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Lewis62

Member since Nov 2012 • Last active Mar 2018
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  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Thanks. I've added an attachment. I could see the PB image fine on my screen though ...

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    Up for sale, my NJS Samson steel track bike, handbuilt by Tetsuro Harada in Japan. Size is 56cm square.

    Beautiful to look at in metallic cherry red, with numerous pantographed elements picked out in two-tone gold. Even better to ride with the following spec.

    Chainset: Dura-Ace 7600 crank with DA 46t ring
    Block: Dura-Ace
    Wheels: DA 7600 36h hi-flange hubs, Wolber TX profil rims with wired and soldered spokes.
    Tyres: Continental Ultras
    Stem: Nitto Jaguar 90MM
    Bars: Sakai/Modolo FX with CRTM grips
    Seatpost: SunTour
    Saddle: Fizik Antares

    Although pictured without seat post and saddle, these are included as above + clamp-on front brake.

    Any questions please ask. Collection preferable or delivery in London, but the bike can be posted in the UK for approx £25 extra (except Highlands, islands and N Ireland.)

    More pics here:
    http://s432.photobucket.com/user/Luigi19­36/slideshow/Samson

    Price £1200

    If you don't think the price is right, then please educate not berate. I'm happy to have a conversation as I'm selling because I don't ride it where I am and I need the space.

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    Oh FFS, posted in the wrong place. Please delete or move. Sorry.

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    Can't seem to 'edit the conversation' to add the pic missing at the top so here goes ...

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Up for sale, my NJS Samson steel track bike, handbuilt by Tetsuro Harada in Japan. Size is 56cm square.

    Beautiful to look at in metallic cherry red, with numerous pantographed elements picked out in two-tone gold. Even better to ride with the following spec.

    Chainset: Dura-Ace 7600 crank with DA 46t ring
    Block: Dura-Ace
    Wheels: DA 7600 36h hi-flange hubs, Wolber TX profil rims with wired and soldered spokes.
    Tyres: Continental Ultras
    Stem: Nitto Jaguar 90MM
    Bars: Sakai/Modolo FX with CRTM grips
    Seatpost: SunTour
    Saddle: Fizik Antares

    Bike is fitted with a clamp-on front brake.

    Any questions please ask. Collection preferable or delivery in London, but the bike can be posted in the UK for approx £25 extra (except Highlands, islands and N Ireland.)

    More pics here:
    http://s432.photobucket.com/user/Luigi19­36/slideshow/Samson

    Price £1200

    If you don't think the price is right, then please educate not berate. I'm selling this because I don't ride it where I am and I need the space.

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    Thanks for the input. I was expecting any pro framebuilder to take the sensible route and condemn it. I mean, you would, wouldn't you?
    I should also have pointed out that, yes, it's a Trek-era Klein, which is why I'm considering using it as a bit of a guinea pig for customisation. According to the badge on the downtube, it was made in Klein's factory in Chehalis so I like to think it is more Klein than Trek. If it was a 'proper' Klein then I would be considering a much more sympathetic resto.
    As it stands, I think I'm going to strip off the running gear, give it a spruce, refit with upgraded bits and ride it - keeping a close eye on that crease as we go.

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    I got this Klein Quantum a little while ago. It was cheap. And then I realised why. There's a frame defect (see pic below), which I must have thought didn't look too bad on Ebay, but in the cold light of day was a bit more bothersome.
    Anyway, I still like the look of it, mostly because of its big, fat tubes, which might make the basis of an interesting paint job.
    At present it's a sorta ice/silver/fade, which looks cleaner in the photos than it does on a cold, grey January morning. So, there are a number of options, but first, is it even worth giving a go?

    There's a crease in the downtube, which could be a major problem structurally, or not really depending on your view. I'd like some opinions please. The obvious course of direction is just bin it and avoid the risk. In contrast, the crease is easily fillable, pending a respray.

    If a goer, then the options running through my mind are as follows:
    1: Clean and shine frameset as is and apply new wheels running gear. Rear spacing is 130mm, so a new wheelset will work. I also have a Tiagra groupset ready to go, or black Ultegra from a donor bike. Doing this, at least gives the option of test riding, before investment in new paint etc.
    2: Strip down to frameset, blast clean and send off for new paint. I'm loving the paint thread in Framebuilders and would be interested in going down that route. Whether that includes the fork or not is moot.
    3: Strip down to frameset, blast and prime ready for a Sharpie Pen doodle scheme.
    4: Strip down to frameset, blast and try my hand at DIY fade job via rattle can.

    So that's where I'm at. Thoughts anyone?

    More pics here:http://s432.photobucket.com/user/Luigi19­36/slideshow/I%20Klein%20a%20go-go

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