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 Post subject: Klein MC2 Backfire 1996
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:42 pm 
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Browsing through the Klein catalogues I always lusted after the MC2 Backfire featured in the 96 catalogue.
I guess the fact that Ive never seen one other than in the catalogue maybe had something to do with it.
I suppose 'unobtainable' comes to mind!

Here she is....

Quite a strange build if you look.
Nice tune stuff but mismatching brakes and splashes of blue probably to tie up with the Pearl Blue clear.

So I thought as its quite quiet out the front of my house with the recent cold spell it would be a good idea to paint it myself.
The front of my house is quite big and I didnt think I'd get too much overspray on the neighbours cars. :lol:

I have a Klein tube sample stand and on it is the actual colours I wanted.
The original had a blue pearl over the top ta boot but I didnt really fancy that.

I didnt have an MC2 Adroit to hand either so I thought I'd chuck a bit of paint on an MC2 Attitude I had lying around instead.
Some people will have kittens over this but I also prefer the Strata logos to the skinny Klein decals on the forks that its supposed to have so I opted for the Strata ones...perhaps I will burn in Klein hell but hey its a rider for me and well...lifes too short!

Heres the spec.

Frame: Klein MC2 Attitude 96 19"
Brake calipers: Grafton Speed controller
Cassette: SRP Titanium 8 speed NOS
Chain: D.I.D NOS
Crankset: Tune Bigfoot
Bottom Bracket: Klein
Front Derailleur: Proshift
Rear Derailleur: Proshift
Levers: Grafton Re-entry NOS
Shifters:Shimano M900/Grafton Perches NOS
Headset: Klein
Cables: Shimano (Sorry PeteMcc!)
Handlebar: Klein MC2
Stem: Klein MC2
Handlebar Grips: Serfas
Seatpost: Klein
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
Pedals: Grafton Speedtrap Mountain
Tyres: Klein Deathgrip
QR: Tune Ti
Wheels: Tune Mig Mag-hubs, Mavic-rims



PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:22 pm 
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no words 8) 8)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:19 am 
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Very nice Jon, so you did it then! Quality parts too and great photos, top marks to you sir!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:30 am 
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Sweet. Love the 0 rise black stem. Hmmm and I have a spare MC2 frame gathering dust......

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:29 am 
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That's quite nice and a change from the usual

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:51 pm 
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aweosme paintjob amd build. it looks tough

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:10 pm 
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Backfire MC2, very nice!
Only two little points.
First the seatpost. Even its a Klein branded, this build earned a tune or something like that.
And imho silver spokes fit better for a bike from 1996.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:01 pm 

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That´s what I call a SuperSEXY colour scheme. It is like a strawberry / cherry / lemon summer water ice, delicious!!:

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:11 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:05 am 
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Nice to see another Klein colour scheme than the usual.

More proof that your painting is "top" notch J 8)

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