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New CF bike or new wheels for my Klein?

Old 11-01-07, 03:06 PM
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New CF bike or new wheels for my Klein?

Need some opinions here. I have a Klein Quantum Race, Integra and 105 components. I like it, but thinking about an upgrade. Looking at picking up a CF Jamis with all Dura Ace and Mavic wheels, or just picking up some Mavic Krysiums for my Klein. I can get the Mavics for about 50% of retail, or maybe sell my Klein and pick up the Jamis for 1800. Any thoughts on the wheelset and\or Jamis bikes would help....
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Your thread title sounds drastic to me.

Two very different things.

I believe you are suffering from IWANB syndrome.
(I want a new bike syndrome)

You mask it with talk about added new wheels for your Klein, but in the long run, that's not going to do it for you. It's step one of the fever process...you're hinting at it.

Step one of the 12....admit you have a problem.

(By the way, step 12 ends up with you on a new CF bike)

...just sayin'
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If it's a big one, sell me the Klein and go buy the Jamis.
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Originally Posted by jpdub View Post
I have a Klein Quantum Race, Integra and 105 components.
Why that's easy. If your QR has an Ultegra 105 mix, I'm thinking that it must be a Wisconsin Klein, not a real Klein. The real Kleins were made in Chahalis, Washington.

Sell it to half-speed and buy the Jamis.
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The Sub-15 pound Klein. Year 2000 model, made in Chehalis.

Lots of new stuff here - page in progress still.
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Why that's easy. If your QR has an Ultegra 105 mix, I'm thinking that it must be a Wisconsin Klein, not a real Klein. The real Kleins were made in Chahalis, Washington.

Sell it to half-speed and buy the Jamis.
I've got no hate for the Wisconsin Kleins, but since it's not a 'real' Klein, I expect a favorable price!
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Originally Posted by Hipcycler View Post
Your thread title sounds drastic to me.

Two very different things.

I believe you are suffering from IWANB syndrome.
(I want a new bike syndrome)

You mask it with talk about added new wheels for your Klein, but in the long run, that's not going to do it for you. It's step one of the fever process...you're hinting at it.

Step one of the 12....admit you have a problem.

(By the way, step 12 ends up with you on a new CF bike)

...just sayin'
Sure you are not Doc Phil?
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Old 11-01-07, 07:33 PM
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no no it's from washington, cranks are 105, and front and rear derailers are ultegra
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Carbon fever has only one cure.
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no no it's from washington, cranks are 105, and front and rear derailers are ultegra
Well, come on! Year? Size? If it fits me, YOU NEED CARBON!
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Old 11-02-07, 08:03 AM
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i believe it's a 2001 or 2002, it's a size 61 with the blue\purple paint job... I'm trying to fight the Carbon, IWANB, fever though.......
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Originally Posted by jpdub View Post
I'm trying to fight the Carbon, IWANB, fever though.......
It's a tough one. I'm struggling with IWANB at the moment, too. I put it down to winter. Can't ride the summer bike as it's too crappy on the roads (and my STIs aren't yet refitted after their trip to Shimano) and I just want to ride something that's quick (forgetting that a new CF bike won't make me any quicker whatsoever).

Keep your bike and get some Ksyriums, man, that's a nice bike and you will have the satisfaction of being immune to IWANB. 'Til the next time anyway.
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Matt, Matt, Matt....

you will have the satisfaction of being immune to IWANB.

...silly fool....don't you know that no one is immune?
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Originally Posted by Hipcycler View Post
Matt, Matt, Matt....

you will have the satisfaction of being immune to IWANB.

...silly fool....don't you know that no one is immune?
Don't say that, dude, I'm really trying hard not to get a team issue Prince. I just need to get through winter... I'm thinking a pair of 2008 SLs might be a good antidote for now. Oh no, I'm like the OP.
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Originally Posted by Matt Gaunt View Post
Don't say that, dude, I'm really trying hard not to get a team issue Prince. I just need to get through winter... I'm thinking a pair of 2008 SLs might be a good antidote for now. Oh no, I'm like the OP.
^Exactly....we all are my friend.
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^Exactly....we all are my friend.
Problem is though, I don't get rid of bikes - they have soul and I just can't do it. So that means new SLs for the Racelight AND a team issue Prince. That's a lot of £££.
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Originally Posted by jpdub View Post
I have a Klein Quantum Race, Integra and 105 components.

When did Acura start making bicycle components? If it's true, then give me the LEGEND RD and the NSX cranks.
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forget the wheels get a new bike.
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Originally Posted by oilman_15106 View Post
Carbon fever has only one cure.
we all know what that is...

 
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Originally Posted by jpdub View Post
Need some opinions here. I have a Klein Quantum Race, Integra and 105 components. I like it, but thinking about an upgrade. Looking at picking up a CF Jamis with all Dura Ace and Mavic wheels, or just picking up some Mavic Krysiums for my Klein. I can get the Mavics for about 50% of retail, or maybe sell my Klein and pick up the Jamis for 1800. Any thoughts on the wheelset and\or Jamis bikes would help....

I find your situation very similar to mine. I have a 2004 KLIEN AURA XV with Bontrager Race wheels and I've been itching for a set of Ksyrium ES's but don't know if its too much wheel for the bike. I believe the answer to your question depends on how much spending money you have? and how badly do you want a new bike?

Klein makes an awesome product and you don't see many of them around.

Bottom line: Buy new wheels (i think)
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The Sub-15 pound Klein. Year 2000 model, made in Chehalis.


My vertebra ache just looking at that tubing.
 
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I've been itching for a set of Ksyrium ES's but don't know if its too much wheel for the bike.
Too much wheel? You think they might outrun the dropouts?
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Too much wheel? You think they might outrun the dropouts?

Yeah that's it...
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Yeah that's it...
Oh. They won't.
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Get someone to rear end your car while carrying the bike on the back. That should solve said issue. Worked for me. Now I need a new commuter.
Thank goodness i left the tarmac at home.
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