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    Got Vintage paint?

    I think vintage bikes have the best paint jobs, way better then the new bikes of today.
    Please post up pics of your vintage paint.
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    you mean like this? This is an 1993 original touch up kit from the Klein factory. I don't know where the purple is but here's the thinner, white base coat, and orange and magenta colors shrink wrapped to a piece of cardboard - VERY high end packaging, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrew94123
    you mean like this? This is an 1993 original touch up kit from the Klein factory. I don't know where the purple is but here's the thinner, white base coat, and orange and magenta colors shrink wrapped to a piece of cardboard - VERY high end packaging, eh?
    jcrew,

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    ha ha jcrew.
    that was good but not quite what I ment.

    I'm talking about painted frames and parts.
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    well this is what that paint kit is for
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    nice!

    I've allways liked Klien paint jobs.
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    "Klein" but who's nitpicking? I've actually won a few eBay auctions because the seller put Klien and people didn't search on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrew94123
    "Klein" but who's nitpicking? I've actually won a few eBay auctions because the seller put Klien and people didn't search on that.

    Just like Anza and Synchros and Ritchie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Just like Anza and Synchros and Ritchie

    Or "RIT-TIT-CHEE"

    Truly a wealth of useless information.


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    My perennial favorite is Thompson

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTB-rider
    Or "RIT-TIT-CHEE"
    There was one on the local CL last year here that was billed as a Ritchy Rich.
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    wow this thread whent from, me looking for some pics of cool paint jobs, to a bad spelling contest(of witch I would not win. or would I because I can't spell?).

    I remember reading a mag "back in the day" early 90's. they had a few pages on paint jobs and one dude took his new bike to a college. he had a bunch of girls kiss the frame with red lipstick on. then he cleared over the frame. it was a road bike but it was a cool paint job.
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    Above: My 17" 2000 Klein Adroit Pro, with 2.5-inch Syncros Point 'N Chute Factory 3 tires on Mavic 717 rims, geared three by nine.

    Below: My 18" 2000 Klein Adroit Pro, with 2.5-inch Syncros Point 'N Chute Factory 3 tires on Mavic 717 rims, geared one by nine.





    Perhaps the tastiest vintage paint scheme on a production mountain bike is still the timeless, Schwinn-inspired scallops on the Breezer Lightning.






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    nice.
    17 & 18?
    why both?
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    I bought the 17-inch bike as a tired project for $300 and completely rebuilt it for riding off-road with triple cranks. It was in such sad shape that while I was working on it I bought the 18" frame and fork off eBay mainly because it was so cherry, and built it up to be a fat-tire bike for the road and non-technical trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadsters



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    Mars Carbon?

    Did you shorten the travel on that fork because you ride it on the road? Seems a bit short. With those tires and fork, that bike is screaming to be ridden hard off road!

    I don't usually get too excited about Kleins, but for some reason, I like those. Maybe it's because they are newer?

    The Breezer paint looks to be in great shape, isn't that paint infamously weak?

    Either way, all 3 are good looking bikes!

    frog

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 cog frog
    Did you shorten the travel on that fork because you ride it on the road? Seems a bit short. With those tires and fork, that bike is screaming to be ridden hard off road!
    I just let the air out of the fork, so now it's riding on the elastomer dampers. This way it has about an inch of damped travel, which is all that's needed for where I ride this one. Front end geometry isn't written in stone, and if anything, steepening up the head angle by a degree makes it better suited to fast riding on the street and on trails. The bike is a Large, and it's bigger than I prefer. The other one is a Medium, and it fits me perfectly. The top tube and stem on the Large were both a half-inch longer than on the Medium, so I swapped the stems, and now the distance from the top of the seatpost to the bars is identical on both bikes.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1 cog frog
    I don't usually get too excited about Kleins, but for some reason, I like those. Maybe it's because they are newer?
    I prefer these bikes over the earlier ones with their hard-to-replace, pressed-in bottom bracket bearings that restrict you to square-taper cranks, and the one-inch threaded forks. And after riding with Avid Ultimate V-brakes, I sure wouldn't want to go back to cantilevers.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1 cog frog
    The Breezer paint looks to be in great shape, isn't that paint infamously weak? Either way, all 3 are good looking bikes!
    Thanks. The Breezer frame had been ridden very little but it was chipped in a few places, so I touched it up with 1 Shot lettering enamel, which happens to be the most popular pinstriping paint.

    All three of these bikes came along at good prices and I didn't want to pass them up. Each of them has a distinctly different feel. Since I ride several times a day every day, it's not unusual for me to ride all three of them in a day.



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    Touch Up Paint Question

    Does anyone know where I can find touch up paint for my '99 Schwinn Homegrown in Bass Boat Blue? I saw a posting from 4 years ago or so with mention to a "blue glitter" nail polish, but I was not successful in finding it. Any other ideas? Thanks!

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    my 1992 Gary Fisher Procaliber (Columbus Nivachrome tubing):





    original frame and fork Team TriColours

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    nice. that's what I'm looking for. ^^^
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    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    You need to get a nut on the bottom end of that barrel adjuster







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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
    You need to get a nut on the bottom end of that barrel adjuster
    The recent bar change has that housing juuuust a bit short and I'm lazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTF-IDK
    I think vintage bikes have the best paint jobs, way better then the new bikes of today.
    Please post up pics of your vintage paint.







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    Here is the classic vintage paint.
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    I'm glad to see this thread getting some good pics. nice bikes guys!

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