.....And in other news I have finally acquired my Retrobike God of Gods... a mahoosive Klein Attitude Team. Previously owned by GearlessinSeattle it arrived today after 15 days in transit via Heathrow, Coventry and Acton Parcelforce depot.. and to say I'm excited about it is a bit of an understatement
The first thing you notice is it's size.. it's huge
. Its a Klein 22" which is I think the biggest Klein did
. That's handy as I'm a 6ft 4 lump. At last I can ride the
bike I've fantasized about for the last 23 years! It's a bit of a gate but IMO it still looks handsome and in proportion.
Condition-wise it is outstanding... a real time-warp bike There are a few tiny chips here and there but there is zero fade and zero paint bubble. Only the frame arrived today, the box with the wheels, crank and saddle in is still en-route. I've got a really tasty M231/XT wheelset, a NOS black M730 crankset and a NOS black XT post with NOS Flite to fit in the meantime. The only thing I'll change from Lawrence's spec will be the thumbies to XT push push shifters/leavers and the grips to black ODI Attacks. Rest day tomorrow so I'll grab some hours to get it stripped, cleaned and ride-able
Thanks for looking and stay tuned for more updates.