Gary Klein (inventor)

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Gary Klein (born June 9, 1959) is an inventor who pioneered the use of oversized tubes in aluminum bicycle frames, now a mainstay in the cycling market.[1] He first developed the concept in 1973 as part of an Independent Activities Period project at MIT, where he was an engineering student and bicycle racer, then commercialized the concept after graduation.

Klein Bikes[edit]

Gary Klein started Klein Bikes after working on the problem of aluminium tubing whilst studying engineering at MIT.[2] The name was bought by Trek Bicycle Corporation in the late 1990's,[3] but bikes were still sold under the Klein name until around 2009.[4]

Klein Telescopes[edit]

Gary Klein presently designs telescopes.


  1. ^ Van der Plas, Rob: "Bicycle Technology: Understanding, Selecting and Maintaining the Modern Bicycle and Its Components", Page 51. MBI, 1991.
  2. ^ Klein, Gary Gordon - World of Sports Science
  3. ^ Klein Attitude evolution
  4. ^ Klein Bicycles

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