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    This is my first serious mountain bike my parents got for me when I was about 14 years old. I lent it to my brother and he took it to arizona when he moved out there. Still looking good some 13 years later. For some reason I have a feeling I won't be getting it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    I just picked this Adroit up recently. Koi color. Serial number id's it as 05/96 #260.

    If anyone has more info on this bike, please feel free to add.


    Well, I can tell you for sure that its worth a tiny fraction of the price of the bike you wanted to trade it for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Well, I can tell you for sure that its worth a tiny fraction of the price of the bike you wanted to trade it for.
    It's true, I was there.

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    My friend's Mountain Klein with Manitou elastomer forks. This photo was taken after he had the original paint removed, a clear coat applied over the bare aluminum with original decals he got from Klein. The original paint was pretty scratched up, you can see some gars in the chainstay. This picture was taken in 1992, he'd already had the bike for a few years and he still has it.



    I had a Klein Quantum road bike at the time and I remember calling the Klein factory for some reason and Gary Klein answered the phone, pretty cool.

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    How did the Klein reunion go this past summer? Did it ever happen? You Klein Peeps seem so hardcore, I would think it was huge?
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    They found out that none of them actually ride their bikes.
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    Some still do

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    Quote Originally Posted by norsk biker View Post
    Some still do
    Post some pictures!

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    Ever wonder why a lot of the Klein guys don't check in so often?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    Ever wonder why a lot of the Klein guys don't check in so often?
    Cuz they are on RBR?

    I'm pretty sure the sky will fall before you get yours done to ride it.
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    I have a green 89 pinnacle that ill post once I have the ability

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    They found out that none of them actually ride their bikes.
    I actually ride mine and all of my 96-97 era bikes. This was the era that all of the parts were top of the line quality, lightweight and durable. Many of the older Kleins from the early 90's with all original rigid forks are boneshakers and the people who own them are old enough that it hurts to ride them so they end up being garage queens. Front suspension rocks when you are 40+.

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    Funny some one mentioned it I normaly don't take pict's when riding (haveing to much fun) did get some this fall of the newest addition to my Klein family, a full rigid Attitude in excellent shape, should be a wall hanger but got her muddy this fall. I would post a pict. but my pc won't let it through guess I will have to take more.
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    Here's one without the mud but at least you get to see her, as for as no suspension? The trails I ride here in the Pacific NW this bike rocks Yes I don't go as fast as my fs buddys but the ride is kick *ss all the same. After riding this I'm currently building a full rigid carbon that should come in at approx. 19#. This bike is so light on the front that I can easily "flick" it around on the realy tight turns. Oh! no need to mention how it climbs
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    I call shenanigans on the last picture. That's a garage bike all the way- no way has it seen dirt in ages.
    Nice bike though.

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    Pleased to see the pictures, nonetheless. With knobbies too!

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    Me washy me biky

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    Quote Originally Posted by norsk biker View Post
    Me washy me biky
    Please come visit me and wash my bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norsk biker View Post
    Here's one without the mud but at least you get to see her, as for as no suspension? The trails I ride here in the Pacific NW this bike rocks Yes I don't go as fast as my fs buddys but the ride is kick *ss all the same. After riding this I'm currently building a full rigid carbon that should come in at approx. 19#. This bike is so light on the front that I can easily "flick" it around on the realy tight turns. Oh! no need to mention how it climbs
    I like this one. From the set up/ fit to the xt 937 unpretentious build to the best color scheme imho. i can see it climbs like a (insert metaphor)
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    Would rather wash my bike than my car this being o.t (storm) season for my line of work does'nt allow me much time to even ride so your on your own for a while
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    This is the one that got me back to my hard-tail roots
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    Love that one Norsk
    You don't see too many of that paint scheme with the rigid fork.
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    Thanks shayne, I got from the original owner (got his receit) and he never rode it in the mud just groomed gravel fire trails and the price was reasonable, I thought anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronbo613 View Post
    My friend's Mountain Klein with Manitou elastomer forks. This photo was taken after he had the original paint removed, a clear coat applied over the bare aluminum with original decals he got from Klein. The original paint was pretty scratched up, you can see some gars in the chainstay. This picture was taken in 1992, he'd already had the bike for a few years and he still has it.



    I had a Klein Quantum road bike at the time and I remember calling the Klein factory for some reason and Gary Klein answered the phone, pretty cool.
    Cool frame. It's a Pinnacle, though, right? I believe Mountain Kleins had square chainstays all the way back.

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    And the rear brakes were under the chain stay????

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    Cool frame. It's a Pinnacle, though, right? I believe Mountain Kleins had square chainstays all the way back
    I'm not 100% sure, it seems to me it was before the Pinnacle came out. I sent my friend a link to this thread, hopefully, he can fill in the details.

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    FWIW, according to Bikepedia, the Pinnacle was 1993.

    Long time lurker in this thread. Never built a bike up or anything so ambitious (just a tinkerer), but I do love my Klein Attitude. Sure, its a Trek-era 2003, but that bike has the best geometry of any I have ridden. Fast, responsive and climbs like a son of a gun! A great performer I will ride til it dies. Been gradually upgrading components as they wear, but I just love that frame...

    Some real beauties in here. Inspiring...

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    I love it when lurkers speak.

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    FWIW, according to Bikepedia, the Pinnacle was 1993.
    Then for sure it's not a Pinnacle because the photo was taken in 1992 and he'd already had it for 2-3 years...

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Cuz they are on RBR?

    I'm pretty sure the sky will fall before you get yours done to ride it.
    Not all on RBK.

    Here is mine from last weekend. Pretty cold in Washington that day.
    It did have mud on it by the end of the day.

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    Bikepedia only goes back to 1993, so everything appears to start there. Here's a good source:

    Klein Specs

    Fantastic pic above!

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    Hay Larry Jo where do you ride, I'm in the SW Wash. area.......... That's a sweet ride by the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by norsk biker View Post
    Hay Larry Jo where do you ride, I'm in the SW Wash. area.......... That's a sweet ride by the way
    I ride Tiger, Grand Ridge, northern areas and others close by. Capitol Forest, Banner and southern trails when i have time.

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    If your ever in the Longview, Kelso area let me know we got some sweet trails here in the area

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    Quote Originally Posted by cegrover View Post
    Cool frame. It's a Pinnacle, though, right? I believe Mountain Kleins had square chainstays all the way back.
    It's a Mountain Klein. I bought the frame in 1984 & built it with components ordered from Performance via the phone.

    Came with a chromed stiffy fork which I upgraded to the Manitou II a few years later. The bike was originally that great bright red, no fade, but after several years of hard riding the paint was pretty chipped so I bead blasted the frame, through on the Manitou & the Mission Control all-in-one stem/bars.

    The look was completed with a few purple anodized parts, 4" bars ends, Cook Bros E cranks & matching chain rings. The clear coated aluminum & purple anodizium kit made for a pretty snappy set up.

    The good news is it's in the attic patiently waiting for me to get it tuned & back on the trails. The bad news is I'm too old to ride a hard tail for any length of time.

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    Official Klein Picture Thread-2012-12-01_09-23-56_975-1.jpgFor the non beleivers......no garage soooo for those who want to take their Klein for a ride in the Pac. NW send me a PM Happy trails
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    I love it!

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    Re: Official Klein Picture Thread

    Finished building mine! Hope to get it dirty this weekend.



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    Quote Originally Posted by norsk biker View Post
    For the non beleivers......no garage
    Yes....


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    So great proving me an ignorant jerk! Kudos to you guys for riding those Kleins. Someday, I'll get one too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    So great proving me an ignorant jerk! Kudos to you guys for riding those Kleins. Someday, I'll get one too!
    One more for you.



    PS. The no bike sign refers to a horse only trail spur, no the trail I was on.

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    Official Klein Picture Thread

    Nice Martin.

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    That Gator fade is my favorite.......sweeeet

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    The Pinnacle was released in 1986, long before bikepedia. It was the second mtb model from Klein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wahday View Post
    FWIW, according to Bikepedia, the Pinnacle was 1993.

    Long time lurker in this thread. Never built a bike up or anything so ambitious (just a tinkerer), but I do love my Klein Attitude. Sure, its a Trek-era 2003, but that bike has the best geometry of any I have ridden. Fast, responsive and climbs like a son of a gun! A great performer I will ride til it dies. Been gradually upgrading components as they wear, but I just love that frame...

    Some real beauties in here. Inspiring...
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    Look at all you guys riding your Kleins! Just got done with a ride on mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norsk biker View Post
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    I try to avoid this thread ... always makes me really want a Klein.
    Really nice stuff here
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorgedon View Post
    It's a Mountain Klein. I bought the frame in 1984 & built it with components ordered from Performance via the phone.

    Came with a chromed stiffy fork which I upgraded to the Manitou II a few years later. The bike was originally that great bright red, no fade, but after several years of hard riding the paint was pretty chipped so I bead blasted the frame, through on the Manitou & the Mission Control all-in-one stem/bars.
    The frame pictured a couple posts back is not a mountain klein, but a fairly late model Pinnacle as evidenced by the cantilever brakes. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    I try to avoid this thread ... always makes me really want a Klein.
    Really nice stuff here
    Whats stoppin' ya? You can test ride mine at K'Ville next month and see if you like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Whats stoppin' ya? You can test ride mine at K'Ville next month and see if you like it.
    Same thing that always prevented me from trying drugs - the fact that I might- like it
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    Here's my 88 Pinnacle (I think it's an 88).
    It is way too big for me to ride in the woods (21") so it pretty much just sits in my basement and looks purty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Ray View Post
    Here's my 88 Pinnacle (I think it's an 88).
    It is way too big for me to ride in the woods (21") so it pretty much just sits in my basement and looks purty.
    It could be an '89 with the seatstay brakes. The decals are different (missing the "Pinnacle" decal on the top tube). Was it a standard color Pinnacle that got a "Backfire" repaint?

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    Big & tall head tube club: '88 Pinnacle Elite and '91 Attitude.
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    Mine does have the original paint, I made the decals at work, would love to find an NOS set for it!
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    Here is one for you you guys...not my bike or a pic of me riding someone else's bike...but it is a Klein.

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    Oh.Man! I have your email so I'm just going to send you some pictures...when you least expect it.

    Payback is a *****.

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    That can't be unseen.

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    lol......you are welcome.

    and remember to Keep Portland Weird!

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    Buncha seat sniffers..
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Williwoods View Post
    Here is one for you you guys...not my bike or a pic of me riding someone else's bike...but it is a Klein.

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    I'm from the area and thank Oden have'nt seen that is it a klein because it's cold out

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    I see a crack

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    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Got her dirty. Rides great.

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    Here is my 1992 Attitude.... Official Klein Picture Thread-img_0078.jpg

    Thinking about selling....

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    Those are huge, what size frames are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Williwoods View Post
    Here is one for you you guys...not my bike or a pic of me riding someone else's bike...but it is a Klein.

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    Not a garage queen. It's being ridden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post


    that is clean! which fork is that? I like the taper.. 19in?
    Love the stem. it fits so well w/ the fat aluminum tubes.
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    Thanks! The fork is a Spinner TFO.
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    Klein summary

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    There is one not pictured that is a nasty weather commuter/hunting rig, a Klein but not a "Gary Klein"

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    My old race bike that I bought used in '98. It's won me a 24 Hours of Adrenaline Race and helped me motor past Tinker in another. In his defense, he was racing solo. It's also allowed me to spend countless hours riding in the company of friends. I've since sorta retired it since I no longer race.

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    This is my beast from 2001. Awesome ride but it was a bit to small. Loved the ride.

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    Just upgraded wheelset (tubeless!), cassette and chain, serviced original Duke XC fork and installed new headset. In the last year also converted to discs (Avid BB7s) and switched out saddle and bars. Love my Klein (even though its Trek era - 2003) Rockin' and rollin"!!
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    My painstakingly restored '91 Dolomite Attitude








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    "My painstakingly restored '91 Dolomite Attitude"

    VERY nicely done!!!

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    My late eightys pinnacle!

    Looks pretty all original. Nice.
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    Finished Klein Fervor

    I'm diggin that white themed Attitude at the top of the page.

    So I posted up my old fervor race bike from when I was a teenager a few pages back, I have been busy on ebay and managed to get this bike to the point where I think I am done with it for a while.
    It has a full LX group, cranks were a recent ebay addition, as is the Deore DX headset. (god the headset that was on there til last week was a piece of crap). So, all LX, it's a step up form the STX SE parts that rapidly died in the bikes race days. When I was racing it, I had an AMP fork on it. No idea what happened to that thing. This Manitou three has been rebuilt with new elastomers, and new seals, and feels pretty good. Got some trick onza chill pills as brake cable thingies. Mavic 231 rims, lx hubs, Ritchey Zmax tires.
    Oh, and a shout out the MTBR member who just happened to have the nebula green mission crontrol stem and handlebar. A million times better than the zoom that came with the bike.
    Here you go. Now just need the snow to melt so I can take it for a spin on my neighborhood trail.
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    Super-cool. Great seeing all the Kleins. Come join us on the "I only ride Klein" FB page!

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    I uh....I don't only ride Klein though. :|
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    shhhh neither do I. But don't tell them and they'll never know :-)

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    I found one by me on Craigslist in Harrisburg but it's wayy too small...seems like they're always overpriced or the size is wrong. Very nice bikes guys!

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    the restored Dolomite is pretty sharp.

    What did you find was the most difficult component to acquire in that condition?

    It doesn't appear as if anyone makes white MTB tires, anymore...and rubber has a shorter shelf life than most metals...

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    I'm ditching the suspension fork for a rigid carbon fork...leaning towards a Trigon with a 650b wheel up front, as the Niner with a 29" up front might be too steep, and stand out in contrast to the 26" rear wheel.

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    Why not matched 26" wheels? I must admit to being at a loss for why it has become so desirable to have two different sized wheels. Wouldn't you rather carry one spare tube on rides?
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    I may end up riding a pair of 26" wheels, in the end. I was looking to gain some sort of middle ground between a suspension fork and fully rigid, with the larger wheel.

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    Go with a rigid fork with lots of tire clearance, and go with a big 26" tire. A 26x2.3" at the proper inflation is nearly as good as some of those early suspension forks were at soaking up the smaller stuff.

    Just my $.02 worth of advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jak0zilla View Post
    Why not matched 26" wheels? I must admit to being at a loss for why it has become so desirable to have two different sized wheels. Wouldn't you rather carry one spare tube on rides?
    I think the bigger front wheel would be a good idea if it doesn't lift the BB and alter the head angle too much. It would also slighly smooth out the bumps.

    A 26" tube will most definitely fit on a 650b tire which is only 1" bigger than 26". They even fit on 29ers which are 3" bigger - just needs a slight stretch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    I think the bigger front wheel would be a good idea if it doesn't lift the BB and alter the head angle too much. It would also slighly smooth out the bumps.

    A 26" tube will most definitely fit on a 650b tire which is only 1" bigger than 26". They even fit on 29ers which are 3" bigger - just needs a slight stretch.
    I was under the impression that when the Adroits stopped coming with the factory rigid fork, Klein (likely then Trek) altered the frame geometry to yield a more slackened head tube angle, compensating for a sagging front end when a rider's weight compressed the fork.

    I want my bike to be a more modern interpretation of the old Adroits with the Strata fork. I'm also leaning towards a 1x9 drivetrain (Shimano M952), and hydraulic disc brakes (I think 1999 was first year disc brakes were offered on Adroit frame).

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    Hi there, just joined the forum and I'm making my first post. Tonight I finished rebuilding the suspension and tuning my old Klein Rascal. Look how pretty that new "CST SENSAMO FIRENZE C1698 126x1.75x2" looks rocking that reflector stripe! I put a Kenda Kross Plus K847 Mountain Bike Tire 26x1.95 on the rear. I used to run Panaracer Smoke and Dart but they gave up the ghost to dry rot. The new "Sella Royal LookIn M-flex" saddle gets me feelin' allright... oh yeah! It's been a long time coming and I didn't even want to ride it in that condition any more so I found a company selling the elastomer kit by doing a google search. The parts for the for the Manitou 3 forks came from suspensionforkparts.net. The "firm" elastomer kit and a good cleaning was all this fork needed. I still have a Ringle front hub, Ringle Moby seat post, all of the QR's are Ringle Ti-Stix, and a Ringle Mojo Peace sign cable pull on the front, with a Onza Chill Pill cable pull on the rear. LX hub on the rear, Mavic rims, Answer bars, LX shifters and breaks, all bought separately and put together in '93 and '94 when I was young and broke. The cranks are Cooks Cranks 176mm. I had the Klein Mission Control but they snapped and chipped my tooth so away they went after the first ride oh so long ago! This thing is screaming on the roads now! The handling is super great, just like when I built it in '93! I always road this bike hard and we both have the scars to prove it but it's still not bad for a 20 year old hardtail racer! I'm sure it will do great hauling my but on hard pack rail trails too!

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    I added some more photos of my bike. Yes we RIDE OUR KLEIN'S HERE!!!! Never was much for Seinfeld or bikes hanging on the wall. Today we rode the Riverfront Trail and the Three Rivers Heritage Trail in Pittsburgh. All the Klein bikes in this thread are so nice, it takes me back! Thanks for looking!

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    Had the Klein out a little over a month ago in Canyonlands NP. Pretty awesome place. Also rode it the other day on the Road to WOS, in Park City, no pics though. That is my local trail, (ride from the house) so it was a good test of where the Klein as set up, measures up. My other two bikes are a '05 Turner 5.spot (Horst Link edition) with a Fox Float 32, and a '97 steel Independent Deluxe with Bomber Marathon SL. The Klein climbs like a scalded cat. Just goes up. The frame is a hair small for me now, (and I like my bikes a tad small) but overall it handles quite nicely. It is stiffer riding than the Indy, and obviously the Mani 3 is not as plush as the bomber or the fox, but still does it job well, and steers well. Brought back a ton of memories from when I used to ride this bike everyday, and if I had to again, I would be perfectly happy.
    In the park... (my brother is holding my Turner.)

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    My first Klein.
    Point and shoot precision. Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PACERC250T View Post
    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...
    Wow... I forgot that the Karma actually went into production. IIRC, it was a bike ordered by Lexus to be sold with their cars...

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    Here is my Mantra Race. I still think that it is the best handling mountain bike ever built...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradkay View Post
    Here is my Mantra Race. I still think that it is the best handling mountain bike ever built...
    Really? Like ever?

    We have the same tent!

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    Hey, it's an opinion... and everybody is entitled to one!

    I've just never ridden a mountain bike that is a better extension of myself on the trail, so that is why I believe it. I know that there are a lot of people who hate the way it handles, so it's definitely a controversial bike. Gary designed it for the way he rides - and our styles of riding are pretty similar (except that he's stronger) - so it really works for me.

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    Back from the dead! 97 Pulse Pro

    It's not your classic Klein but still great nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lorsban View Post


    Back from the dead! 97 Pulse Pro

    It's not your classic Klein but still great nonetheless.
    Your comment reminds me of a letter we received at the factory back in 1997. A rider wrote us about the weekend trip he was taking with a buddy fomr New Jersey up into the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. His beloved Cannondale Super V1000 was on the rack on the back of his buddy's car as they were heading up the freeway when he heard a semi blast its horn behind them. He turned to look just in time to see his Super V1000 going under the truck's wheels. He was heartbroken but his buddy was just as broken up abo0ut their planned weekend of riding being trashed. The buddy talked him into borrowing his brother's Klein Pulse Comp for the weekend.

    He was writing us because he said that the Pulse was the best bike he had ever ridden and that he was going to buy one. For us at Klein it was a great letter - a guy going from Cannondale's top-of-the-line bike to our entry level bike and liked ours better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradkay View Post
    Your comment reminds me of a letter we received at the factory back in 1997.

    For us at Klein it was a great letter - a guy going from Cannondale's top-of-the-line bike to our entry level bike and liked ours better.
    brad,

    What years were you with Klein? it's always fascinating to hear the behind the scenes stuff.


    Pictures are way cool too.


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    I was there from '94-98. I was the Tech Rep and ran the warranty department (Gary called me "designated scapegoat"). I didn't take photos at work but if you join the facebook group Klein Friends and Family you will see lots of photos from those days - and from the Klein reunion picnic at Gary's house two summers ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradkay View Post
    Your comment reminds me of a letter we received at the factory back in 1997. A rider wrote us about the weekend trip he was taking with a buddy fomr New Jersey up into the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. His beloved Cannondale Super V1000 was on the rack on the back of his buddy's car as they were heading up the freeway when he heard a semi blast its horn behind them. He turned to look just in time to see his Super V1000 going under the truck's wheels. He was heartbroken but his buddy was just as broken up abo0ut their planned weekend of riding being trashed. The buddy talked him into borrowing his brother's Klein Pulse Comp for the weekend.

    He was writing us because he said that the Pulse was the best bike he had ever ridden and that he was going to buy one. For us at Klein it was a great letter - a guy going from Cannondale's top-of-the-line bike to our entry level bike and liked ours better.
    That's really cool!

    First time I read about the Klein Pulse was from an MTBAction article about $1000 race-ready mountain bikes. They didn't include it in the test but they did sort of use it as a template of what a bike in that range could be.

    I've always wanted a Klein but could never afford it until the Pulse came out. True, it's not as flashy as the Adroit/Attitude but it's still an excellent, well-made bike. It has served me extremely well all these years and is now a great contrast/compliment to my full suspension bike.

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    1995 Klein Pulse

    I just picked up this Pulse and have to say, these things are FAST!! I've wanted one since I was a kid. I remember riding across town to my favorite bike shop just to stare and drool over the Attitudes and Adroits. I knew then I'd never be able to afford one and unfortunately not much has changes since then. Explaining to my wife why I need a $2-3k 20yr old bike is more work than actually finding one. Anyway, I decided that getting into a Klein (in a timely manner) meant settling for a Pulse. Man am I glad I did! Though I've only been out on it a handful of times, I still can't believe how efficient each pedal stroke is or how fast it rolls in and out of the turns. It's a blast to ride!! The short of the story is, I bought it off the original owner who said it was pristine. It does't look like he rode if more than a dozen times due to how perfect the frame/paint is. It even had the original Death Grip tires and Instinct Grips. I'm still not sure what I'll do about the shock as I assume the dry climate did a number on the internals. Here's a couple "out of the box" pics and some after playing with the stem/bar combo.
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    A very nice acquisition. Other than the ability to have disc brakes that bike is better than any hard tail mountain bike you could buy today for twice the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75Denver View Post
    I just picked up this Pulse and have to say, these things are FAST!! I've wanted one since I was a kid. I remember riding across town to my favorite bike shop just to stare and drool over the Attitudes and Adroits. I knew then I'd never be able to afford one and unfortunately not much has changes since then. Explaining to my wife why I need a $2-3k 20yr old bike is more work than actually finding one. Anyway, I decided that getting into a Klein (in a timely manner) meant settling for a Pulse. Man am I glad I did! Though I've only been out on it a handful of times, I still can't believe how efficient each pedal stroke is or how fast it rolls in and out of the turns. It's a blast to ride!! The short of the story is, I bought it off the original owner who said it was pristine. It does't look like he rode if more than a dozen times due to how perfect the frame/paint is. It even had the original Death Grip tires and Instinct Grips. I'm still not sure what I'll do about the shock as I assume the dry climate did a number on the internals. Here's a couple "out of the box" pics and some after playing with the stem/bar combo.
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    It's a pre Trek Klein Pulse.. Nice score. It was their racing model.
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoo View Post
    A very nice acquisition. Other than the ability to have disc brakes that bike is better than any hard tail mountain bike you could buy today for twice the money.

    Cheers,
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    A bargain bike w/ xt level components and top suspension costs 5 grand now. Top stuff is 10k.
    I bet it sells nicely to well connected operatives in 3rd world cleptocracies.. other than that i don't see a huge market for 10k full suspension mtbs.
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75Denver View Post
    I just picked up this Pulse and have to say, these things are FAST!!
    That’s a sharp looking bike! I have an Attitude and had the fork rebuilt (Duke XC) at a local shop that had experience with older models. I came with parts I got online as there are some still floating around for these older models. It feels great now and I appreciate the “set it and go” simplicity (all it has is rebound adjustment).

    I wasn’t sure the rebuild was going to be successful so I had also scoped out a new replacement fork. You will have to check axle-to-crown distance on yours to make sure any replacements fit properly, but for the Attitude at least (2003 model – I think maybe the first year of Trek’s involvement?) the Manitou Minute 80mm fits the bill. Yours must be close in age to mine because I also bought from the original owner with the Deathgrip tires on it (but they were too brittle to ride for very long)

    I also have a Salsa El Mariachi which is a more recent acquisition and so I spent a lot of time dialing that ride in a few months ack. When I broke a chain but still had some more time to ride, I jumped back on the Klein and Holy Crap that’s a fun bike to ride! Super fast, flickable, tight and perfectly balanced. A joy to ride. Its been my commuter for the last two months. I have a somewhat adventurous commute but sometimes even take the long way home just to get some trail time. Even with bags and a rack, that puppy flies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75Denver View Post
    I just picked up this Pulse and have to say, these things are FAST!! I've wanted one since I was a kid. I remember riding across town to my favorite bike shop just to stare and drool over the Attitudes and Adroits. I knew then I'd never be able to afford one and unfortunately not much has changes since then. Explaining to my wife why I need a $2-3k 20yr old bike is more work than actually finding one. Anyway, I decided that getting into a Klein (in a timely manner) meant settling for a Pulse. Man am I glad I did! Though I've only been out on it a handful of times, I still can't believe how efficient each pedal stroke is or how fast it rolls in and out of the turns. It's a blast to ride!! The short of the story is, I bought it off the original owner who said it was pristine. It does't look like he rode if more than a dozen times due to how perfect the frame/paint is. It even had the original Death Grip tires and Instinct Grips. I'm still not sure what I'll do about the shock as I assume the dry climate did a number on the internals. Here's a couple "out of the box" pics and some after playing with the stem/bar combo.
    Quality bike for the money. Your story sounds like quite a few of our stories here. In the right hands, that bike will ride as good as any modern HT out there.

    Now...lets talk about that uncut EB behind it. I'm seeing poppy and wimbledon at the belt line. Given your handle...we looking at a 75 Denver Edition? Tire upgrade on stockers is rad!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wahday View Post
    That’s a sharp looking bike! I have an Attitude and had the fork rebuilt (Duke XC) at a local shop that had experience with older models. I came with parts I got online as there are some still floating around for these older models. It feels great now and I appreciate the “set it and go” simplicity (all it has is rebound adjustment).
    Thanks! I like the simplicity as well. I'm debating changing out to v-brakes or keeping the canti but would like either a Minute or a Float RLC/RLT. I'm not sure which I'll come across first but I think both will work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Quality bike for the money. Your story sounds like quite a few of our stories here. In the right hands, that bike will ride as good as any modern HT out there.

    Now...lets talk about that uncut EB behind it. I'm seeing poppy and wimbledon at the belt line. Given your handle...we looking at a 75 Denver Edition? Tire upgrade on stockers is rad!
    Hopefully these hands are the right hands. I rode with a couple guys last weekend, one on a decked out Transition, and all of them were impressed on how light it was and how well it kept up during the downhill. I had a smile on my face the whole time.

    As for the Denver Edition….good eye! It might be finding a new home soon as I just stumbled upon a '71 Stroppe Baja. That'll cost me more than a couple Kleins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75Denver View Post
    As for the Denver Edition….good eye! It might be finding a new home soon as I just stumbled upon a '71 Stroppe Baja. That'll cost me more than a couple Kleins.
    Stumbled upon?! Those don't typically get stumbled upon, so jump on it if you can! Or..ya know...send the lead my way.

    I had a 75 Stroppe myself. I miss it.
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    I like the bikes guys. 75Denver, I really like yours.

    My daily driver is a Q Carbon Team. It is a little large for me but I just love it. Gets looks all over the place. Especially on those sunny days where the paint glints and glimmers like it's new. Freakin gorgeous bikes, these Kleins.

    Take it easy gents and enjoy the new season that is upon us!

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    My latest build. This is a 2003 Klein Attitude I have had for a few years now. A great bike, very comfortable and FAST! Up until last month, I still had the original Duke XC fork (rebuilt once) but she died on my daily commute and is not worth the money to try and rebuild again.

    Soooo…I converted it to a 69er (26” in back, 29” up front). I had an old SS with a fork that was the right size and that was so much fun I put down some money on a carbon fork and finished it out. Put 50 miles on it over this past weekend and I just can’t describe how fun this is to ride. Still as comfy as ever, very responsive, great in the corners, and still super fast. One of the coolest features is that the back end gets a good bit of drift in the corners which is just too fun to play around with. This will be my flat-and-fast rider for the trails closest to my house. Pretty flat and squirrely terrain. Not too technical, but fun to rip through. And on this bike, smiles all the way!

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    Thank you! Wait until you see the other(s) I just picked up! I'm really excited about those....just not complete and factory original like the Pulse. Pics to follow in the coming weeks.

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    KLEIN ATTITUDE Sea & Sky

    Okay, I said I'd post in the coming weeks but I couldn't stop tinkering in the garage. I just picked this up today and thought MAYBE I could salvage some of the parts on it but too many were beat up and mix-matched throughout the years.

    I had a long talk with the original owner who got this frame in a warranty exchange back in late '95. He had a 1990 Attitude Team Dolomite that was in a crash and suffered a cracked frame. In the exchange they offered him a '96 frame, the new Uniklein fork, and any color he wanted. As I looked the it over, I noticed several things that weren't typical of a 96 frame. As you can see, it has the horizontal dropouts, cable inlets found pre-'95, and the MC1 stem. I've seen a few other bikes that have been warranted out and received the debossed decals with the post '93 font like mine.

    I'm only new to the Klein game (only have the Pulse seen above) and have been brushing up on the history as much as possible but could use someone else's expertise. What year is this frame? It doesn't have a serial number on the BB but I'm not sure if it could've been filled in during paint. Klein wouldn't send out a bike w/o one, would they? It has the stamped number on the dropouts…is this all they came with? The Attitude is pretty scuffed up in comparison to my Pulse but then again, this owner used it for many years.

    As for the build, I'm not sure what direction I'm going to take it but I'd like to get it back to a period correct bike. If I don't go that direction I have a bunch of near perfect XTR m950 parts I'm considering putting on it. As I said before, the paint is beat up but still a beautiful bike…I like a little character to my things. Some of the things I'm not sure about are the bottom bracket bearings and headset bearings. Any suggestions on replacing those? I've seen the entire bearing tool kits listed on eBay but that seems a little excessive given the amount of times I'd use it. I do want to put the rigid fork on since it's never been used and has been sitting in a box for the past 19yrs.

    I'll post more pics if need be but look for more photos of the upcoming frame….'93 Attitude Moonrise Linear Fade!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 75Denver View Post
    Okay, I said I'd post in the coming weeks but I couldn't stop tinkering in the garage. I just picked this up today and thought MAYBE I could salvage some of the parts on it but too many were beat up and mix-matched throughout the years.

    I had a long talk with the original owner who got this frame in a warranty exchange back in late '95. He had a 1990 Attitude Team Dolomite that was in a crash and suffered a cracked frame. In the exchange they offered him a '96 frame, the new Uniklein fork, and any color he wanted. As I looked the it over, I noticed several things that weren't typical of a 96 frame. As you can see, it has the horizontal dropouts, cable inlets found pre-'95, and the MC1 stem. I've seen a few other bikes that have been warranted out and received the debossed decals with the post '93 font like mine.

    I'm only new to the Klein game (only have the Pulse seen above) and have been brushing up on the history as much as possible but could use someone else's expertise. What year is this frame? It doesn't have a serial number on the BB but I'm not sure if it could've been filled in during paint. Klein wouldn't send out a bike w/o one, would they? It has the stamped number on the dropouts…is this all they came with? The Attitude is pretty scuffed up in comparison to my Pulse but then again, this owner used it for many years.

    As for the build, I'm not sure what direction I'm going to take it but I'd like to get it back to a period correct bike. If I don't go that direction I have a bunch of near perfect XTR m950 parts I'm considering putting on it. As I said before, the paint is beat up but still a beautiful bike…I like a little character to my things. Some of the things I'm not sure about are the bottom bracket bearings and headset bearings. Any suggestions on replacing those? I've seen the entire bearing tool kits listed on eBay but that seems a little excessive given the amount of times I'd use it. I do want to put the rigid fork on since it's never been used and has been sitting in a box for the past 19yrs.

    I'll post more pics if need be but look for more photos of the upcoming frame….'93 Attitude Moonrise Linear Fade!!
    I forget what year we switched to longer serial numbers on the bottom bracket. Prior to that the serial number was on the bottom of the rear dropout _ it should have a "circle K" and then a number such as A1057 or some such. Now that I am in the process of replying, I can't see the photographs but my guess is that this is a '92 frame. Whenever we had any early Attitude come back for any kind of work we replaced the old square welded fork with a Uniklein fork because the welded ones tended to crack.

    How do the bottom bracket bearings feel? If they are still smooth, then keep using them, unless you are looking to install a different crankset. If the latter, I would suggest looking into a Phil Wood conversion - they are making conversion kits that will allow you to install a modern crankset into the Klein frame. You want to be very careful about removing the old bearings - if they start to come out cockeyed they can destroy the frame (enlarge the tubing to the point that it will no longer hold new bearings). Where are you located? Perhaps there is a shop nearby that has the old Klein bb and headset tools... The bearings we used were industrial standard bearings - so you can get new bearings at an industrial bearing supply dealer. I forget exactly what bearings we used. I am pretty sure that the BB bearings are 6003 2RSR (any 6003 will fit, the 2RSR denotes the seal types - we paid extra for the best), but that is shooting from a fairly foggy memory.

    best of luck with the rebuild!

    This website is a good one for you to bookmark. It has the 1996 Klein technical manual with all kinds of information on your bike:
    http://www.mtb-kataloge.de/Bikekatal..._manuals96.pdf

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    Google is your friend : Second Spin Cycles: Deciphering 1990-1993 Klein Attitude Serial Numbers

    Now we know who's been scooping up all the Kleins from Craigslist

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    I thought you already knew that?

    Good price on that one, 75Denver!
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Quote Originally Posted by wahday View Post
    My latest build. This is a 2003 Klein Attitude I have had for a few years now. A great bike, very comfortable and FAST! Up until last month, I still had the original Duke XC fork (rebuilt once) but she died on my daily commute and is not worth the money to try and rebuild again.

    Soooo…I converted it to a 69er (26” in back, 29” up front). I had an old SS with a fork that was the right size and that was so much fun I put down some money on a carbon fork and finished it out. Put 50 miles on it over this past weekend and I just can’t describe how fun this is to ride. Still as comfy as ever, very responsive, great in the corners, and still super fast. One of the coolest features is that the back end gets a good bit of drift in the corners which is just too fun to play around with. This will be my flat-and-fast rider for the trails closest to my house. Pretty flat and squirrely terrain. Not too technical, but fun to rip through. And on this bike, smiles all the way!

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    75Denver, you've got a couple really nice frames there man.

    I have zero knowledge of bikes in that age-group so I can't help answer any of your questions.

    I almost want to hurt you for putting the frame on those rocks! haha! Nah, it's got some scratches already so.. And I know what you mean, character. I've got a beat up old Cannondale Jekyll that I love dearly.

    As far as bearings and whatnot go, I say throw the best stuff you can get on there. I mean, I dig bikes that are complete retro. Sure. They're great to look at, admire, and take on sunday rides. But hell, going faster more easily is suuuree more fun baby!! I say do what you can to upgrade that gorgeous frame and let er rip man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradkay View Post
    I forget what year we switched to longer serial numbers on the bottom bracket. Prior to that the serial number was on the bottom of the rear dropout _ it should have a "circle K" and then a number such as A1057 or some such. Now that I am in the process of replying, I can't see the photographs but my guess is that this is a '92 frame. Whenever we had any early Attitude come back for any kind of work we replaced the old square welded fork with a Uniklein fork because the welded ones tended to crack.

    How do the bottom bracket bearings feel? If they are still smooth, then keep using them, unless you are looking to install a different crankset. If the latter, I would suggest looking into a Phil Wood conversion - they are making conversion kits that will allow you to install a modern crankset into the Klein frame. You want to be very careful about removing the old bearings - if they start to come out cockeyed they can destroy the frame (enlarge the tubing to the point that it will no longer hold new bearings). Where are you located? Perhaps there is a shop nearby that has the old Klein bb and headset tools... The bearings we used were industrial standard bearings - so you can get new bearings at an industrial bearing supply dealer. I forget exactly what bearings we used. I am pretty sure that the BB bearings are 6003 2RSR (any 6003 will fit, the 2RSR denotes the seal types - we paid extra for the best), but that is shooting from a fairly foggy memory.

    best of luck with the rebuild!

    This website is a good one for you to bookmark. It has the 1996 Klein technical manual with all kinds of information on your bike:
    http://www.mtb-kataloge.de/Bikekatal..._manuals96.pdf

    Thank you for the link! If you would please clarify, are you an ex-employee of Klein or did you have a dealership? I've been looking around more at the Old Klein website and Second Spin Cycles (thank you SMRTIN) and according to that his website my serial number BATXXX was a frame post headset problems.

    I've been calling around LBS for assistance on installing the Uniklein fork but the one company that bought out the Klein dealership doesn't have any tools. In fact, the guys there didn't seem to be fans of the brand. I live in the Reno/Tahoe area so maybe someone in Carson or Sacramento would be able to help? Or is there a member nearby that would be able to help??

    I checked the BB and there wasn't any side-to-side play but just the slightest sound of maybe a little dirt in the bearing. Nothing bad at all…I'm sure it has a ton of life left but I thought maybe service it now while it's all taken apart. I'll check out the Phil Wood options since the only thing salvageable on the bike were the Phil Wood hubs. It came with Mavic 231's but the brake surface is pretty well grooved. Thank you for all the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    I thought you already knew that?

    Good price on that one, 75Denver!
    Ha! Thank you. So you saw the ad? I was excited about the Cook Bros cranks until I got there and he said one of them had a crack. I didn't plan on buying but once I saw the frame in person, I couldn't walk away empty handed. My wife doesn't know how much I paid but she thinks I'm officially obsessed with them. I guess if it's not cars bikes are a cheaper option, maybe…

    Quote Originally Posted by SMRTIN View Post
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    Now we know who's been scooping up all the Kleins from Craigslist
    Thank you for the website source. I stumbled upon his blog after posting and he has some great info! As for the CL comment….did I swoop in before you on it? I will admit that the 3 phone calls while looking at it did push me to buy it then. Hope one of them wasn't you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pressed001 View Post
    75Denver, you've got a couple really nice frames there man.

    I have zero knowledge of bikes in that age-group so I can't help answer any of your questions.

    I almost want to hurt you for putting the frame on those rocks! haha! Nah, it's got some scratches already so.. And I know what you mean, character. I've got a beat up old Cannondale Jekyll that I love dearly.

    As far as bearings and whatnot go, I say throw the best stuff you can get on there. I mean, I dig bikes that are complete retro. Sure. They're great to look at, admire, and take on sunday rides. But hell, going faster more easily is suuuree more fun baby!! I say do what you can to upgrade that gorgeous frame and let er rip man!
    Haha!! When I sat it down I instantly remembered reading someone's response to a guy doing that to a scratch free frame. I figured mine's safe as it's already beat to hell. Plus I was very gentle when placing it down.

    I kind of agree with you on the parts upgrade. I've been riding my Pulse in the mtns and cringe at every turn using the cantilevers. I won't even talk about the front fork (Kronos spring upgrade was awful!!!). I really enjoy the pedal efficiency of these frames and the downhill is sometimes scary fast. Unfortunately, I've since read other members posts about fatigued aluminum frames and worry that too much speed and bumps might cause damage. Luckily, my Pulse is untouched and the Attitude did more climbing than hard downhills as he was an older gentleman that didn't "bounce back like (he) used to".

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMRTIN View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by 75Denver View Post
    Thank you for the website source. I stumbled upon his blog after posting and he has some great info! As for the CL comment….did I swoop in before you on it? I will admit that the 3 phone calls while looking at it did push me to buy it then. Hope one of them wasn't you.
    That's the most self serving google link ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75Denver View Post
    Thank you for the link! If you would please clarify, are you an ex-employee of Klein or did you have a dealership? I've been looking around more at the Old Klein website and Second Spin Cycles (thank you SMRTIN) and according to that his website my serial number BATXXX was a frame post headset problems.

    I've been calling around LBS for assistance on installing the Uniklein fork but the one company that bought out the Klein dealership doesn't have any tools. In fact, the guys there didn't seem to be fans of the brand. I live in the Reno/Tahoe area so maybe someone in Carson or Sacramento would be able to help? Or is there a member nearby that would be able to help??

    I checked the BB and there wasn't any side-to-side play but just the slightest sound of maybe a little dirt in the bearing. Nothing bad at all…I'm sure it has a ton of life left but I thought maybe service it now while it's all taken apart. I'll check out the Phil Wood options since the only thing salvageable on the bike were the Phil Wood hubs. It came with Mavic 231's but the brake surface is pretty well grooved. Thank you for all the help!
    Hi,

    I ran the warranty and technical services department at Klein for several years ('94-98), before and after the Trek takeover. I don't recall who (if anybody) were our dealers in the Reno/Carson City/Sacramento areas. I think that I recall that Livermore Cyclery further over towards the Bay area was a big dealer of our bikes. If you can't find anyone with the headset tool nearby, perhaps they still have it?

    The older Attitude that you just bought is made of a thicker walled 6000 series aluminum than your Pulse, so if it was purchased from an older gentleman who wasn't into freeride hijinks then it should be okay. Carefully all welds for minute cracks just to be sure. Sorry, I can't help you with any further warranty replacement...

    As long as you don't do a lot of jumping your bikes should do just fine. The Gradient aluminum used in the later frames was a proprietary alloy - it had a greater fatigue strength than anything else used in the bicycle industry so it allowed Gary to design frames with even thinner walled tubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75Denver View Post
    So you saw the ad?

    'We' all did, you just got there first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    'We' all did, you just got there first.
    Ohhh. My luck hasn't been that great in my local market…I was shocked to see that size and model pop up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    That's the most self serving google link ever!
    I would argue very informative given the question, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMRTIN View Post
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    Now we know who's been scooping up all the Kleins from Craigslist
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    I would argue very informative given the question, no?
    I would assume so. haven't clicked on the link!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I would assume so. haven't clicked on the link!
    Ready... FIRE! aim...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMRTIN View Post
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    Now we know who's been scooping up all the Kleins from Craigslist
    Quote Originally Posted by SMRTIN View Post
    Ready... FIRE! aim...
    Find me a nice little all white or all black attitude and I'll start clicking on all your links. haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Find me a nice little all white or all black attitude and I'll start clicking on all your links. haha.
    I thought you had one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMRTIN View Post
    I thought you had one...
    Nope. Not black or white. I did have an Attitude for a month or so...it was too beat up for me.

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    Anyone here ever do their own repaint of a Klein with colors that were never offered by the factory?

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    Klein Photos

    Well here are my 2 Kleins, 1997 Mantra Race and 2000 Mantra Pro carbon with Gary Klein signature....
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    A New (Old) 1999 Mantra

    I picked this up because it's nice and light and pretty much floats through our fairly flat Florida trails. On the hills it climbs well. Thinking about building up a 650 or 29er but this is fun in the meantime. I think I have a line on some disc calipers that will fit (I actually tracked down a 22mm Hayes for the rear!) so I will throw them on for fun. I've bought new bikes that were more beat up than this one is. Until then, here it is:
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    1999 klein attitude comp

    here is my 1999 klein attitude comp that is in the process of rebuild/modernization.

    the thread is here...
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    Here's my Rasta Klein project. Almost done
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    Quote Originally Posted by kruiscx View Post
    Here's my Rasta Klein project. Almost done
    sweet paint job!!!

    is that the original lower fork leg? if not, what fork does that lower leg belongs to? also, what fork do you use that would support cantilever/ v-brake bosses?

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    Thanks!

    I've been racing this bike, so the fork is a brand new Rock Shox:

    https://www.sram.com/rockshox/products/xc-32-tk

    It's a bit heavy, so I might upgrade to a lighter one next MTB season.

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    We the people ... rockshox recon gold series

    i've been looking at the 2011-2015 rockshox recon gold series (TK, RL & R). they are much? lighter than the XC32 or the 2011-2015 recon silver series. plus the gold series internals have more capabilities. unfortunately, the 2011-2015 recon gold series does not offer v-brake bosses on the lower legs.

    however, the 2011-2015 recon silver series offer the v-brake bosses on the lower leg for the 9mm (standard) dropout and those lower legs are compatible with the 2011-2015 gold series.

    those 2011-2015 recon silver series lower legs replacement are around $200 though. expensive but an option, nonetheless.

    sorry for the threadjack. the part no. are below (from rockshox spec books).

    Part No. [11.4015.310.140] 2010 Tora/Recon (XC/SL/Race), 2011 Recon (Silver/Gold) LowerLeg 26” Black Rim/Disc 80mm-120mm

    Part No. [11.4015.310.120] 2010 Tora/Recon (XC/SL/Race), 2011 Recon (Silver/Gold) LowerLeg 26” White Rim/Disc 80mm-120mm

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    Thanks!

    I've been racing this bike, so the fork is a brand new Rock Shox:

    https://www.sram.com/rockshox/products/xc-32-tk

    It's a bit heavy, so I might upgrade to a lighter one next MTB season.

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    Re: Official Klein Picture Thread



    Building a streetbike. Just put some 1.5in Panaracers. Just needs better handlebars.

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    '92 Rascal Mardi Gras



    '98 trek/Klein Pulse Race my new daily rider, what a fantastic bike


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    lucky53s, that mantra is pretty sweet!

    kruiscx, that rasta paint job is very cool!

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    lucky53s, that mantra is pretty sweet!

    kruiscx, that rasta paint job is very cool!
    Thanks. I'm deciding between installing discs and X9 shifters/derailleurs or selling.

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    I could see you being successful with the sale. That's a good looking bike. I like the padals too. I use beaters on all my bikes.

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    so I bought another rascal, been hanging out on craigslist for a few months with no bites. I need another klein like I need a hole in the head, but the price was decent and it has a complete XTR M900 groupset in good condition.






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    Quote Originally Posted by kruiscx View Post
    Anyone here ever do their own repaint of a Klein with colors that were never offered by the factory?
    Happened to scroll through this thread and saw your post and yes, there has been custom painted ones out there. Look in the first page and you'll see it or search for "moosepoop" in other threads. It has custom non-Klein decals, painted cranks and bar ends too. Yes, it does have slicks on it but it was early spring (notice patches of snow) and the trails were still soggy, so road riding it was.

    A local airbrusher who has airbrushed all my jerseys asked me for a bike that he could experiment with to expand his portfolio. Have no idea what he is going to do but it will be good. Have a 93 Attitude that was factory repainted years later, so I don't feel too bad about nuking the paint but he is looking at doing it over the winter.


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    A Klein with knobbies and in the dirt... don't all faint at once






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    Quote Originally Posted by SMRTIN View Post
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    Not photoshopped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kruiscx View Post
    Not photoshopped.

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    Nice, but I can beat that with one leg tied behind my back, lol.



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    Not meaning to hijack the thread and misrepresent Kleins but this was taken earlier this year. Klein underneath the mud, knobbies too.

    Got a first at this race. There are races where the strongest rider takes it, others where the most skilled does, and some races it is the toughest. There were two stronger people there that day but they both gave up before the first lap. So I was left standing (no, not just two riders that day but sure seemed like it was only two finishers).

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinguwin View Post
    Not meaning to hijack the thread and misrepresent Kleins but this was taken earlier this year. Klein underneath the mud, knobbies too.

    Got a first at this race. There are races where the strongest rider takes it, others where the most skilled does, and some races it is the toughest. There were two stronger people there that day but they both gave up before the first lap. So I was left standing (no, not just two riders that day but sure seemed like it was only two finishers).

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    Awesome pic Ping! and Congrats!

    Got any action shots?



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    It just doens't get all that muddy in SoCal...

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    I gotta say I love a clean Klein but that dirt sure looks good on it!

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    That rear wheel is awesome! Here's my old Mantra!
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    New question here. Help with ID. Possible Rascal?

    This bike also has serial number on left dropout. It is R5DF5 with the Klein K logo before the numbers, and on the right dropout 35 is stamped as well. In a couple pictures you can see the outline of the Klein logo decal under the front water bottle cage area. The hadlebars, stem , fork and headset look like non-original possibly.
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    That would be a Pinnacle

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    Any idea as to year, also what cues point towards Pinnacle?
    Thanks!

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    90(?) Klein Pinnacle frame and fork.
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    Chef knows what he speaks of. As far as the differences between them, yep, I'm going to do this google, "differences between klein rascal and pinnacle"

    There are a couple of threads that can enlighten you quicker than we can here. Just a hint: dropouts

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    Yes I have seen some other Pinnacles online that seem to be same, Looks like the original Mission Control is gone but my forks are original.

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    Mission Control stems aren't hard to find if you're willing to repaint.

    Also, if you look here you'll see the same color and a chromed fork in the 1990 catalog, so Chef was undoubtedly (as always) correct. FWIW, it may not have an originally have had a MC stem. The ones in the catalog are pictured with Sakae stems whereas the Pinnacle Elites and Rascals have MC stems.

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    Mission Controls were an upgrade, not all of them came with it. My daughters came with an SR stem and bar.
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    Wow you folks are great, that was my next question (spooky). I was noticing some had the Mission Control and others not and was wondering if it was optional.

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    New question here. Klein ID

    Any idea as to value the way it sits? Also Im curious was it standard to have numbers stamped on both dropouts like mine? If you notice the left dropout it has the Klein K logo and R5DF5 and the right dropout has the number 35 stamped as well
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    I think the 35 is a correction for the 5 after the R5. I've seen another Pinnacle from Nov 1990 with a R35F48 serial number. That would be 3912th Pinnacle and yours is 3573rd. It looks like someone didn't stamp the R35 right and only stamped R5, then someone corrected it on the other dropout.

    I don't know what the 35 stands for. I thought maybe heat treat batch, but Klein didn't really denote that. So, I'm at a loss on that one.

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    Just enjoying the winter trails before the summer smoke and dust take over…

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    1991 Ultra Light Adroit


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ponti33609 View Post
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    Doing some changes. Taking off the Sram 9.0 and have purchased originally spec'd XTR M952 shifters and rear derailleur. Shimano M234 pedals, Klein 15 degree elite stem and few other items.

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    Thats the first bike I've seen purchased from that seller!
    Good move swapping to the M952. It'll never fail you.
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    Thats the first bike I've seen purchased from that seller!
    Good move swapping to the M952. It'll never fail you.
    Actually very pleased with the bike. Very clean. The fuselage was even slightly better than the one I sold 3 years ago. Just need to do final tweakings. Unfortunately, between our tandem, motorcycle (moto guzzi), tennis, golf and jogging it will mostly spend most of the time hanging in the loft. Oh well, I at least have it back. I know these were never great designed bikes but it is super light and my rides now-a-days are limited to city streets. :>
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    1994 Klein Adept

    1994 Klein Adept, Just wanted to share a Klein I found the other week. Thought it had a few unique build components. Magura HS66 and Shimano 700XC, Just added a M737 Crankset but the offset is a little too much. The control tech stem was a factory option for TTT drop bars and grip shift. I might build it back to that spec.
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    Love that color
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    Nice find. Great bike for sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by grobd1972 View Post
    1994 Klein Adept, Just wanted to share a Klein I found the other week. Thought it had a few unique build components. Magura HS66 and Shimano 700XC, Just added a M737 Crankset but the offset is a little too much. The control tech stem was a factory option for TTT drop bars and grip shift. I might build it back to that spec.
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    Klein Quantum Pro
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    Today's ride at Six Mile Run with Chefmiguel (who rode his Mountain Goat Whisketown Racer)

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    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    hmmm.. Rascal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    hmmm.. Rascal?
    Your young eyes are as keen as ever
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
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    LOL...
    I like Klein Rascals. They can do anything anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalubi View Post
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    Nice. More pics please!

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    ^^^Here you go. Full Dura Ace and FSA Pro carbon cranks.
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    Here are a couple projects ongoing.
    Mantra carbon and a minty Adept Race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    Today's ride at Six Mile Run with Chefmiguel (who rode his Mountain Goat Whisketown Racer)
    My favorite Rascal!
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    You don't find slipping down the saddle? Nice color scheme.

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    Just Picked up this '93 Rascal last night. Nice build but needs mission control.

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