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 Post subject: Buying Klein Q-Pro used
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:34 pm 
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Just looking for an opinion from the guys here...

would it still be worth it to purchase a used Klein Q-Pro online for around 2000 USD to rebuild for riding?

I have been lusting after Kleins for a long while now and I finally see one coming my way..
However, at 2k USD, I feel that the asking price is rather high.

I have seen the pictures and condition of the bike still looks pretty ok to me.

what are your thoughts and opinions?

thanks in advance.


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 Post subject: Buying Klein Q-Pro used
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:38 pm 
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Way too much money


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:58 pm 
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IMHO no alu frame deserves such a high price. Unless you are a Klein collector and you must have it.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:21 pm 
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$2k is a lot for a Q-Pro. I had a friend unload his mint condition Quantum 2 for about $500 a few years back.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:44 pm 
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+1 for not buying it. Way too much money for what it is.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:09 pm 
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wai2fast wrote:
$2k is a lot for a Q-Pro. I had a friend unload his mint condition Quantum 2 for about $500 a few years back.

500 sounds reasonable if its in great condition for the Q-Pro also.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:20 pm 
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The seller thinks he has a collector's item. He doesn't. If it was an original Klein (pre-Trek), it might be worth some money.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:56 am 
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Thanks for affirming how I felt.

Pretty much, I felt kind of ripped off when I was offered that amount (inclusive of shipping) for his Klein.

He wouldn't even consider a slightly lower offer of mine.

Its a post trek Klein by the way.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:15 am 
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Even the Trek era Kleins fetch reasonable money.

Only you can decide if its worth paying for; checkout retrobike :
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewfo ... cf50594492
for an idea of price.

Things to bear in mind are tyre clearances etc werent designed for modern wider wheels and tyres. Internal routing is a pita too.

On the plus side, they do ride better than a similar era 'dale.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:41 pm 
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$2K is what I paid for a then current Madone 7. Way too much for a Klein, walk away and keep your eyes peeled, the hunt is part of the thrill.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:37 pm 
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With a quick look at completed auctions on ebay.com, I can see that these usually go for about $500. The nicest ones (like mint with 200 miles on it) sold for a little over $1000.

You often find with antiques (especially old cars) an old guy that thinks his car (or bike in this case) is worth a fortune.

To the OP, if you are just looking for a nice used bike, you could do a lot better with something more modern (carbon and at least 10 speed) from the mid-2000s. If this is going to be a Sunday group ride vintage bike, then it seems like you will need to keep hunting. BTW, I've always wanted a Klein too. The one I wanted was the original Team Super with the boron strips.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:54 pm 
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AJS914 wrote:
The seller thinks he has a collector's item. He doesn't. If it was an original Klein (pre-Trek), it might be worth some money.



You seem bloody sure of yourself.


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If you have useful information, then please provide it and contribute to the thread.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:48 pm 
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I am not the seller. But I do stand up for myself when bs get thrown in my face.

Where is the link to the ad? Where do you get $2K? Where is the exact spec of the bike?
For all I know it has DA-9100 and Enve carbon wheels.....................................


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:49 pm 
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Why are you debating this with me? If you want the actual ad, ask the original poster. The OP said the bike was $2K. Did you even read the first post in the topic?

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