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 Post subject: Klein Mantra Karma
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:29 pm 
NE, North and West Yorks Deputy AEC
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Well I have done it again, been donated this Klein Mantra, most of it is there and will clean up well, does anyone know what year it is, I won't be harsh and break it up, going to put this one together as you don't see many of these around. Should I go for a custom paint Job ?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:36 am 
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I have those Manitou forks on a GT build at the mo, and they're surprisingly good.

I have to say these are marmite bikes for me, and whilst I love marmite, i don't like these bikes, lol

still, good luck with it, interested to see what you do with it


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 Post subject: Re: Klein Mantra Karma
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:42 pm 
NE, North and West Yorks Deputy AEC
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I must admit the more I look at it, I wonder what would be the best thing to do with it, I will have a chat with the lads this weekend on our Ravenscar ride, :?


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 Post subject: Re: Klein Mantra Karma
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:00 am 
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You jammy git! :lol: how did you manage to get "donated" a Klein Mantra??!!!??

It's got to be worth building up and riding about on, even just for 1 summer?


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 Post subject: Re: Klein Mantra Karma
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:55 am 
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Like you say look wise they definatly are marmite bikes but you shouldnt judge a book by its cover. They ride very well especially up hills.
Going off the rear triangle its not 98 or older and the stickering is differnt to my 2000 i had although the frame is exactly the same so i belive it will be a 99 comp


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 Post subject: Re: Klein Mantra Karma
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:34 am 
NE, North and West Yorks Deputy AEC
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I don't know how I managed to get this bike donated, this has happened 3 times in 4 months, going round different garages assessing people for there NVQ qualification. it's surprising once you get talking to people, how little they know about bikes, if its not all singing and dancing with disc brakes people think it is a pile of junk :D The Klein is going to be rebuilt to a decent spec, one question Should I change the colour of the frame ?


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 Post subject: Re: Klein Mantra Karma
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:28 pm 
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Yes...! Ask jonrock...jamaicafade


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 Post subject: Re: Klein Mantra Karma
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:44 pm 
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slmracing wrote:
one question Should I change the colour of the frame ?


I don't think so, not unless it's current paint is beyond repair. It's a lot more work.


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