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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:07 pm 
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Hi All..
So I have acquired a lovely 94 Attitude Mc2 frame/forks/stem in Sea & Sky. However there is various bits bits of bubbling paint, touched up scratches and a couple of very small dents.

The options are:

Leave it as is and build it up with M900 or M737 parts.
Have it repainted by Kleinspainted, either in its existing colour form or Painted Desert.
Have it repainted by Dave Wilkins in Pearl Black or Painted Desert.
Have it repainted in Pearl Black by Argos cycles.

I really like a pristine bike so maybe the first option is a no. The second option is good but sadly there is a very long waiting list for Kleinspainted. I could send it to Dave in the US but i am always nervous sending a frame abroad in case there is more damage or it gets mislaid.
The final option, sending it to Argos, is quite appealing. It can be done fairly quickly, Argos are very good and although they cant do original Klein colours, they can do a very goodPearl Black with debased writing etc.

what does everyone thing. i know part of the value is in keeping the original paint, but then this frame is pretty tatty so if it has to be repainted, i suppose one isnt thinking about value anyway. Im quite taken by a pearl black attitude, what does everyone think?

The attached photo's show some, but certainly not all, of the damage.

T


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:32 pm 
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Interesting scenario. I too like things pristine and I think would most likely go ahead with a repaint given that frame damage. Which option to choose though is more difficult and more of a personal preference. Have you factored cost into the decision making process? Is that a priority for you?

How different is the range of prices for the three different repaint options including the shipping cost (and associated risk as you highlighted) for the US option?

Star12


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:31 pm 
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Star12 wrote:
Interesting scenario. I too like things pristine and I think would most likely go ahead with a repaint given that frame damage. Which option to choose though is more difficult and more of a personal preference. Have you factored cost into the decision making process? Is that a priority for you?

How different is the range of prices for the three different repaint options including the shipping cost (and associated risk as you highlighted) for the US option?

Star12


Hi Star12

Cost is a factor in the decision. Painting it here with Kleinspainted is similar to sending it out to the states although adding in shipping costs, the USA option is a bit pricier.
Argos cycles is the cheapest option and I can take the frame there and collect it myself. But then it’s the least ‘Klein’ building it would still end up being a lovely bike.

Tough decision really. I guess it boils down to leave it as is, Painted-desert or Pearl Black.
T


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:54 pm 
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Build it as it is, ride it, search for the same but in better condition then sell this one.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:24 pm 
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Agreeing with Vinevo.

Build it and use it. Get some enjoyment and fun from riding it.

If it still haunts you with all the scars from its life, then you could get into line at Jon (Kleinspainted), but still have a full two year of enjoying it before he will turn it back to its former glory.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:11 pm 
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Klein-aficionado wrote:
Agreeing with Vinevo.

Build it and use it. Get some enjoyment and fun from riding it.

If it still haunts you with all the scars from its life, then you could get into line at Jon (Kleinspainted), but still have a full two year of enjoying it before he will turn it back to its former glory.


K.


Agree with above. Also could the pictures be the correct way round?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:34 pm 
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Pearl black may be nice, but Painted Desert is drop-dead gorgeous in real life. Says PaintedDesert.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:50 pm 
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I know, I had a Pinted Desert attitude, it was stunning. Might go for that in time. We'll see.
Will start a build thread soon, just waiting for some wheels to arrive.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:17 pm 
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As above, leave it and ride it. Once build up the scars will be less in the picture.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:32 pm 
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Build it and ride it while you decide :) might decide to spend the money on other things once its up and running and your out enjoying it :wink:

Then again, get it sprayed your favourite colour, hang some nos parts off it, stick it on the wall and dream of how much fun it would be to just ride it :lol:

Mark


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