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 Post subject: My new KLEIN
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:48 am 
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Just scraping in :D

This is my new 97 Klein Attitude Comp, ok so not one of the "sell your grandmother" years for Klein, but my first one, and I love it, it's a 1 owner from new, with a set of manitou SX TI shocks (may colour code them as i'm not a fan of the yellow)

She looks a bit daggy (translation from Kiwi "a bit funny looking") with slicks and rear fender but I have an idea to strip, soda blast and restore the frame in Painted desert with gold decals etc, allready had a pair of Conti Mountain Kings arrive today for it.

I won it on a local auction site but when my mate picked it up for me yesturday he told him it was going to live with a few other cool retro bikes, and that I was QUOTE "A rero MTB freak" must have made him happy because he took $110 off the price I had won it for on the auction, so not too bad for $200 NZ I recon :D :shock:

just a question re MC2 stems, I see the Adroit the same year came with an MC2, is there any drama fitting the MC2 stem/collet to this frame? (i'm presuming the frames are the same?) would i have to change to a sealed bearing headset? and would the MC2 bearing slip straight in?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:13 am 
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glad to see you got that one.
its a conventional headset on that, if you want to fit a mc2 you need to klein 'evo' sized steerer and that is a year too late for it.

ride it for a while and see how you like it, they ride very well :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:17 am 
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Cheers mate, just not a huge fan of those headsets on a Klein, well if thats the case with the headtube then it will be ritchey carbon seatpost/bars/stem I think


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:24 am 
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Great Bikes ...
I have a 2007 Klein Attitude also but in blue ..
I added a pair of pace rc31 forks on mine and it is really light and fast ...


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:39 am 
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nice, bloody cheap too, .....and that wall socket looks sooo sad :D


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