Last Monday night I was scrolling through my local Craigslist and was thrilled to see an ad for "older Klein $100.". Details were few but, it had one picture;
I sent an email offering to pick it up right away.....no reply. It had been listed for 18hrs already so I assumed it was gone to someone else. I was devastated that I had missed it but, resolved to not be depressed and move on.
Tonight I was scrolling CL and there it was again! different seller and $225 this time. 30 Minutes and $200 later it was mine.
So now I'm the proud owner of an older Klein. This is where you gentlemen come in. I've had many Klein's before but, never older then 2002. I need your help to date it. It's obviously a Pinnacle but, Did they ever come with Manitou2 forks? I'm suspicious about that given what looks to be a Mavic? headset. That surely wasn't original? was it? The paints been striped but, there's evidence of green paint in the serial number stamp.
Can any of you Klein experts tell me more about The History of Kleins around this time? What type of Alu? What's the difference between Pinnacle, Rascal and Attitude? When Did Adroit's first appear? Is there some archive somewhere I can go to and stop bugging you guys?
Who's the best guy to paint it with one of those crazy cool schemes from bitd?