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.
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
Cables: Shimano (Sorry PeteMcc!)
Handlebar: Klein MC2
Stem: Klein MC2
Handlebar Grips: Serfas
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
Pedals: Grafton Speedtrap Mountain
Tyres: Klein Deathgrip
QR: Tune Ti
Wheels: Tune Mig Mag-hubs, Mavic-rims
: Headset seals/Bearings http://www.kleinspainted.com
WANTED SHIMANO M900 REAR SKEWER-M900 32H FRONT HUB