This is a 1993 Rascal and it rides
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
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
It was like a new world opened up as it
almost seemed as if I had forgotten how great a bike can be.
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.
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!
|| 1993 Klein Rascal in UltraViolet Fade
||Klein MC Polished
||Syncros Steerhorns (nos)
||Grab-Ons Mtn-1 (nos)
||Syncros Revolution 175
||XTR M900 12-32
||Pauls Love Levers
||XT M732 7/8 spd. Thumb Shifters
||XT M732 1" Threaded (nos)
||XT M732 32h