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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:37 am 
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This stem came on an 1991 Adroit so it's Klein Oversize like a traditional Mission Control 1, very nice welds, titanium quill bolt, no brand markings.

I've never seen one before and don't understand why you would want one over an MC1, anyone else ever seen one?

Cheers, Ash.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:18 pm 
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You've got hands like the Incredible Hulk, Ash :lol:

Sorry, can't help with the stem quandry. :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:06 pm 
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because mc1's look gay!!!







:wink:



seriously, they're not pretty!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:28 pm 
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Pictures of Caroline Alexander's Klein Agile cyclocross bike has a similar looking stem. The use of road handle bars means a normal MC1 cannot be used.

The Klein Adept also had a drop bar option in the catalog, so I guess the stem would be one of these.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:34 pm 
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GT-Steve wrote:
You've got hands like the Incredible Hulk, Ash :lol:

Sorry, can't help with the stem quandry. :oops:



It took a little anger to get it free Steve!

Someone got in touch to say they know of one fitted to an Adept that belonged to a Klein employee so perhaps a few about out there.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:53 am 
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Mr ez054098 posted a similar one a while ago. The front of yours looks very much like a control tech to me.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:11 am 
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bat40a6 wrote:
Pictures of Caroline Alexander's Klein Agile cyclocross bike has a similar looking stem. The use of road handle bars means a normal MC1 cannot be used.

The Klein Adept also had a drop bar option in the catalog, so I guess the stem would be one of these.


Whilst looking up the klein agile this little fellow popped up which apparently shared the same name. I wonder if any survivors exist today?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:10 pm 
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Here is another one, looks the same as mine, I can see a build developing here based around a stem!

http://www.exacteditions.com/read/singl ... /26/3?dps=


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:31 am 
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I had an early Attitude with one of those, unfortunately I don't have pics. I am not a huge fan of the MC1 look either but you have to respect them a little.


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