And here is the truly stunning 1995 Croll as I passed it on to it's next caretaker.
For those not familiar, Croll was founded by Walter Croll and was a manufacturer of high end steel frames in Minneapolis throughout the 90's. I am unclear as to when Croll formally shuttered their business. Early Croll's were often lugged, but mid and later Croll's were Tig Welded by Erik Noren of Peacock Groove fame.
I estimate this to be a 1995 based on the parts present, but am unsure of the accuracy of the date. The build features a full XT parts kit, however the owner opted to upgrade to M950 shifters in order to obtain the remote bar end shifter.
This features what I consider to be "the" Croll paint job. The effect is accomplished by doing a silver base coat, then spraying black while holding a piece of cardboard in the hand to use as a mask to create the stripes. Then a candy is applied to add color. On this example a Rock Shox Judy XC is painted to match and really adds a lot to the finished product.