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After selling my Klein Pulse, which I immediately regretted, I've been looking to get another classic Klein to make into a single speed. I so happen to find a '96 Attitude already converted on a craigslist for $500 obo.

I don't know much about the Attitude, but it seems to have a strong following. Basically I'm looking for something LIGHT, fast, racy, and a good climber for smooth/flowy single track. I realize the components are going to older and heavier, but as long as the frame suits my needs I'll be happy to upgrade.

What are your thoughts?

 

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My thought is that you shouldn't out a bike you're interested in unless you want someone to swoop in and snake it out from under you.
 

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Beyond that, Attitudes are higher on the Klein food chain than a Pulse and that one looks to be good for the money.

Lock down the purchase, then post on the open forum....in that order.
 

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Yes, it'll make a great SS.

For the record, older parts aren't necessarily heavier. My '92 Attitude, w/ a RS FSX, weighed in at around 24 lbs (23.1 w/ the original rigid fork). Not too shabby...
 
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that attitude is basically the same frame as the pulse except for the oversized head tube which demands a Klein specific fork and stem. the pulse has the standard 1 1/8" head tube and thus picking a fork and stem is much easier. $500 is certainly a good deal if nothing's wrong with it. i would flip it, buy a nice pulse and have some extra cash ;)
oh, the microdropouts are not really ideal for singlespeeding. unless you find the magic gear ratio you'll need a chain tensioner. the big advantage though is that the wheel will not slip.

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take the plunge

blantonator said:
After selling my Klein Pulse, which I immediately regretted, I've been looking to get another classic Klein to make into a single speed. I so happen to find a '96 Attitude already converted on a craigslist for $500 obo.

I don't know much about the Attitude, but it seems to have a strong following. Basically I'm looking for something LIGHT, fast, racy, and a good climber for smooth/flowy single track. I realize the components are going to older and heavier, but as long as the frame suits my needs I'll be happy to upgrade.

What are your thoughts?

I converted my 1987ish Klein Top Gun(rigid fork) to a SS in 1997 and still ride it once in awhile,,,,,,,,the horizontal rear facing dropouts made the switch painless as I only had to build up a new SS wheel with a Paul hub and thread on a $9.00 ACS 20 T freewheel,,,,,,,,,this Klein was my primary race rig for 3 years and it climbed as well as any bike I have ever ridden, but it was a harsh ride compared to my steel Fats and DeKerf's,,,,,,,,,and it's a light SS, never have weighed it but with the Bonty fork and semi light wheels, it must be under 22 lbs:thumbsup:
 
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