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 Post subject: 1996 Klein MC2 backfire
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:34 am 
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Hi

Just finished my 1996 Klein MC2 build , I got the frame of Jonrock a few months back and the finish of the paint job is amazing

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Frame: Klein MC2 Attitude 96 19"
Brake levers / gears:XTR M900
Crankset: Syncros
Bottom Bracket: Klein
Front Derailleur: XTR M900
Rear Derailleur: XTR M900
Headset: Klein
Handlebar: Klein MC2
Stem: Klein MC2
Handlebar Grips: Syncros
Seatpost: Syncros
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
Pedals: Look 4x4
Tyres: Syncros Point and shoot
Wheels:Syncros, Mavic-rims 719


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:58 am 
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Nice bike!

I know it is a colour in the 1996 catalogue but for me Backfire has to be on a 1990/1991 MC1-model.

Allthough the XTR 900 is not timecorrect you chose well because the XT737/XTR950 would not have looked that nice.

I would change the saddle to a Flite without stiching. The colour "up there" distracts too much from the beautiful frame. Also I would add some decals to the post to balance the white decals on the MC2 unit.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:03 am 
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Love it 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:56 am 
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Hi

Yep was thinking the same about a black flite 8) The seatpost has the syncros decal on the back of seatpost
The build was not meant to be a timecorrect build but a build with some of my favorite retro parts from the past :D
Only problem is I have ended up building a damn Garage Queen :facepalm: most parts were NOS and bike has not been riden yet
Now need to decide if to split and sell or just wait for it to rain and hit the trails and make it into a rider :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:13 am 
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Ride it!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:07 pm 
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That looks great Steve, I wondered where that bike ended up, you have been busy lately!
Swap the Flite out and your there I reckon.

As for riding, if your not sure, have it as a garage queen, one won't hurt will it?!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:32 pm 
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Nice color. Is that an actual strata?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:16 pm 
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No, they are Strata-labelled Uni-Kleins.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:37 am 
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As Rahbari mentioned the forks and frame are a repaint by JonRock...
Thinking of now switching theXTR M900 Brakes to XTR M950 V Brakes and making it a rider ...
will also be switching the seat to an all black Flite ..
More pics to follow :)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:22 pm 
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Nice build up Steve. 8)
Crankset looks fantastic.


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