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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:59 pm 
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I was wondering what is the opposite of a Klein lover? I mean, if one hates Klein bicycles, which bicycle brand do the haters own then?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:18 am 
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ez054098 wrote:
I was wondering what is the opposite of a Klein lover? I mean, if one hates Klein bicycles, which bicycle brand do the haters own then?



Nothing to do with what they own I suspect - more to do with what they ride.

































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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:11 am 
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What about somebody who likes to own Klein but has no interest in riding Klein?

Dont get me wrong i appreciate the craftmenship and nice colours (I own 4 of them) but my other bikes ride nicer. I have no interest in collecting as an 'investment' where's the fun in that?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:18 am 
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clockd wrote:
What about somebody who likes to own Klein but has no interest in riding Klein?

Dont get me wrong i appreciate the craftmenship and nice colours (I own 4 of them) but my other bikes ride nicer. I have no interest in collecting as an 'investment' where's the fun in that?


That is interesting, I only ride my titanium bikes now too. There is a different feel, even between aluminum manufacturers.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:38 am 
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A de-Klein?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:49 am 
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I'm completely indifferent towards Klein's.

They have a certain style, and for a little while back in the 90's I rather fancied a Mantra, but these days I'm pretty 'meh' about the whole brand.

Does that make me an in-Klein?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:56 am 
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Kleins leave me cold, but then to a certain extent so do all "clever" paint jobs. Fats really arent that high on my radar either

Of course along with Merlins and the like, all three exist at a point in the market where there isn't really a "better", the quality is always there, stuff is just different, and you pay your (large pile) of money and take your choice


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:09 am 
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Anti-Klein


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:28 am 
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tintin40 wrote:
Anti-Klein


I had one of those when I was growing up.... On my dad's side. The kind that always embarrassed herself at weddings, and covered herself in gaudy make-up. Yet all the local blokes in the woods would go weak at the knees and doughy-eyed for her.... never could work it out myself

ez054098 wrote:
The Opposite of a Klein Lover?


Normal?
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... p;t=273546
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... p;t=273151

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:41 am 
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Drop th I from their fork name: 'un-Klein'

I have one, its lovely but I will be selling it as I don't ride it. Nothing against them myself, just prefer my other bikes to ride, having a Klein to look at is a luxury I can no longer afford.


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