Okay, let's give it a try.
This a kind of a special bike and a lot of people will ask "what is this"
Here are the specs:
Frame: 1991 KLEIN Attitude "Reese's", XL (22")
Fork: KLEIN Unicrown "Reese's", XL
Headset: KLEIN integrated MC1
Bar / Stem: KLEIN MC1
Full Group: Shimano XTR 900 which includes
Shifters / STI-Combo
Derailleur & Shifter
Cranks: Syncros Revolution, Custom Painted to fit frame / fork
Wheels front: XTR hub, DT spokes (radial), Araya rim, Specialized 1991 tire
Wheels back: Tioga Tension Disk, XTR, 12-32 8-speed cassette, Specialized 1991 tire
Skewers: Tune AC15 (the oooold ones)
Seat post: Control Tech
Saddle: Flite Titanium 1st generation
Now the story to the bike: It came over from the US 3 years ago and circulated a bit on ebay.de, but no one was sure about it 'cause of the color.
As I was hunting for a 22" for some time, I did not mind about the color, so I decided to buy it in 2008.
In the 2008 KLEIN meeting, the experts had a look at it and recommended, not to have it repainted in any "common" KLEIN color but to keep it as an original.
Being curious about the color thing, I began to investigate and this is what I found out:
The bike is a "once only" built custom spray for the Managing Director for Reese's (a cake made by the brand Hershey's in the US) and the color of the frame is the color of the cake packaging.
The black "dotted lines" are the profile of the cake if you cut it straight, to make it look alike". Found this out by research in NYC last year and bought the matching t-shirt (see pictures).
To conserve the paint, I had it clearcoated (for sure, decals below).
Then built it up piece by piece to match the year, hunted for a fork (that was nasty) and made it paint in the same was as the frame...2 yrs. of work, but worth it.
The bike is being ridden frequently in the summer and was awarded "Bike of the Event" of the 2009 "KLEIN meets KLEIN" summit in Germany.
Hope you like it and make it bike of the month, I think it would be worth it.
Any questions / comments are welcome, Matt
edit: As I had to take out two pictures by yesterday not to be eliminated / disqualified from the contest, I had to take of the one that was initially intended to be here. Changed this today, so what you see now is what should have been posted initially and what will stay 'til the end, hope no one minds that minor change... /edit