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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:46 pm 
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Looking on the web, there seems to be some confusion over when Trek purshased Klein - i've seen it quoted as 96, 99 and 2000. Which is correct? Also, was there a period when Trek owned Klein, but production was in the original Klein workshops? Is a 98 ( I think) Attitude in Jamaica Sunset a Klein Klein or a Trek Klein?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 4:18 pm 
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Rule of thumb: look at the headset. If it's the oversized Klein with press-fit bearings, it's a Klein for sure. I had a '99 Adroit and it was the real thing. Some Attitude and Pulse models were made by klein but I am not sure how you can tell


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:00 pm 
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Is it only the adroit that had the oversize headset? I thought the attitude did as well - in the early years anyway.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:56 pm 
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i think both had the oversize headset.
some other early models like the rascal had a 1" headset.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 7:02 pm 
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novekili wrote:
Rule of thumb: look at the headset. If it's the oversized Klein with press-fit bearings, it's a Klein for sure. I had a '99 Adroit and it was the real thing. Some Attitude and Pulse models were made by klein but I am not sure how you can tell


trek deffo purchased klein before 99.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 7:03 pm 
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gaf16 wrote:
i think both had the oversize headset.
some other early models like the rascal had a 1" headset.


pinnacle & fervor also had 1in. not sure on the waaay rare klein agile ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 11:01 pm 
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[quote="scant"][quote="novekili"]Rule of thumb: look at the headset. If it's the oversized Klein with press-fit bearings, it's a Klein for sure. I had a '99 Adroit and it was the real thing. Some Attitude and Pulse models were made by klein but I am not sure how you can tell[/quote]

trek deffo purchased klein before 99.[/quote]


It did, but the Adroit was still made in Klein Factory, differently from other models. Attitudes did have the oversized headset but not after 98


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:36 am 
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jps wrote:
Looking on the web, there seems to be some confusion over when Trek purshased Klein


1995.

The 1995 models were the last Klein (as independent) year.

Klein snobs (which I hate to say I've become), only care about 1995 or older builds :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:48 am 
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holden wrote:
jps wrote:
Looking on the web, there seems to be some confusion over when Trek purshased Klein


1995.

The 1995 models were the last Klein (as independent) year.

Klein snobs (which I hate to say I've become), only care about 1995 or older builds :)


I agree, however the irony is that the later trek builds didnt have anything like the usual older klein crack related problems.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:12 pm 
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The attitudes from aourn 99, had problems cracking around the replaceable rear facing dropout. :cry:


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