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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:54 pm 
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I'm thinking some Ground Control S will fit nicely. I really like the DeathGrips better on MC2 era Kleins.


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 9:03 am 
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Hi Martin,

I have to revive this thread, as I have a few questions which may also be of interest to others. Background: I have been offered a 1992 Adroit Gator (still waiting for more pics and Details)

1. How would you describe the fading process of the Gator colour: does the green turn blue (like Rainforest) or does it just become lighter and less brighter?

2. Do the decals on the fork have white outlines? One one of your pics (and one I have been sent by the seller) it looks as if the decals are just black.

3. How light is the Klein labelled Kalloy seatpost? Edit: according to the catalogue 263.5g.

For easier reference I have added your pics here:

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 9:50 am 
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The green becomes lighter, less bright, the fork decals are just black :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 9:58 am 
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Thanks! I was hoping: the more blue, the more faded. This would make it easier to evaluate the condition on pics.

There are 1992 frames with white outlines as well. Klein made two Versions for the same model year?

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 10:23 am 
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Looks good there, any side view and top view pics?, it's the top surfaces that fade the most of course.


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 10:48 am 
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That Gator is not mine, unfortunately. It is from Max in Germany and was bought NOS


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 10:55 am 
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That explains it's box fresh look! 8)


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 11:58 am 
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My 92 Gator has white outlines round the fork decals


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 1:51 pm 
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Unless it's debossed all MC1 Adroits would have had white outlines around all of their decals.

In my experience the blue fades the most, ultimately becomes white, the green more than yellow because it's a combination of blue and yellow, and the Yellow loses vibrance over time.


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 1:54 pm 
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The klein post was just a Kalloy post with a Klein logo. They were working on lighter milled out clamps but those never made it to market.

My storm Adroit came with a thinner wall post with carbon fiber bonded to the inside. I think they made a few like that. Never weighed it.


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