As the owner of the Adept on page four I can 100% vouch for the quality of work being done here by @KOMRAID
I have three more Klein’s and those were all repainted by @jonrock
Love them all, ride them all and not worried which ice cream Dolomite or Dolomiti is copied from. Enjoy the weather...
So maybe there is another circlip at the top of the lower section once you remove the seal/bushing?
As shown in one of your images....then the lower section is gently tapped with a hammer and block of wood to separate from the stanchion.
There should have a small ball bearing sitting on top of spring, purpose was to provide a click for the adjustable plastic cap if I remember correctly.
Release any air pressure
Use suitable sized socket to go over valve and gently hit with hammer to push down aluminium cap a few mm...
You have a late nineties/early noughties Klein with a conventional 1 1/8” headset from what I see so you have plenty of options and any good bike shop can help as no special Klein tools are needed for headset or bottom bracket.
It will not be a straight fit I’m afraid.
Although the Adroit and Attitude frame tubes were the same the headset was different.
You could make it work but the Adroit would need an adaptor set so you could run the 1 1/8” fork
A couple of years ago I obtained a lovely set of Ritchey disc xc wheels from this site.
Wheels are still going strong but they are 20mm through axle and I have a possible need to fit to a different bike/fork running a 9mm QR. I see 15mm axle adaptors but confused over the...
It’s been 25 years since I worked on one of these but fluffychicken is correct from memory. Expel the air then gently push down on the valve/metal top section (a suitable sized socket works) and this will expose a thin wire circlip on the inner stanchion. Use a thin bladed screwdriver to...
Yes it's a 97.
The weld between the pivot ears and down tube was a weak point, main reason the yellow rear ends were replaced with black ones very soon after release.
Check all the welds carefully, if not cracked by now you should be ok.
Don't think so...
I might be wrong but the Klein steerer was something like 1.5" to 1.3" tapered. The new all taper to 1 1/8" (although I've not got a bike newer than 2002 so happy to be wrong!)
A good workshop could machine a Klein steerer that could fit to a modern fork, just depends on...
MC3 is really just the branding on the stem. The frame uses the same bearings as MC2 so plenty of options to purchase them if required like from Jon at kleinspainted.com.
Not used the reset racing stuff but good quality I hear. This does however mean you need to run a straight 1 1/8"...
Coming to the end of a build and wanted to see if anyone has a lightweight set of V brakes and matching levers out there they would part with?
Must be black
Must be lightweight
Can be used of course as long as in decent condition.