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 Post subject: Klein Attitude
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:50 pm 
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Back in October 2007 I picked up this well used Klein Attitude with an interesting mix of components on it, and as this winter has been the wettest in nearly 50 years I actually got around to cleaning it up and putting more appropriate parts on it.

Its by no means perfect - the frame shows that its had a hard life with a few minor dents and missing paint and the top tube is slightly faded due to the Australian sun. But I don't mind the used look as such and I'm happy with how its turned out.

Note the photos don't show the yellow at all well, so I'll try and take some better ones...

Frame: 1993 Klein Attitude in Gator Linear Fade

Fork: RS Mag 21 in Gator Linear Fade

Headset: Klein
Stem/Handlebar: Klein Mission Control
Grips: Oury
Barends: No thankyou

Brakes: M900 XTR
Brake Pads: XT
Brake Cables: Shimano
Cantilever cable hangers: Shimano
Brake Levers: M900 XTR

Shifters: M900 XTR
Front Derailleur: M900 XTR
Rear Derailleur: M900 XTR
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: M900 XTR 12-30 (from memory)
Chain: SRAM
Cranks: M900 XTR
Crank Bolts: Shimano
Chainrings: QBP 46, Real 34, Engagement 24
Chainring bolts: Silver
Bottom Bracket: Klein
Pedals: Whatever I borrow from another ride

Hub Skewers: Dura Ace - will change later
Rims: Rear: Mavic 117 SUP Ceramic, Front: Mavic ???
Hubs: Rear: M900 XTR 36 hole, Front: Ringle 32 hole
Nipples: Rear: Tioga, Front: Brass
Spokes: Rear: Tioga Disk Drive Pro, Front: Silver ones
Tyres: IRC V Claw
Tubes: Specialised

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Titanium in black
Seatpost: Klein branded Kalloy with the Klein rubbed off and showing signs of being raised and lowered many times over the years
Seatpost Binder: Cheapo Balance item in black

Weight: No idea


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:51 pm 
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One more photo...


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:00 pm 
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Well used or not that looks frigging stunning 8)


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jimihendrix wrote:
Well used or not that looks frigging stunning 8)


+1 wish my "well used" bikes looked so good :lol:


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What a beauty!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:12 pm 
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wow....what a looker!!......i realised a 20 year dream this year and got my hands on a team colours attitude.....its the first thing i would run to if my house was on fire!!....great bikes!!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:37 pm 
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Now thats a good paintjob...

Well used indeed - makes mine all look a bit rough :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:31 am 
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Thanks for the nice comments guys. I think the photos show it at its best - other than the colour.

When you look at it close up you can tell its been a rider for a long time though and when I got it parts were covered in a think layer of dirt. It has cleaned up reasonably well though.

But given that it is 16 years old now you'd expect a bike to have a few battle scars and I do find in some respects a well aged bike is a little more appealing than a garage queen.

Having said all that, it is enjoying a gentle life now, but I think its worked for it :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:32 am 
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Nice bike! I was wondering, do you happen to know where to buy rebuilds for that front shock?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:16 am 
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Try one of these places to get sorted:

http://www.hippiesuspension.com/hippietechsuspension/
https://suspensionforkparts.net/eshop/index.php
http://wings-suspension.de/index.html


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