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Old 07-25-07, 01:29 AM
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Where are all the Klein riders?!? ROLL CALL

Post up pictures of your ride with some buildup specs

here we go..
1997 Klein Pulse comp
frames been refinished to resemble stock, yet slightly custom..
All done with powdercoating (even the logos) no stickers or paint..

Chris King classics, headset. salsa ti skewers..
mavic ceramic wheels, dt swiss spokes.
Ritchey post, trek seat.. NOS XT 8 speed shifters..
Kool Stop ceramic pads..

and the rest of the components are a swap over from a 2004 Trek 4900,
so I'm upgrading as I go, but its still rideable..
bb's goin out tho, so I've got the death creek for now

This was built to replace my old Klein that was stolen from me, the Trek didn't quite do it for me, geometry was different than I was used to and it just wasn't the same..

Anyone looking for a 17.5 Trek frame?
heres what that looked like before it was stipped.. less than 10 miles on it..
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y10...N/trek4900.jpg

Heres my Klein.. the "Pulse" logo was replaced with "Pauluk" (my last name)

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y10...N/MVC-002X.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y10...N/MVC-007X.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y10...N/MVC-006X.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y10...N/MVC-001L.jpg
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death creek for now
Ya mean the death "creak"?

You should really get rid of those crappy hubs and headset.
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Old 07-25-07, 07:19 AM
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I have a 1998 Klein Attitude. It's a great hardtail for sure. I don't have any pix, but I'll see if I can find some.

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Boy...this thread has really taken off!

I guess since Klein submitted to Trek...popularity is down?

I always loved the Mantra. Still looking for a good one on "the bay" to build retro.
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Klein has this deal where you need to buy $60,000 in bikes straight up to be a dealer, even if you are already a trek dealer, so there are very few klein dealerships, and fewer and fewer kleins. Sucks because they made nice bikes with awesome paint jobs.
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My LBS is a Klein dealer and he stocks 2 of them.
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He probably wont be able to get anymore in, we have 5 or 6 in the shop I work at, but thats it. We cant get any others. And we have the official klein dealer stickers on our windows too.
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Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
Boy...this thread has really taken off!

I guess since Klein submitted to Trek...popularity is down?

I always loved the Mantra. Still looking for a good one on "the bay" to build retro.
Sence the Trek tie in, their quality hasn't changed..
the only difference now is that they only sell them in the Japan market..

I had a 95 Klein and a 98 Klein and they both had great frames that climbed like a goat on crank..
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I know that this is an old thread, but...

I just had to chime in here because I built up my Klein Adriot last summer and since then I have ridden it all summer, fall, winter, and now into this spring. I have never been more impressed by a mountain bike in the 15 years that I have been riding. This thing climbs like the proverbial billy goat on speed. It handles like it is on rails and is as precise as a scalpel. It puts power to the ground and accelerates like a big block Chevy with race slicks. It just feels like this bike wants you to go faster and turn tighter.


Yes, the ride can be a bit harsh, but come on, it’s a hardtail. If you accept that fact and work with the bike, pick a good line and keep the cranks turning you will be handsomely rewarded. Ever since assembling this frame I am much faster than I used to be and am now smoking my riding buddies, even the ones on full suspension bikes. I do ride in the north east, with tighter trails, that are more conducive to this type of bike, so that might be part of it, but regardless, I am faster.

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1999 (I think) Klein Adroit frame (size M)
Manitou SX Carbon Fork
MC3 head set
TiTec Hell bent bars
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I've been wondering if I should pick up a Mantra Comp on the local CL... Seems to be a 2000. He's asking $250...
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Old 03-25-08, 01:33 PM
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Mantra Comp...

I would seriously consider it. I have had two Klein bikes. My current is the one specified above. The first was a Pulse Comp. I have nothing but great things to say about Klein. Their frame quality and geometry are first class. I have rode some very nice machines that are more “advanced”, and some which cost double, but I keep gravitating back to Kleins.

Worse case if you don’t like it you can throw it on ebay. There is a Mantra frame selling for almost that right now, and a full bike for almost $600.

Try a Klein. You will not regret it.
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ChrisD: Do you have purple ano'd nipples? You're going serious-90s if that's the case!
i haven't seen chrisd in awhile

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Count me in. I'm a Klein rider. But, we are roadies.
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i haven't seen chrisd in awhile

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lol'ing at MX's avatar..... That thread was priceless!
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Anyone remember the old late 80s Klein magazine ads, with the Guards red Klein road bike (aluminum oversized tubes) on the Porsche 911 roof rack, where the image was inverted, so the car was riding atop the Klein?

I'd kill for a wallpaper quality scan of that old ad.. I used to love that thing.
Made me want a Klein for years and years.
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They've all been outsourced to another country to return as something called a Trek. The death of the American Bicycle industry. The country with the largest number of bicycles in the world and we get them somewhere else. Real Kleins....real bikes. Kill that death creak with a new BB and keep the memory going. Every Sienfeld episode makes me cry to see that one hanging in the back.
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Kleins are still made in the US....
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Ran into Gary Klein recently, he was leading a group ride (entourage?). Most of the group were riding specialized, Gary was riding a- Klein.

Back in '98 or so I looked over next to me at the start line at a race and there was Gary.

Klein factory was 30-40 miles south of here. Hope he's retired and sittin' on a wad of Trek money.
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Completely stock Klein Adept Race. Sold it last year to a German which I still have occasional contact with.















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Klein riders? They are in the bike museum with their bikes.
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Klein riders? They are in the bike museum with their bikes.
Not yet.
One of the early ones bought new.
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