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 proprotional to the number of
bikes you have and that is certainly true with me. The fork is a
repaint. After searching for over ten years for an original one,
it was time to give up. It's a correct for fork from a 1992
Rascal, so at least that is right. The Syncros ranks were painted
in a linear fade pattern when the fork was done. Originally they
were a matte black powder coat. They were a little beat up, so it
no big loss for the original color.
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 Mission Control
||Syncros Steerhorns (nos)
||Grab-Ons Mtn-1 (nos)
||Syncros Revolution 175
||XTR M900 12-32
||Suntour XC Pro
||Grafton (rare green color)
||Pauls Love Levers
||XT M732 7/8 spd. Thumb Shifters (NOS)
||XT M732 1" Threaded (nos)
||XT M732 32h