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02-12-18, 09:23 AM
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Posted By m7ickey

I have stock tires from Giant. I like them OK in...

I have stock tires from Giant. I like them OK in dry conditions but wet performance is a problem. I'm looking forward to my next set once I wear these out and can't replace the ones I got and again,...
02-04-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,185
Posted By m7ickey

Another good point. However, I think this would...

Another good point. However, I think this would apply more to a country ride or trail, i.e., escaping the chaos type of ride. For me, riding from point A to point B in the city I'd like to jam some...
02-04-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,185
Posted By m7ickey

Good point on being more aware, I like that line...

Good point on being more aware, I like that line of thinking
02-04-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,185
Posted By m7ickey

Yep, that's why it cracked me up, I have run...

Yep, that's why it cracked me up, I have run across the rudeness in some of my threads. There really are a lot of people on here willing to help you out though including me when I can. I just scroll...
02-04-18, 11:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,022
Posted By m7ickey

Tire recommendations

OK, I know everyone will have their favorite so I'll try to be specific enough to get the answers I'm looking for.
I have a Giants escape city with 700x32 tires. I am looking for recommendations for...
02-04-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,185
Posted By m7ickey

AlexanderLS, this cracked me up: "BikeForums -...

AlexanderLS, this cracked me up: "BikeForums - Home of the rudest cyclists on earth"
02-04-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,185
Posted By m7ickey

well hopefully I'll hear some peoples experience...

well hopefully I'll hear some peoples experience before they close the thread
02-04-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,185
Posted By m7ickey

Headphones/Ear buds

I was curious how many people do city/road riding listening to music. I have a hybrid and live in a small city with average traffic (nothing extreme). I have and use a mirror but am hesitant to...
01-08-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,849
Posted By m7ickey

I am a newbie and...

I think this thread is a good idea BUT it should not assume to much. Just because I was new to cycling this past spring doesn't mean I only needed essentials. I needed tons of advice on tons of...
01-08-18, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By m7ickey

Helmets, Didn't realize there was a debate

Well I must say the first thing I bought after my bike was a helmet. In another thread it became apparent that there is a contingency of people who are anti-helmet and I am curious as to why? I have...
12-18-17, 01:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

I cannot, they came installed on the Giant Escape...

I cannot, they came installed on the Giant Escape City so they are Giant's stock fenders for that model. I can tell you they are plastic. These look like the ones:...
12-16-17, 06:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

I need to retract an earlier comment regarding...

I need to retract an earlier comment regarding the "multi-tool" I bought. I said it was the only purchase I truly regretted because it was missing some allen wrench sizes I needed. So I had one of...
12-16-17, 05:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

New goggles for winter riding

Well, I bought more stuff. I decided I wanted (not needed) some sort of goggles for the cold. Everything I read was the same result=they are gonna fog up. Also read many people just use safety...
11-22-17, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By m7ickey

Figured out what to buy and that longer pads are...

Figured out what to buy and that longer pads are ok for a hybrid as long as clearance issues are ok which I'm hoping they are since these are 18mm longer than installed ones. I got these:...
11-22-17, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By m7ickey

Brake Pads - Help Needed

OK, I'm now confused. My brake pads squeak like crazy (front only, not sure why, cleaned, set camber, etc) and wet weather stopping isn't very good. So I went in search of replacements. I have Tektro...
11-20-17, 01:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,489
Posted By m7ickey

Not sure about their bikes but love them for many...

Not sure about their bikes but love them for many accessories. They also have frequent great sales, good idea to check them for a cople of weeks before buying anything. I bought a trunk bag that was...
11-20-17, 01:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

Cold weather riding has been no problem other...

Cold weather riding has been no problem other than a runny nose. I've been riding in about 25 degree's F. My fingers did get cold with just the gloves I bought but I also bought liners for them and...
11-20-17, 01:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

Yeah, spent more than I would have liked, but...

Yeah, spent more than I would have liked, but most things I bought will be a one time purchase or at the very least last a long time and all the clothes are good for more than just biking.

I...
11-20-17, 01:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,516
Posted By m7ickey

Well, didn't check this post for over a week and...

Well, didn't check this post for over a week and had to laugh at the discussion that ensued. I needed a way to easily swap wheels. This worked. It was free. BTW, no way the bike would ever fall off...
11-20-17, 12:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,516
Posted By m7ickey

Actually, removing and installing wheels is...

Actually, removing and installing wheels is exactly what I use it for and it works like a charm
11-20-17, 12:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,516
Posted By m7ickey

Move along then, I don't give a **** what you...

Move along then, I don't give a **** what you think
11-20-17, 12:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,516
Posted By m7ickey

That's my basement, no easy way too hang, very...

That's my basement, no easy way too hang, very low ceiling, limited work space, etc. I am going to take a closer look though to see if its possible
11-20-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,516
Posted By m7ickey

It's just an optical illusion/camera angle,...

It's just an optical illusion/camera angle, didn't bow anything.
11-12-17, 12:15 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

UPDATE: for anyone using my list of accessories...

UPDATE: for anyone using my list of accessories to consider what you may want to buy. Here's the "extra" things I bought not on the original list (may have posted some of these already, just...
11-12-17, 12:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,516
Posted By m7ickey

You'd be surprised how little it limits access....

You'd be surprised how little it limits access. You can shift the bike back and forth and side to side enough that I can't think of it ever being in the way.
11-12-17, 12:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,516
Posted By m7ickey

Bike Stand Hack!

Not sure if I read this idea in these forums or somewhere else. Decided to give it a try today, worked like a charm. The original idea said to use a broom stick but that was to fat to slide through...
11-12-17, 12:23 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

The Easton Tape on my bar end:

The Easton Tape on my bar end:
11-10-17, 09:55 AM
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Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

A bit of news, first snow of the year this...

A bit of news, first snow of the year this morning, just a dusting but there were what appeared to be some slick spots. Studded tires handled it easily. I did not "test" them, just rode straight and...
11-08-17, 04:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

Oh my God, He's Done!

Well, kinda, I'll check in and post once in a while but yes, what I wanted to accomplish with this thread is done. So the next time someone new to biking googles "new wheels" hopefully the see this...
11-08-17, 03:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

Fender Clearance 2

Here's the front fender, no clearance issues at all. Keep in mind I went from 32c tires to studded 35c tires, so they are wider and taller. Also a nice view of the tire in these shots
11-08-17, 03:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

Fender Clearance

As promised, here are some pic's with Nokian w106 studded tires mounted on my 2016 Giant Escape City (same as the "2" with fenders, a rack and a bell added). First, the rear tire where I changed some...
11-08-17, 03:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

Hey, thanks. I may look into them

Hey, thanks. I may look into them
11-08-17, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,198
Posted By m7ickey

Good advice and many good choices already given....

Good advice and many good choices already given. I just wanted to say no matter what you buy, it will take many adjustments to get everything just right. I adjusted my seat height 3 times as well as...
11-08-17, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,260
Views: 200,849
Posted By m7ickey

Getting ready to wash the bike, clean and lube...

Getting ready to wash the bike, clean and lube the chain. Gonna be about 50 here in the northeast so need to take advantage while i can still use a hose.
11-08-17, 12:23 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

One more point about mounting winter tires in the...

One more point about mounting winter tires in the rear, when I changed the spacer at the bottom of the fender (the one in the pic earlier in the thread), the result was the bolt was now too long. I...
11-08-17, 12:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

Where are you located? We had flurry's for a...

Where are you located? We had flurry's for a minute yesterday. It's been cold enough for snow last few days but none so far. Encountered some piles of leaves this morning covered in frost, tires cut...
11-07-17, 07:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

BTW, you can add a couple things to my list of...

BTW, you can add a couple things to my list of accessories:
-handlebar tape to wrap my bar ends ($9.40): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E7O1FJU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1...
11-07-17, 06:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

UPDATE: I got the rear winter tire mounted today....

UPDATE: I got the rear winter tire mounted today. I learned you need 3 hands (or maybe a bike stand) to mount the rear tire back on the bike, i.e., Pull chain back with one hand, hold bike with other...
11-07-17, 06:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

Sneakers fit fine in the toe clips, I wear 10 1/2...

Sneakers fit fine in the toe clips, I wear 10 1/2 or 11 and have narrow feet, someone size 12 or above with wide feet, they may not work. I got the "large" size. No way boots would fit which is why...
11-07-17, 06:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

I'll get some pic's up tomorrow. Sizzling bacon,...

I'll get some pic's up tomorrow. Sizzling bacon, maybe. I'd describe it more like riding through some really dry leaves, that crunchy sound.
11-06-17, 09:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

Here's the hub locks I got:...

Here's the hub locks I got:...
11-06-17, 09:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

UPDATE on winter tires. Well, I did my first tire...

UPDATE on winter tires. Well, I did my first tire change. Pulled the Giant tire of the Giant rim in the front, cleaned everything and mounted the Nokian winter tire on the Giant rim. Also mounted...
11-06-17, 09:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

I was sooooo close to getting the "3", the LBS...

I was sooooo close to getting the "3", the LBS convinced me to go with the city. It has some better components as well as the rack,fenders and bell, its actually exactly the same as the "2" with the...
11-06-17, 04:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

The rack came with the bike, google my model and...

The rack came with the bike, google my model and you can see it. Escape city 2016. Also came with fenders and a bell
11-05-17, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 569
Posted By m7ickey

I bring a rain suit made for camping. Packs to...

I bring a rain suit made for camping. Packs to about 6"x6" and maybe 4" thick. also has a hook on the pouch it stores in so even without a bag it shouldn't be hard to find a place to clip it to your...
11-04-17, 08:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

and done

and done
11-04-17, 08:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

Da Dum

Da Dum
11-04-17, 08:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

Ooooh, more pic's, for a reason

When my studded tires arrived, my first thought was, hmmm, those studs aren't as big or protrude as much as I thought. That's actually not a bad thing for my intended use. I also noticed that you...
11-04-17, 07:23 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,406
Posted By m7ickey

Well, I have a cassette, winter tires, tubes and...

Well, I have a cassette, winter tires, tubes and am now am only awaiting the wheels. Then the big swap tires, wheels project begins. I'm going to pull my front wheel myself, remove the tire, and...
11-04-17, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,260
Views: 200,849
Posted By m7ickey

Well, I had the fun job of adjusting my ergonomic...

Well, I had the fun job of adjusting my ergonomic handlebar grips. The flat part where your palms rest resulted in my wrists being bent up causing soreness. Problem is the way my handlebars are set...
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