1990 Klein Attitude (NOS)
1990 Klein Attitude (NOS)
This is the finest bike in my collection.  A NOS 1990 Klein Attitude.  Nos mean "New Old Stock, i.e. never used.  A NOS example of this year and model is very unusual and I'm not aware of any others outside of Gary Klein, the bike's designer.  This was my first high end mountain bike and is a sentimental favorite of mine.  It is a fantastic riding bike and brings back a lot of memories.  This was the first year that Klein came out with the oversize aluminum fork that is very stiff and very light.  The fat fork is what defines the 1990's Kleins.

The pictures don't really convey the brilliance of the colors. It's not unusual for people to comment what a pretty bike it is, it's that brilliant.  In the coming weeks, I'm going to work on getting additional picture but this is what there is for now.  I've always had a hankering for this model ever since I had one in 1990 so when this came up for sale, I knew that I was going to be the one to buy it, no matter what.  When I won the bike on an Ebay auction in 2005, my hands were shaking.  That's how excited I was to have another bike this after my old one.  Vintage mountain bikes does that to me.

This bike is more or less a museum piece and unlikely to ever be taken out on the trails.  Some people disagree with doing that saying, "bikes are to be ridden."  However, once a NOS bike is ridden and dinged, it's no longer pristine and while this bike is hard to find, one can find a used version of this to ride.  So this bike will remain pristine and stunningly beautiful.

1990 Klein Attitude
1990 Klein Attitude
1990 Klein Attitude
1990 Klein Attitude
1990 Klein Attitude
1990 Klein Attitude 1990 Klein Attitude 1990 Klein Attitude

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