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    Sweet looking Klein



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    well that's.....different.

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    At least they used a Brooks....
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    I don't get why people believe a suspention fork is "comfortable". A bike is not a cadillac. suspension just degraded cycling.
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    Suspension? Well, I find the stem-bar-tires-rack-saddle setup way more degrading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    I don't get why people believe a suspention fork is "comfortable". A bike is not a cadillac. suspension just degraded cycling.
    Right on bruthah!

    It has some great parts, they just belong on twelve different bikes

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    This could be the beginning of a fun thread!


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    indeed
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    See what happens when a Klein owner decides he's actually going to start riding his bike.
    Many trips back to the bike shop for "one more thing", but I think he finally has it just about right now. Good for him.
    Warning: may contain sarcasm and/or crap made up in an attempt to feel important.

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    Ouch... my eyes! That has to be the ugliest, worst setup klein I've seen. Looks like it's a Ryan Seacrest Model Rascal....


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    Here is another one. Was my main commuter 'till I retired last year. Now sadly it's relegated to bike trail rides with the wife.
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    I've seen this one around the nets.

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    5 Kleins posted, all but one sporting slicks. Its uncanny.

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    All standard issue Kleins.
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    the last one, a burgundish red, is particularly repugnant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by longfinkillie


    I've seen this one around the nets.
    that bike has a lot of bar!

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    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    This might be the only proper picture of a Klein in existence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    This might be the only proper picture of a Klein in existence.

    Great pic. He was a fast rider.

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    Long travel fork and those tires? Hmmmm..... Long travel fork on that bike? Hmmmm.....

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    Here's a pic in case the auction implodes from the heat that the Klein is obviously generating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    This might be the only proper picture of a Klein in existence.


    yes. A Klein as a mountain bike. what a concept.
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    <img src = "http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww173/Sizzle-Chest/P1010043.jpg?t=1305686242" >

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    This might be the only proper picture of a Klein in existence.

    Dunno, those tires still look slick to me...
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzler
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    I'd ride that, if I was not so worried about endos.

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    Why do so many Klein owners exercise so much poor judgement and taste?

    What the hell is up with the zip-tied canti brakes on that red abomination?

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    Best. Thread. Ever!!! Or until rumpfy posted that nice one. I can't believe I was skipping this brilliant thread. Thanks guys.

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    This was nice...
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    Ouch! That reminds me of the violet Yo Eddy that was on eBay for ages.....but much worse.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    NEEDS to be here:
    http://cgi.ebay.ca/CUSTOM-STREET-KLE...item4cf46067d1
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    The Mantra needs a longer rear shock. Wouldn't take much more to get to a 90 degree head angle.

    That thing's gotta handle like a champ.

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    So happy that this was rescued...
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    This is my Fervor when I first picked it up.



    Still got that saddle just in case someone wants to trade it for a Brooks

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    Gotta say, this thread does keep on delivering, love it!!

    What is it with Kleiniacs???


    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    [QUOTE=MendonCycleSmith]Gotta say, this thread does keep on delivering, love it!!

    What is it with Kleiniacs???


    Excuse me, we are known as Kleinophiles. I, am what you would call-a Fervert

    Now that we got that straight:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    The Mantra needs a longer rear shock. Wouldn't take much more to get to a 90 degree head angle.

    That thing's gotta handle like a champ.
    It's got a lift kit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by longfinkillie
    This is my Fervor when I first picked it up.



    Still got that saddle just in case someone wants to trade it for a Brooks
    Is that a Jere behind the bike? If so, I'll trade you a Brooks for it.

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    Nice eye! It is a Jere. If you have about 9 Brooks lying around, I might consider it

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    If I had 9 Brooks on hand, I would definitely do that trade. I have a Jere Cityscape, but Raindrops is the coolest. Nice taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ish
    If I had 9 Brooks on hand, I would definitely do that trade. I have a Jere Cityscape, but Raindrops is the coolest. Nice taste.
    Thanks! A tip of the hat to your great taste as well...Anyways, try this one on for size



    Love the cheetah paint job. Thanks Retrobike for such interesting Kleins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asa572


    That looks like one I might have seen around the Newtown area in the Inner West suburbs of Sydney, but vastly different to when I'd seen it approx 12 months ago. The Z2 forks look very familiar but the original handlebar and stem have obviously now been removed. If it's got full XT, 16" frame and a Lafayette Bikes( or something along those lines?) sticker near the bottom bracket then that would be the one I'd seen 12 months ago. Nice garbage bins too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexk
    That looks like one I might have seen around the Newtown area in the Inner West suburbs of Sydney, but vastly different to when I'd seen it approx 12 months ago. The Z2 forks look very familiar but the original handlebar and stem have obviously now been removed. If it's got full XT, 16" frame and a Lafayette Bikes( or something along those lines?) sticker near the bottom bracket then that would be the one I'd seen 12 months ago. Nice garbage bins too.

    You mean this sticker?


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    This one's.....different.
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    Is that a luggage rack, wings, or a canopy frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    yes. A Klein as a mountain bike. what a concept.
    WARNING, my link contains some other shots of a damn nice Klein actually being used...no surprise, given who posted this thread:

    Mountain Klein 1985

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    Quote Originally Posted by asa572
    You mean this sticker?

    Yes the sticker on the down tube, not the 'made in the usa' sticker.

    Where did you see it? When I saw it at Newtown locked up I was very tempted to leave a note to see if the owner was interested in selling. Totally stuffed up now with that bloody eyesore of a stem and handlebar combination. Flaming dreadful. Cry into your beer material right there.

    Still one of my favourite Klein colour schemes though. Electrifying.
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    I think the owner used it, believe it or not, as a rack for his surfboard.
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    that is so weird since the good surfing days are windy which would make it bad surfboard on a rack carrying days.

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    Agreed. Maybe he thought he could catch the right breeze and fly down to the beach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexk
    Yes the sticker on the down tube, not the 'made in the usa' sticker.

    Where did you see it? When I saw it at Newtown locked up I was very tempted to leave a note to see if the owner was interested in selling. Totally stuffed up now with that bloody eyesore of a stem and handlebar combination. Flaming dreadful. Cry into your beer material right there.

    Still one of my favourite Klein colour schemes though. Electrifying.
    Yeah the sticker that reads what you said.
    I came across it for sale and was thinking of buying it but it looks to small.
    I will send you a link to the ad in a pm.

    Just to let those who will now think it's my bike, it isn't.
    Bike is in Sydney and I live in Newcastle.
    I did contact the seller to see if he had the original forks and bars but he didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike
    that is so weird since the good surfing days are windy which would make it bad surfboard on a rack carrying days.
    you must be talking about kite surfing. or maybe the rare off-shore day.
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    I've been watching this thread waiting for it to reach its obvious (to me anyway) conclusion, and I'm surprised to see it hasn't got there yet? I guess I'll use a couple of words to push it in the right direction:

    "anatomically correct"
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    Sometimes a cigar is just a wolf phallus?
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Quote Originally Posted by asa572


    I bet the rider has to wear a helmet whether or not he's on the bike.
    Me. The chosen one. They chose me. And I didn't even graduate from fu**ing high school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechagouki
    I've been watching this thread waiting for it to reach its obvious (to me anyway) conclusion, and I'm surprised to see it hasn't got there yet? I guess I'll use a couple of words to push it in the right direction:

    "anatomically correct"
    Thanks a lot. I've been working on unremembering that for years.

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    ahhhh.....

    This one got barked at for the Kickstand..............yellow/orange linear fade
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    Pulled from the "Post your commuter" archive

    This was my converted Klein. I went from hard tail to soft for off road, so I put the love of my life to good use.<br />

    <img src="http://nobt.org/images/rightSide.jpg" border="0" alt="" /><br />
    <img src="http://nobt.org/images/cockpit.jpg" border="0" alt="" /><br />
    <img src="http://nobt.org/images/leftCommute.jpg" border="0" alt="" /><br />
    <img src="http://nobt.org/images/frontFlap.jpg" border="0" alt="" /> <img src="http://nobt.org/images/rearFlap.jpg" border="0" alt="" /><br />

    But now returned to single speed glory (please disregard the poor chain tension)!<br />
    <img src="http://nobt.org/images/refreshed klein.jpg" border="0" alt="" />

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    now that's a cockie

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    Kleins are the PT Cruisers of the bike world.


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    Kleinophiles are the Julian Wells of the world

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    Quote Originally Posted by asa572 View Post

    Just to let those who will now think it's my bike, it isn't.
    Bike is in Sydney and I live in Newcastle.
    I did contact the seller to see if he had the original forks and bars but he didn't.

    Got a email from the owner this morning saying he got the original bars back off the shop that fitted risers.
    I couldn't help myself and now it's in my shed.

    Just need some forks now.

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    Kleins are the best ! I worked at Trek from 1990-2000 .After Trek aquired Klein I got to fly out to Washington state to ship parts back to Wi. . They had such detail to there frames & there were inspected by three employees for imperfection in the paint. After that I only bought the Klein mt. bikes . I loved that the cables ran thru the frame . I want to get another one day , i'm sorry to hear they quit making them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepfreak View Post
    Kleins are the best ! I worked at Trek from 1990-2000 .After Trek aquired Klein I got to fly out to Washington state to ship parts back to Wi. . They had such detail to there frames & there were inspected by three employees for imperfection in the paint. After that I only bought the Klein mt. bikes . I loved that the cables ran thru the frame . I want to get another one day , i'm sorry to hear they quit making them!
    There's still quite a few around. In the meantime make sure you check out the official Klein Photo Thread (which is the complete opposite of this one

    I'm pretty sure there a few people that are interested in what the last days in the Chehalis factory were like, so don't be a stranger.

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    Took it out and did a few k's on it this arvo,even binned it.
    Memories of how early 90's bikes handle are better in the brain than reality.
    Still enjoyed it and will put plenty more k's on it..


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    how about this?
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    or this?
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    another side. orig owner since about 97. my mom worked at klein. my commuter now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drifter33 View Post
    another side. orig owner since about 97. my mom worked at klein. my commuter now.
    awesome
    PS: poor rear derr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drifter33 View Post
    or this?
    what's w/ the cross chain?? is it a secret technique?
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    I know, never big + big or small + small,
    but I really never paid much attention to that
    and haven't really experienced a lot of trouble
    with the chain cassette or derailer. probably
    8k miles on the orange bike, orig der, second cassette
    and maybe 3rd chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    what's w/ the cross chain?? is it a secret technique?
    I like to run super long chains, so it's cool.
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    IIRC In his book, Ned called Big-Big the "racers secret". I guess a lot depends on who pays for your components though.
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    Big big (within reason) will keep your chain from dropping when things get bouncy.....

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    okay, how about this question....

    if you shouldn't ride big - big or small - small,
    why do they call it a 24 speed bike? shouldn't it be more like a
    18 speed with 6 verboten?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drifter33 View Post
    okay, how about this question....

    if you shouldn't ride big - big or small - small,
    why do they call it a 24 speed bike? shouldn't it be more like a
    18 speed with 6 verboten?
    Did Klein call the adroit a 24 speed bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    Did Klein call the adroit a 24 speed bike?
    Popular marketing BS - lots of companies claim 21, 24, 27 speed drivetrains, probably should include a caveat that you can only use X number.

    Either Drifter33 is trolling or he doesn't know how to ride a mountain bike properly.
    5 is the old new black; 6 is the new new black...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechagouki View Post
    Either Drifter33 is trolling or he doesn't know how to ride a mountain bike properly.
    Maybe he's just confused about the proper etiquette for taking photos of your bike.
    You know, that important stuff like showing drive side, lining up tires, balancing pedal on the most obscure imported beer bottle you can get your hands on, raising your seatpost 4 to 6 inches higher than you actually ride it, removing seatbags or any other practical accessory we’re all supposed to pretend we don’t actually use. Putting the chain in a gear combo that makes it look like you're fast, but not so big a gear as to show you actually just ride on the road. This is tricky stuff.
    Warning: may contain sarcasm and/or crap made up in an attempt to feel important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailville View Post
    Maybe he's just confused about the proper etiquette for taking photos of your bike.
    You know, that important stuff like showing drive side, lining up tires, balancing pedal on the most obscure imported beer bottle you can get your hands on, raising your seatpost 4 to 6 inches higher than you actually ride it, removing seatbags or any other practical accessory we’re all supposed to pretend we don’t actually use. Putting the chain in a gear combo that makes it look like you're fast, but not so big a gear as to show you actually just ride on the road. This is tricky stuff.
    Huh..no.
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    Thanks for the support, and humor. I just figure it is my bike and I'll ride it any damn way I want.

    Those pictures are outside of my work, at a college. Just after leaving that spot, I hit
    a downhill. So.... I leave it like that to get to the big - small quickly.

    Sorry for causing such an uproar. Also, you should see what I have done my road bikes.
    I'm terrified to show them, it might break the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailville View Post
    IIRC In his book, Ned called Big-Big the "racers secret". I guess a lot depends on who pays for your components though.
    Yeah, he recommends it for hammering over the top of a little roller vs sitting down and soft pedaling for a second while shifting to the middle ring. Saves a few seconds and keeps your momentum high over the top. Big-big isn't really gonna wear anything faster (measurable, anyway) when just used once in a while for situations like that. It's also not the most efficient way to use your drivetrain; spin your cranks backward while in big-big and notice all the drivetrain drag.

    Just don't cruise around town all day like that making all that racquet.
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    Let's keep 'er going.
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    Sweet looking Klein-screen-shot-2011-06-16-10.00.36-pm.jpg  

    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Just popped up on the local 'Craigs. This is suhweet!
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    How bout a motorized Klein?
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    Noice!
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    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Tweaked Klein

    Tweaked Klein 69er...
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    Time to bring this thread back.


    Sweet looking Klein-00t0t_cinq87epntn_600x450.jpg

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    Oh dear.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    That's an awful slack chain for no brakes... Just saying...

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    Needs ape hangers and a banana seat.
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jak0zilla View Post
    Needs ape hangers and a banana seat.
    found one:

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    Quote Originally Posted by doc Zox View Post
    found one:
    That just makes me angry.
    -eric-

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    I chuckled. Sweet looking Klein, brah!!
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    That just makes me angry.
    Why? It's not good for anything else.

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    This came from our brothers across the pond, and it's probably the rarest of them all.

    Sweet looking Klein-d4jx.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by longfinkillie View Post
    This came from our brothers across the pond, and it's probably the rarest of them all.

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    Not sure what the best part of this is? Perhaps the use of electrical tape to convert the huffy bar and stem to a MC2 is the pinnacle of this beast?? certainly the rarest of them all, couldn't be more than one sharpie labelled Klein out there
    Wanted - Rasta Stem and Seatpost (31.8 or smaller)

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    Thunder! Thunder! ThunderKlein Ho!
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    Sweet looking Klein-%24_57.jpg

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    Ha.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Road Klein?

    What good is quality of execution, when the basic idea is so flawed?
    Sweet looking Klein-image.jpg

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    Okay I confess my baby carrier Adept is kind of ugly, but man is so comfortable for around town duties.

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