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Binky 04-23-17 08:28 AM

'97 Giant Kronos...
 
Picked up a 56cm 20-year-old Giant KRONOS yesterday for $20 Canadian (about $14 US).

Hate the twist-grips but they still WORK ! Can see no way to remove and replace them .

Do they actually slide off the curved bars or were they put on before the bars were shaped ?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8pvvpe6ncq...0copy.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vuslzci71x...0copy.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ml8satgbia...0copy.jpg?dl=0

Was this supposed to be a "touring" bike ??

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juls 04-23-17 04:29 PM

No braze ons for racks; so touring it is not. I have an earlier one (lugged) it is a moderate racer. My bars were steel/changed them out for alloy. It is a nice rider. I believe "kronos" is a type of race. I'm sure the twist shifters can be removed. Probably a small allen screw to loosen. The more knowledgeable will arrive shortly. ;)

Binky 04-23-17 06:38 PM


Originally Posted by juls (Post 19532494)
No braze ons for racks; so touring it is not. I have an earlier one (lugged) it is a moderate racer. My bars were steel/changed them out for alloy. It is a nice rider. I believe "kronos" is a type of race. I'm sure the twist shifters can be removed. Probably a small allen screw to loosen. The more knowledgeable will arrive shortly. ;)

Thanks for shining in. My wife took it for a ride and tried out the shifting. She likes it !! I got my $20 worth of fun.

There is a threaded hole in each fork leg to support a front carrier of some sort... loosening the twist-grips by undoing the set screw is easy but I'm wondering how the twisty-grips can be slid over the curved part....

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T-Mar 04-24-17 05:30 AM

The subject bicycle is actually a Kronos GS. It was marketed as an entry level road/sport model.

I've never worked on a Kronos GS but I've seen other bicycles with twist shifters in that location that have used multiple piece handlebars that were assembled after the shifters were placed on the bars.

Binky 04-24-17 08:48 AM


Originally Posted by T-Mar (Post 19533354)
The subject bicycle is actually a Kronos GS. It was marketed as an entry level road/sport model.

I've never worked on a Kronos GS but I've seen other bicycles with twist shifters in that location that have used multiple piece handlebars that were assembled after the shifters were placed on the bars.

Thanks for the info. Now that you mention it, I notice that there is a sleeve through the stem and clamps on either side of the handlebar stem... and I just put it together now that the handlebars must split into two pieces under the stem clamp system.

That makes more sense.

Thanks !!

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