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 Post subject: Anyone broken a Klein?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:36 pm 
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Just wondering as I dont hear too many stories of these snapping, cracking breaking etc. Hear and see lots of Cannondales snapping but not so Klein (or am I mistaken?)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:41 pm 
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A friend of my broke his Attitude at the reartriangle. Not weird when you consider he was making big jumps all the time. He than bought a Zaskar. Although it is said alloy doesn't bend, for some kind of reason resemblence with those Corratec Bow frames came to mind over time.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:00 pm 
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Jez,

I have never personally broken a Klein, but in my circle of friends I've seen three break (and ultimately break their hearts :( )

One was a road bike that fractured at the rear dropouts/seatstay, one an Adroit that broke at the downtube/headtube intersect, and a final Attitude that broke at the rear Chainstay/BB intersection..

One of the three were warrantied :cry:

I still have my Klein road bike from the mid eighties, raced it very hard, crashed it frequently, and it's still going strong. Someday I'll pick up an Adroit to soothe my soul.

cheers,

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:53 pm 
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theres a wicked pic of a team 1991 attitude with the headtube totally ripped off somewhere recently on MTBR.
I wouldnt say totally killed a klein. tho the older era (klein built kleins!) did have a tendency to crack. specifically at the back of the seatube, back of the fork legs on the 1990 welded crown fork (later replaced by the unicrown more common fork). 1 of my mates did bend a MC1 bar/ stem combo.

old skool classic 1 liner.. biggest building in the world? c'dale warranty room ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:28 pm 
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Never seen a proper one die. But i've seen a few Trek ones die, strangely enough when they introduced replaceable dropouts. :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:31 pm 
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There is one badly broken on the german forum MTD . It is a Attitude 91 .


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:35 pm 
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Can anyone rob a pic from the German forum so I can see? As they are alumunium they "should" break. Just wondering where the most common areas are...


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:38 am 
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i`d say this was definately broken , off MTBR , OUCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:50 am 
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thats the pic I was talking about ! :)


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So was mine !


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