kamikaze college commuter
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bike capital (of the United States, at least)
Bikes: Free spirit FS21 (dead) + Specialized Rockhopper
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So for the last few months, I've been interested in Klein bikes for reasons unknown. I think it's probably the engineering aspect and how it got started from a grad school project (I'm a mech. engineering) or the whole exotic, unobtanium aura from the 1990s (I've been reading old bike magazines).
That said, there's a guy in my area selling a mountain frame+fork. If the price is right (absurdly cheap, for instance), do you think it's worth a shot? I've heard bad things about the aluminium being weak and all after a few years and the headaches with the proprietary components so I'm kind of unsure about that.
I don't know much about it as it was part of a mass listing. What's a good price or should I just wait for a complete bike to come around when I have the money? Or should I just save the money and upgrade my Rockhopper with XT/R components when I finally get the money? (I have been thinking about that too