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07-19-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,927
Posted By jskash

Almost all of my rides start before the sun comes...

Almost all of my rides start before the sun comes up. I live in the L.A. suburbs and much prefer to ride before there is a lot of traffic. It is much cooler this time of the year as well, which is a...
05-31-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,361
Posted By jskash

I second the Camelbak Podium. I bought one at my...

I second the Camelbak Podium. I bought one at my LBS and have been very pleased with it.
05-17-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,196
Posted By jskash

I rode my bike to school every day all through...

I rode my bike to school every day all through junior high and my first couple of years of high school. All of my friends did the same. The bike racks were packed with hundreds of bikes. On the...
04-23-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,472
Posted By jskash

Why is the 1 x 11 drivetrain an advantage? I have...

Why is the 1 x 11 drivetrain an advantage? I have only ridden 3 x drives the last eight years.
04-02-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,087
Posted By jskash

I have been very happy with my Shimano Saint MX80...

I have been very happy with my Shimano Saint MX80 Flat Pedals.
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03-27-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,087
Posted By jskash

I concur about about contact points. My best mods...

I concur about about contact points. My best mods of been my Ergon GP3 grips and my Shimano Saint MX80 Flat Pedals....
03-22-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,049
Posted By jskash

I ride early in the morning before the sun comes...

I ride early in the morning before the sun comes up. What makes me the most nervous is cars turning right at an intersection. I always slow down to make sure they see me. If I did not have this...
03-13-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 304,811
Posted By jskash

I got a new chain installed today. Sram pc-971. I...

I got a new chain installed today. Sram pc-971. I finally bought a chain checker last year so I could finally check the chain myself.
03-08-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,933
Posted By jskash

I have 18,200 miles on my 2018 Giant Escape since...

I have 18,200 miles on my 2018 Giant Escape since the end of September 2018. The most miles I have done were last year for sure. I rode 8,398 miles. My best before that was 2016 when I rode 7445...
01-31-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 188,082
Posted By jskash

25 miles today with 698 miles for the month.

25 miles today with 698 miles for the month.
01-25-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,052
Posted By jskash

I started out on a Giant Cypress. It was great...

I started out on a Giant Cypress. It was great for two years, but then I realized I wanted something a little more aggressive. You sit pretty straight up on a Cypress. I now ride a Giant Escape. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,578
Posted By jskash

Thank you for the mention of Hibiclens. I got my...

Thank you for the mention of Hibiclens. I got my bottle from Amazon yesterday. After one use of the product my saddle sore was much smaller and less painful this morning.
12-26-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By jskash

You Got a Bicycle, Now You Have to Take Care of It

New York Times article on the necessity of bike maintenance
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/25/realestate/winter-bicycles-cycling.html
12-22-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,213
Posted By jskash

Giant warrantied my 2016 Giant Escape when it...

Giant warrantied my 2016 Giant Escape when it developed a cracked frame. You can read the thread here.
https://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/1120002-my-giant-escape-has-cracked-frame.html
12-21-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,891
Posted By jskash

I am much more comfortable turning left than...

I am much more comfortable turning left than turning right, especially if I had to do a U turn.
12-06-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,509
Posted By jskash

Cold bothers me more.. The temps have been in the...

Cold bothers me more.. The temps have been in the 30s on my early morning rides where I live in the west San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. It just plain hurts to ride in those temps. I do it...
12-01-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,410
Posted By jskash

I live in the suburbs of Los Angeles in the west...

I live in the suburbs of Los Angeles in the west end of the San Fernando Valley. The coldest temp I have ridden so far this fall is 36. My ride starts at 5:00 AM before the sun comes up. The...
11-30-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,410
Posted By jskash

Thank you. I will look into these gloves.

Thank you. I will look into these gloves.
11-30-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,410
Posted By jskash

Thin, warm glove liner

I have been looking for good warm, thin glove liners to wear under my Sealskinz lobster gloves. Most of the gloves I see online appear to thick to fit in the glove. Any recommendations are...
10-07-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,701
Posted By jskash

In the summer of 2012, my wife decided she wanted...

In the summer of 2012, my wife decided she wanted us to get bikes. I had no road a bike for close to 20 years. We went to Big5, a local sporting goods stores and bought two bikes. Mine was a Kent. It...
10-05-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 23,973
Posted By jskash

Congratulations on your purchase of a Giant...

Congratulations on your purchase of a Giant Escape. I am a happy owner of a 2018 Giant Escape disk. Let us know how things are you for on the bike as you get into riding it more.
09-14-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,846
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: 1,970
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: 4,483
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: 1,438
Views: 304,811
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: 1,201
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: 1,201
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: 1,760
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: 15
Views: 6,132
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: 890
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: 1,438
Views: 304,811
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: 890
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: 890
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: 890
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: 1,040
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: 1,040
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: 4,613
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: 3,852
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: 381
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: 151,828
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: 8,195
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: 151,828
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: 1,061
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: 1,061
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: 1,061
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: 1,061
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: 1,061
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: 1,061
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: 37,329
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: 4,382
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.
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