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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:53 pm 
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cce wrote:
see, this kind of thing would be exactly what i was after for one of my project ideas.

it's a treklein, so no one is gonna be incensed by painting it non-klein, and it's tatty so it'll be cheap.


i'd have it white, with a black, straight-legged rigid fork black stem and flat bar. black everything, down to the spokes, running single-speed, 40:13 with slicks. black klein decals, with white "klein" down the forks.


yup, those are great riders and can be had relatively cheap. same geo as the Pulse/Attitude/Adroit of that time and thus they ride just as nice. the original paint is crap but who cares.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:11 pm 
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I'm with Carsten on this one. Actually when it comes to Kleins, I usually not only agree with, but defer, to Carsten.

Hey, it's beat up, who cares. If a steel bike I would be concerned but it's not. It's Al, so corrosion isn't an issue. There don't appear to be any serious structural issues either. Strip it, repaint it, you'd have a beauty that would ride like a demon. Sure it's a shame it's been treated poorly in the past but it doesn't always have to be that way.

I'm a little disappointed in this thread. I was expecting to see a picture with a Klein that is TRULY horrifying like...

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:18 pm 
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:shock: I thinks it's better not to ask questions about that !


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:28 pm 
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I like this colour scheme .
one on here was BOTM not so long ago .


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:33 pm 
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Who cares what it looks like its a klein, build it, ride it, enjoy it 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:40 pm 
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Come on, surely that bike is worth saving? I know it's only a Pulse, but assuming it's sound, there's a lot worse frames than that on the planet, and with happy owners too. Dunno what I'd offer you for it if it was the right size and if I had room for it and if etc, but surely you can't seriously say you'd throw that frame away if it was yours?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:28 pm 
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Anthony,

I would never trow it away. I am not good at trowing things away.

I probably would give it to someone who would be happy with it. Restoring requires money and time. Would spent that on something I like more and I would really enjoy the outcome from. So much nice around.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:02 pm 
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its a klein its worth saving i,ve just started mine how can i put this i had 2 mini,s one was a 67 morris cooper 1430 half race engine jack knight fully kitted. the other was a 78 1275 gt same spec but no one ratted the GT COS it didnt have the cooper badge

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:47 pm 
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Who cares what it looks like its a klein, build it, ride it, enjoy it 8)


You're so right mate; it ain't broke, just tired..


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:50 am 
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pinguwin wrote:
I'm a little disappointed in this thread. I was expecting to see a picture with a Klein that is TRULY horrifying like...

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Pinguwin - if i were a Mod here (which I'm not) you'd get a yellow card for that offence! :lol: :lol:

no more tights pictures please.


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