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Old 04-06-13, 06:32 PM   #51
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How are the pedals? should I upgrade now? I have some metel pedals with studs on the on my other bike. Solid! I also would like a simple odometer for something with a big face, and bar ends. Can I mount a rear view mirror with bar ends? a good lock?
The Grips I was telling you were : http://www.rei.com/product/837512/er...a-001b2166becc these are on one of his bikes, and this is the one you can add any bar ends you would like plus mirrors. http://www.competitivecyclist.com/pr...FQ3qnAod9CoA4w
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The Grips I was telling you were : http://www.rei.com/product/837512/er...a-001b2166becc these are on one of his bikes, and this is the one you can add any bar ends you would like plus mirrors. http://www.competitivecyclist.com/pr...FQ3qnAod9CoA4w
Those look like the same grips I saw recently during my trip to R.E.I. !!

These look like they would be much better than the white--yes, white--grips that Giant decided to put on my Escape.

They should be pretty easy to swap out, right?

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Those look like the same grips I saw recently during my trip to R.E.I. !!

These look like they would be much better than the white--yes, white--grips that Giant decided to put on my Escape.

They should be pretty easy to swap out, right?

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Yes, and they feel awesome.
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Just picked mine up today, pics tomorrow. I'm really happy with it so far, riding to work on Monday to see how well a choice I've made.
I'm still loving mine, had a break from it due to the FX. But took it out today, plus a nice night ride. Just can not get over how much I like the bike loaded like this: fenders, rack, lock, etc. It really is a good looking, Awesome riding bike, at a decent price. Gets my vote for Hybrid of the year 2012.
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I just got one of these today. It's so nice and smooth compared to my cheapo mountain bike. I was zipping along all the way home without even trying. It's supposed to be warmer tomorrow, so I'm gonna go for a nice ride.
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I just got one of these today. It's so nice and smooth compared to my cheapo mountain bike. I was zipping along all the way home without even trying. It's supposed to be warmer tomorrow, so I'm gonna go for a nice ride.
Congrats ! You the are going to love it. Keep us updated.
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I test road the Escape 2 which my LBS told me is the same as the Escape City which, if I go with Giant, is what I would get, only $50 extra after all for the fenders/rack. Going to test ride the Trek 7.2 and 7.3 FX today and see how they compare and go with what I like best out of the 3.
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Here's an update, my rear reflector has been stolen already! I'm never locking my bike up at that mall again. Was a nice ride till then though. The bike shop I got it from closes in 45 minutes, I'm gonna go get a new one.

I'm glad I took my lights off first. I'd be pissed if I lost $60 instead of the $5 a new reflector will set me back.
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Here's an update, my rear reflector has been stolen already! I'm never locking my bike up at that mall again. Was a nice ride till then though. The bike shop I got it from closes in 45 minutes, I'm gonna go get a new one.

I'm glad I took my lights off first. I'd be pissed if I lost $60 instead of the $5 a new reflector will set me back.
The suxor, I hate that people would take things that aren't theirs. We work hard for the things that we have. I lock my bike up in a secured bike locker downtown when I'm out here, and try not to leave my bike out street level for more than an hour if i can help it. Sad for you
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The suxor, I hate that people would take things that aren't theirs. We work hard for the things that we have. I lock my bike up in a secured bike locker downtown when I'm out here, and try not to leave my bike out street level for more than an hour if i can help it. Sad for you
It's just a reflector, not a big deal. Thanks though.

So I'm back with another update! I totally crashed my new bike. I made a right turn and hit a small bump that caused my front tire to make a sharp left. That's when our friend, mr. momentum, introduced me to our other friend, the sidewalk. I have a tiny scrape on my right eyebrow that bled like water from a faucet and a few scrapes on my legs from the pedals/sidewalk. My glasses are screwed. The lenses are ok, but the frame is junk. I got up and stopped the bleeding as best I could and continued on my way to the bike shop. Apparently I broke my shifters and crushed my bottle holder. Half way there I noticed that it got very bumpy, flat rear tire.

So I walked to the bike shop and took it to the guys in the back and explained that some prick stole my reflector, and I hit a little bump on the way there. I went to the restroom to clean off the blood and waited patiently for the repairs to be complete. They fixed me up and told me my brake levers are bent and there's a few minor scratches, but they fixed the shifters. I noticed they didn't replace the reflector, they don't have any of the proper size and dimensions. But they told me it's ok because I have a light, so the cops shouldn't give me any trouble. I owed them nothing for this, win! So I leave and half way home it starts getting bumpy again, flat. They filled my tires but forgot why they had to fill them. Ah well, it's too late to go back so I'll go in tomorrow. There's a glasses place on the way so I can drop them off for repairs too.

So who had an adventure tonight? I did! Now I'm off to go post this in the Clydesdale area too.
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I test road the Escape 2 which my LBS told me is the same as the Escape City which, if I go with Giant, is what I would get, only $50 extra after all for the fenders/rack. Going to test ride the Trek 7.2 and 7.3 FX today and see how they compare and go with what I like best out of the 3.
I have rode all 3, and there all nice bikes. I would be torn between the FX 2 & the Giant. Good Luck..
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It's just a reflector, not a big deal. Thanks though.

So I'm back with another update! I totally crashed my new bike. I made a right turn and hit a small bump that caused my front tire to make a sharp left. That's when our friend, mr. momentum, introduced me to our other friend, the sidewalk. I have a tiny scrape on my right eyebrow that bled like water from a faucet and a few scrapes on my legs from the pedals/sidewalk. My glasses are screwed. The lenses are ok, but the frame is junk. I got up and stopped the bleeding as best I could and continued on my way to the bike shop. Apparently I broke my shifters and crushed my bottle holder. Half way there I noticed that it got very bumpy, flat rear tire.

So I walked to the bike shop and took it to the guys in the back and explained that some prick stole my reflector, and I hit a little bump on the way there. I went to the restroom to clean off the blood and waited patiently for the repairs to be complete. They fixed me up and told me my brake levers are bent and there's a few minor scratches, but they fixed the shifters. I noticed they didn't replace the reflector, they don't have any of the proper size and dimensions. But they told me it's ok because I have a light, so the cops shouldn't give me any trouble. I owed them nothing for this, win! So I leave and half way home it starts getting bumpy again, flat. They filled my tires but forgot why they had to fill them. Ah well, it's too late to go back so I'll go in tomorrow. There's a glasses place on the way so I can drop them off for repairs too.

So who had an adventure tonight? I did! Now I'm off to go post this in the Clydesdale area too.
I"m speechless, but it does make a good ( can you believe this sh#t story) It will get better, I had 3 flats on the rear tire once on the same ride..
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Ok, so I've been riding this bike for 3 weeks now, Purchased it on March 30th this year. It has about 200-250 miles on it now, from a combination of commuting, weekend pleasure riding, and a few grocery trips. And, I have to say that I really like the bike. At this point though the bike is suffering from being way out of tune. My gears are slipping like crazy, so today, I'm going to drop my bike off for the obligatory 30 day tune up.
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Separation anxiety, just left her at the shop...I guess if I'm going to personify her as a "her", she is going to need a name.
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Separation anxiety, just left her at the shop...I guess if I'm going to personify her as a "her", she is going to need a name.
I feel you pain, Not to keep beating the drum, but Giant (REALLY) did a nice job with this bike for the price. Can you pick her up tomorrow ?
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Just spent a little more than hour on it, and still did not want to go home. Guess the name fits ( ESCAPE CITY)
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I rode mine 12 miles Sunday, less than my normal ride, but my knees are killing me! never had that problem with the sedona. Any Ideas?
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I rode mine 12 miles Sunday, less than my normal ride, but my knees are killing me! never had that problem with the sedona. Any Ideas?
That might be because your saddle height is to low, the Sedona only would have offered a more upright position. Or maybe it's not even the bike, just might be mashing harder or spinning faster than you did on the Sedona. Or could just be your knee in general, mine will act up after lot's of hill climbing.
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I feel you pain, Not to keep beating the drum, but Giant (REALLY) did a nice job with this bike for the price. Can you pick her up tomorrow ?
She is back in my possession and waiting for the ride home tonight. On the flip side, I did get to see a neat development on the bus this morning. The friendly tranny that rides my bus is pregnant...so now I feel weird, not a tranny at all. 8(

You meet the most interesting characters on the bus.
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on the flip side, i did get to see a neat development on the bus this morning. The friendly tranny that rides my bus is pregnant...so now i feel weird, not a tranny at all. 8(

you meet the most interesting characters on the bus.
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I noticed the seat is pushed all the way back. How do I know where to position the seat?
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I have to leave for work in just a few minutes, but here is a YouTube Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh0leyXz840 There are many out there on this topic, I have watched this one though. Do not worry about lining up your sight through the handle bars & front axle. Some comfort style Hybrids & other bikes this would not apply. I'm not sure if this video gets into that, when I was going to purchase the FX new, one LBS was going to give me a free fitting, another across town was half price with purchase. But a good fitting will run around 65.00 dollars, but something they ALL agree on, is if your comfortable on your bike, with no pain. (then that's right for you).
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Found this Video on the Escape by Giant :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GV6RcxceE0E (Think they stole my picture idea)
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Rode about 15 mile yesterday. The bike fels great! Shifts smoothly. Did not want to stop. I'm 5'11" tall and the way the bike is set up my arms are fully extended all the time. I thought there should be a break at the elbow. I sllid the seat forward a little but that did not help. I'm actually thinking about lowering the seat about a 1/2 inch. Hate my LBS, I would think getting fit on the bike would be a part of the purchase.
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Rode about 15 mile yesterday. The bike fels great! Shifts smoothly. Did not want to stop. I'm 5'11" tall and the way the bike is set up my arms are fully extended all the time. I thought there should be a break at the elbow. I sllid the seat forward a little but that did not help. I'm actually thinking about lowering the seat about a 1/2 inch. Hate my LBS, I would think getting fit on the bike would be a part of the purchase.
You really should adjust the bike in this order, seat height, front & back, then handle bar height and reach. Sounds like you might need a shorter stem, I'm also 5'11" and feel a "little" stretched on the reach, but not enough to change anything. And on my Trek, it "might" could use a little longer stem. But then again not enough to change it either. I really enjoy BOTH bike's so much, have a hard time choosing which one to ride.
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