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 Post subject: 1992 Klein Adroit
PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:55 pm 
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Finally starting to get the parts together for my '92 Klein Adroit I bought from Kleinman early this year.

Around the same time I also bought the wheels I'll be using from Kingroon, he had them on his Ti Fat Chance. NOS Campag Sthenos 32h rims on NOS Nukeproof Bombproof hubs with Sapim DB spokes and NOS Nukeproof Ti skewers. They came with re-issued Smoke and Darts.

Basically sticking with silver for components. Have the M900 rear mech and the front, NOS levers/shifters and Critical Racing (probably) canti's are on their way. Not sure which chainset yet but probably Syncros Revolution if I can find one. But won't be paying silly money so that might change.

Here's a pic of the frame Kleinman took, will update with some of my own.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:10 pm 
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Nice!

Ready in time for UK klein meet next month??? Only down the road from you!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:49 pm 
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Always good to see another crop up!, is it original 92 paint and graphics?

I'm after a 117 axle, if you need a different size please let me know and perhaps we can do a deal.

Looking forward to seeing it build up.

Cheers, Ash.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:20 pm 
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I think the paint's original, very nice colour(s) either way.

I was planning on finding a chainset to go with the bottom bracket rather than farting around swapping it, not got the Klein tools for it. So that's basically Revolutions or Crank Bros RSR from what I've read, unless I went more modern like Tune Big Foot (probably easier & cheaper!).

Not sure if it will be ready for next month, would be good if it was but depends on the chainset. Not got a seatpost yet either but could put a modern one on for now if need be. Both on my list in the wanted forum.

Bought these cantis for it today, the seller was lead to believe they're either early Critical Racing (do look similar to pics I've seen) or Crystal. Will do some Google'ing tomorrow.

Marc


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:03 am 
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Its a respray, probably a klein respray. Logos and fork logos are the give away.

Hope you can make it for next month, even bringing it along after the ride as we will have a little display of bikes, frames, parts etc!


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 Post subject: Re: '92 Klein Adroit
PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:12 am 
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I thought the logos pointed to that but read somewhere that they could be original. Anyway it looks good, that's the main thing. I also bought this around the same time, not started on it yet though.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/95826765@N02/11150766994/


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:27 am 
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Yeah, it looks very nice. Prob a respray done by Klein in the mid nineties. Is it a flat blue or has it got a metallic sparkle to it?

Storm Attitude looks great! Seems I am not the only one who can't resist buying!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:53 am 
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Beautiful colour, looks like a single blue color sea & sky?
I like!
If uou are interested, i have a critical racing silver in excelent condition.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:56 am 
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F.R.O. wrote:
Beautiful colour, looks like a single blue color sea & sky?
I like!
If uou are interested, i have a critical racing silver in excelent condition.



Thanks. If you mean brakes then some are already on their way now.


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 Post subject: Re: '92 Klein Adroit
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:27 pm 
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mmm the more i look at kleins the more i want one,,,,,i remember the first one i saw many years ago had the splatter paint job and those big chunky forks,,,,maybe my next bike..
love the colour


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