Klein Aura V 2004

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tonchy
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by tonchy

Hi everyone and greetings from Slovenia.
Although it's not my first post on WW, it's about time for posting this topic. :)

There is some story behind...

A friend of mine, who was training last year for his first 70.3, was hit by a car.
It happened only few weeks before a competition, early september 2018.
Luckily he got it away with minor injuries, some bruises.
Suprisingly, the bike was not heavily damaged - only fork + stem and rear wheel needed some truing.

After 9 months I bought the bike.
Here's a picture of it, taken on Monte Zoncolan in late spring 2018.

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I've decided not to repair the bike, but to find a "new" frameset for it.
And then searching began.
Found a Klein Aura V frameset on ebay, located in Germany.
Made a deal and it was delivered in one piece to me.
Unfortunately I couldn't use Syntace stem, as it is for 26mm handlebars.
Picture from advert:

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Klein Aura V, size 55 + Cane Creek headset

Parts, used from Wilier:

- Campagnolo Record FD, 10sp
- Campagnolo Centaur Carbon RD, 10sp
- Campagnolo Centaur Carbon shifters, 10sp
- Campagnolo Centaur 13/26 cassette, 10sp
- Campagnolo Veloce 50/34 170mm crankset, 10sp
- Campagnolo Ultratorque BB, as it was still in a good condition
- Mavic Ksyrium SL SSC wheelset
- Ritchey WCS 40cm c-c handlebar
- Selcof Premium seatpost

Parts, which I had already at home:

- Shimano Ultegra 6620 pedals
- BBB bottle cages (might swap 'em for black ones)
- LIV saddle (old saddle from my gf's bike), much much better than old R2 Bontrager from Wilier
- 4za 90mm +/- 6°stem
- GP4000 TDF 25mm tires

New parts:

- Campagnolo cables and housing
- Fizik Performance tape
- KMC X10 chain

First - test - ride went fine, did 70km, so far so good. :)

Weight: bike + pedals + Bryton sports mount + Bryton Rider 450 comp. + bottle cages: 8,5 kg.
Pretty happy with it. :)

Final result:

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Cheers! 8)
Last edited by tonchy on Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Ridley X-Night SL di2 (2018)-Giant Defy Advanced 2 HRD (2017)-Trek Superfly 6 (2016)-Klein Aura V (2004)

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by Cals

awesome build, i dug out the frameset on the net and find its quite a beast in climbing and use. well thought after build for you sir.

Mesorhizobium
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by Mesorhizobium

I always endorse older equipment being brought right up to date in a nice build. The bike looks good. :)

tonchy
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by tonchy

Thank (both of) you very much. :)

I was really suprised how it holds up the speed, also climbing over steep ramps is awesome.
Must do some proper climbing though...

Since it's my first bike with Campy...Might swap the groupset for a complete 10sp or 11sp Record later on.
Veloce crankset isn't really a piece of art. :)
Ridley X-Night SL di2 (2018)-Giant Defy Advanced 2 HRD (2017)-Trek Superfly 6 (2016)-Klein Aura V (2004)

welchy
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by welchy

Beautiful - i've got such a soft spot for Kleins.

tonchy
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by tonchy

Thanks @welchy, me too. :) If I find Quantum Pro in the right color and size, I might pull the trigger.

OP edited...Corrected cassette ratio and seatpost manufacturer.
Ridley X-Night SL di2 (2018)-Giant Defy Advanced 2 HRD (2017)-Trek Superfly 6 (2016)-Klein Aura V (2004)

tonchy
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by tonchy

I think it looks nicer with black bottle cages:

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And the bike rides and climbs SUPERB. :unbelievable:
Ridley X-Night SL di2 (2018)-Giant Defy Advanced 2 HRD (2017)-Trek Superfly 6 (2016)-Klein Aura V (2004)

by Weenie


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