Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:53 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:38 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:43 pm
Posts: 184
Location: Cambridgeshire - flatlands (the horror, the horror)
...I went mainly off-road very early, having lost friends to left-turning cars and other idiocy - on the road I had my back broken by a fool jumping a red light - and I couldn’t quite bring myself to go completely ‘road’ when I needed some miles in the flatlands.So I bought a Klein Quantum - gorgeous purple-green metalflake fade, usual Klein OS Ali tubing, but with a carbon rear end and carbon forks. It feels like I reach into MTB history when I ride it, but on a road rocket......anyone else doing the renegade thing amongst the Italians?.......


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:44 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:05 pm
Posts: 2081
Location: Boston, MA
Congrats and enjoy.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:40 am 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:26 pm
Posts: 22803
Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
I don’t like marmite


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:12 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:43 pm
Posts: 184
Location: Cambridgeshire - flatlands (the horror, the horror)
Thanks SF

THM - research suggests that a small amount of Marmite is good for you but a large amount is definitively bad......


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:28 am 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:42 am
Posts: 3073
2manyoranges wrote:
anyone else doing the renegade thing amongst the Italians?.......
Yes, all through the late 80's and the 90's i had a series of part time bike shop gigs and a number of italian bikes of my own. Without fail, every brand let me down. Badly built, odd handling (in my size at least) and shitty importers.

So they don't even feature on any of my lists, bikes to buy, bikes to recommend, bikes to lust after........ (i don't even like working on them! Which is a shame, as one of my mates over here lusts after all things italian, trying to work on his new TT bike is an exercise in futlity. I suppose i can be glad he's not into campag as well.......)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Percybigun, sherlylock and 16 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group