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 Post subject: Klein Attitude Blue Fade
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:28 am 
Dirt Disciple
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Hi, I have recently bought this Klein Attitude second hand. Its a bike I have always wanted....although I am pretty sure its a post-Trek bike but I dont care! Sram groupset, Skareb forks, Hope disc brakes, Bontrager rims, bars, stem, seatpost and tyres. Need to figure out a way to get the rear brake cable to go internal, other than that, its just as I want it. Not one for the purists maybe, but a great, fast bike.

Anyone know the year of manufacture of the frame??


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:32 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:37 am 
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Nice bike. You'll be able to establish the year and month of manufacture from the serial number under the bottom bracket. Mine has 21H0999 ... which indicates 21 inch frame and built 9th month 1999.

Someone else should be able to assist with getting the cable back through the frame, mine have never been out so never had to get anything back through.

Your bike will be post-Trek but I couldn't care either mine is the mountain bike I wanted and while not as classic a Klein as the earlier ones they still have most of the Klein features and are great bikes. Enjoy.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:41 am 
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Thanks

Mine was made in May 2000 it seems. Its in brilliant condition for a 10 year old frame. Like its hardly been ridden by the previous owner. Great bike, really light and looks the business in my humble opinion!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:07 am 
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Nice 8)

Have always had a soft spot for those Kleins. Loving the fork though - always wanted a set of Skareb's. Not sure why, maybe it's just the name :? :lol: .


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Nice that :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:54 pm 
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pretty sure it's a 2000 Big Sky Blue Fade.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:12 am 
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Good looking Klein. I have an Adroit Race 1999.

To get the cable back in try some sewing thread and a hoover :?

Start the thread at one end of the frame and then try to suck it out the other end with the hoover - the better seal you can get the better and use a helping hand from gravity have the thread falling down the frame by tilting the frame. If / once you get the thread through tie it too the cable and gently pull it through.

You should use some internal liner for the cable also. They maybe inside the frame or might have got lost. I am sure you can still get them though.

Best of Luck Tim


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:19 am 
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I've just noticed your bike is hydraulic brakes. :oops:

Previous post is for wire cables.

Not sure how to get the hydraulic through there :?:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:31 am 
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Yup, think its a non starter - the cables are too thick for a start!

I did see some people had nicer looking cable hangers - little black pegs that stuck on the frame and then the cable hung off them? Anyone know what they are called?


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