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Klein 2002 Q-Pro Carbon price question(5 posts)

Klein 2002 Q-Pro Carbon price questionlemmy999
Dec 10, 2002 11:33 AM
I am mainly a mountain biker, but my wife is mainly a roadie. She has found a 2002 fairly low mileage 2002 Q-Pro Carbon and they are asking $1500. Is this a fair price? Are there any problems with this bike? Thanks.
re: Klein 2002 Q-Pro Carbon price questionNo_sprint
Dec 10, 2002 11:36 AM
2003 Q-Pro Carbon frame, fork and headset only goes for approximately $1800 brand new.

Whole bike? How low mileage is fairly low? I'd say it's a pretty darn good deal at this point.
re: Klein 2002 Q-Pro Carbon price questionlemmy999
Dec 10, 2002 12:04 PM
Well, my wife just told me it had 105 with some ultegra and no dura ace, so I knew that it was not the whole stock bike. I called the shop and they said it was bought as a 2002 frame and then the guy put the components on there (I am thining he swapped his nice components onto his new bike and put cheaper components on this one, but I am not sure). Also, they claim about 1000 miles, but I don't know for sure. I am going to go look at it tonight to find out more. I was thinking $1500 was too good to be true.
If its as good as it sounds and fits her, go for itTig
Dec 10, 2002 12:30 PM
As long as it doesn't have any serious damage, it sounds like a great deal. Go over it with eagle eyes before buying. Check the chain stays and welds near the bottom bracket for cracks (standard inspection area, requires removal of rear wheel). Make sure the frame is a good fit for her. She needs to test ride it.

I ride with several 2002 Q-Pro owners of various sizes who love theirs.
re: Klein 2002 Q-Pro Carbon price questionNo_sprint
Dec 10, 2002 1:13 PM
Sounds like he did the old switcharoo when he changed framesets. You can figure that brand new, retail, a 2002 would likely catch about $1200 for frame/fork and headset.

If this used frame is completely outfitted with 105 with junk wheels then that's the catch. It's mismatched and much of the benefit of having that frameset might be lost in the slushy, heavy components and wheels. I'd go over every inch, brand new 105 stuff? At some point, I'd likely buy it all brand new, what I want, if it were me. For the wife? 105 might be good enough, or even overkill. Then again, a QPro Carbon might be overkill. Of course, not if the wife of yours were similar to some of wonderful ladies on this board.

Should you find the right deal somewhere, you can likely get a brand new 2002 Q Carbon or Q Carbon race for less than $2000.