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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:50 pm 
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I am not really sad as I have bought myself a Klein MC1. The sad part is that it needs a huge amount of work but then I did pick it up for reasonable money.

The two worst parts are the fact that I do not have the MC1 stem and bars and some mad fool cut off the gear hanger.

I actually think the gear hanger will be easier to solve than the MC1 bar.

One mystery for me is the rear fixed wheel which is on a hope hub. Measuring the gear side it would not fit an 8 speed cassette. It appears to be a Hope screw on. If anyone knows whether an 8 speed screw on can be fitted then please let me know how. Or maybe this is just a 7 speed.

A Klein looks a bit sad in a single colour and without decals. However in the flesh there is something menacing and yet rather understated about this machine and I see why the previous owner loved it.

The final big ask of all Klein lovers is which colour scheme should I paint her?

Votes please!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:15 am 
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Get some Klein decals and keep the colour as it is. What have they done to the stem :shock:

Gil_m has decals or jonrock can repaint in Klein colours like new.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:13 am 
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poor klein! :shock:

i don't think it wants to be a BMX bike!

paintjobs, so many good ones. maybe something not so common. the splatter version is very nice imho...



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:59 am 
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Not looked at the headset in detail yet but I think it has a simple insert which acts like a quill to ahead converter I guess.

Desperately looking for an MC1 combo of course.

I also love the splatter. I am pretty sure this is a 1993 so obviously it has to tie in with this so I believe things like Nightstorm are out.

All suggestions welcomed and experts can tell me what the correct colours for the year should be.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:42 pm 
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...it looks like you've got a Hope single speed rear hub there - they didn't build many. i sold one of mine a while back and there was alot of interest in it.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:25 pm 
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Baldyz1 wrote:
All suggestions welcomed and experts can tell me what the correct colours for the year should be.

Cheers


Have you checked the 'Gallery & Archive' section? As that will have a scan of the correct cat. of your year.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:03 pm 
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Here we go.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:12 pm 
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How are you going to solve the hanger issue? Also, What is the length of the MC1 combo you are looking for?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:24 pm 
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I may have a hanger that could be made to work with this. I will have a look in the morning. Its a handsome dog rockhound horizontal hanger, theres a similar one on the market that dmr make that was held in place by the QR and slotted into the horizontal slot and around the axle itself.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:40 pm 
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I hope you can find that bar. I like the gator fade best. Good luck with your rebuild!


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