalage April 91, received it September 91. WTB hubs, Cooks crank and bb, XT brakes and shifters
    I always like the "rider Kleins" rather than the slick shod, q-tip cleaned, Armor-Alled, never-seen-dirt, "check out this paint job", wall hangers.

    A guy I used to ride with ordered his raw all the time, so that brings back some memories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hkind View Post
    Ordered unpainted fusalage April 91, received it September 91. WTB hubs, Cooks crank and bb, XT brakes and shifters
    Nice... was it cheaper, w/out paint?
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    Great looking bike. A true classic. Especially nice to see, as there aren't many that came from the factory as "naked" still out there.

    I tend to agree with what Fillet-brazed said about "rider Klein's". My experience with Klein bicycles leads me to feel they are one of the few truly beautiful objects that perform better than they look.

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    Ordered unpainted fusalage April 91, received it September 91. WTB hubs, Cooks crank and bb, XT brakes and shifters

    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    I always like the "rider Kleins" rather than the slick shod, q-tip cleaned, Armor-Alled, never-seen-dirt, "check out this paint job", wall hangers.

    A guy I used to ride with ordered his raw all the time, so that brings back some memories.
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    Visiting my brother over Xmas, I see this bike in his garage. His co-worker gave it to him I believe it's a '96. Pretty much mint. I told my brother (who hasn't even ridden it in 6 mos), "Enjoy it, and try not to wreck it or get it stolen!"


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    That is indeed a 96, given to him, eh? Not bad.

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    mine klein pulse

    klein pulse 1996/1997 . . . wheel set , crank set , FD still stock

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    All these Klein's look great, I 69ered mine.
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    Today, after making a few upgrades to all three of my Klein bikes, I weighed them all.

    From left to right, these bikes weigh 21 1/2 pounds, less than 19 1/2 pounds, and less than 18 1/2 pounds.

    All of them have 300-gram Slime tubes, which add about ten ounces to a bike over lightweight conventional tubes.

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    Here is one of my Klein, a 1991's Bright White Magenta Green Attitude in Originl painting.


    Klein Attitude 1991 Bright Green White Magenta _01 von veloliebe auf Flickr


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    Klein Attitude 1991 Bright Green White Magenta _05 von veloliebe auf Flickr


    Klein Attitude 1991 Bright Green White Magenta _08 von veloliebe auf Flickr


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    I'm not a Klein fan but that bike is sweet.
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    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    The last two are super great, and I rarely go there for Kleins (tho I do miss my Rascal).
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Impressive bikes and photos - the bikes look good with no paint, single color paint, or elaborate paint! Any significant disadvantage to the rear facing dropouts?

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    Sweet, Hairstream!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JT Previa View Post
    Any significant disadvantage to the rear facing dropouts?
    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JT Previa View Post
    Impressive bikes and photos - the bikes look good with no paint, single color paint, or elaborate paint! Any significant disadvantage to the rear facing dropouts?

    JT
    Significant? No, but it does make wheel changes a bit cumbersome.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Right On!!

    I have the same Palomino in my stable. What an incredible machine! I think I like it more than my '99 Mantra Pro, '01 Adept Pro and '87 Pinnacle Elite.

    Happy Trails!

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    thanks girlonbike! have fun at your vintage race weekend thingy.


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    That seems like a bad front tire, cool pic notwithstanding.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
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    1993 Klein Attitude in "Cosmic"
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    Does anybody have a pic of a 98 Mantra Pro. the green one.restoring one....
    and i am looking for a pic of the blue fade. is it top and bottom? and is it a metallic blue?

    and is the green a metalic? becasue what i got is more of a kawasaki green...

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    The blue is top and bottom on the Mantra Pro.
    The blue is pretty much SID blue.
    https://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2...98_20klein.pdf

    Photos of 1998 Attitudes are easier to find in the same scheme.

    https://i356.photobucket.com/albums/...ude_pro_01.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairstream View Post
    yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
    Definitely something to get butthurt and pull the pics over!
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    Nice Lebowski reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne View Post
    The blue is top and bottom on the Mantra Pro.
    The blue is pretty much SID blue.
    https://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2...98_20klein.pdf

    Photos of 1998 Attitudes are easier to find in the same scheme.

    https://i356.photobucket.com/albums/...ude_pro_01.jpg

    i have the actual 98 huge cat. it just dose not show it well. so is the green a met green?

    and hum... sid blue. i wonder what car is that color... haha

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    out and about on the easter weekend to ride my most beloved bike...



    best

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauricer View Post
    out and about on the easter weekend to ride my most beloved bike...

    Moritz

    One of my favorite Kleins too. You ever ride it on dirt?
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    i only finished the build up a few weeks ago, so not sure yet as the condition is still pretty nice. prefer to take out my 1990 RM Blizzard as it has more signs of use. might still take it out once though - in the end it was made to ride through the dirt.

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    Pass auf, dass die Kiste keinen Sonnenbrand bekommt

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    so selten wie hier die sonne scheint, hab ich da keine sorgen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauricer View Post
    out and about on the easter weekend to ride my most beloved bike...


    Moritz
    Holy seatpost, Batman! Couldn't nab one in your size?

    Looks great!
    Keep the Rubber Side Down!

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    wrong perspective. it is a 42 cm seat post, so lots of meat in the frame to hold me. nothing to worry about.

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    We the people ...

    Let that seat post be a symbol of your virility! Because, I too am a member of the of the over 8 inches club.

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    New aquisition 1996 Attitude Team

    I had put out this one as a question on the WIW forum. To the Lords of the thread It must have looked very suspicious because the my question was deleted. Despite that I still went ahead and purchased it.
    Built in 96 or so. Ridden light single track for a season. Storage ever since. A little small for me as seen by the post height, but I got a screaming deal ($500.00) and couldnt pass it up.
    23lbs 12oz with pedals
    XTR F R SRam grip shift
    Bontrager wheel w/ CK hubs'
    Magura Hyd rim brake
    it up
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    Quote Originally Posted by trodaq View Post
    I had put out this one as a question on the WIW forum. To the Lords of the thread It must have looked very suspicious because the my question was deleted.
    Despite my repeated explanations, that thread does get cleaned up. Your question was answered quite nicely by mkozaczek who knows a thing or two about Kleins. A few days later, when a bunch of stuff has been asked and answered, it got swept up in the clean up.

    As for you bike, very nice. Love the brakes and matching cranks.

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    My Mountain Klein

    Need Help dating this Klein. The serial is 2MID2, I know it's not the first year or so because those had the silver handlebars and stem. MIne is more modern and black with the XT push button shifters
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    Nice bike. Could be an 87 or eraly 88. The only thing that changed on the Mountain Klein besides spec was the switch to Cantilever brakes on the seat stay.

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    Klein serial number

    I have a late'85/early 86 Mountain Klein. serial number M16E.
    Anyone know what the number means?

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    The earlier numbers are hard to decipher and generally the best clues are components and paint if you are looking for which year in specific. Since this is the official picture thread, why not post a few pictures to keep the masses entertained.

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    Here is my 93 Rascal,


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    OK, that's it...I need to fix and tune up my '92 Attitude...I miss her!
    Keep the Rubber Side Down!

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    Very nice, Moritz! ... I like this colours.
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    My 1993 Klein Attitude Moonrise

    Picked it up a couple weeks ago from the original owner. He said it was only ridden a few times and I believe him. It still has the nubs running down the middle on the original Panaracer Smoke front tire. He also gave me a binder full of every receipt and manual from the build.
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    Front wheel is on backwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Front wheel is on backwards.
    Yea, I noticed that after the initial shock wore off and I really started looking it over. Since then I've removed the bar ends and front fender. I had new koolstop pads put on and got a hold of hippiesuspension today for a fork rebuild. Once the fork is done and new tires installed it will be ready for a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UzziDH View Post
    Yea, I noticed that after the initial shock wore off and I really started looking it over. Since then I've removed the bar ends and front fender. I had new koolstop pads put on and got a hold of hippiesuspension today for a fork rebuild. Once the fork is done and new tires installed it will be ready for a ride.
    Nice. Sounds like you're doing the right things with it!
    Maybe go with M900 brifters too?

    I'm a fan of Jerry's fork tuning.
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    Maybe a little more chainstay protection?
    I wish that I'd taped up mine before they got all chain-rashed.

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    I love my 2000 Klein Attitude Comp!
    Just upgraded almost everything last month also.
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    awesome colors

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    I'm a relatively light guy and that seatpost scares me silly...hope you weigh less than
    a bag of chips, and that post long enough to reach the bb.


    Steve
    Wow! Just saw this. It looks longer than it really it. A bit of fisheye happening, there. Anyhow, it's a Thomson seat post and has 4 cm more before length limit. I weigh 80 kilos and haven't had any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepergirl17 View Post
    I love my 2000 Klein Attitude Comp!
    Just upgraded almost everything last month also.
    Aah, Sea Otter. What events?
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    Here's my 1991 Attitude.

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    I see a lot of bad attitudes on this thread!

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    Nice collectin of picts.

    Almost completed my 96 Adroit "koi" build and as you can see one part really stands out. This looks like the perfect place to get some oppinions.The white fork has gotta go, I found some paint experts who could get the colors really close includeing the pearl effect or get apowder coat in either gold or orange crome. He would even try mixing a little red in the orange for something different. My delema, match the paint at $500 or the powdercoat and maybe the experiment at $200 Any thoughts out there? I've got $3300 into it already and weights only 21 lbs. and I realy want to get it dirty Official Klein Picture Thread-picture-003.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by norsk biker View Post
    I've got $3300 into it already
    I don't even see how that is remotely possible.

    You build is a mishmash so whatever you choose is fine.

    Personally, if it was my bike, I would do it right and swap out the chain, seatpost, bars, stem, shifters, brakes, housing, cranks, derailleurs and remove the bar ends. And swap out the tires for some blackwall ones. And level out the saddle so I won't slide forward. But that's all just nitpicky and personal preference.

    It would be great if you could find the proper stem/bars and some matching rigid forks.

    Looks great though! Congrats!

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    I will make a list when I'm done, the components are light & strong,then you can research yourself. The fork alone was 900 bones and the wheel set weighs in at ca. 1350 gm w/out rubber & casset. My objective is to stay within the colorspectrum of the frame itself and use modern equipment. or are you looking for some new/used components ; ) The saddle is a temp. I'm waiting on an order from Germany. Also my goal was light, strong & reliable. I could shave close to another pound for another ca. $1500 but had to draw the line somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 415m3 View Post
    Here's my 1991 Attitude.



    nice badass Klein.
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    Definitely match the paint for $500! I did the same thing for my wife's 2001 Adept Comp. Her bike frame has the Jamaican Gold paint scheme, and I had the forks painted to match and it looks great! By the way, that is a sweet ride you have there.

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    thanks for our thoughts klein man would love to see picts. of your wifes adept. score stands at paint-1, pwder coat-0, indifference-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by norsk biker View Post
    Almost completed my 96 Adroit "koi" build and as you can see one part really stands out. This looks like the perfect place to get some oppinions.The white fork has gotta go, I found some paint experts who could get the colors really close includeing the pearl effect or get apowder coat in either gold or orange crome. He would even try mixing a little red in the orange for something different. My delema, match the paint at $500 or the powdercoat and maybe the experiment at $200 Any thoughts out there? I've got $3300 into it already and weights only 21 lbs. and I realy want to get it dirty Click image for larger version. 

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    Not sure why it would be $200 to paint a fork. Should be half that price at most.

    I wouldn't worry about fork color though...there's already enough ugly ano and hodgepodge of parts to where fork color is the least of your worries.

    You want to do something positive for the bike...ditch those cheap awful tires.
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    gotta love brutal honest opinions my wife is german so I'm use to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by norsk biker View Post
    my wife is german so I'm use to it
    haha! That's funny. I like your attitude!

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    I always prefer honesty over B.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norsk biker View Post
    gotta love brutal honest opinions my wife is german so I'm use to it
    Haha, what does your wife think of the bike?

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    I like your attitude!
    2nd'ed. There needs to be more thick skins around here like this guy!
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    recipe for thick skin, live in Germany for 12yrs. and be married to a German for 25

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    Quote Originally Posted by norsk biker View Post
    recipe for thick skin, live in Germany for 12yrs. and be married to a German for 25
    Haha, nice. Good on you man!
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    the tires might be a little much on line they didn't look sooo BAM so when I ride the rubber off of these I will get the yellow ones

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    I got into this Klein Pulse comp for pretty cheap. I got it with an open mind to either keep it or flip it. It just didn't fit me right at all and I never connected with it and I ended up trading it for a Bianchi San Jose and some cash. Here it is set up for my older daughter to ride.



    Not a mountain bike, but I had this Quantum road bike for a while. It was an older, pre-Trek job with Campy Mirage and Chorus rear. It was my main road bike for about three years but eventually, steel called me back.

    Some of the most beautiful paint I've ever seen!


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    great thread...

    i've just gotten back into the bike scene after 12 years away..

    I used to have a candy red klein rascal circa 92-93. I wish they were 1 1/8 steerer so i could pickup another one a build it back up. loved that frame and would build another one today but such limited fork choices with the new stuff...damm the 1" steerer...i still have my original Mission Control bar/stem combo hanging around...

    I still have my Klein Quantum which i just dusted off as well. Same green color as above pic...i'm in the process of bringing it back to life (literally ten years of dust on it) and will post pics...

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    Klein Attitude 2006

    Just upgrading my 2006 Klein Attitude's components.
    Still looking for red pedal and seatpost clamp red for final touch

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    After hanging in my brother's shed for 17 years, I finally got my old Klein back last weekend. I bought the frameset new from Mountain Bike Specialists in Durango in the spring of 1987. After some cleaning, a few adjustments and some lube, the old bike still rides like new.

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    Good lookin' Klein.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    Good lookin' Klein.
    Thanks. I forgot how light this bike was. It came in at 21.5lbs on my scale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelie View Post
    After hanging in my brother's shed for 17 years, I finally got my old Klein back last weekend. I bought the frameset new from Mountain Bike Specialists in Durango in the spring of 1987. After some cleaning, a few adjustments and some lube, the old bike still rides like new.
    Right on. Go get loose with it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Right on. Go get loose with it!
    I plan to use it as my new/old bike path cruiser. I took it for a ride last night and it works like a champ!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelie View Post
    I plan to use it as my new/old bike path cruiser. I took it for a ride last night and it works like a champ!

    Path cruiser!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelie View Post
    I plan to use it as my new/old bike path cruiser. I took it for a ride last night and it works like a champ!
    Cool. Don't forget to put some slicks on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Path cruiser!?
    Don't worry, my local bike path takes me to a good loop of single track. It's a good ride with 12 miles of pavement and 6 miles of dirt. My favorite trail is best with 4" of suspension and I have an old Racer X for that. It would be a beating for the old rigid Klein and my old rigid body.

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    A few weeks ago.
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    Knobbies, mountains, rigid, no aerospokes! Holy cow, a breath of fresh air!

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    I JUST bought a 2003 Klein Attitude! Taking her out this weekend for along ride. Loving it so far. I might need some wider bars, though. I feel a little like a fixie rider with the stock ones on there. We'll see after the field test. This thread is inspiring!
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    7/16/2012 Ok, here she is on her maiden voyage at the top of the world. Continental Divide in Zuni Mountains, NM. Indeed, the bars WERE narrow - previous owner had cut them down! Put an old Bontrager Crowbar on there and we're rockin' and rollin'

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    Can anyone determine the age of this old Klein Pulse Pro?




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    That's a 1997 Klein Pulse Pro. Here's a link to Bikepedia with the specs to confirm.

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    Mine...

    Beat the hell out of it from the mid to late 90's and it returned the favor quite often. It's been demoted to SS/grocery getter and trainer duty...
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    My Klein

    Heres my Klein, its not the desirable Pre-Trek, but still made in Chehalis, which i did not believe until i read interview with Gary Klein in Switchback i think he mentioned Trek shut down factory in 2000.

    Couple a weeks ago on Skookum Flats/White River trail by Rainier.
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    Mine

    Here's my sorry looking Klein as bought on Sunday

    This is going to have a 'pre-build' before being totally stripped and re-built to a very high standard with period parts

    I've got a set of yellow HS33s and a pair of Rock Shox Judy XLCs on their way to me now but would welcome any ideas (or bits) from anyone on here; especially a usable bit of suspension...

    Once that's done, it'll be used regularly off road here in West Wales; where a phone call to God is cheap rate due to being where he lives...

    Have a look at some of my other recent builds on flickr under my name of PACE250T

    Forgot to add, this is my first post but have been looking at this site and used it for info and reviews for ages now, so about time I joined in...
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    Went back to the traditional 26" all around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the0r1st View Post
    Went back to the traditional 26" all around.
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    By doing wheelies.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    By doing wheelies.
    He's got the pedals for it. And super mega wide bars.
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    Klein Fervor

    Long time lurker,
    Live in Park City now, and thought I would make my first post.
    I lived in PA when I was a kid, and raced a lot in my teens, and this Klein Fervor was my bike for most of my racing years. It used to have an amp fork on it, I have no idea what happened to it. I can't remember what year the bike is, 1992 maybe?
    I am now getting this bike ready for my wife to ride as she has decided she wants to ride bikes more.
    I am getting ready to put a Manitou 4 fork on it. It likely will need new elastomers, so I have been researching that front.
    After the Klein, I had an AMP B3 that I raced on for a while, until it broke, they gave me another one, then that one broke...
    After the AMP, in 1997 I had a custom IF deluxe made. That has been my ride ever since, I still love it.
    Anyways, here is a picture of the Klein, It got a super duper tune up the other day, cleaned out shifters, new cables and housing, etc... ready to ride, just needs a fork....


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    Leave the rigid fork on it!
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    This is not a VRC Klein but thought this was pretty cool.
    While riding last Friday I met this girl at the trailhead. She had this Palomino with a cool paint scheme that I had never seen before.
    It turns out she had entered a contest Klein had a few years back and won. The contest was to design a paint scheme to be used on a frame. By winning they used her design and gave her a free bike.
    Does anyone know if this was offered to the public? I have seen an Attitude with it once.
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    Ok, straightened out my seat, through on some new forks but keeping the long bars. Still need to work on my cables.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the0r1st View Post
    Ok, straightened out my seat
    Are you sure you did? It still looks like the nose is way lower. Generally speaking and it of course varies based on preference and cultural differences, I suppose, the front of the saddle should be level with the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Are you sure you did? It still looks like the nose is way lower. Generally speaking and it of course varies based on preference and cultural differences, I suppose, the front of the saddle should be level with the rear.
    Your killn' me

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    Quote Originally Posted by the0r1st View Post
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    Saddle

    I ran mine straight for many many years but now find running it slightly tilting back is way more comfortable; as in I don't get a bad back now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PACERC250T View Post
    I ran mine straight for many many years but now find running it slightly tilting back is way more comfortable; as in I don't get a bad back now...
    It's a friggin Klein: You sacrifice comfort for being one of the cool kids. Get with the program, fix your seat and post some pics. Please.

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    Here's one...

    Quote Originally Posted by longfinkillie View Post
    It's a friggin Klein: You sacrifice comfort for being one of the cool kids. Get with the program, fix your seat and post some pics. Please.
    Ha! Ha! Fair point....

    Here a pic of where I'm at after only a day of building from 'nuffin' plus a week of gathering bitz

    Hopefully the PACE will be back from the shop Saturday so that I can swap over the brakes with the ones I bought, as the PACE is the sweetie and the Klein, for once, is going to be the 'tramp'

    WATCH OUT! A KLEIN THAT'S THAT'S GOING TO BE USED FOR THE DAILY COMMUTE!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PACERC250T View Post
    Ha! Ha! Fair point....

    Here a pic of where I'm at after only a day of building from 'nuffin' plus a week of gathering bitz

    Hopefully the PACE will be back from the shop Saturday so that I can swap over the brakes with the ones I bought, as the PACE is the sweetie and the Klein, for once, is going to be the 'tramp'

    WATCH OUT! A KLEIN THAT'S THAT'S GOING TO BE USED FOR THE DAILY COMMUTE!!!
    Wow, that's going to be nice.

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    Great bike. Is it powdercoated?

    Ben

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    Paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Benzosol View Post
    Great bike. Is it powdercoated?

    Ben
    No, totally original, as it left the Klein factory, 1998 paint at the moment.

    Once I'm happy with how it rides, handles etc I'll have it powder coated at Swifco in Weston-super-Mare as usual, as they do a great job and at a great price

    Have a look at my other jobs on flickr and search PACE250T

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    Here's the fork I am going to put on my green Fervor at the top of the page. I won the crown on ebay with the 1" steerer, and then yanked the fork off of my dads bike. Now his bike needed a fork, so I bought on ebay a 04 Marzocchi Marathon SL, that went on my Independent, and the old fork on my indy went on my dads bike. I love it when a project for an old bike (or car) means bonus parts for the newer one. The fork had 1, read that again, 1 decomposed elastomer, and all the others were in perfect shape. It was gummed up so I cleaned it and reassembled it tonight. Feels pretty smooth. In the next day or two I'll put it on the bike and take it for a ride on my neighborhood trail, Road to WOS for those of you familiar with the PC UT area.
    I think this will look great on a green Klein. Some of you say keep it rigid, nah, I want a period correct fork. Anyway, check it...


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    Period fork every time for me! Nice job

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    Got the fork mounted up,and the bike is ready to go for a ride. It could still use a better set of rubber, one of the tires is a tired conti pro2, and the other is a worn mythos xc. I'd like to find some skinwall tires. Also could use a nicer set of cranks, the STX ones it came with are beat from years of racing in my younger days, and look like crap in my opinion. Would like to find some xt period cranks, or something aftermarket, race face, ac, topline, etc... Also it needs a set of pedals, maybe I should get some newer ones for my indy and slap my old Ritchey logic pedals on this thing... Seeing this back get back to its former glory makes me smile.
    Anyway, here is the latest incarnation... Hopefully I'll be able to get it out this weekend for a ride.


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    Looking good!

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    New in the stable.....



    The other ones.....


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    thats one of my favs

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    Love those old classic lines

    The Old Classic Klein;s were always my favorite, but always out of my reach price wise. Keep these alive because there are no more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ResidentRider View Post
    Got the fork mounted up,and the bike is ready to go for a ride. It could still use a better set of rubber, one of the tires is a tired conti pro2, and the other is a worn mythos xc. I'd like to find some skinwall tires. Also could use a nicer set of cranks, the STX ones it came with are beat from years of racing in my younger days, and look like crap in my opinion. Would like to find some xt period cranks, or something aftermarket, race face, ac, topline, etc... Also it needs a set of pedals, maybe I should get some newer ones for my indy and slap my old Ritchey logic pedals on this thing... Seeing this back get back to its former glory makes me smile.
    Anyway, here is the latest incarnation... Hopefully I'll be able to get it out this weekend for a ride.

    Ran the same fork on my Fervor, latter replaced with an EFC. You may want to find some fork boots, as those seals won't keep the mud/water out. Glad to see another puke green one still kicking!

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    95 Klein Adroit

    I just picked this Adroit up recently. Koi color. Serial number id's it as 05/96 #260. I guess it's in pretty good condition and has been ridden enough to give it the usual paint scratches and chips. Upper triangle paint very good cond. XTR derailleurs, XTR cassette, XT crankset, XT rear brakes, XT controls, Hope Mini hydraulic front disk brake, Thompson sestpost, Selle Italia saddle, Marzocchi Bomber fork, Chris King Headset, Chris King disc compatible hubs, Mavic wheelset- front disk/rear rim, Bontrager bar and stem.

    I'm assuming this bike came with a MC2 front end and maybe full XTR or full XT. Seatpost and saddle maybe original?
    If anyone has more info on this bike, please feel free to add.
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    '99 Klein Mantra frame build-up

    Came across this gem for a steal on craigslist a couple months ago, gonna start building her up for my first non-dept-store FS bike. It came with:

    '99 Klein Mantra frame in Medium (18" or so?)
    Fox Float rear shock
    Shimano Altus RD
    Shimano Deore Mega 9 FD
    Shimano integrated 8-speed shifters / brake levers
    Marzocchi bomber fork (a 2001 I believe) with one set of Avid Arch Rival V brakes

    All for an incredible $30.

    For another $30 (last of what I had on me) I got a CamelBak Mule and a Rock Shox SID dual air fork which I'm using on my current hardtail.

    It all seemed too good to be true (or stolen or something) when I first saw the post, but the guy was legit, and just clearing out a *ton* of stuff before moving out of state. Had I had more cash on me, I'd have gotten more goodies. But this is what I got and I'm happy with it. Excited for the build.

    I plan to pull my current hardtail (Raleigh M80) apart to build this up. Going to use my SID front fork, stem and bars, wheels, front disc brake, and the Avids on the rear until I can get my hands on an adapter for the rear caliper. The BB and cranks will come too, and I'm trying to decide whether I should use the Altus or if my Deore RD (which may have a slightly bent cage) would be better. I've got a Ritchie seatpost to fit (my Titus saddle will be donated to the Mantra) and I'm just waiting on my LBS to get in more of the odd sized 36.9mm seatpost clamp. Anything else I should look out for in building this up? You guys would know.

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