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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:19 am 
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Hi All,

I've been on this forum for a little while and drooled over all your bikes. I haven't put my bike up on here to date as I didnt feel that it qualified for WW status. However, I decided to build up my old Klein frame from a few years ago with the bits off my Look KG381 Team (Definitely not a WW, but one sweet ride.) Just swapping the frames saved me 329gms!!

I do all my training on this bike and have to race on it as well. Parts are selected by weight and durability.

Specs are:

FRame: Klein Q Pro Carbon Team (use Time carbon rear end, later models went to Bontrager)
Fork: Klein Carbon (Trek)
Handlebar: Newton OS Shallow
Stem: Newton OS 86 130
Ergo: Record 10 Ultra
Cables: Campy
FD: Record
RD: Record
BB: FSA Platinum pro ISIS (looking for suggestions)
Crank: Stronglight Pulsion 175
Chainring: Stronglight (was using TA, but snapped a tooth in half on the 53)
Post: Easton EC90
Saddle: SSM Era Pro (have tried lighter, but cant do long rides on them)
Wheels: Ksyrium SL2
Skewers: Mavic (tune AC14 on the way - somwhere between here and GER)
Tyres: Conti Force & Attack (use Supersonics for racing - saves 100gms)
Bidon cage: Generic carbon
Brakes: Zero Gravity 05
Pedals: Keywin Ti
Cassette: Mavic (very bad. Campy one coming)

Guess the weight.... 7.3kg. It's 7.2kg with the Supersonics on and will be 7.1kg when I put the new Tune skewers and Tune bidon cages on.

Next upgrade... Wheels.
But I cant decide. I'm thinking about Tune Mig/Mag and either Crono F20's, Zipp 250's or 285's 28h front and rear. Any suggestions are welcome.

BTW - This bike felt like a pig when I had an Al USE Alien in it, but now that I've built it up again with the EC90, feels fantastic. I guess the EC90 has a fair bit of give in it.

OK, there it is. Now I want to make it UCI illegal.. :)


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Nice bike!!! You have won 329 gram by switching the frame, so what is the weight of the Klein frame? And cut the steerer tube and you will save a few more grams.

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Stoeperd wrote:
And cut the steerer tube and you will save a few more grams.


:) It cracks me too! Just making sure thqt position has been transferred correctly. Then it's getting chopped. It's one of my pet hates too :?

The Look 381 Team (size 55 = 57TT) was 1521gms and the Klein Q Pro Carbon Team is 1192 (size 56 = 57.2TT).

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Lovely Bike. I love Kleins, and have thought about buying a Klein road bike (it goes against my European riding a European brand road bike with European parts) but I find them beautiful. I ride an Attitude as my MTB race bike, and it is so fast. Some day I may post pictures of that too.

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