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 Post subject: I've finished my Klein!
PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:00 pm 
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Finally, i've pretty much finished the Klein that I was building for my girlfriend. The bike is the original one that I bought when I was 14. I sold it when I was 17 and regretted ever since. I then happened across it a few months ago on ebay, and it went from there. This is my first retro build and i've now developed a very expensive obsession! I've built it up with a mixture of red and blue components.....I think it works, but others may disagree! Still need the finishing touches; I can't find any suitable straddle wires and I want an m900 rear mech. Then i'll be happy!

The last picture shows my next build, which i'm going to just throw any bits that I always wanted at. The build may not 'work' in originality, but I don't think I care! The frame is the gator fade that I always always wanted. Similarly, I always wanted a Disk Drive so that's gone on. I'm obsessed with Machine Tech so i've got some Zero Flex cantis coming, and a nice hubset that i'll build up. I'm trying to keep everything green, which isn't helping the bank balance!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:02 pm 
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A couple more......


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:07 pm 
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nice bikes! but please set up the front brake properly. the straddle triangle is way too steep. the carrier needs to sit much deeper, close to the tire to get the brakes working properly.

biketoolsetc.com has nice diacompe straddles for $3 each

http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cgi?i ... Link-Wires

carsten


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:17 pm 
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Thanks Carsten! I've been trying to find a shorter straddle wire for a while, but i've struggled. I'm an impatient man, so I just used what I have. But I will be setting it up properly, don't worry!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:18 pm 
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Can i be your girlfriend,lol

Thats some sexy metal right there 8) 8)


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 Post subject: Local produce
PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:25 pm 
North Wales Deputy AEC
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Top retro! Can't wait to see those bikes loitering down Canal Street... ;-)

When we going for a ride then...??

Mr K


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:30 pm 
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Whenever the sunshine comes out Mr K, so err.....never!!!

Seriously though, soon I hope pal. I need you to show me the trails around here! Recognise those brake levers??? I think I actually love them!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:35 pm 
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Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:12 pm
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Wow!!! His and hers bikes the new fragrance from KLEIN!!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:32 pm 
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Me like very much :D :D


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:09 pm 
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Really nice, hope your girlfriend likes that also...


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