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Old 10-01-21, 06:14 PM
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Oh and @Chuckk, I just now realized that the saddle you have on your Klein is identical to the one I initially had on mine when I first took the pictures. What a neat coincidence.
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Well.....I'm going there. So like mentioned above. I joined the Klein family just this year and it was instant love of the Quantum II. Bike is plenty fast and on par with the rest of my rides while not being too harsh on the rough roads. Because of this positive experience I decided it was time to give a high end Cannondale a try too. There was a beautiful CAAD8 available locally for a good price and I wound up picking it up. Now every indication is that this Cannondale should be really fast too. It's my lightest bike and has all the go fast parts on it. Yet as I tried to get a ride in on it where I average 19 mph like all my other bikes I just couldn't do it. I felt like I was working harder and my HR was always higher than on any other bike while riding the same route at a faster pace. I finally pulled it off Thursday but just barely and man did it kill my quads. So....as much as I want to like the Cannondale so far all it's done is made me appreciate the Klein even more, LOL!
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Old 10-07-22, 09:26 AM
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One more Moonrise Quantum Pro Klein in the world! (Dave Wilkins’ paint work)
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Sonofamechanic That looks fantastic! Moonrise linear fade has long been my favorite Klein paint scheme but is so incredibly difficult to find these days, especially on a frame in my size.
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Moonrise is my favorite too, but an even rarer bird: a Quantum in gator fade. I see quite a few moonrise and even a few team dolomites in Quantum (road) frames, but so far only one gator fade in a road frame

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I'm working on this '89 Quantum I picked up last weekend from the friend of the original owner. It had been parked for about 20 years.
Not quite as pretty as those.
Still have my '98 Quantum Race.
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Originally Posted by Chuckk
I'm working on this '89 Quantum I picked up last weekend from the friend of the original owner. It had been parked for about 20 years.
Not quite as pretty as those.
Still have my '98 Quantum Race.
. I get too wrapped up in the paint—the real beauty of the Klein is in the ride. Your Quantum looks great!
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