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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:57 am 
Dirt Disciple

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So, here is my Klein Rascal black/bright green '91. Bought her from first owner! Was in a basement for 2 years because of the owner not cycling anymore. And last he only rode the bike in the city.

First owner had to work extra in 1991 to get this bike. He was very carefull with it, as you can see. There are some spots here and there but overall she is in perfect condition for 19 years old! No oxidation, no denst, no cracks and no chain suck. Still got the biopace cranks on it. Needs a new middle and small chainring, those are worn out, but i think it still are the original rings. She didn't do a lot of miles!

I'm now going to look for a MC1 and a Spinner fork. I still have a wheelset of my dad's old '93 Cannondale. Lucky i didn't sell those wheels. It are SUN Chinook rims with a Suntour XC front hub and a XT hub at the back.

I owned a Topgun before but that was in a very bad condition, so i sold it. I'm happy to get another Klein in such a condition.

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This is how she is now! I hope to get some brown wall tires this weekend. Got a Spinner fork but it is to small. Put it in for the pic. Looks good! Syncros Cattleprod is on the way, now a Syncros bar and a nice retro saddle...

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:41 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Update first post!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:34 pm 
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8) not a Klein fan but rascals always look good:) Get it remountainified asap though. Nice colour scheme.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:43 pm 
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cool bike :)
i heard they are going up in value... and if you get the chance to buy one you should snap it up !! :wink: :lol:
very desirable colour scheme too...

add it to the rascal owners thread whn its finished...

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... sc&start=0

cheers :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:03 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Added 2 pics! How she is standing in my livingroom right now!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:28 pm 
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Hi Leon,

I spotted that bike too, in A'dam. You got yourself a nice bike with that one.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:31 pm 
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I wondered why it was still for sale after a week on the net.

Normally this kind of bike is sold within a day!

So, lucky me :D


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