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!
And this will take some time since the good painters are pretty busy....
Well I actually have an Attitude in painted desert and as all Kleins I guess; it looks a lot better in real life than on pictures. The Sea & Sky is also beautiful but I too have never seen a Coral Reef with my own eyes. Still, looking at the pictures and compared to bikes I have seen, it has to be a really beautiful colour.
I also have to say that I used to like MC1 Kleins and the Liniear fades like Gator and Sunburst better but lately I have learned to appreciate the more subtle design of the paint jobs on the MC2's like PD or S&S. And MC2 frames are also better to ride than the MC1.
I too was thinking about building my bike period correct and use M737/738 (it is a better group than M900) but landed on building it with M900. M900 is the classic group, works well and looks better than anything. But I have a lot of M737 lying around so I might change my mind someday.