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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:38 pm 
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I picked this up yesterday. It's in beautiful condition with just a tiny chain suck, just let down by some of the components.

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I've been busy today changing what I can.

Gripshifts - gone
Brake levers - gone
LX Front wheel - gone
LX rear mech - gone
LX Cranks gone - gone
Pedals - gone

In their place I've put:

NOS XT Combo shifters
WI Cranks
SPD
New cables

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A positive thing, the guy I bought if from has had it from new. Although on the downside I don't think the seatpost hasn't been moved much, as such it's stuck! Any ideas much appreciated. For 24 hours I've been putting oil around the top. Earlier I even bolted a screwdriver to the seatpost slid a pole over it and tried to turn it. All that happened is the screwdriver bent. Ahh


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:09 pm 
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Very nice.

Try plus gas on the seat post.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:17 pm 
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Lovely Klein. Treat with care removing the post. As very delicate area on a Klein.

And more/better pictures soon :D


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:22 pm 
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Thanks, just had a eureka moment.

This bike lives indoors in the conservatory. The other 4 are in the garage.
Well it's hanging on the back of a door. I've just removed the bottle cage bolts and poured loads of oil down there. Hope that does the job. May add some heat also for good measure.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:50 pm 
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Good stuff!!

it's proper nice, Vinny


Best Klein i've seen, period.

:D

Any of the old components needing a home? Rear Wheel? LX? PM?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:17 am 
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I had the stuk post problem.

I sprayed gt85in the seat tu e and then slowly twisted and lifted the seatpost,
Put indents in my hands but after a massive workout removed the post.

Nice mc2 bike- needs m900 !


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:41 am 
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Very good base to leave as new


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:10 am 
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Very nice! Good luck with the post! Careful with heating it, don't want to spoil the paint :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:37 am 
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Looking good Vincent, I can say it looks even better in the flesh having seen it Saturday!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:27 pm 
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Stunning !! Love MC2 rigids..


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