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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:16 pm 
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It will be a rider - nothing too extreme but will be used as all bikes should.
I could go into my m8's bike shop and pay trade price for a new bike but they just don't interest me. Always drooled over Kleins as a young lad but would the money I have get me one?

I didn't mean to sound brash or flash when I ask what could I get for £2k as like I've said I have never looked to shop at the top end bikes. I paid £64 for my first retro bike a 91 pine mountain and drove upto Bolton to fetch it as I had one as a youngster and since then I've got the bug.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:19 pm 
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you could easy get a good Klein for that sort of money.

it's your dough, you might as well get something with it that YOU want.



edit: but be warned, you already know what the retrobike habit can be like, what's to say that in 6 months time you won't see something else that you like more than a Klein? I hope you have deep pockets... :wink: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:21 pm 
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DeKerf?
Nothing wrong with a Pine Mountain or Explosif. They are very good frames. I think anything above that is very much subject to the law of diminishing returns.

You can buy my Activator and I'll give you £1250 change :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:22 pm 
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I have a Raleigh Activator one that could be for sale for £2k. It would be heart wrenching to sell her but needs must.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:26 pm 
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jimo746 wrote:
you could easy get a good Klein for that sort of money.

it's your dough, you might as well get something with it that


So I could get a 92 Adroit in gator fade for £2k?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:48 pm 
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Kona lover wrote:
jimo746 wrote:
you could easy get a good Klein for that sort of money.

it's your dough, you might as well get something with it that


So I could get a 92 Adroit in gator fade for £2k?


Yes.

"Search" the MTB For Sale forum on here and you'll probably find a page full of Adroits that have sold on here, you may have to wait a around a while for a gator fade to come along in the right size for you though.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:01 am 
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Have you ever ridden a Klein?

They may look nice but 'Be careful what you wish for...' springs to mind!


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We_are_Stevo wrote:
Have you ever ridden a Klein?

They may look nice but 'Be careful what you wish for...' springs to mind!


I thought mine was really good untill I rode a steel Rockhopper!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:11 am 
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We_are_Stevo wrote:
Have you ever ridden a Klein?

They may look nice but 'Be careful what you wish for...' springs to mind!


Well no I've never been lucky enough to ride one - only seen 1 in the flesh once. But I would have thought it would be lighter than my 90 muddy fox courier comp and harsher than the Zaskar.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:12 am 
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Kona lover wrote:
jimo746 wrote:
you could easy get a good Klein for that sort of money.

it's your dough, you might as well get something with it that


So I could get a 92 Adroit in gator fade for £2k?


If you can find one buy it and enjoy it, its what youve always wanted youve worked for it so why not? your money your choice 8)


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