Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:19 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:33 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:39 pm
Posts: 1455
so..all dents filled.......etched, primed, flatted.....now what?
it's an external cable frame with flaking paint. i'm liking the idea of gator. base it up in white tinter tomorrow, then try and find out close colours,,,,,then play with the airgun!
from this (with flaking clear, and a coloured tinter on the rear....makes me think repair)


Image
to this
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:30 pm 
eBay Outing Master
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:53 pm
Posts: 8000
To be honest being a later Klein it's not worth big money so the gator paint would be like putting lipstick on a pig

Unless of course you just want to try the gator then why not. Personally the later trekleins I think free you up a bit more in the colour stakes as your not restricted to the wild paint but are more free with what you want to paint, nader had a white with black parts/decals to compliment that looked quite sharp


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:18 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:39 pm
Posts: 1455
it looks quite good white, but i have a rigid white rockhopper........we'll see!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:23 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 28, 2012 10:59 am
Posts: 383
How about Iridescent?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:38 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:39 pm
Posts: 1455
yeah, looked into a flair, but i always liked glf, ....god, i hate painting my own things!! at least the customers say "i want this colour"!
but with a blank canvas, no time limits and 20'000 colours/shades/effects to choose from????
it'd look nice polished....annodized........... :facepalm:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:18 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:39 pm
Posts: 1455
Image
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:07 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:39 pm
Posts: 1455
i built it up, in white, to see how it looked. discs gone and v's fitted, rock shox gone and fatty r's fitted. risers gone and straight bars with bar ends fitted...........all retro and colour coded cables.......what do you think?
(be honest.....not that your opinion will change anything, it's my bike!) :wink:
from this with flaking paint and dents
Image
to this
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group