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09-14-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,536
Posted By jskash

I live in the west San Fernando Valley of Los...

I live in the west San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. We have been pretty lucky so far with the smoke, I check my AQMD app before I go out in the early morning to make sure the air is not worse than...
08-22-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By jskash

My Specialized Crossroads Armadillos run the same...

My Specialized Crossroads Armadillos run the same 75-100 PSI. Specialized made a new version of the Crossroads Armadillo that has much lower PSI. 700 x 38mm, psi 50-80.
...
08-17-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,489
Posted By jskash

I don't eat anything before I go out for my early...

I don't eat anything before I go out for my early morning 2 hour ride. I do drink some Emergen-C though. I don't like the feeling of food in my stomach when I ride.
08-04-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 267,957
Posted By jskash

I brought my Escape back to the LBS one more time...

I brought my Escape back to the LBS one more time to see if they could get the gears to work correctly. They had the bike for three hours. It seemed better when I rode it around the block at the...
07-25-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By jskash

My rear is pretty used to being on the saddle. I...

My rear is pretty used to being on the saddle. I stand up going downhill sometimes just to get up and let my backside relax. I canít ride out of the saddle at all. It hurts my knees every time.
07-23-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By jskash

I did 30 miles for the first time today

I set my personal record today and rode over 30 miles for the first time on my Giant Escape. I never thought I would ride this far when I started in 2013....
06-29-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,323
Posted By jskash

If you feel comfortable with you hands on the...

If you feel comfortable with you hands on the sides of the grips, you will probably love Ergon GP3 and above. I have the GP3 on my Giant Escape, and my hands are so much more comfortable now.
...
06-25-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,131
Posted By jskash

I would suggest looking for a bike that does not...

I would suggest looking for a bike that does not have quick release wheels and saddle. They would be way to easy to steal.
06-09-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By jskash

The saga of my shifting problem was finally...

The saga of my shifting problem was finally solved today. A new derailleur was ordered and put on the bike. That still did not solve the problem. After quite some time I went up to the front of the...
06-08-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 267,957
Posted By jskash

A new derailleur is being installed by the LBS. I...

A new derailleur is being installed by the LBS. I will pick the bike up tomorrow morning.
05-30-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By jskash

I guess we will find out after they put the new...

I guess we will find out after they put the new derailleur on. I do want to cut the mechanic a bit of slack. The original work was done one of the first days of the pandemic and the store was closing...
05-30-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By jskash

I took my bike to the LBS yesterday to have them...

I took my bike to the LBS yesterday to have them look at the shifting. Two people tried for at least 20 minutes to get the gears into the smallest cog but were unable to. They settled on ordering me...
05-23-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By jskash

Which screw do I use?

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I ride a Giant Escape. The bike is a 3 by 9 set up. Since changing the cassette I...
05-20-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By jskash

The geometry of the Escape and Roam are very...

The geometry of the Escape and Roam are very close. The one big difference I see is the Roam has a front shock. Other than that, I think they are comparable bikes.
05-19-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By jskash

If you are going to be riding for 30 miles daily...

If you are going to be riding for 30 miles daily you might want to look at something in a hybrid instead of a comfort hybrid like the Giant Escape or the Specialized Sirrus. 30 miles is a pretty long...
05-08-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,593
Posted By jskash

I average between 12 and 13 mph depending on the...

I average between 12 and 13 mph depending on the season. It seems I am slower in the winter perhaps due to heavier air. Having spinal stenosis has not helped my speed either as I can't push quite as...
05-06-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,170
Posted By jskash

Unless you plan on riding clipless, the Saint...

Unless you plan on riding clipless, the Saint might be better. I have them on my bike and absolutely love them .
https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/saint-m820/PD-MX80.html
04-20-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By jskash

I don't think you can go wrong with a Giant...

I don't think you can go wrong with a Giant Escape 2. I have been very happy with my Giant Escape. We are very close in size and weight. I have an extra large. You'll want to make sure that it is...
04-13-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 135,164
Posted By jskash

[QUOTE=haphaeu;21415314]Would you mind sharing...

[QUOTE=haphaeu;21415314]Would you mind sharing which jackets did not work? Were they not watertight enough? Or not ventilated enough (humidity build up in the inside)

All the jackets I bought were...
04-07-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,909
Posted By jskash

With you back issues, are you more comfortable...

With you back issues, are you more comfortable leaning slightly forward or more upright. The Cypress is more pretty upright. It was my first bike after years of not riding. After a few years, I...
04-06-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 135,164
Posted By jskash

A real rain jacket

I have purchased at least five jackets in the past years that purported to be rain jackets. They weren't close and all were a waste of money. I finally broke down and ordered a Showers Pass Elite 2.1...
03-29-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By jskash

Unfortunately, the wheel is not under warranty at...

Unfortunately, the wheel is not under warranty at this point. I guess it couldn't hurt to try and call Giant and see what they say.
03-29-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By jskash

The mechanic at the LBS speculated that I had...

The mechanic at the LBS speculated that I had been putting too much air in my tires. I was putting 90 psi in the back and 85 in the front. He suggested lowering the psi 5 pound down to 85 i the rear...
03-27-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By jskash

I have an update to the cracked wheel. The new...

I have an update to the cracked wheel. The new wheel was put on today. Below are pics of the old and new wheels.

...
03-27-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By jskash

I don't think that I would be considered a...

I don't think that I would be considered a heavier rider. I weigh 165 pounds.
03-26-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By jskash

The chief mechanic has a wheel at home he is...

The chief mechanic has a wheel at home he is bringing to the shop tomorrow. I trust him and he has always been the one to do the major maintenance on my bikes. I'll report back once I get the bike.
03-25-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By jskash

Cracked real wheel

I took my 2018 Giant Escape disc in today to have the chain and cassette replaced and found at later that the rear wheel needs to be replaced. I was told it was unsafe s there are numerous cracks in...
03-17-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 31,487
Posted By jskash

I ride before the sun comes up so I don't come...

I ride before the sun comes up so I don't come into contact with very many people outside their cars.
03-02-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,285
Posted By jskash

My first bike was a late 60s Schwinn Varsity 10...

My first bike was a late 60s Schwinn Varsity 10 speed. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of the bike.
02-24-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,517
Posted By jskash

I've ridden in temps as low as 32 F but when I...

I've ridden in temps as low as 32 F but when I do, I tend to get chilblains on my toes and fingers. I have ridden in temps above 100 F, but ride very early in the morning so I can avoid those temps.
02-05-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,482
Posted By jskash

I had that same frame on my 2016 Escape 1 but the...

I had that same frame on my 2016 Escape 1 but the frame cracked at the seat post. The bike was replaced by my current 2018 Escape disk.
...
01-18-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,330
Posted By jskash

We ride about the same speed. I used to be faster...

We ride about the same speed. I used to be faster a couple of years ago, 13 mph, but since developing spinal stenosis I can't push as hard as I used to. I'll be 63 in March.
01-08-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,209
Posted By jskash

The Giant FastRoad 2 is within your budget. ...

The Giant FastRoad 2 is within your budget.
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/bikes-fastroad-sl-2020
...
01-06-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,154
Posted By jskash

I was able to ride over 7,000 miles in 2016 and...

I was able to ride over 7,000 miles in 2016 and 2017. I rode every day of the year in 2017 and ended up with 7,445 miles. I did not get sick that entire year, which is difficult for a school teacher....
11-25-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 19,499
Posted By jskash

I have slowed down a little bit in the last...

I have slowed down a little bit in the last couple of years due to spinal stenosis. I have had two flare-ups that kept me off the bike for over a week due to not being able to stand up straight. If...
11-20-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,377
Posted By jskash

I have never had a bike that did not have a kick...

I have never had a bike that did not have a kick stand. My current Giant Escape disc did not come with a kick stand, but one was easily put on at the LBS before I brought it home....
11-14-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,482
Posted By jskash

I have Shimano Saint PD-MX80 pedals on my bike. I...

I have Shimano Saint PD-MX80 pedals on my bike. I love them. I had a hard time keeping my feet centered on the pedals until I got these. My feet never slide off the pedals either. You can find them...
11-13-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,482
Posted By jskash

I am a happy owner of a 2018 Giant Escape disc....

I am a happy owner of a 2018 Giant Escape disc. It replaced a 2016 Giant Escape 1 that developed a cracked frame. I recently put on the Ergon GP3 grips. They have made a huge difference on how my...
10-11-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25,516
Views: 2,524,139
Posted By jskash

I was not able to do my usual early morning 17...

I was not able to do my usual early morning 17 miles today. As you may have seen, the Santa Anna's are blowing in Southern California which often means fires. The fires are nowhere near where we live...
09-16-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,391
Posted By jskash

My longest ride was 28.85 miles. I ride 17 miles...

My longest ride was 28.85 miles. I ride 17 miles Monday through Friday and in the 20s on the weekend.
08-29-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,099
Posted By jskash

A Giant Escape is within your budget. ...

A Giant Escape is within your budget.
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/bikes-escape-2020
08-29-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,497
Posted By jskash

I ride the day after my procedures without any...

I ride the day after my procedures without any issue.
08-18-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 267,957
Posted By jskash

I like the grips a great deal. My hands are no...

I like the grips a great deal. My hands are no longer getting numb as I can change positions easily and often. It was a great purchase.
07-31-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,122
Posted By jskash

12-13 mph sounds about right to me. I have been...

12-13 mph sounds about right to me. I have been averaging around 13 mph for a long time. Attached is my last couple of weeks....
07-30-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,542
Posted By jskash

I put the Ergon GP3 on my bike over the weekend....

I put the Ergon GP3 on my bike over the weekend. I am very pleased with them so far. My hands and fingers are no longer getting numb. I rode for 2 hours this morning without any hand discomfort.
07-25-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 267,957
Posted By jskash

I put on new Ergon GP3 grips as well as replacing...

I put on new Ergon GP3 grips as well as replacing my worn out tires. I had been saving the Specialized Crossroads Armadillos that had been on my Cypress for this event. They have very few miles on...
07-22-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 121,872
Posted By jskash

My first bike store purchase was a Giant Cypress,...

My first bike store purchase was a Giant Cypress, which was perfect for me after not being on a bike for over 30 years. After about two years, I wanted something a bit more aggressive so I bought a...
07-18-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,568
Posted By jskash

It took a little time last year for Giant to add...

It took a little time last year for Giant to add all the models to their website.
07-15-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 791
Posted By jskash

Good to be back on my bike

It felt really good to be back on my bike the last two days. I had to take 12 days off due to the recurrence of my spinal stenosis. The pain has not been as extreme the last two days and I can walk a...
07-06-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,442
Posted By jskash

Hereís Why You Should Ride for 10 Hours Every Week

Interesting article from bicycling.com on cycling and aging....
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