Well, a few weeks ago I had the idea to turn my Klein into a SS. I sold my '10 SE Stout a few months back and thought about why I did so. It was too damn heavy and really had no chance of being as light as I wanted it to be.
So fast forward to now.....I realized shortly after selling the Stout that I hadn't had this much fun riding since I was a kid. So I proceeded to rip off all of the stuff I had bought and built onto the Klein.
I decided than if it wasn't going to stay original, it was going to stay Retro to a degree.
Here it sits as of right now:
LX Cranks w/ 38T ring
KMC SS Chain
18T rear cog
XLR Tensioner(cheap and does its' job)
Dia Compe PowerControl 7 levers
Tune Titanium skewers - wheels & seatpost
Ritchey ForceLite stem
The other stuff that is not mentioned is temporary, such as:
The Airlineone/Shimano wheels...i'm eyeballing some wheels on mtb-news BUT I think I wanna buy new. I gotta price on some Mavic crossride's for rim brakes. A good price for their weight of 1700g. If anyone has anything decent, then PM me. I'll also be picking up a set of Schwalbe tires suitable for road and light offroad riding. They have some good selections in the 450-500g range.
The whole mismatched mess up front....I wanna go MC1 or perhaps a threadless Ritchey fork if I can find one. The quill stem adapter w/ the threaded headset looks nasty and I wanna clean it up. I have a NOS Ritchey Forcelite bar on the way. Then i'll pick up some Ritchey grip as well(had them on my Stout and liked 'em).
I'm alwaya on the lookout for a set of DiaCompe ss5 levers. The PC7's are for grip-shift and will look a bit odd next to the skinny grips.
Onto the pics:
Constructive criticism is always welcome...