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 Post subject: Klein Quantum Pro 1996
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 9:23 am 
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Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:58 am
Posts: 47
Location: TOKYO
こにちわ皆さん!!!

Hi, from Tokyo! I posted a few posts on here but not introduced myself.

Here is my 1996 Klein Quantum Pro in Yellow Pearl 57cm. I recently changed it from the MC2 type stem to a regular 1 1/8th stem to run modern bars and shorten my stem (finding shorter MC2 stems is impossible). I have a guide here http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=149742

I like putting modern parts on older bikes, although the Klein doesn't look classic, i guess it's because Klein was just way ahead of his time! This is my daily rider and I put in 300-400km a week on it!

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 Post subject: Hi from Buckinghamshire
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 12:07 pm 
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Joined: Mon May 23, 2011 10:41 am
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Location: Out in the sticks in Buckinghamshire
Hi

I found this site while trying to find out if it's worth spending money on my bicycle. I'm getting various opinions from elsewhere.

So I'm going to the experts!

I'm looking forward to being on board and finding a 'local' group to get fit with. MK46 4HQ

I have a ladies Falcon Black Diamond with a rear wheel that has a rusty rim.

Some folk say it's a vintage bike and to pay to keep the original hub and others say just go to the local shop and just pick up a wheel.

I have a 1952 Series MM Morris Minor so I understand how poor one can be while trying to keep everything original!

I am a mature sentimentalist. Chrome and bakelite.........swoon

I appreciate any advice.

Many thanks.

Chrissie


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 9:36 am 
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Joined: Tue May 24, 2011 6:18 pm
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Hi I'm Jack. Just getting into the world of bike forums. Started cycling again a few years ago and can't stop now!
I'm in Manchester on a beautiful, red, if slightly weathered Woodrup, who as of next month will be returning to the city of her birth, leeds.

Got a few projects underway, a Koga Miyata Roadwinner luxe and an old Sun frame that I picked up on the cheap, pretty head tube badge and all!

I look forward to getting to know everybody.


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 Post subject: ello
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 11:19 am 
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Joined: Tue May 31, 2011 10:49 am
Posts: 39
Location: Suffolk
this is my new/old ride really needs new wheels but a cleanup of the hubs and regreasing has helped total cos ...ooooh about £80

nothing flash but it looks nice to me and i will upgrade as and when...

its a Raleigh Espirit


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 11:20 am 
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Location: Suffolk
oh yeah and ...er....Hello..... :D


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 Post subject: Bill Nixon
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:16 pm 
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Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:53 pm
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Location: Doncaster
Laz, as far as I know Bill Nixon still has his own bike shop in Chorley, and has been known to build a few bikes, I have an old one in a 21" frame that the smaller members of the family run around the village on


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:29 am 
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Hi, Ive been reading these forums a few months now with the idea of buying an old Racer and doing it up. I have recently brought a Peugeot Concorde 10speed 103 Carbolite frame. I will post pictures once the wheels come back from being trued :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:28 pm 
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Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:08 pm
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Location: Australia
Hi. Never thought of myself as a retro cyclist, just as someone who fixes or repairs it instead of throwing it out and buying a new one. I discovered this forum while looking up something else and am a bit surprised at the amount of interest there is in old bikes. Unfortunately for me, that means people are now paying stupid money for old parts which can often make buying new components the cheaper option.

Michael.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:38 pm 
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Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:23 pm
Posts: 277
Location: Kettering,Northamptonshire
Hi, I'm new to retro bikes, just bought an 80's Viking which I'm looking on restoring.
Been a cyclist for 6 years now.

Great site, keep up the good work.

avalon wrote:
Unfortunately for me, that means people are now paying stupid money for old parts which can often make buying new components the cheaper option.

Michael.



Good point Mike, I'm going to be looking for 105 gruppo soon but don't know whether it's worth it?!?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:12 pm 
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Joined: Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:53 pm
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Location: Toronto, Canada
Hi,
My name is Dmitry, I live in Canada (near Toronto). I found this forum through a mention on CycleChat.
I've been into old bikes for a while now, my first was a Canadian made Miele, from the 70ies. Now I have quite a few, all lugged steel, almost all of them British. In more or less rideable condition: Falcon, F W Evans, Hetchins (x2), Rivendell (US-made; not very old but definitely traditional). Frames waiting to be built up: Bates Vegrandis, Raleigh RRA.
Cheers.


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