Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Klein Price check with pics

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Klein Price check with pics

Old 02-08-08, 08:51 PM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
any Klein Quantum Race opinions????

What do you guys think of this bike. This would be my first roadie and it looks like a great bike to me, but im the newbie. It is a Klein Quantum Race with ultegra all the way around. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Its one of my buddies and im sure that he is giving me a great deal, i just want to see what you guys think.

And also any price estimates??? I would rather hear what you guys think of the bike, so if you dont know the price still reply with thoughts about the bike.

Thanks you for any replies....
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
Image001.jpg (92.1 KB, 309 views)

Last edited by smp258; 02-08-08 at 09:17 PM.
smp258 is offline  
Old 02-08-08, 09:26 PM
  #2  
Home, home again
 
Pharmr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: West Texas
Posts: 2,543

Bikes: Scott S10, Ultegra

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I think it looks good!...maybe a bit orange for me, but hey it looks like a great bike to get started on.....full ultegra/rolf wheels is certainly better than what I started on!!!
Pharmr is offline  
Old 02-08-08, 09:37 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
halfspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: SE Minnesota
Posts: 12,275

Bikes: are better than yours.

Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Nice bike. Completed auctions on ebay for $555 and $685 for that model, so there's your ballpark depending upon condition and how much it matters to you to buy something you can examine up close.

The saddle is really low. Is he selling it because it doesn't fit him or is that set up for a test ride for you? If the latter, I'd suggest thinking long and hard about the fit.
halfspeed is offline  
Old 02-08-08, 09:40 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 3,917
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Does it fit? Handlebars there are higher than the seat!
wfrogge is offline  
Old 02-08-08, 09:45 PM
  #5  
Knowing's half the battle
 
SushiJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 6,119

Bikes: 2009 Cannondale CAAD9 BB30, SRAM Red, Fulcrum Racing 3s

Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
I'd still like a Klein. Paint schemes are amazing!
I might be able to score a Q Pro XV from a guy at my LBS used for $1500 or so. Full Dura Ace.

__________________
2009 CAAD9 BB30 Team Issue
MY BLOG.
SushiJoe is offline  
Old 02-08-08, 09:59 PM
  #6  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The guy who owns the bike is one of my friends. He is literally addicted to bikes, now im not saying that is a bad thing because im sure alot of people could take that the wrong way around here. This is a bike forum so we all probably have some form of addiction. Anyway, the guy has around 25 bikes right now, he buys any bike that seems like a good deal to him at the time.

The bike is a 58 and i am 6'1''. My friend set the bike up like that to test ride for him self before he bought it, he is only about 5'8''. That is why the bike setup is so awkward. I havent had a chance to go ride it yet because of work, but as soon as possible im going to give it a try.
smp258 is offline  
Old 02-08-08, 10:24 PM
  #7  
?
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,775
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

The seatpost and stem looks like a fat stiff. Not that there's any wrong with that.
mrbubbles is offline  
Old 02-08-08, 10:32 PM
  #8  
1/2 man,1/2 bear,1/2 pig
 
ManBearPig's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: .
Posts: 1,122

Bikes: .

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by smp258
The guy who owns the bike is one of my friends. He is literally addicted to bikes, now im not saying that is a bad thing because im sure alot of people could take that the wrong way around here. This is a bike forum so we all probably have some form of addiction. Anyway, the guy has around 25 bikes right now, he buys any bike that seems like a good deal to him at the time.

The bike is a 58 and i am 6'1''. My friend set the bike up like that to test ride for him self before he bought it, he is only about 5'8''. That is why the bike setup is so awkward. I havent had a chance to go ride it yet because of work, but as soon as possible im going to give it a try.
Yeah, that sounds too big for him but good chance it will be a good size for you.

Take the guy's input from above about what that model has sold for, and adjust for wear/tear. Are those the demo pedals and is he throwing in some clipless? Offer him $500...it's for a friend, and it's an older ride. Remind him that you need shorts...helmet...gloves....jersey...etc.
__________________
...
ManBearPig is offline  
Old 02-08-08, 10:35 PM
  #9  
nom nom nom
 
Frunkin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,096

Bikes: Lemond Tete de Course, Slingshot DDX, Fuji Track Pro, Surly Steamroller

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have a Q pro, which is the model that replaced the Quantum Race, ! am about 6'2 and a 58 fits me well. Definately a good bike, the frames are awesome.
Frunkin is offline  
Old 02-08-08, 10:48 PM
  #10  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yes those are the demos and he is throwing on some clipless pedals. He also said that he could knock the price down if he put on a 105 wheelset. I probably just need the more durable of the two.

What is a fat stiff seat post and stem? is that a brand?
smp258 is offline  
Old 02-08-08, 11:04 PM
  #11  
?
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,775
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
stiff = penis. If you can consider that a brand, that's fine by me.
mrbubbles is offline  
Old 02-08-08, 11:12 PM
  #12  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
come on now im new to this. i thought he was commenting that the seat post and stem were different than stock in some way. i know what fat and stiff means. and no i do not consider that a brand.
smp258 is offline  
Old 02-09-08, 12:00 AM
  #13  
?
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,775
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Lighten up. It's humour.
mrbubbles is offline  
Old 02-09-08, 12:02 AM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
halfspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: SE Minnesota
Posts: 12,275

Bikes: are better than yours.

Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by mrbubbles
Lighten up. It's humour.
I think humor is supposed to be funny.
halfspeed is offline  
Old 02-09-08, 12:54 AM
  #15  
It's MY mountain
 
DiabloScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Mt.Diablo
Posts: 10,013

Bikes: Klein, Merckx, Trek

Liked 3,097 Times in 1,672 Posts
You'd probably like the HISTORY OF KLEIN ROAD BIKES on my blog.

I think I'd go for the deal where he swaps out those old Rolfs... too many issues.
DiabloScott is offline  
Old 02-09-08, 05:52 PM
  #16  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
No its not like that at all, i was laughing when i read it. sorry it came out the wrong way. Thank you for everyone replying. i will check out that history of klein bikes.
smp258 is offline  
Old 02-10-08, 09:17 PM
  #17  
reluctant roadie
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 94
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That's a nice bike. Wait, I'm biased, I have the same one. I don't know what he's asking, but $5-700 would probably be a great deal depending on condition and mileage. The bike was something like $2500 new in 2003.

Be aware, this is a race bike, with quick handling from steepish head and seat angles and a short wheelbase. The ride is not exactly plush. Suits me fine, but ask yourself it that's right for you.
neusaab is offline  
Old 02-10-08, 10:03 PM
  #18  
Over the hill
 
urbanknight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 24,425

Bikes: Giant Defy, Giant Revolt

Liked 1,264 Times in 718 Posts
Am I the only one who gets irked by those shallow, rear facing dropouts?
urbanknight is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.