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 Post subject: Klein
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:51 pm 
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Actually love Kleins, just had bad experiences with them. The early originals were very good, until Trek got hold of them that is. The paint on this is pretty "past its the best" But I do think Flip Flop just looks Mucky brown from 20 feet away! A nice respray would look really good on it!


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 Post subject: Re: Klein
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:33 am 
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Wold Ranger wrote:
Would look loads better in a nice bright flat Flambo Green or Yellow or Red! A decent pc would only be about £50/£60 Get it done, you wont regret it!


But glamorous paint is a big part of a top-end Klein. This is an Adroit goshdarnit, not a Pulse! An Adroit sticker on a powdercoated frame is just plain wrong in my book.


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 Post subject: Paint
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:24 pm 
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Just don't look very glamorous to me from any distance, sort of mucky camo. I only suggested a PC as this is a more budget orientated option. Not everyone can afford a good custom Stoved finish. Tis a fact would be better still with a nice three or four coloured fruit salad mix of bright stoved colours. There is far too much label snobbery in this sport, sorry but Klein used great paint jobs to sell mediochre framed bikes. A very high percentage broke after not a lot of use.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:08 pm 
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Now for sale due to sizing issues!


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