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Old 04-27-21, 12:22 PM
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Riding a KLEIN quantum II from 1995 "nighstorm" painted by Nuke
Voilà!

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Old 04-27-21, 04:03 PM
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Just about done. It'll get it's own thread in about a week or so.

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Old 04-27-21, 07:24 PM
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‘74/‘75ish

This one’s finally up next to finish. For the most part I just need to build a set of wheels I’m comfortable riding most days. I’m thinking the 28h tubs will probably cut it fine at this point with some careful spoke balancing. Then it’s just a bit of glue to get rolling. Contingency to be built eventually are some 36h black ano Arc en Ciels and Weyless hubs in 100/120 with some light modern spokes.
















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Old 04-27-21, 07:35 PM
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‘74/‘75ish

This one’s finally up next to finish.
Wow! What's the story behind that?
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Old 04-28-21, 04:09 PM
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Wow! What's the story behind that?
It was advertised on Craigslist a while back as a prototype Cannondale. Someone here posted it and I saw, got in the car and grabbed it. The previous owner had bought it at auction with only the prototype Cannondale description (as he remembered it), unfortunately no details carried through beyond that vague and incorrect description. Aside from that, it has a bunch of nice weight weenie bits such as Al and Ti bolts, Ti pedal spindles, etc. Some changed out for steel counterparts for now.

Always open to more info or interpretations.

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Old 04-28-21, 05:23 PM
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Nice. I read through your original thread. Did you ever pull the fork? Any info stamped on it, if you did?

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It was advertised on Craigslist a while back as a prototype Cannondale. Someone here posted it and I saw, got in the car and grabbed it. The previous owner had bought it at auction with only the prototype Cannondale description (as he remembered it), unfortunately no details carried through beyond that vague and incorrect description. Aside from that, it has a bunch of nice weight weenie bits such as Al and Ti bolts, Ti pedal spindles, etc. Some changed out for steel counterparts for now.

Always open to more info or interpretations.

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Old 04-28-21, 05:36 PM
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Nice. I read through your original thread. Did you ever pull the fork? Any info stamped on it, if you did?
I did. No markings on the steerer besides the dove. Interestingly there was blue overspray underneath the current color. Maybe the fork was for another bike then repurposed to this one when it was built? Dunno. Also of note is that I can feel boron fiber reinforcements on the inside of the fork blades same as on the outside of the chainstays.
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Old 04-28-21, 09:14 PM
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Waiting to take possession of this 92 Rascal, anxiously!
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Old 04-29-21, 06:46 AM
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I do need opinions on this. This Rascal was originally Pink to black fade and the owner covered it in red? Should I go back to pink which I probably don’t mind or go another direction and paint it Mojito green ( think Jeep Wrangler JK) with black fade at rear triangle? I will definitely get original decals on it, the boxed out Rascal ones

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Old 11-26-21, 08:15 AM
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I do need opinions on this. This Rascal was originally Pink to black fade…
Here’s one vote for going back to the original Pink-Black fade. Nothing quite beats a classic bike (or car) in its original colors IMHO.
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Old 11-26-21, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by TenGrainBread View Post
That Quantum is so mint. Dang.

My partner and I repainted and rebuilt a late 90s Klein Navigator for her. This was made right after the Trek acquisition but still at the WA factory, before it was shut down. It was a sports touring/commuting model with a steel fork, rack and fender mounts, and room for 32mm tires. We swapped the fork for a threadless Soma fork with more tire clearance.

These frames are stiff and that makes them very well suited to loaded touring (based on my experience touring with a Klein Adept). They feel in their element fully loaded.
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Old 11-26-21, 09:50 PM
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I rode to and from our "Fast Friday" club ride today on my newly retro-modded 1989 Performance model. Felt great to get in 60 hilly miles at this time of year, especially the day after Thanksgiving.

Having said that, I suffered mysterious slippage of both my seatpost (3mm drop) and rear derailer cable (slippery coating), but which didn't get in my way of enjoying a great fall day.
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Old 11-27-21, 01:28 PM
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My mom rides this Klein.
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Old 11-29-21, 08:10 AM
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The best all-round ride—fast acceleration and rock-steady geometry for handling.
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This bike popped up on the local marketplace. Seller has it listed as a quantum, but I'm thinking it looks like a performance?? Any thoughts on that?
Also, to any performance owners, I'm curious what size tires you're able to fit.

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Old 02-10-22, 09:19 AM
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Looks like a Performance to me as well.
Mine will take some 28s, won't take others.

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Old 02-10-22, 09:34 AM
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Performance, based on the rack mounts in the dropouts and the (likely) steel front fork—but the geometry still looks quantum-like. It would be a great ride—especially if it could take 28s.
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I joined the family last year with a "frankenstein" Quantum II. Original fork gone and cut seat tube. Rides so nice though!

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Presenting "Deep Purple".... My Quantum outfitted with 8-Speed Ergos. Original purple fork is in my garage....somewhere.

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Originally Posted by Sir_Name View Post
It was advertised on Craigslist a while back as a prototype Cannondale. Someone here posted it and I saw, got in the car and grabbed it. The previous owner had bought it at auction with only the prototype Cannondale description (as he remembered it), unfortunately no details carried through beyond that vague and incorrect description. Aside from that, it has a bunch of nice weight weenie bits such as Al and Ti bolts, Ti pedal spindles, etc. Some changed out for steel counterparts for now.

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I'm very late to the party! but - I might have ridden that bike before a Thursday evening NEBC race, summer of '76. Gary Klein showed up with a blue bike and encouraged us all to take a spin on it. Too small for me (like your bike is) but wow! A rocket! All of us who rode it knew it was a game changer. (And when Cannondale came out with its fat tubed bike and claimed it was their idea, not!)
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
I'm very late to the party! but - I might have ridden that bike before a Thursday evening NEBC race, summer of '76. Gary Klein showed up with a blue bike and encouraged us all to take a spin on it. Too small for me (like your bike is) but wow! A rocket! All of us who rode it knew it was a game changer. (And when Cannondale came out with its fat tubed bike and claimed it was their idea, not!)
Huh, no ****. That lines up with the blue spray on the steerer tube peeking out from under the current coat. This bike may have made its rounds.
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a couple pics of my wall hanger....

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Quantum II

1995? 96? Quantum II. Everything everyone says is true, it’s a rocket ship of a bike. Got this one on eBay for a pretty good price, relatively speaking. Big size and bad pics helped I think. Full Shimano 600EX, and the paint was in pristine condition with only one real blemish. Had the dreaded sticky brifters, but flushing with triflow got them operational again. New cables and a new front tire and she was good to go. Next up is a new matching rear tire and new bar tape. Definitely my nicest bike!
edit to add that a very strong magnet helps with the internal cable routing…


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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
Gary Klein showed up with a blue bike and encouraged us all to take a spin on it. Too small for me (like your bike is) but wow! A rocket! All of us who rode it knew it was a game changer.
I met a guy once who said he and Gary Klein crashed together in the same criterium and that was his claim to fame. I suspect the crash wasn't Gary's fault or I would've heard an earful.
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1990 Quantum -- Bought it for the color and admittedly dont have more than 5 miles on it yet. I'm too spoiled by brifters and am waffling on whether to pay the tariff for nice Dura Ace 7400 series brifters ($150-$250 or so ) --- but will likely do so as Spring gets here

I need to square away and service all the bearing sets , but need to research what to do with the bottom bracket

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