eBay Roundup

This time around in my somewhat regularly scheduled wrap-ups of what’s weird, amazing, or expensive on eBay, we’ve got some crazily expensive and rare bits.

Klein Death Grip tires

Klein Death Grip tires

It’s a set of Klein Death Grip tires! One of the last two bits that I’m sure the dedicated Klein guy struggles with when he/she wants the perfect bike. The other part being Klein grips, which may be called Instinct grips, or may be called Death grips.

Death Grip grips? Of course.

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It is your bike, I guess….

I’m about to indulge in some heavy bike snobbery, but before I do, I’m going to tell you why it’s not snobbery.

Being a bike snob means that you’re only interested in, or only like, certain bikes. High-end, handbuilt bikes of course.

A bike snob would look at a $700 mountain bike and think “trash,” because they know that the only bikes out there worth their salt are made by Artisans. You know, guys that wear hats that only cover the back of their head, and only got one weld done on your frame today because they just weren’t feelin’ it man – between their $8 hand-pressed coffees and $12 artisan sandwiches made from old world grains and organic free-range ham – and you just gotta feel it, you know?

I’m going to make fun of a couple bikes here, but it’s not snobbery. Not entirely anyway. It’s more about usability and building a bike that makes sense.

These two bikes just don’t make sense;

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