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Klein Quantum(6 posts)

Klein Quantumharomass
Oct 17, 2003 7:58 PM
Ok, this may seem kind of strange but I have a bike that I am thinking about selling but have no idea what kind of price range to ask for. A friend of mine, (and co-worker) is a semi-pro racer and happens to have like 10 bikes, one of which he sold me for very cheap so that I could get into the sport. Since then I have upgraded it significantly. I am thinking of selling it to upgrade my ride even further but am not quite sure kind of price range to ask for. Ok here are the specs: Dura Ace crankset, brake calipers, rear 9spd deraileur, front derailer, cassette, STI shifter (right side), aero brake lever (left side), Ultegra bar end shifter (left side), Crank Brothers eggbeater pedals, Ritchey Pro seatpost, Ritchey WCS stem, Icon Handlebar. Selle San Marco EVA Luxe saddle, Syncros double sealed headset, Cane Creek Crono tubular wheelset, Continental Sprinter tires, Easton EC 30 Crabon Fork. Oh and a Klein Quantum frame....not sure of the year but guessing mid to late nineties. The frame itself is in great condition except for minor scratches due to chain rub on right chainstay and one small ding on top tube (doesn't affect performance). This bike has been good to me but I am looking to upgrade to a Litespeed and the new 10 speed Dura Ace. Any help that you guys could give me would be great. Thanks
re: Check the RBR classifiedsronniedee
Oct 18, 2003 7:57 AM
Try checking the classifieds on this site to get an idea of what others are selling their Quantums for. I remember about a year and a half ago that there were several of them in the classifieds on this site. I ended up buying a new one for about $1500 from my LBS. That included Shimano 105 group with a bunch of Bontrager components.

Good luck!
Rain bike?filtersweep
Oct 18, 2003 11:23 AM
There is a 97 one with "old DA" (looks pre-FliteDeck to me) with an asking price of $1200 on ebay and a 2002 with Ultegra asking $1150. Both are a bit optimistic, especially this late in the season.

I'm guessing yours is pre-Trek, meaning it is arguably better than their newer offerings, but some people really are stuck on model year.

I'm guessing it "should" be worth about $1000, but you'll probably be lucky to sell it for $750 (unless you are very patient). I sold a bike on ebay last year and it almost sold for what they cost new, but it was a Trek, and just having the name pushed the sale. For some reason, Klein isn't as synonomous with Trek as it could be. If you have already sold on ebay, you might want to try a reserve auction and let the market dictate what it is worth.

Good luck!

You'll probably want to find the exact year. I'm always nervous about a seller who has no idea...
Rain bike?yeah right
Oct 18, 2003 11:40 AM
i'd kinda have to second the use it as a back up bike suggestion. it's a situation where it's probably worth more to you than it is to anyone else. aluminum frames this old are worth very little, and few people are going to be interested in tubular tires. On the other hand, it's got a pretty good part spec, I think you'd be lucky to get $750-850, especially right now, where it's late in the season.
funny how there isn't "vintage aluminum" -nmfiltersweep
Oct 18, 2003 12:37 PM
re: Klein QuantumGrahamalicious
Oct 18, 2003 12:30 PM
If you're gonna sell it, strip it and take the time to sell it part by part on ebay. You'll make way more that way than selling it as a whole