Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:02 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Klein sizing
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:27 pm 
The Guv'nor
The Guv'nor
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:19 pm
Posts: 23177
Location: Retrobike HQ
Any Klein owners care to share how their bikes are sized up? At 6' according to the catalogue I'd be looking at a 20", maybe 22". Is this right?

The attitude for sale in the classifieds at the monent > http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1856 is around 16" or 18" going off the measurements. Sound about right or not?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:41 pm 
Mr Darcy
Mr Darcy
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:36 pm
Posts: 5687
Location: Bicester
not sure officially, but everyone used to ride bikes that looked diddy compared to the norm. Not sure what size jezzers is?

You thinking of buying?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:44 pm 
The Guv'nor
The Guv'nor
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:19 pm
Posts: 23177
Location: Retrobike HQ
gump wrote:
not sure officially, but everyone used to ride bikes that looked diddy compared to the norm. Not sure what size jezzers is?



Think Jezza's is a 16" or 18". Looks a tad small.

gump wrote:
You thinking of buying?


Vaguely. It's got to be the project after the next one :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:20 am 
BoTM Winner
BoTM Winner

Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:56 pm
Posts: 1020
Location: Guernsey
The older kliens (pre 92) used to have really shite sizing, the 16 is soo small and the 201 is friking massive Too big for me really and im 6`2". my last klien was a med which is around 18" which i coudl ride with a long post. its the klein in the bike of the month check it out as its not that ssmall for 18.
cheers
pete


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:57 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2005 3:14 pm
Posts: 13410
Location: Warwick
Yeah mine looks diddy but rides like the 18"-19" 'ers I have. Remember the Mission control stems have a decent length and are quite a high rise (plus with a quill you can adjust the height of the stem)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:44 pm 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:18 am
Posts: 15808
Location: near cwmcarn
ah yes, the old longer stem length to make the bike fit retro dilema! :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:47 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2005 3:14 pm
Posts: 13410
Location: Warwick
Not really a dilemma I think but more the norm.

Take a look at most the Kleins that appear even on this site - they all have ridiculously long seatpins and appear too small for the riders...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:30 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:04 pm
Posts: 99
Location: pennsylvania, usa
yes..i have noticed this too. many klein owners seem to ride compairably small bikes. that said, i've been on a few that i would have thought were too small for me and i found them not to feel that way. what i havent looked at serioulsy was the geometry to see if there was any factual truth to this. anyone??


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:24 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:11 pm
Posts: 1435
Location: God's waiting room !!
The facts are in the ride peeps !!

All my Kleins I have owned over the years have come up small ! (Hence the German word for Small = Klein !!) Sorry, you probably know that already!

Im 6.0ft but Prefer my Kleins medium which would normally suit a shorter rider but I get more feel from the bike like this and with a low rise long length stem you get that true race feel and extra stiff control, oh and a stiff back at the end of the ride !! But hey, its worth it !

+ I used to have a fetish for slinging my Kleins around over the logs! 5ft jumps and hopping from stump to stump feels so much more comfortable on a smaller frame! Check out both of mine in the Forum - Ebay watch - Stunning Klein...

Laterz


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 30 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group