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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:35 am 
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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During my search for an 19" Klein Adroit, like some more here...., i bumped into this "beauty"....well 20" fits me as well

It will need some good TLC, and some paint as well...at least it still has the boron/carbon on it :wink:

I really like the Mardi Gras, but the upper side of the frame differs a lot with the bottom side..the upside is bleached out a lot. I'm not sure yet to try to match the steerer and the fork to the frame or to make it a total repaint.....


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:00 am 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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I like the 'vintage 501 jeans' look, washed out in places, not in others. I'd vote for not repainting the frame (especially if it takes 9-18 months, loads of money and long argumentative threads!) and just matching the forks/stem, or even going for a contrasting set of forks and stem (black base-coat mardigras with white top sponge?)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:06 am 
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interesting...i thought about matching as well, but the reverse matching sounds nice as well...

i'm also thinking about giving it a shot myself, according to Jon Rock it was a lot of fun to do a Mardi Gras, back to kindergarten!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:49 pm 
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beautiful.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:54 pm 
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Very nice find!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:00 pm 
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Ahhh if we had only connected a few months ago...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:14 pm 
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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aaah what a shame, found this one only 2 weeks ago.....yours is repainted already i think...?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:17 pm 
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tigern wrote:
aaah what a shame, found this one only 2 weeks ago.....yours is repainted already i think...?


sadly yes... I tried to find a worse strata for 4-5 months without luck... one repaint I regret


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:19 pm 
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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would be a nice idea to make a big swap "box", would save a lot of original painted stuff.....


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:16 pm 
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Good find and good luck with the projects, if I could just get my hands on an Adroit!


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