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Klein riders: a question(23 posts)

Klein riders: a questionDark Sonix
Sep 18, 2002 5:07 AM
On hard out of the saddle climbs, and even sometimes in the saddle climbs, I experience a lot more wheel hop than my previous bikes. This sometimes occurs on rough tight turns. Is it just my sloppy form or are there others out there experiencing the same thing?

Thanks.
re: Klein riders: a questionjtkirk15
Sep 18, 2002 5:19 AM
My guess would be sloppy form. Maybe you need to shift a little weight back over the rear wheel. Or maybe you just need to ride more!
re: Klein riders: a questionDark Sonix
Sep 18, 2002 5:22 AM
maybe you need to try and hold my wheel down by the river instead of riding like a club cyclist! and dont worry, i'll make up those 600 miles this weekend.
re: Klein riders: a questionjtkirk15
Sep 18, 2002 5:24 AM
Helluva recovery ride at 23 mph. I'd hate to see what kind of speeds you can maintain if you put forth effort. What do you think? 35 mph at 90% effort? Go ride on the dirt!
re: Klein riders: a questionDark Sonix
Sep 18, 2002 5:34 AM
Fall is here. Time to make that MTB purchase.
re: Klein riders: a questionjtkirk15
Sep 18, 2002 5:59 AM
No wonder you don't get out of work until so late, you read these messageboards all day. I think you're scared of the sprints!

Find me a mountian bike that is quality and $200 or less and I'll consider it.

Did I mess up your post? I don't know if anyone is going to respond.
re: Klein riders: a questionDark Sonix
Sep 18, 2002 6:30 AM
$200 bucks! you can scrape together more than that for a soul machine.

as for those sprints, i'll be there in october. no fear there. you just have to do a hill ride in return.

and, no, the post isnt wholely ruined by a bianchi owner, AKA you. did you read the subject line?
re: Klein riders: a questionjtkirk15
Sep 18, 2002 6:33 AM
You know you lust for an Italian stallion!! I think I blasted you at the end of our loop this morning, or did you suffer too much wheel hop?

$200 is lot of money to ride on the dirt and hit trees. Make do with that budget and find me a bike.

BTW, my guitar arrives today!
re: Klein riders: a questionDark Sonix
Sep 18, 2002 6:39 AM
sweet! we will be hard rocking after riding the loop.

as for blasted, i recall being glued to your wheel despite your desperate attempt at what could be loosely termed 'accerlation'
re: Klein riders: a questionjtkirk15
Sep 18, 2002 6:43 AM
There was room to pass you know! I'm glad I pulled you up the hill!

Same loop tomorrow am?
re: Klein riders: a questioncycle63
Sep 18, 2002 6:16 AM
My Klein does the same thing. There is usually no loss in power transfer on hard pedaling due to the stiffness of the frame. Basically all that energy has to go somewhere. On tight turns, mine does the same thing as well. Again due to the stiff frame and shorter wheelbase.
thanks...Dark Sonix
Sep 18, 2002 6:27 AM
for the reply amid all the banter. i suspected the design and materials application had something to do with the hop and chatter. glad to know my form isn't the main cause.
thanks...jtkirk15
Sep 18, 2002 6:30 AM
I still think it's the modulation of the revolutions of the gearing that causes perspiration which in turn results in wheel hop. Otherwise, it's still lack of form.
all bets are offDark Sonix
Sep 18, 2002 6:43 AM
thursday morning or afternoon loop is a showdown. a bloc.
all bets are offjtkirk15
Sep 18, 2002 6:51 AM
Meet me by the flagpole at recess. I'll a bloc all over you!
see you there punk!Dark Sonix
Sep 18, 2002 6:51 AM
see you there punk!jtkirk15
Sep 18, 2002 7:03 AM
You should really put (nm) after the heading if there is no message. That's rude!

My guitar is here!!
see you there punk!Dark Sonix
Sep 18, 2002 7:07 AM
dude, i'm spitting water all over my monitor. quit it!
see you there punk!jtkirk15
Sep 18, 2002 7:52 AM
Ah, so that's why you've never told me what you do at work. I'd be embarassed too if I just spit water on my monitor at work all day. And that keeps you at work until like 7pm? I don't get it.
re: Klein riders: a question74
Sep 18, 2002 6:34 AM
Im not sure exactly what your talking about? My Klein (2000 Quantum) does not hop, skip, jump or do anything else other than exactly what I direct it to. What do you mean by wheel hop?
re: Klein riders: a questionDark Sonix
Sep 18, 2002 6:41 AM
on hard efforts on rough surfaces, real tight corners, or wild out of the saddle attacks on jtkirk15, i find that the rear wheel is prone to hopping off the ground every now and again, like a stutter off the pavement.
Yes..DINOSAUR
Sep 18, 2002 7:45 PM
If you have an older Klein (don't know about the new ones) equipped with Rolf wheels, It's best to remain seated when making tight curves at speed and put your weight on the rear wheel. The combination between the short chain stays and the Rolf wheels does cause for the rear wheel to hop off the ground, espeically on uneven terrain. This is the only time I've noticed it though, never a problem when climbing...
thanks for the reply (nm)Dark Sonix
Sep 19, 2002 4:46 AM