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 Post subject: Save the Rain Forests !
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:27 pm 
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Here's my current work in progress: a 1993 Klein Adroit 18" with Rain Forest paintjob. It's so hideous that it looks beautiful ! :P The painters in Klein factory must have had fun when painting these. :wink:

In these photos it really shows how small the 18" frame is, especially when there are those fat 2.35# tyres installed. It's too small for me but my wife can ride this if she wants to. Guess she still prefers her modern Spesh Epic Marathon...

I had planned to use a complete XTR M900 set for this but since I was lucky to obtain a '94 Merlin Mountain, I guess that she will receive the honours now.
So, now I should choose how to build this one up. Should I use colourful (green and/or turquoise) parts or just silver & black; Suntour XC Pro or Shimano XT/XTR drivetrain parts, etc. etc. Life is full of choices...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:28 pm 
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I remember doing an interior design paint course when marbling, dappleing and your 'rainforest' sponging was all the rage :lol: :lol: :lol:


:oops: all so fleur'de'leys now - what a waste of cash


:shock: not the klein tho, thats nice :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:39 pm 
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Nice Kai!

How many Kleins is that then now...?!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:51 pm 
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Make sure you dont loose it in the bushes :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:32 pm 
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The army could do with them. It was better than the other colour option of Mardi Gra which looked like some one had been sick over it :shock:
But a great frame under it


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:51 pm 
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Build complete:

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However, have to sell it to make way for another Adroit. Mant parts have been already sold...


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:21 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:27 pm 
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-err...I don't understand these Klein sizes, that looks about the same size as my 14" Small, am I missing something?

P.S. Build it with black components, make the frame standout :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:16 pm 
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jango wrote:
-err...I don't understand these Klein sizes, that looks about the same size as my 14" Small, am I missing something?


Klein measured the frames a bit different back then (more like road frames)...

Carsten


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:31 pm 
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Carsten wrote:
jango wrote:
-err...I don't understand these Klein sizes, that looks about the same size as my 14" Small, am I missing something?


Klein measured the frames a bit different back then (more like road frames)...

Carsten


smart; size determined by head tube length...


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