Stolen Klein – its out there somewhere … (1997)

Stolen Klein Bike Alert!

Klein Mountain Bike stolen from a locked vehicle at Olympic National Park on July 20th 1997. Please help me find it. The perpetrators smashed my van window and stole the locked bike from the vehicle. Rare, older, bare aluminum frame.

Klein Mountain Bike

Stolen Klein Mtn Bike

Easily Identifiable by these unique features:

  • Oversized bare aluminum tubing with no stickers.

  • Full square chain stays.

  • Mavic headset bearing

  • Full internal cable routing

  • Under chainstay U-Brake

  • Suntour thumbshifters

  • Wolber rims

  • Schwinn KOM tires

Serial Number # M120.
Located under left rear triangle drop-out.

The Bike frame and Wheels were locked together
with a large white U-Lock (difficult to open).

If you see this bike, please lock it securely and email:

OR Olympic National Park Police (Port Angeles)
(360) 453-4501 ext. 0 Case # 9700349

Keep an eye at Bike Shops, Police Stations, Pawn Shops, Locksmiths, Markets, etc and help me find my bike.


close call


Researching klein mtb’s on google, saw your post, check out this item # on Ebay…

Item number: 33026159843



saw the listing and almost choked – the closest i’ve seen since mine
was stolen. I still look at any fat tubed bike anywhere i go. This
one has two minor differences … 1) the chain stays go from square to
round (mine were square the whole way) and 2) the headset is a
specialized rather than the unique Mavic headset i had in there with
the screw set. i doubt someone would have swapped that out.

Huge thanks for keeping an eye out for me – i’ve never “let go” of the
bike and seeing this listing helps me realize that it’s out there
somewhere …


To my untrained eye that bike looked just like yours, being without
paint and all. So sorry it wasn’t.

I was researching Klein bikes because of one I bid on (and won), a
19″ red model with the sq. to round chain stays, very light weight.
Trying to get the right fork now. Maybe you could tell me the approximate year of manufacture of these aluminum bikes?

Don’t give up looking though…a friend of mine, several years ago had his Follis stolen, but 7 months later a guy who obviously knew nothing about bikes walked in with the bike wanting some new tires because they wouldn’t hold air (sew -ups), shop owner recognized it immediately from a flyer, and my friend got his bike back. So it DOES happen. May you have good fortune as well.

Whatcha think?