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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:41 pm 
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Gee, picked this is last week and ouch what a state it is in....!

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It is a 1994 Klein Attitude in Coral Reef.

The previous owner rode it on the beach..... a lot.... :shock:

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The frame looks structural OK but obviously needs a new paint job.
Hopefully it is worth to restore this once a beauty.
It has bubbled paint in numerous spots and huge chain suck.

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Bugger! One of the cable stop ferules flew into the frame!
Luckily I could get it out through the hole in the Steerer tube (went pretty easy actually...).
Now I need a new one....

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Another problem.... (of course....)
The MC2 is only 50cm wide....!
I know the bars could be extended, on the German forum I got a few tips of how to do that.

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O, more problems: there is no fork!
(mymy, what did I get myself into.... this is gonna be a tricky project).
So, please mail me with your offers of rigid forks! Uniklein for Attitude preferred but Strata will do ;)
21" of course....!

Got the SL21 out today since I prefer a Judy (well, rigid but I do not have one... :( )
Problem is: I do not have a Klein specific Judy right now either...

Any suggestions on the color of the repaint?
I am thinking towards Painted Desert but maybe will do Coral Reef....?

Anyone any idea where to get such a ferule?

Cheers!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:24 pm 
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Just say Good luck. It is always nice to back to the life a Klein. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:34 pm 
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Looks like the paint is partially stripped already... :lol:

I have those inserts on my site.

J


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:47 pm 
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Careless use from the previous owner! Sad becasue the Coral Reef is fairly rare at least to my knowledge especially in size L........and it's a beautuiful colour.

Needless to say....my opinion is to repaint it in the original colour. :-)

Good luck with the restoration.

:-)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:17 pm 
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jonrock wrote:
Looks like the paint is partially stripped already... :lol:

I have those inserts on my site.

J


Thanks Jon, I will look into that.
You got some very nice Decals as well, might need a chain protector decal....!

I'll drop you a mail later.


Marcel


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:10 pm 
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At least you won't feel bad about respraying it!

Looks like you have a judy xc MC2 steerer fitted, so could you get a cheap judy xc and repray to match while waiting for a uniklein?


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It's an ugly stepchild...but I love it even like that 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:21 am 
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Hey Marcel, you will make a very nice Klein out of the "project". Fur sure you can count on me! :-)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:22 pm 
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mkaavin wrote:
Careless use from the previous owner! Sad becasue the Coral Reef is fairly rare at least to my knowledge especially in size L........and it's a beautuiful colour.

Needless to say....my opinion is to repaint it in the original colour. :-)

Good luck with the restoration.

:-)


Hmmm, indeed Coral Reef is pretty rare, well, for Attitudes I think, on Klein road bikes more common?
I never saw one in real life befor and on photo's the color seemed very nice.
In real the pink is, well, very pink.
The pink is a bit sun faded and under where once the chaintube protector sticker was it looks darker, towards light purple.

For sure it is gonna be a 1994 color.
Saw Painted Desert a week ago (also the first time in my life) and that color is beautiful (Barnefields Adroit).
I have already a 21" Sea&Sky so not gonna be Sea&Sky although I think that is my favorite color.

What is your thought about building it up with 1995-1996 specs?
Probably lots of Shimano M737/738/739 series and maybe some boutique in the brake department.

Gee, already thinking of building this one back up to!
First: re-paint
And this will take some time since the good painters are pretty busy.... :(


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:33 pm 
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Hey Marcel, you will make a very nice Klein out of the "project". Fur sure you can count on me! :-)


Thanks DJ!

I am enjoying this project so far.
First got the MC2 steerer out (not to difficult job) and the fishing (and the success) for the cable stop.

Now the BB axle: gee, that sucker is stuck!
Tomorrow another try...

bat40a6 wrote:
At least you won't feel bad about respraying it!

Looks like you have a judy xc MC2 steerer fitted, so could you get a cheap judy xc and repray to match while waiting for a uniklein?


It is a RockShox 21SL steere/crown.
And I missed out on the Judy steerer yesterday on ebay germany :evil:

So please fellow members:
Mail me your offers of Klein rigid forks, Strata would be nice (although would land on another bike). :D
Judy steere will do as well (with 21cm at least please).

THANKS


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