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 Post subject: Klein Mantra Pro 1996
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 10:22 pm 
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Location: A wretched hive of scum and villainy...
It's ugly, but I love it...
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I managed to machine some adapters for the Klein oversized headset system to fit the Look Fournales forks married to an X-Lite Angelo stem amd a Campagnolo Record integrated headset...mmm
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Some small aluminium pads glued on the spread the load from the Maguras against the carbon fork legs:
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Spinergy Spox with redwall IRC Mythos tyres to match the red/carbon/machined alu feel:
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8spd XC Pro thumbies with Magura Raceline Tomac brakes:
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XC Pro short rear mech with Avid Rollamajig:
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Kooka cranks:
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I've got a pair of Spinergy Rev Roxs lined up...too much perhaps?

All the best,


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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 11:03 pm 
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Beautiful! Nice bike! :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 9:37 am 
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I really like Mantra's but thats gopping! Would look loads better as SS with some simple forks in my opinion.


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 7:50 pm 
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It's still lovely Dan :D
Though don't put the Spins on, it will be too much :wink: It looks perfect as is 8)


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 8:07 pm 
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it makes a bizarre noise when out on the trails....


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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 10:31 pm 
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It's a crazy looking bike! But it is also fascinating looking

All engineered and linkages and cool funkiness

Do whatever you please what could be too much on that?

The alu load spreaders are an awesome idea, by the way!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:52 pm 
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It's so beautiful it's hideous!!!! Seriously though, beautiful frame, beautiful components. Maybe it's just because you don't have a selle italia flite on it that I am turned away. I'll bet it's a BLAST to ride though!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:24 pm 
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Actually, just got hold of some Manitou Mars forks and an MC2 bar/stem combo for the Klein...so the LOOKs will be going on something else.

MMM, now what's got a URT and is even uglier than a Mantra?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:37 pm 
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is that the one sinnerman was selling?#
might have guessed you went for it, nice & quirky :lol:


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