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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:32 pm 
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i won this on the bay for £30....then it got lost in the post :cry:
it was returned to sender...then tuffnells took over and it turned up today!!
i believe it to be a rascal...but what year?

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anybody know about serial no's?
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complete with anti chain suck thing...and a hint of original paint!
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original paint again!!
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what year had these cable guides?
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more paint.....why did they blast it????
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are these the original spinner forks?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:46 pm 
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retrobike rider / Gold Trader

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Cool, bit of a grey area the old serial numbers, forks could well be original, do they have Klein stamped on the steerer?

Polish or paint?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:55 pm 
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i would like to try a linear fade. but i was going to do that with the attitude........it got as far as white base coat, then got all impatient and built it up. i feel the same now......maybe a ratty ss using parts from the stumphopper as that is already ss. all i need is a 1" stem or ahead adapter....and i can be riding it that day!!!


of course.......i'll strip it and paint it later............yeah right! :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:58 pm 
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just off to ebay :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:58 pm 
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider

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Location: Netherlands
Rainforest!!!!!! Like this one.

http://www.oldklein.com/vanha/kleinit/R ... forest.htm


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:19 pm 
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Location: Long Beach, CA
I'm pretty sure "TG" stood for Top Gun. Which is a Rascal. They (Klein) was forced to change the name after the movie came out.
The bike looks like it was originally one of those hot pink to black fade paint jobs.

As for the year, I'm guessing an '88


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:25 pm 
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it was pink to black. and top gun was only built for 1 year, so at least i can narrow that down. was it 91?
if it is a top gun, then it seems a shame not to restore it.........but i will change my mind when i get on google images......which is where i'm off to now.......well, after ebay (pc crashed!!!)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:25 pm 
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What to do?
Restore the paint build it and use it (unlike most kleins!)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:45 pm 
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alot of the top gun's were red white and blue apart from custom orders, but the black/magenta paint on it suggests 1990. the only thing i cant find info about is wether the early rascal's had frame no's starting with tg?
could have been built after aug 89 maybe? anyone? dust? anyone?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:47 pm 
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Location: Hexham
Get it used


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