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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:19 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:30 am 
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Looks real good... 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:18 pm 
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Nice job with the thumbies!
And the pinnie is sweet as well!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:46 pm 
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Thias wrote:
Nice job with the thumbies!
And the pinnie is sweet as well!


Thanks! Cheers for all of the other comments as well folks 8)

Turned out the thumbies needed a little more tightening up on the internal splines. I was being a little cautious with not damaging them (over tightening the locking nut) when rebuilding and they were slipping when setting up the cabling. All is good now though.

Did a bit more fumbling about last night with autosol and some choice parts acquired/found, just have the brakes to fit now...


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:10 pm 
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Brakes are now on :)

Finally folded and bought a bit of NOS in the form of some Diacompe 985's. They were surprisingly a bit of a faff to set up on then front mainly, not helped by a slightly bent brake post that I had to tap very gently back in place.

The bike is now pretty much done and ready for the all important shake down ride...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:22 pm 
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Definitely finished now! Already been on a couple of rides, and what a bike it has turned out to be!

As I said, I've never owned a Klein but I get them now, the ride is not too dissimilar to the early Bontrager I had - low, long and agile. It climbs surprisingly well also.. Hopefully the frame will hold up for a bit longer.

Managed to escape work in the daylight and it was a particularly beautiful afternoon here in the Smoke, so here's some shots taken on the way home :D


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:37 pm 
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Very nice... 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:29 am 
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Love Klein. Like the black fork too


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:30 am 
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Pink cables and thumbshifters 8)


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