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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:06 pm 
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It's only taken me 24 years but on Monday I finally became the proud owner of the other of my two poster bikes. The Attitude was another unicorn from the pages of MBUK that adorned the walls of my bedroom, along with the Pace's of the time and quite a few naked ladies :P

I have owned a few Pace frames & forks but the Attitude always seemed to elude me. I remember seeing a HLF in On Your Bike in Birmingham years ago but within a matter of days it had been sold and my search continued. There have been a few contenders over the years on RetroBIKE but always when I didn't have enough spare cash or weren't quite up to the condition I was looking for. That is until I spotted the recently refurbed Dolomite that 'thesneaker' (James) had for sale, and it came at a time when I could actually afford it, apart from going on an unplanned holiday a week later, yeah thanks SWMBO! :D

Big thanks to James for bearing with me while I kept him waiting for his money and the other members I have bought bits from to get this build completed...I say completed, there are a few upgrades planned, once I have saved up some more dosh and actually found what I'm after!

The unboxing. Excited? Does a bear shit in the woods!!! :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:06 pm 
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The main stumbling block during assembly turned out to be the clearance or lack of it for the cantilever link cables around the bulkier modern rubber but I got round this by fitting hangers which are also a hell of a lot easier to set-up ;)

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Specification -

Frame: 1991 Klein Attitude 19" Small, serial # AA87
Fork: 1990 Klein Box, serial # 5A2C8

Headset: Klein NOS
Stem: Klein MC1
Handlebar: Klein MC1
Grips: Grab On MTN-2 NOS

Brakes: Shimano XT M732 NOS
Brake Pads: Shimano XT M732 NOS
Brake Levers: Shimano XT M092 NOS
Cantilever cable hangers: Clarks W6079

Shifters: Shimano XT M092 NOS
Front Derailleur: Shimano XT M735 NOS
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M735 short cage
Cassette: Shimano HG70
Chain: KMC
Cranks: Shimano XT M730 175mm NOS
Chainrings: Shimano XT Bio Pace NOS
Bottom Bracket: Klein NOS
Pedals: Shimano XT M735

Rims: Mavic 117 SUP CD
Hubs: Shimano XT M730/2
Tyres: Halo Choir Master R

Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo
Seatpost: Ringle Moby

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:07 pm 
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That looks fantastic 8)

I was tempted myself but held out for my own "Eleanor" which I now have :D

Is this going to be a regular rider? or a sunny days smile'a'thon?


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Looks great Ian, nice to see a Klein rider, enjoy :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:22 pm 
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Thanks :)

Yeah it will be a regular rider...as long as it's not pissing down :lol: in fact I've already been out for a quick shake down this afternoon and I'm waiting for the temp to drop a bit before I go for another blast this evening 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:13 pm 
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thesneaker wrote:
Looks great Ian, nice to see a Klein rider, enjoy :)

Cheers James, I'm loving it, can't stop staring at it and enjoying riding it even more, so fast!
I rode past a group of young lads on it earlier, prob about the same age I was in 1990 when I first clapped eyes on an Attitude and their response was no lesser than mine: 'WOAH, LOOK AT THAT!' :P

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:15 pm 
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Looking at that unopened box I feel like a child at Christmas. The excitement even though I know what's in it! Nice Klein and great your riding it. I ride mine and they are too good not to use them.


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A thing of beauty !! That last shot with the sun behind is mint!! 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:13 am 
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Really nice build ....Amazing condition


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Another happy ending, at last!, enjoy 8)

Love the pics too by the way.


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