I recently spotted this Klein Attitude on a Gumtree style site from here, from Romania.http://mercador.ro/oferta/bicicleta-kle ... f43eb;r:;s
I am no Klein expert, but it is definitely pre-Trek, has the Horizon Linear Fade paint, MC-1, matched RockShox Mag 21, older Mavic rims, Ringle QR's and a newer '97-'98 XT/LX groupset.
The first thing that popped into my mind was "Is it stolen?" and "Does anyone on Retrobike miss it?" so this is why I opened this thread.
I won't hide the fact that a lot of my fellow Romanians have a rather bad reputation outside the country for stealing, begging and sort of other things, nor that on our used bike market we have a shitload of bikes that are stolen from Western Europe. As a moderator on the largest Romanian forum and website I've had my share of fights with thieves or people who had their ads deleted for obviously selling stolen bikes. It's something you can't control, pretty much, and most of the buyers sport this attitude: "Somebody's going to buy it anyway, so if I don't get it, somebody else will.", which isn't actually too far away from the truth.
If it's not stolen, I'd try to get it and "save it", even though I really don't need another project bike. This must be worth "saving".
I would appreciate your input on this.
Thanks a lot, fellow retrobikers!
1990 GT Karakoram 20" Purple Haze (urban project); 1993 GT Karakoram 20" Ferrari Red (classy beater); 1993 GT Karakoram 14.5" Black Light (almost original); 1994 Breezer Jet Stream 18" (unlikely story); 1995 Winora full suspension (a fine riding mistery); 1997 Kona A'Ha (anniversary edition); 1997 GT Arrowhead 18" (poisoned gift); 1998 Stevens 6.1.2 (true warrior); 1998 GT Moto cruiser (just google it!); 1999 Santa Cruz Chameleon (the heartbreaker revived); 1999 GT Lobo 1000 (retired with works Super T); 2000 GT Lobo (turns original); 2001 Klein Attitude Comp 19" (ultralight project); 2001 Cannondale Jekyll 1000 SL (better that a lot of "fresh" bikes); 2003 Intense Tazer (close to factory team spec); 2003 Intense M1 (old dream on hold); 2007 Crupi Pro XXL (pumptrack teacher)