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 Post subject: Klein needs new clothes!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:50 pm 
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Here is what I bought yesterday.
I´m not quit sure what to do with it.
It has full XTR M900 group in very good condition!
Frame has no dents, but it´s been repainted. Originally been horizon linear fade.
It´s 1992 model.

So give me your ideas?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:00 pm 
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put some pedals on it and ride the bad mofo

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dang i need to find me one


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:00 pm 
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Kick the teeth in of the numpty that sprayed it black for a start..... :evil:


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agreed with both parties above,

looks nice though, is it a professional paint job or rattlecan - always hard to tell with black.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:33 pm 
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We have talked about this already, but I thought to write down some thoughts so that others can comment too...

1. Easiest option: put on white Klein decal set and ride.
2. Get it painted with a solid color, like pearl white.
3. Get it painted with a linear color fade. Moonrise or Gator replica would be nice.
4. Team Storm but it could be difficult and might not necessarily look like it's supposed to.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:35 pm 
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Eddie_The_Head wrote:
Kick the teeth in of the numpty that sprayed it black for a start..... :evil:


Maybe the one who got it painted was afraid to be labeled as gay because of the partially pink bike :P Or it was a defensive action against theft...


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:40 pm 
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if it is a rattle can job or a not too high end pro paint try to remove the paint with paint thinner. the original klein paints are very tough and wont be harmed by normal paint thinner. there may be a nice original paint underneath that's not even faded because it was protected. try it at a not too visible place first.
otherwise go ride it!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:00 pm 
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Carsten wrote:
if it is a rattle can job or a not too high end pro paint try to remove the paint with paint thinner. the original klein paints are very tough and wont be harmed by normal paint thinner. there may be a nice original paint underneath that's not even faded because it was protected. try it at a not too visible place first.
otherwise go ride it!

carsten


I was thinking that, never tought it´s even possible to try....
I really must try that first.

But, if it not work I will paint it again.
Pearl white would be nice or storm.
If I just find some nice painter who can do it and does´t cost fortune.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:48 pm 
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I have an idea, bring it to Ruka tomorrow, and I'll take it home with me :)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:19 pm 
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You´r at Ruka now?

Have fun, it´s not even so cold now! :D


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