Thanks for the link, mate!
I am still a student with a part time job as well. All of my allowance and part time job's salary goes into building this bike up so we are pretty much on the same boat here. I have a Kuota Khan with similar build as my work horse so this Klein will be well pampered.
But i guess the only difference is that I paid a bomb for this baby and all the other parts going onto it are also going to be crazy. I've got a Campagnolo Carbon Record 02 crank coming in as well as a pair of 08 Zero Gravity brakeset.
No problem, thought you might find it interesting
HA, thats really cool! Whole different parts of the world, same situation, similar but very distinct bikes, that's really cool, very similar but at the same time quite different, all at the same time!
I calculated my estimated total with dura ace 7800 + xtr shadow gs rd titanium seatpost new headset bearings fsa sl-k carbon cranks fsa titanium quad bearing bottom bracket, bontrager bars, and hed cx wheels to be around $1250 usd, idk if thats a good price or not, but at least the frame price made it seem cheep at first, then it was too late to turn around
I wanted the zero g's but im too lazy to keep centering them, so Im going d-a br-7800, that and the headset bearings and titanium bolts are all thats left on mine. I even customized my seat lol.
i dislike campy for only one reason, their thumbshift deal, i prefer sti so its just me and a minor thing, but theyre superior at everything else
I definately like the direction your going with the 3dv purple, and you should throw in a little blue too
what bars are you running?
& o almost forgot, need some ti bottlecages too.... lol
and a damn tubular tire that wont pop!~!
i think i might attempt that bike stand thing for my attitude this weekend if im boored, if i do ill let you know how it goes/what to look out for etc. hopefully ill keep all my fingers too
theres some great deals to be had on kleins in my area, ive found two that were worth my time. learned the lesson about the frame though... not again.
p.s. i can understand why you paid dearly for it, its an amazing frame!