I got a freecycled Trek Navigator 200 that based on my assessment seems to be from 2004.
I have repaired one bike before and was thinking about taking the this one as a new challenge but it seems to me that this one may be too hard.
From now I noticed the bike need:
- Frame paint job
- New rear wheels (the old hub seems to be disintegrating and currently wobbles), spokes don't look great
- And a new fork...
What the fork...
From my measurements, the steering bar seems to be a 1" inch in diameter but a shocking 265mm of length.
I was thinking about replacing the fork with a rigid but I am finding it pretty hard to find forks with such a long tube.
Should I just give up or are odd solutions like using a 650b or a 700c fork things I should consider?
Note the 235mm head tube on page 34.
Note the author surprise to the lenght of the tube