Touring - Where are there Klein Navigator Frames
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01-14-06, 10:21 AM
First time threader here. I have a small, maybe an xsmall, Klein Navigator Frame, and it's too small. I'm looking for one a little bigger. I think it may be a 47 which would mean I'm looking for a 51. A week ago someone mentioned a shop near Philadelphia with 30 Navigator frames. Does anyone know of this shop?
01-14-06, 03:30 PM
I bought one, but the ONLY size they had in stock at all was 60 cm. That just happened to fit me, but if you've currently got a 51, you won't make it to a 60!
Unfortunately, since Klein discontinued these (in 1999?) you're not likely to find any NOS around much. Watch e-Bay for a used one or buy a Surly LHT instead.
What about a Nashbar aluminum touring frame and their carbon fork. In your size the lighter weight materials might have an advantage over the LHT tank format. Getting a rack mounted could be a challenge, though with carbon one can pretty much bond on anything one wants. Or use brake mounted racks.
01-15-06, 03:03 AM
Thank you for the replys. This forum is so helpful. Yes, bikeman in Maine has a couple of 60 cm Klein Navigators, but I'd really like to locate the shop that has 30. The bikeforum thread said it was in the Philadelphia area. I'll just start calling I guess. I hate to change frames to another brand; the right size in this one would be great.
I'm if you find a variety of sizes in Klein, let us know!
01-15-06, 02:56 PM
01-15-06, 03:37 PM
Chain Reaction Bicycles in Redwood City California has a 52cm 1998 Navigator frame for sale in their closeout section for $299.99:
I realize they say no mail order sales of Klein bicycles. I work very near their shop and could possibly go get it for you and reship it, if they in fact still have it and you want it. Or perhaps I could buy it for you (with your money) and then I would be the owner and I could have them ship it to you.
I dunno... just trying to help.
01-15-06, 06:52 PM
I remember this question coming up a year ago on another forum, The shop is/was Jay's pedal power in Philidelphia. http://www.jayspedalpower.com
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