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 Post subject: 1996 Klein Pulse Comp
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:04 pm 
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Just joined the forum and thought I'd post pictures of my 1996 Klein Pulse comp, its not entirely original (forks, brakes wheels) but it does ride extremely well.

I will be upgrading this in the coming months so more pics will be added :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:48 pm 
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:)

nice colour that!.

Looks like it has a couple of nice bits added already.

The ITM bars look quite nice. The red of the forks looks pretty nice against the green as well.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:52 pm 
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I always wanted a klein back in the day but my pockets weren't that deep!

I have already added the Avid brakes, bar-ends and removed the dust boots from the forks as they looked really naff with them on.

I really like the colour too - the red and green together I feel look really cool together.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:02 pm 
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Nice looking bike particularly the green color.

Some older suspension forks need the boots in order to protect the seals. I found out the hard way by ruining my Judy fork after removing the boots.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:01 pm 
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thanks lewisfoto.

The lip seals on the lower fork legs are the ones that seal the fork innards from moisture and dirt, the corrugated boots ive taken off lots of forks in the past with no ill effects.
just have to keep the forks clean after every ride :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:57 pm 
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Guess I wasn't so good at cleaning the bike after every ride. Well any way have fun with that one.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:41 pm 
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Quick update:

Just fitted a set of Clarks Teflon XTR type brake cables and gear cables and got hold of some dmr lock on grips in lime green. I'll be fitting the grips and gear cables once ive got rid of the nasty grip shifts for some rapidfire shifters.

Brake cables feel absolutely lovely - a definate improvement over the old cables.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:26 pm 
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A few updates for some recently acquired parts.

A slightly rough looking (but cheap) XT crankset - a bit of emery paper and some t-cut and it polished up a treat.

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Some brand new DMR Lock On grips (not entirely sure whether these are staying or not - I'm not completely sold on the colour!)
A RaceFace stem (e-bay bargain!)

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A 1997 pair of Manitou TiSx forks - much lighter than the RST's that were on the bike originally.

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XT Rear Mech - ebay again :oops:

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As it looks now!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:22 pm 
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Sweet,

Bought one of these frames recently, it's away be painted at the moment, exciting. Also I think the black outer ring is LX and silver is XT on the cranks. I don't know what the actual difference is apart from that, I'm sure someone could point it out. I've got both out back :)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:39 pm 
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this just looks....."right" 8)


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