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05-23-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By johnspack

Read my caliper wrong. Pretty sure they are...

Read my caliper wrong. Pretty sure they are 3/16". It's a Shimano hub.
I'm almost blind in one eye, and forgot to use my magnifying glass.
Did I mention I'm almost 60 with a few medical problems?
05-23-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By johnspack

Thanks for all the input guys. Feeling kinda...

Thanks for all the input guys. Feeling kinda dumb right now. Decided to search the floor area where I had worked on my wheel. Found 2 bearings. Measured them, 1/4". So the answer for front late...
05-22-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By johnspack

Bearings on 27" wheel

I'm restoring a '79 Dawes Echelon racer, and just repacked the bearings on the front wheel. I noticed it only had 9 bearings per side, and looked like it could hold 12 at least. Is there a reason...
05-13-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,293
Posted By johnspack

And yes, my handlebar wrap job is horrible......

And yes, my handlebar wrap job is horrible... first time in my life I've ever done it. It's gel wrap, I can take it back off and do it again! For now though, I just wanted to ride the bike....
Any...
05-13-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,293
Posted By johnspack

Needed to make it more tourable, considering I'm...

Needed to make it more tourable, considering I'm almost 60 and probably won't race a lot on it. Got crosstop brake levers, had to get newer front levers as well. Found a set of Suntour thumb...
05-04-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,293
Posted By johnspack

My serial #, that I found on the bottom of my BB...

My serial #, that I found on the bottom of my BB was CH9693 and then a small 5. Very weird as the C does not correspond to anything, it's supposed to be where it was manufactured. The first number...
05-04-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,293
Posted By johnspack

Got around to pulling the weinmanns to detail...

Got around to pulling the weinmanns to detail them, and right there stamped on the back was 1979! Thanks to juvela for that tip. Pretty sure this is a 79 bike now.
05-03-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,293
Posted By johnspack

Yep, it has a nib stop. It is an original...

Yep, it has a nib stop. It is an original Reynolds 531 frame, and the serial on the bottom of the BB suggests it may be 1979.
05-02-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,293
Posted By johnspack

Free Dawes Echelon....

I was given this who bought it new. I think it's a 1982 Echelon, but due to the clamp on shifters, it may be older. In the middle of restoring it right now...:
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11-13-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,575
Posted By johnspack

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Yeah, I know weird, but I turned it into an icebike. I have a bad back, so I like...
11-13-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,575
Posted By johnspack

Kickstand for a Giant Trance x4?

Does anyone know if there is a compatible kickstand type for this bike? I just can't seem to find anything.
11-09-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,955
Posted By johnspack

Also I noticed a lot of complaints about the...

Also I noticed a lot of complaints about the marathon winters losing studs. They want to put 60 psi and run them im. Stupid. 35 psi for the first40-50kms. 20-30 miles for you yanks. Still...
11-07-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,955
Posted By johnspack

Heh, and yes, realized I put the front one on...

Heh, and yes, realized I put the front one on backwards. Has since been corrected!
11-07-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,955
Posted By johnspack

Okay, winterized! ...

Okay, winterized!
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10-24-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,955
Posted By johnspack

The problem isn't the regular snows, its that...

The problem isn't the regular snows, its that after December, we can go above freezing, and then back below. A lot of slush gets frozen, and then things get fun! Washboard frozen slush is...
10-24-19, 12:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,955
Posted By johnspack

Money = safety. Period. Cheap equals dead. ...

Money = safety. Period. Cheap equals dead. Food is nice, but can't eat if dead. Getting the studded tires because I feel my life is worth it. Oh, and the spikers are 2.2", so not bad. I'll...
10-23-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,955
Posted By johnspack

I'm in Nelson B.C., in the kootenays yes. I just...

I'm in Nelson B.C., in the kootenays yes. I just ordered the ice spiker pro tire, and yes, they cost 250. Who cares? I've also placed mud guards, and have both fenders on now. I've decided...
10-08-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,955
Posted By johnspack

Yes, a lot of salt, and I don't want to ruin my...

Yes, a lot of salt, and I don't want to ruin my steely. So I want to park it for the winter. The giant currently has a 2.5" knobby on the back and a 2.4" on the front. I expect to completely...
10-08-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,955
Posted By johnspack

Well, a 30 year old steel bike is not really...

Well, a 30 year old steel bike is not really suitable for winter conditions. Even with studded tires. My giant with dual suspension should take the washboard ice better. And yes, I'm looking...
10-07-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,955
Posted By johnspack

And honestly, none of you have ever run the...

And honestly, none of you have ever run the winter without studs on your bikes? Really? What fun is that? Guts or glory, dam, and I'm a Canadian. I ran all winter long last year on tiny tires...
10-07-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,955
Posted By johnspack

I kind of know the conditions I'm riding on......

I kind of know the conditions I'm riding on... last winter I rode on 2.1s and basically summers. This year I ride on 2.4 and 2.5 knobbies with full suspension. I do appreciate the suggestion about...
10-01-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,955
Posted By johnspack

Dam, so I should get the 2.1" nokias for 250...

Dam, so I should get the 2.1" nokias for 250 can? I was hoping on a fixed income the 600 I already spent on the darn thing would be enough. Would narrow studded tires make that much more...
09-30-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,955
Posted By johnspack

We have weird winter conditions here... it's in...

We have weird winter conditions here... it's in a constant state of freezing and melting. This causes washboard ice to form on the roads. My old steel bike hits those and just starts bouncing and...
09-29-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,955
Posted By johnspack

Not much for Canada in here eh?

Not much for Canada in here eh?
09-29-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,955
Posted By johnspack

Yes, that's how it's done. Thanks for all the...

Yes, that's how it's done. Thanks for all the info!
09-29-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,955
Posted By johnspack

Okay snowfall in a day or 2... I guess I'll just...

Okay snowfall in a day or 2... I guess I'll just find out! Thanks all.
09-29-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,955
Posted By johnspack

Tread direction for optimal traction in winter?

I have a giant trance x4 2012 model with 26" tires, last year they did that size. It's rather snowy and icey here in the winter so looking for optimal traction. I rode a 30 year old vintage
bike...
08-28-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,234
Posted By johnspack

I'm acutally turning 58 this month. But still...

I'm acutally turning 58 this month. But still would like to know what year Giant I got!
Edit: might help if I mention it's 26" but adult, so I know it's older.
08-28-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,234
Posted By johnspack

Hey guys, just got myself a winter bike, don't...

Hey guys, just got myself a winter bike, don't want to run my vintage bike over the winter. Found myself a used Giant Trance 4. Anyone know what year this is?...
08-06-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,234
Posted By johnspack

Thanks guys... took me a year to finish this...

Thanks guys... took me a year to finish this darn thing. The paint job is not great, but I didn't expect it to be for my first time spray painting a bike. I'm more happy I made sure the frame is...
08-04-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,234
Posted By johnspack

And no, all side pull brakes, with wet compound...

And no, all side pull brakes, with wet compound brake pads.
And yeah, took me a while to finish... just stripped to metal, treated it for rust, primed and repainted last week.
08-04-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,234
Posted By johnspack

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I updated it!
03-14-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,483,945
Posted By johnspack

This is my 30 year old 12 speed. Ride it...

This is my 30 year old 12 speed. Ride it constantly, even in snowstorms. I built it to be my winter bike. It's steel, it's heavy, it has a lot of traction! Also my grocery getter. Repacked...
10-22-18, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,234
Posted By johnspack

Here's some progress on ugly betty... modern...

Here's some progress on ugly betty... modern derailleurs, new brakes, bb rebuilt, modern 7 speed freewheel, new chainwheel, new shifters and levers ect, this shows the drivetrain along with a...
10-15-18, 10:27 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,040
Posted By johnspack

Stupidly addictive? For someone like me who...

Stupidly addictive? For someone like me who didn't ride for 30 years, restoring a 30 year old bike just makes sense. It's all steel and chrome, rides perfect on snow and ice, lots of heft. ...
10-11-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,443
Posted By johnspack

Thanks again! I went to a 2nd bike shop, and...

Thanks again! I went to a 2nd bike shop, and got a park tool ct-5 and another chain. And a missing link for 2 bucks! The ct-5 cost 30can but the chain and link only 12. My gawd what a...
10-10-18, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,443
Posted By johnspack

It's not installing but removing the master link...

It's not installing but removing the master link that I had an issue with, but I'm going to order the tool so I don't have to go through that again. And thanks LeMechanic, that's what I was...
10-10-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,443
Posted By johnspack

Yeah dam, I should of had that park tool. ...

Yeah dam, I should of had that park tool. Problem is bike shops in my tiny town don't have things like that, so I'll have to order it on ebay and pay a small fortune for it. So hard to get things...
10-10-18, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,443
Posted By johnspack

Chain link removal question

I messed up my z72 chain because I couldn't remove the master link so I popped out a regular pin. Oops, you can't do that. They use the mushroomed pins, and it seems to only way to remove is all...
10-04-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,563
Posted By johnspack

Thanks for the info guys. Currently running the...

Thanks for the info guys. Currently running the z-72, but have an x8.99 on order. Pricey little thing ordering from the States....
09-24-18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,563
Posted By johnspack

Interesting, well my local bike shop had the...

Interesting, well my local bike shop had the z72, which is narrow at 7.1mm pin length. It's perfect for my freewheel, tracks perfect now. I guess the newer freewheels/hubs work better with the...
09-21-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,234
Posted By johnspack

Well just put a Z72 chain on it, and what a huge...

Well just put a Z72 chain on it, and what a huge difference! Apparently my old sis mf-z012 freewheel likes 7.1mm pin spacing. Drivetrain is smooth as silk now... well for a vintage bike. Old...
09-19-18, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,563
Posted By johnspack

Which I would assume means the x8 series from...

Which I would assume means the x8 series from KMC? So that'll do? The bike I took the shifters from had a 7.1mm pin length chain. So a 7.3 should be fine on my shimano mf-z012... not sure what...
09-19-18, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,563
Posted By johnspack

Best KMC chains for indexing?

I have a vintage 12 speed mtb that it turns out has an indexing capable freewheel. Got my hands on a set of falcon thumb indexing shifters, and added the compressionless sleeves ect. It shifts...
09-16-18, 04:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,234
Posted By johnspack

Heh, yeah, knew about the left pedal, still...

Heh, yeah, knew about the left pedal, still can't get the dam thing off. Right pedal was easy. Still want to replace my chainring and both derailleurs. Was going to replace my freewheel, but...
09-06-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 482,128
Posted By johnspack

Please tell us your age. 56, turning 57 Sept 28...

Please tell us your age.
56, turning 57 Sept 28
1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
I love my ancient old 12speed mtb, late 80s, that I am currently restoring


2. Do you take any special...
09-04-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,234
Posted By johnspack

I'm going to strip it bare to the metal, prime...

I'm going to strip it bare to the metal, prime it, and paint it properly this time. Not sure what the former owner though when spraying orange all over it... I could kick his butt. Made it more...
09-02-18, 05:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,234
Posted By johnspack

Okay, here's Ugly Betty! Anyone have any idea...

Okay, here's Ugly Betty! Anyone have any idea who made this? It's all Shimano...
09-02-18, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,365
Posted By johnspack

Yes, I'm prepared to add a spacer if that is...

Yes, I'm prepared to add a spacer if that is needed. Also think I want a new derailleur and chain to go with it. Whatever makes shifting from high to low on a hill easier.
09-01-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,365
Posted By johnspack

Was actually looking at 7 speeds with ramped...

Was actually looking at 7 speeds with ramped teeth. I believe I can get a brand new one. Not buying from ebay, only accredited online bike shops. My local bike shop may actually have one. And...
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