Can someone please tell me what year serial number 2M491 is for this Mountain Klein? I am also looking for a correct chrome fork (and other parts) that originally came on this model. Kind thanks, Brant
BadBushido has posted the serial number for his 1985 as:All of the Mountain Kleins built in 88 or before that I saw had the serial number starting with MOU
Mountain Klein 1985, red
Interesting. I have owned, five, I bought three new, one in 1985 directly from Gary, two in 1986 from the Bicycle Place and then 2 used ones around 2002 and they all started with mo. The picture below is from a used bike I bought in 2002, it was originally blue but the guy painted it black . I wonder did BadBushido buy his in 1985?Thanks for your input SHOO. I can't find anything anywhere about how Klein was numbering in these mid-80's years. Below is the only serial number I have been able to find for a Mountain Klein.
BadBushido has posted the serial number for his 1985 as:
Yes, the fork was made by Spinner for Klein, it had Klein spelled out in the dropouts.Stock chrome fork was a Spinner chrome fork.
Pretty sure that is 1986 or 1987. Earlier than that and the U-Brake under the chain stays doesn't make sense. I think by 1988 most of the bikes they were selling were Pinnacles that just said Klein on the downtube and were coming in day-glo colors. It also seems like I remember most of the Kleins we sold during 88 and 89 had gone back to cantilever brakes on the rear.