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Fair price on a 1999 57 cm Klein Aeolous(24 posts)

Fair price on a 1999 57 cm Klein Aeolousrayman65
Nov 18, 2002 12:51 PM
I am looking at selling the following bike:

Model: 1999 57 cm Klein Aeolous
Derrailleurs: Shimano 105 10 speed
Shifting: Shimano 105 10 speed
Cranks: Shimano 105 10 speed
Cassette: Shimano 105 10 speed
Chain: Shimano 105 10 speed
Brakes: Shimano 105 10 speed
Levers: Campy Centaur Ergopower
Wheels: Rolf Vector Comp
Tires: 700x23
Color: Seafoam green
Condition: Excellent/Very Good

Second owner about 1200 miles on it. What would be a fair price range?
LOL! nmNo_sprint
Nov 18, 2002 12:55 PM
LOL! nmrayman65
Nov 18, 2002 1:13 PM
I am glad you got a chuckle out of it.
I think it's the 105 10-speed stuff that got a chuckle.the other Tim
Nov 18, 2002 1:48 PM
I'm looking at the wheels also, they look like 650cDave Hickey
Nov 18, 2002 1:51 PM
or that is one big frame. If those are 700c, that frame looks a lot bigger than 57cm.
Me too. Undoubtedly. Esp. considering large tubes. nm.No_sprint
Nov 18, 2002 1:53 PM
Me too. Undoubtedly. Esp. considering large tubes. nm.rayman65
Nov 18, 2002 2:32 PM
Can anyone comment on what is a fair price for the bike?

That's what I thought.look271
Nov 18, 2002 2:04 PM
That is one hackin' big frame, or 650 c wheels. I'd steer way clear of this one.....
That was one thing. nm.No_sprint
Nov 18, 2002 1:54 PM
Hey Rayman65, we're not picking on you...Dave Hickey
Nov 18, 2002 1:59 PM
If that's the info the seller gave you, he doesn't have a clue what he has. A couple of points to ask him.

1. Shimano 105 is 9 speed not 10
2. Campy Centaur is 10 speed, but the levers are not compatible with Shimano 105.
3. Those wheels are 650c not 700c.

Are you planning on doing Tri's? IF you are looking for a road bike, I'd move on. If you want a Tri-bike, then fine but I'd ask the seller to clarify the above issues.
I just re-read your post. YOU'RE selling this bike??Dave Hickey
Nov 18, 2002 2:02 PM
something is not right!
Mybe we SHOULD pick on him. (nm)look271
Nov 18, 2002 2:05 PM
LOL! Indeed. nm.No_sprint
Nov 18, 2002 2:06 PM
Additionally Rayman65...No_sprint
Nov 18, 2002 2:04 PM
I wasn't picking on you either. I'm a well versed Klein multiple owner and fan. I could be wrong, however, that downtube to me looks to be relatively small in diameter, indicative of a much earlier model Klein, not a 1999. I could be wrong again, however, I don't think the Aeolus was offered in 1999. It could be of 1993/1994 or earlier vintage. Furthermore, if that's the Air Rail fork, it should be labeled as such, which it is not.
I wonder if it's a 57 cm frame. The head tube...PdxMark
Nov 18, 2002 2:28 PM
is awfully tall for a 57 cm frame. Or I could just be confused...
That's no 1999 ... (nm)jtolleson
Nov 18, 2002 5:03 PM
Nov 18, 2002 6:14 PM
Those are TT shifters not ergo. This guy is too obvious to be a crook, so I guess he is a joker.

The TT rig as shown in the photo is probably worth 800-900, depending on component spec. Less if you insist on sticking with your description.
$800-$900?? Really?jtolleson
Nov 18, 2002 7:00 PM
on what basis? That's a $500 setup maybe based on what I can see, and then assuming the deception (or misinformation) about the other specs needs to be marked way down on the assumption that it's been crashed.
$800-$900?? Really?rayman65
Nov 18, 2002 10:37 PM
Ouch!!!!! Way to welcome a first time poster. :-) In any case, I wasn't entirely honest when I said that I was selling the bike. So, I deserve what I get. :-) Actually, I am not selling the bike. It is a bike I saw on ebay and was wondering what a fair price would be and whether it would be worth a second look. So here is the info I have:

Model: Klein Aeolous
Year: Unknown guy has had for 2 years and bought it from someone who has had it for 1
Gear set : 105 Shimano
Wheel set : 650 cc
Frame size: 57 cm
Mileage:~1200 miles
Condition: Excellent/Good no dents, scrapes or dings. Claims that the bike has never been involved in a crash.

I am looking at it as a possible road bike. So what does everyone think!!!! BE NICE!!!!!
Keep looking. This is not a road bike.Ken of Fresno
Nov 18, 2002 11:12 PM
Klein makes some great bikes, but you don't want this one. It's intended for triathlons or time trials. Most companies that make tri bikes are now specing their model sizes 55c and above with only 700c wheels. Aparently, it has been found that the taller head tube (thus larger frontal area exposed to the wind) negates any aero advantage from the smaller wheel size. The geometry is also way different from what most people would consider appropriate for "general road riding." Also, riding in a group with those kinds of handlebars - especially for a newbie - would be a major mistake.

Best of luck,
What road bike would you recommend?rayman65
Nov 19, 2002 10:42 AM
I am planning to participate in a Duatholon at Birmingham, Alabama this coming March.
Start a new thread with your price range and intended use.Ken of Fresno
Nov 19, 2002 11:07 AM
I'm sure you'll get lots of recommendations.
What road bike would you recommend?No_sprint
Nov 19, 2002 11:14 AM
I wouldn't buy that thing for $100 but there are some retro Klein lovers that might pay $200 or $300 mainly just for the frame.

Why not get a new Klein? They are truly incredible. I recommend the QPro Carbon.

As another mentioned, start a new thread, price, use, ability, etc.
Stay away from it.look271
Nov 19, 2002 10:33 AM
You don't want a 650cc wheeled roadbike, unless you change the wheelset to 700cc, but then you'd be shelling out at least $300 for a lower level set of wheels. For that much $$, you could buy new. What size are you? Wanna buy a 58cm Look kg271? E-mail me and we can talk.