1996 Klein Attitude Team Moosepoop Special Edition
Team Moosepoop
I had been riding a 1991 Attitude for a number of years when there was a problem with the headset that Klein couldn't fix.  They gave me new 1996 model as a replacement.  See the NOS 96 Attitude for what this originally looked like.  I rode with the original paint for several years and then realized it had been a long time since I had spent any money on something that was totally unneccesary.  So I decided to paint my bike.  The result ended up with the Team Moosepoop Special Edition.

I designed the paint job and the specifications were quite detailed, down to the level of "make this fade go a little further on the right side than the left."  Had about twelve pages of instructions and diagrams.  When the bike arrived from the paint shop, the shop owner and I were floored.  It was the most beautiful bike I had ever seen.  And the colors...shockingly bright.  In the ensuing years the has gotten dinged up but is still a head turner.  Enough that a professional photographer was taking pictures on the Slickrock Trail in Moab, Utah for Bike magazine and wanted to take photos of me for the May, 2007 edition.  So the bike looks great and even more important, rides great and is used for racing and my daily riding bike.  While some current bikes might be a tad lighter with metallurgical advances, it's still featherweight and rides as good as any bike out there, anywhere.

In 2007, I put on a new fork and had it and the bar ends painted to match by the shop that did the first custom paint job, so you'll notice in some pictures, the bar ends have spots and some they don't.  Spots are what they are today.  So I not only have vintage mountain bikes, I ride them daily.  I was in a bike shop once and a guy looked at my bike and said, "I've seen another person with a bike like that before."  I replied that it was pretty unlikely.  He was insistent that he had seen one.  He said, "I was at the Sheboygan race last year and there was a guy who had one just like that!"  "That was me at the Sheboygan race."  "Oh" replied.


1996 Team Moosepoop
1996 Team Moosepoop
1996 Team Moosepoop
1996 Team Moosepoop
1996 Team Moosepoop
1996 Team Moosepoop 1996 Team Moosepoop
1996 Team Moosepoop
1996 Team Moosepoop 1996 Team Moosepoop 1996 Team Moosepoop 1996 Team Moosepoop
1996 Team Moosepoop
1996 Team Moosepoop 1996 Team Moosepoop 1996 Team Moosepoop
1996 Team Moosepoop
1996 Team Moosepoop 1996 Team Moosepoop
1996 Team Moosepoop

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