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Old 01-27-17, 12:43 PM
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Giant Roam 0 a few questions ?

I'm just getting back into cycling afte many years without a bike.

I've bought a Giant Roam 0 used bike and have some questions so I thought it best to join this forum to get some advice.

What should the tyre pressures be front and back ?
It's also got Shimano Gears, with lever on left and two levers on right, is there any instructions or basic advice on how they work.

To put it into context, the last bike a I bought was 35yrs ago, things have come on a lot since then so I am quite new to all this new technology on a bike. I'm amazed at what this bike has.

Thanks.
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Old 01-27-17, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by SamBike View Post
with lever on left and two levers on right
Wut?
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Old 01-27-17, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Wut?
their Shimano Deore and the gear levers are on the left and right handlebars, I'm new to this so what I will try and do is find some instructions online and have a ride on the bike for a short distance to try and work out how they work best for me.
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Old 01-27-17, 02:10 PM
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I think I found what tyre pressures required thanks
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Welcome to the forums SamBike. The tire pressure should be on the side of the tire. It will be like xx PSI and sometimes it is BAR.

As for shifters. The one on the left handles the front derailleur which handles the triple chain rings. The shifter on the right handles the rear derailleur, the gears in the back.

Since it has been a while for you, I would suggest to shift to the middle chain ring up front and leave it there. Now ride your bike and just shift using the rear. Get use to it and get a feel on how it works. An empty parking lot would be a good place to practice. Within a week it will all become second nature.
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One of the better places to learn about bikes is the late Sheldon Brown's website which continues to be maintained by Harris Cyclery. Here's a link to his explanation on how to use gears on a bike: Articles about Gears and Drivetrains The site is one of the better places to learn how to maintain your bike too.
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Originally Posted by blakcloud View Post
Since it has been a while for you, I would suggest to shift to the middle chain ring up front and leave it there. Now ride your bike and just shift using the rear. Get use to it and get a feel on how it works. An empty parking lot would be a good place to practice. Within a week it will all become second nature.
This is excellent advice.
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Originally Posted by blakcloud View Post
Welcome to the forums SamBike. The tire pressure should be on the side of the tire. It will be like xx PSI and sometimes it is BAR.

As for shifters. The one on the left handles the front derailleur which handles the triple chain rings. The shifter on the right handles the rear derailleur, the gears in the back.

Since it has been a while for you, I would suggest to shift to the middle chain ring up front and leave it there. Now ride your bike and just shift using the rear. Get use to it and get a feel on how it works. An empty parking lot would be a good place to practice. Within a week it will all become second nature.
Thanks for the really helpful reply, yes I found the tyre pressure recommendation on the tyre wall. I will try the gears as you've suggested in the middle chain ring so that I can get used to cycling again. Thanks again,
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Old 01-28-17, 12:29 PM
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Given that the OP spells "tire" with a "y," he's probably in the UK. In that case the right shifter lever probably handles shifting and braking up front, and the left handles the rear.
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Originally Posted by Oldguyonoldbike View Post
Given that the OP spells "tire" with a "y," he's probably in the UK. In that case the right shifter lever probably handles shifting and braking up front, and the left handles the rear.
Hello yes I'm in the UK, it seems that the shifter on the right goes through the gears 1 to 10 and the one on the left does the 3 cogs.
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Originally Posted by IK_biker View Post
Bad advice.

What is shown on tire's sidewall is the MAX pressure as rated by manufacturer.
Advising riders to pump their tires to MAX pressure is not helpful, and is borderline malicious.
All of my tires state both Min-Max pressure.

So, from my point of view I thought that was good advice.

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To the original poster, enjoy your bike, and welcome to the Forum.

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Originally Posted by Oldguyonoldbike View Post
Given that the OP spells "tire" with a "y," he's probably in the UK. In that case the right shifter lever probably handles shifting and braking up front, and the left handles the rear.
To my knowledge that was only for brakes not derailleur duties.
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