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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:18 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Here is my 1999 Klein upgraded once again - for 2010 and beyond.

Managed to get hold of a Hope C2 No.1 Calliper thanks to Wayne for that, it came up lovely with a bit of elbow grease, and that started me off really - I was hooked.

This was followed by a successful bid on Ebay for a set of C2's with Pro levers and rotors - swapped the rear callipers, bled them through and fitted em - they work fantastically well - easy to maintain and solid as you like.

Accquired some Reba Team Dual Air 100mm for a very good price - may pop the 20mm spacer in to bring the travel down to 80mm to preserve more of the bikes original geometry set-up - see how it goes - they certainly feel great at the moment.

Finally got some new white decals done by Gil - to match the forks and bring it all together more.

I initially wanted a new ride but could never ever part with my Klein - after all -it's a Klein!!!! - so I upgraded it to suit - feels like the same Klein but loads better - I just love it. I will in time upgrade the cranks (Middleburn) and a couple of other bits when I save the cash, but for now I'm very happy - hope others like it too.

Fork: Reba Team Dual Air 100mm

Headset: Aheadset SE-1
Stem: FSA OS 115 Carbon
Handlebar: Bontrager RL Low Riser
Grips: Outland

Brakes: Hope C2 No3 Calliper Front No1 Calliper Rear
Brake Levers: Hope C2 Pro
Cables/housing: Generic

Cranks: Truvativ Firex Square Taper
Chainrings: Truvativ 22/32/42
Pedals: DMR V8
Rear Mech: Shimano LX

Hub Skewers: Shimano
Rims: AlexRims Ready for Race ZX24
Hubs: Shimano M525
Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Evolution

Saddle: Spoon Charge
Seatpost: Easton EA50

Cheers


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:48 am 
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Very nice!
That caliper looks right at home sitting there.. Pleased it all worked out 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:22 pm 
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That's a really nice looking bike...red and the white forks go well together :D


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:32 pm 
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only the second klein on here i actually like! very nice. 8)

i would fit wider bars if it were mine but thats just me.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:17 am 
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cheers guys - great to get positive comments - will post more pics soon.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:53 am 
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Taken last night - an after work ride around the hills.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:39 pm 
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Nice bike 8)
How old is that rear caliper?
I have a '98 Jamis with a Hayes caliper, 22mm mount like yours.
I don't really like those Hayes, maybe the Hope is a better idea?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:09 am 
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Jamis Diablo wrote:
Nice bike 8)
How old is that rear caliper?
I have a '98 Jamis with a Hayes caliper, 22mm mount like yours.
I don't really like those Hayes, maybe the Hope is a better idea?



I'm not sure exactly how old the caliper is - I bought it on here - from searching around the web tho I think they are from 1999 - 2000.

I did have a Hayes one first but thought the Hope was a much better option - I would defo recommend if you can find one.

Hope this helps.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:48 pm 
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Beautifull !, it looks like a Ragley Mmmbop
http://www.singletrackworld.com/files/2 ... G_3458.JPG


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:25 am 
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great looking klein, owned a backfire before but sold it.

do you know the color name of the frame? is it a solid red color or with metallic?

thanks in advance


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