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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 6:23 pm 
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Hi fellow bikers,

See my Klein Pulse comp from '96 I tried to build up a bit retro.
(I know, this is not a pre Trek era Klein so probably not considered retro at all...)


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Built up as follows:

frame > Klein Pulse Comp (1996)
fork > Manitou SX (1998, m'n 1996 mach 5 gebroken )
wheels > Mavic CrossRide (1999?)
quick releases > Salsa (1999)
cranks > Race Face Next carbon 8 speed (1999)
brakes > Shimano XT-V(1996 > yep, the first V-Brakes from Shimano)
derailleurs > Shimano XT (2003, arh, my 1996 stuff has worn out...)
cassette > Shimano 8 speed 11-30 (1999)
shifters > SRAM X-ray 800i (1996)
stem > Ringle Zooka Clamp On (1997)
seatpost > Ringle Moby Deuce (1997)
sadlle > Selle Italia Flite gel (2002)
handlebar > Easton EA70 (2007 > right! in a search of a retro handlebar)
bar ends > Roox (2003, I know, not realy retro at all)
headset > eh, dunno, it is a Ritchey (1999)
cage > Ringle H20

still a nice bike...?
is this semi retro rig misplaced on this forum?

happy trails!


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 8:43 am 
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Certainly not misplaced here! I like your bike: it's got a nice setup and cool yellow bits. Would be even cooler with a yellow judy in my humble opinion, but Marzocchi's work great.


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 8:56 am 
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Pre Trek is cool 8) It's the Trek ownership that :twisted:


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 9:09 am 
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nice build Obi-Wan-Mtb - i too had a Pulse Comp and still regret selling it :cry:


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 9:21 am 
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nice bike dude, i especially like the yellow bits but....and its a big but....is that a rust bubble on the rear dropout? :roll: thought alu didnt rust.


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 9:46 am 
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haggis1978 wrote:
nice bike dude, i especially like the yellow bits but....and its a big but....is that a rust bubble on the rear dropout? :roll: thought alu didnt rust.



It's the aluminium version of rust, oxidization. It's where water gets between the paint and the aluminium.


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 11:24 am 
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Looks ace, just the right amount of coloured bits IMO.


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 10:10 pm 
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Thanks for the nice words!

Indeed a yellow Judy would probably look nice on this frame but maybe to much yellow is overdone....

About the "rust" I just noticed that on the photo :-( ....
But I think it's been there for long and not weakening the frame (I hope).

I know this is not a pre Trek era Klein but I bought it back in 1996 in the US being very happy to buy a Klein at all since the price of those here in the Netherlands was almost twice as much!


ride on!


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 10:20 pm 
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That's a cool bike. Just get the 'rust' looked at. And it will last longer than us mere mortals.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:15 am 
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stevet1 wrote:
Looks ace, just the right amount of coloured bits IMO.


Yep, very happy with my buys of the yellow bits.
Thinking of swapping the bar ends though, a bit to much?

What about those Mavic wheels:

Anyone an idea about the age of those Mavic Cross Ride wheels?
Are these 1999?


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