1993 Klein Rascal
1993 Klein Rascal
This is a 1993 Rascal and it rides like a dream.  It doesn't ride any better than the Attitudes but my first impression of riding this bike was how good the handling and ride were.  Oh, it might have had something to do with riding a low-end bike all winter and taking this out on a pleasant spring day riding a nice bike for the first time of the year.  It was like a new world opened up as it almost seemed as if I had forgotten how great a bike can be.  The Rascal is the same as the Attitudes from behind the headset.  Instead of using an oversized 1 9/16" pressed-in headset, this uses a standard 1" headset.

This bike is a rara avis (rare bird in my collection) as it is one of the few that is actually complete.  It's been said that the chance that a given bike is complete is inversely proprotiona to the number of bikes you have and that is certainly true with me.  Two things I might change are the fork and the stem.  Both are correct parts but the paint on them is incorrect.  If I can find a silver painted fork I would pick that up and the same for the stem.  There have been a few chances to get these but they came on complete bike that were too expensive for just two parts alone.  I have even seen a bike with a three-color fade fork but that too was too much money as it was on a complete bike.  The fork is the proper purple but is actually from a 1992 Rascal.  I think I paid about $30 for it so yeah, I could swing that expense no problem.

There are a few dings in the paint but nothing serious.  The parts are in generally good shape and are no real defects.  One part of note is the green Grafton brakes.  I'm told this is from a special production run and are quite rare.  I picked them up from a guy who could only find three brake arms so he sold me a pair and threw in the third arm for free.  Six months later a package arrived at my door that contained the fourth brake arm.  So yeah, thanks Mike!

Parts List

Frame  1993 Klein Rascal in UltraViolet Fade
Fork Klein Spinner
Stem/Bar Klein MC Polished
Bar Ends Syncros Steerhorns (nos)
Grips Grab-Ons Mtn-1 (nos)
Cranks Syncros Revolution 175
Rear Derailleur XTR M900
Front Derailleur XTR M900
Cassette XTR M900 12-32
Chain HG91
Bottom Bracket Klein
Pedals XT M735
Brakes Grafton
Brake Levers Pauls Love Levers
Shifters XT M732 7/8 spd. Thumb Shifters
Headset XT M732 1" Threaded (nos)
Saddle Selle Flite
Seatpost Richey 27.2*350mm
Hubs XT M732 32h
Rims Mavic 231
Tire Timbuk2's
Skewers Ringle

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