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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:22 pm 
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So this is not the way I wanted to build it, but the weather has been so nice here the past couple of days that I wanted to ride it and see what I think.
It is a little small, but then again it is a Klein.
I built it with a Paul SS wheelset, Paul Moto-Lites, Paul Love Levers and Cook cranks. All of which have been collecting dust someplace in the garage.
I used a Paul Melvin chain guide so I can use my Dos freewheel.
I think it came out okay.
I was going to build it with a XTR M950 group but I think I like this better.
Here is what it looked like when I bought it:
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:46 pm 
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8) Looks very nice. The Paul's V-brakes look especially trick. Any ideas what it weighs?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:10 pm 
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A little under 20lbs.
Not bad, not bad at all.:)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:25 pm 
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Not bad although I'd probaly paint the stem black...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:32 pm 
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Do know if the stem is aluminum or titanium? In the pics, it has that slightly darker gray color look of titanium.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:32 pm 
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Aluminum.

Thought about that, but then the stem would not be original.
Being a one off prototype, I figured just leave it as it is.
If I was going to build it right I would have sourced out and XT group in silver. That may make the stem seem right at that point.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:16 pm 
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Looking good...!
Pauls are perfect!

If you decide it´s too small for you...let me know :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:05 pm 
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nice metamorphose!

Now I want one.......!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:28 am 
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Im not a big Klein fan but the Nightstorm is my favorite design. Thats a really nice looking bike mate.

Im curious...

With the oversize headtubes on the Kleins, would Cannondale Fatty sus-fork fit?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:52 am 
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I have seen the Cannondale "p-bone" fork on Kleins before.
Not sure if an adapter is needed.
Most that I have seen are because the owner wanted the "rigid" look.:)


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