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 Post subject: Klein Adroit Race
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:59 pm 
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Well, here it is in all it's glory.......

The bad news - I think it's too big for the Mrs :oops:

The good news - it's only 1cm shorter effective top tube length than my DBR :twisted:

The only highlight among a sea of crap worn out components is an xtr rear mech :shock: I may have a home for that 8)

"it's way light" says the seller, er...no, it ways a ton thinks I!!

I'll report more after further investigation


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:23 pm 
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Wow! :shock:

That's either way small (like BMX small) or it's got garden hose as cable outers! :shock: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:05 pm 
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looks like it already has head set reducers in there so you can swap the forks as you like.

carsten


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:14 pm 
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You have got your work cut out their jango. Your right about the only thing worth having is the rear mech.

Its a big job to put right. Its a sorry sight as Klein go let alone an mtb. Hope you will complete and keep us up to date.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:21 pm 
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Had the same situation with the Klein I bought. It was a Pulse Race - got it for £100 and at the end of the day the only things of any value were an XTR rear mech, the frame and some ICON handlebars, the rest was virtually unusable. Just made my money back on it selling as separates and keeping a few bits as spares.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:34 pm 
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Well after a bit of investigation and stripping, the bike not me, it appears to have headset reducers which makes life a little simpler.

First problem...the BB is shot, why....because the non-drive side crank removing threads are shot....time to break out the angle grinder again :twisted:

I had the same problem on the Vertex I bought off the bay...same POS bottom of the range cranks too.

Anyone know what size seatpost it's meant to have?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:38 pm 
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jango wrote:
Anyone know what size seatpost it's meant to have?


31.6 - see why it was £150 now! Those forks are like pogo sticks!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:45 pm 
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I like the saddle .


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:49 pm 
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I like the saddle .


it's yours :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:52 pm 
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jango wrote:
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I like the saddle .


it's yours :wink:


I like the frame? :lol:


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