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Old 07-23-07, 08:11 PM   #1
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Hello from San Anselmo, CA

Hi, first post. Been trying to get my 50 year old b@#+ in shape by riding the Bridgestone MB4 around as much as possible. I was in worse shape than I thought but after four weeks I can ride for a couple of hours with no problem... unless there are hills. Around here hills are rather steep and the local mountain is a 2500 foot climb.

Time to get a road bike again! I have been watching Craigslist for a classic road bike and a Kline Quantium showed up for $300. The seller has promised it to me, but I'm never confident until the item is in hand. I haven't found any information on the web yet about the build.

Question: Does this model have aluminum forks? As a 70's kind of guy, I don't trust aluminum or carbon very much. Had a friend win a lawsuit over carbon forks and hospital bills.

Any info much appreciated.

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Old 07-23-07, 08:31 PM   #2
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Hello Kurt, a Klein Quantum is certainly a nice bike, but I don't know if it has carbon or aluminium forks. What year is it?

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The guy finally called me back. The Kline is equipped with Shimano 600 and he thinks the forks are aluminum. He used it for a couple of centurys but he's not a racer so the frame shouldn't be totally worn out. Hopefully everything will go well and I'll have it tomorrow noon.

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Sounds as if you have a candidate for the Classic & Vintage forum there .

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