1996 Klein MC2 Attitude Mission Control
Stunning Sea and Sky ~ Full Shimano XTR M900
Oversize Klein MC2 Airhead headset system
Klein MC2 Stem/Handlebar
One of the Last Chehalis Made MC2 Klein before Trek Purchase
Proper US Retro Classic
Hand Made 1996 in Chehalis, Washington
22 pounds, Heart Pounding US retro Racer. With Full Shimano XTR M900 drivetrain
1996 Fat Tube MC2 Attitude
“Klein Bicycles – Different, Rare, built to last a lifetime”.
See How COOL a vintage Mountain Bike can be.
Fuselage Just FULLY restored and painted by Klein Master Painter Dave Wilkins.
Dave Wilkins uses the original pigments from the KLEIN factory supplier. His processes and Five-star standards are the way he was trained while working at Klein. His shop is in Chehalis not far from the original Klein factory.
Shimano XTR M-900 Cranks
Shimano XTR M-900 Front Derailleur
Shimano XTR M-900 Rear Derailleur
Shimano XTR M-900 Shifters
Shimano XTR M-900 Brake Levers
Shimano XTR M-900 Brakes
Shimano XTR M-900 Hubs
These early Klein Bikes are so unique in the cycling world as Klein not only made the frame inhouse but also made the MC2 Mission Control Bar/Stem and Klein Rigid fork inhouse. along with internal cable routing and pressed in boxed bottom bracket, made for a very stiff and maneuverable ride. (it is said when you roll over a Nickel with the MC2 Klein you can tell if it is heads or tails) Think predictable – Porsche Cayan turbo preperformance and handling. many a racer made their mark on an Klein Attitude, on the way to the top podium, including Tinker Juarez racing on his #13 MC1 Attitude.
Aside from the beauty of the Sea and Sky paint scheme, this nimble MC2 Attitude tips the scale at a scant 22 pounds.
Klein Bicycles the Ultimate Status Symbol-While being the best vintage engineered bike in the world
“Vintage bikes are similar to vintage sports cars in that they create lots of attention, while performing or parked by the side of the road! “
All our vintage bicycles are professionally cleaned, Tuned, & tested before getting professionally packed. We inspect each bike before listing for any defects.
Hand crafted in the original Klein Factory Chehalis, Washington, from gradient tubing.
Styled like no other Bike, seemingly straight out of a Hollywood Kustoms shop.
The MC2 Racing Attitude in Sea and Sky is one of the coolest paint jobs on a bike you will ever see! – please Look at all 92 pictures of this gorgeous epic Klein.
Full Klein Internal cable routing
Notice how the brake and shift cables go thru the frame and not on the outside, a classic Klein hallmark that not only looks better but performs better too. And notice how the rear frame the tubing goes from square to round; Gary Klein first developed the concept in 1973 as part of an aluminum bicycle project at MIT.
“She Float’s like a butterfly and stings like a bee”
Tips the scales at only 22 pounds.
We have taken the nimble MC2 Attitude out for a quick ride around the local (paved) roads here, she tracks straight, shifts like a fine watch, pulls up hills like a frighten mountain goat.
The Klein MC2 Attitude series are some of the best bikes Gary Klein ever made.
LIGHT & NIMBLE
This Bike corners like she on rails, has incredible sports car type precision steering, climbs hills like a frighten mountain goat.
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Just completed a Full build
You will love riding your Sea and Sky MC2 Attitude and your biking friends will be envious. She is ready to hit the trail. Or proudly display. you and your friends will be pleasantly surprised when you take your first ride, and you leave them eating your dust
If you want one of the coolest vintage American Klein’s hard tail bikes that you won’t meet on the trail or street – and has over the top performance this Attitude, is it.
Investment grade restoration & build No dents, No rewelds, No cracks, Please see “item Description” to view all 92 pictures
The following is From ChainReactionBicycles.com
What’s the scoop with Klein?
Sure, they’re the most beautiful bikes in the world to look at, with many models featuring their own special “debossed” graphics, smooth welds, specially manipulated tubing called “gradient” that makes these the most perfect machines ever built-in terms of delivering power to the real wheel and precise control to the front…
Want to see more of why nothing else compares to a Klein? Check out the “Attitude ” label on the bike above, and the close-up. That’s not a decal…it’s called “de-bossed paint.” They actually mask off the topcoats, so a different color is exposed, creating a beautiful appearance found on no other bike (at least none that I know of). Trust me, these photos don’t do it justice, but you get the idea.
Did you know that Klein frames were welded using a special patented process at super low freezing temperature apparently this imparts something magical to the ride.
Even the least-expensive Kleins feature tubing and technology found nowhere else, including “gradient” tubing which begins its life as Aerospace-grade 6061-T6 aluminum, inspected every single foot for imperfections (bicycle industry standard is every 6 feet), and specially formed, tapered and manipulated into something very special…your new bike frame! Check it out…look at the chainstays of any Klein and the differences will be obvious. Look at the headtube/downtube junction, and the way they’ve created a special shape for the downtube to ensure a better joint.
The differences are everywhere…you can see them, and better yet, you can feel them when you ride. And now, you can buy a superior Klein aluminum bike for pretty much ½ the cost as the inferior wannabes.
1996 MC2 Klein Attitude
Frame Tubing Material- Klein Gradient aluminum
Color Sea and Sky
Fork Klein Unicrown Sea and Sky
Shifters Shimano XTR M900
Crankset Shimano XTR M900
Brakes Shimano XTR M900
Brake Levers Shimano XTR M900
Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR M900
Front Derailleur Shimano XTR M900
Stem Klein MC 2 alloy Sea and Sky
Handlebar Klein MC 2 alloy Sea and Sky
HeadSet Klein oversize Klein Airhead W/new bearings
Grips Clear gel NEW
Tires Front Panaracer Smoke Compe/Rear Tioga Hound Dawg
Wheels Mavic M231 made in France
Hubs Shimano XTR M900
Axels QRL Shimano Dura Ace
Seat Selle Italia Flite NEW NOS
Seatpost Ritchey WCS 31.6mm NEW
Pedals Shimano Deore XT
The Klein MC2 stem/bar requires a special Klein wrench to remove and install, if you or your bike shop do not have one, we can include one for you at our replacement cost of $35.00 each
Please note the vintage tires are weathered from age, and are best suited for coffee runs,or display. for serious MTB riding new tires should be fitted
Medium, can fit many sizes riders
Top seatpost to bottom bracket 17”/43CM
Center seat tube to center head tube 22”/56CM
Stand over lowest point from floor 27”/68CM
Stand over highest point from floor 30.50”/77CM
Weight 22 pounds/10 KG
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You are buying the actual Bike in these photos and will receive it partially disassembled.
All of our vintage bicycles are professionally cleaned, Tuned, & tested before getting professionally packed. We inspect each bike before listing for any defects.
PLEASE NOTE this Bike is subject to prior sale, as it is offered on for sale at our Great American Bicycles.Com website. please see item description to see all 92 pictures
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