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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:56 pm 
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So, where to begin?
I saw this Attitude on Craigslist about 3 weeks ago and have been going back and forth with the owner for the last 2. I finally picked it up yesterday down in Eugene, OR. It was really hard to pass up for 3 reasons.

1-It was my size (not like the 1992 Sunburst that I just sold)

2-This year and color way was the first Attitude that I lusted after. I have never really liked the color way, I think the later colors (gator, sunburst, sea to sky, coral reef) are the best, but this color way is iconic. It is what I think of when someone says Klein.

3-Price :D

So, 5 days ago I pulled the trigger and bought it. That same day I put my 92 Klein Attitude up for sale and sold it this weekend to a very happy fellow in northern California.
This Attitude is not perfect and that’s fine with me because like I have said in the past, my bikes are to go not for show! It is all XT with very cool Matrix Deep V rims. Never seen these before. The rims still have the original Specialized Ground controls on them. The shifters are XT rapid fire which I am assuming were added later. (if anyone has xt thumbies they want to sell let me know) It has a Bullseye crankset that has the through axel. Not sure if I am going to keep it. Depends on the bearings and if I can get spacers. Right now the arms are pretty close to the rear stays. The Seat and Post are going to be replaced with a Black XT post and a Black Turbo saddle. Can anyone tell me what skewers these are? Never seen those before either.
So I will get it cleaned up and will post more photos later.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:58 pm 
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More photos.
BTW- The photo of the tire with the broken sidewall, can I stop it from ripping anymore?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:32 pm 
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Nice condition...not keen on the barends though..
Those skewers are American Classic maybe..
http://www.bikepro.com/products/hub_ske ... skew.shtml
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:59 pm 
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Iconic indeed and always good to see a bike will be used as intended, kudos.

As for your tire, I don't think I would ride it in anger in swerious terrain, but Park tool have a product called "Emergency Tire Boot" specifically for the purpose, I always carry one in my Camelbak.

Here's a link: http://www.parktool.com/products/detail.asp?cat=17&item=TB-2

Enjoy!!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:03 am 
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Thanks for the info!
Yes, the barends will be gone.:)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:16 am 
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yes, I would say American Classic too, good score Lawrence, glad you have your Unicorn (or perhaps just white horse with a stick-on horn?)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:24 am 
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that looks like a sweet frame mate!!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:38 am 
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Sweet

Loose the barends and your on to a winner


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:48 am 
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Whaouh !
With the bullseye crank… 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:50 am 
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v nice bike

+1 for the Park Tool Emergency Tire Boot.


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