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04-24-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,257
Posted By SteveKB

I haven't sold it yet, but I've loaned it to a...

I haven't sold it yet, but I've loaned it to a friend from overseas who was paying a small fortune in car rentals while he is working locally for a few months.

Since February 2020, I'd filled the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 378,584
Posted By SteveKB

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2019 Giant Escape 3...
04-04-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,102
Posted By SteveKB

I've had a Selle San Marco Regal Girardi saddle &...

I've had a Selle San Marco Regal Girardi saddle & Shimano M650 Deore DX Comp pedals that I've had for years & years that I move from bike to bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 378,584
Posted By SteveKB

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2019 Giant Escape 3
Late afternoon at Garry Point in Steveston BC.
03-28-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,102
Posted By SteveKB

I've tried quite a few mirrors, but the ones that...

I've tried quite a few mirrors, but the ones that I'd recommend are Mirrycle bar end mirrors (https://www.village-bikes.ca/product/mirrycle-mirrycle-mirror-233-1.htm).
03-25-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By SteveKB

Under 20 lbs is very respectable. It starts to...

Under 20 lbs is very respectable. It starts to get really expensive to go significantly lighter.
03-25-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By SteveKB

'Wicked' is an overused description, but that...

'Wicked' is an overused description, but that bike looks Wicked!💯
It looks fast just posing for a pic on the pier.
What does it weigh?
03-25-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,021
Posted By SteveKB

Ever since I got knocked off the bike by a lifted...

Ever since I got knocked off the bike by a lifted Ford F-150 that did a "rolling stop" through a 4 way stop, I've preferred bikes with brighter colours. While the 2016 Giant Escape 2 City was a very...
03-24-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,342
Posted By SteveKB

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03-24-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,287
Posted By SteveKB

I'm old & fat, working myself into better shape,...

I'm old & fat, working myself into better shape, tend to ride in the 15-20 km/h range without wind or hills on my 2019 Giant Escape 3.
I've hit in the low 30s when I was pushing it hard.
03-24-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,863
Posted By SteveKB

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I swapped the stock Giant tires for a pair of Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour...
03-24-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7,672
Views: 2,506,749
Posted By SteveKB

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2019 Giant Escape 3

I've been tinkering with my Giant Escape, added Axiom...
03-11-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,342
Posted By SteveKB

I've got a set of Axiom Roadrunner AR-MTB 29...

I've got a set of Axiom Roadrunner AR-MTB 29 (https://www.village-bikes.ca/product/axiom-roadrunner-ar-mtb29-282179-1.htm) fenders on my Giant Escape.

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02-14-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7,672
Views: 2,506,749
Posted By SteveKB

2016 Giant Escape 2 City

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2016 Giant Escape 2 City...
02-14-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,932
Posted By SteveKB

I got back into biking after a very long hiatus...

I got back into biking after a very long hiatus about 5 years ago. A friend was moving and asked if I wanted his bike ('80s Specialized RockHopper).
I rode it quite a bit for a few years then looked...
11-13-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,863
Posted By SteveKB

Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour 700 x 35C on my 2016...

Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour 700 x 35C on my 2016 Giant Escape 2 City.

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11-09-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,021
Posted By SteveKB

It looks like your Escape uses the Schrader...

It looks like your Escape uses the Schrader valve, it's a very common valve, widely found. Here's a quick video on pumping the tyres (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvmAHSmBkPc).

I have a floor...
11-07-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,021
Posted By SteveKB

Nice to see an Escape in brighter colours, most...

Nice to see an Escape in brighter colours, most of the ones I see around here are dark shades of grey.
My old 2016 Escape 3...
11-05-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,021
Posted By SteveKB

👍👍

👍👍
11-05-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,021
Posted By SteveKB

Oops, you are right, need 10 for some reason. ...

Oops, you are right, need 10 for some reason.
So, what's the year & model of yours?
11-03-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,021
Posted By SteveKB

^ You've got 5, I think that's enough to post...

^ You've got 5, I think that's enough to post pics, which model of Escape do you have?
I spoke to my LBS guy, and he didn't expect the 2021 models to be in stock for another few months.
When this...
10-31-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,021
Posted By SteveKB

OK, it was a nice day out, thought I'd take a few...

OK, it was a nice day out, thought I'd take a few pics before it gets set up & modded to my preferences.

...
10-29-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,021
Posted By SteveKB

I've been scanning craigsliist daily for a larger...

I've been scanning craigsliist daily for a larger Escape to replace the way-too-small Escape 3...
09-08-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 41,972
Posted By SteveKB

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A Specialized RockHopper that I rode for several years and passed down to...
08-29-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2,923
Views: 704,685
Posted By SteveKB

My daily ride, an undersized Giant Escape 3. As...

My daily ride, an undersized Giant Escape 3. As soon as my LBS has stock in, I want to get a Escape Disk 2 City (https://www.giant-bicycles.com/ca/escape-disc-2-city) in a larger size.
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08-29-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By SteveKB

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08-17-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,025
Posted By SteveKB

Would Skateboard Bushings...

Would Skateboard Bushings (https://www.warehouseskateboards.com/help/Skateboard-Bushings-Buying-Guide) work?
08-15-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,923
Views: 704,685
Posted By SteveKB

^Your vintage Trek build is a Thing of Beauty!

^Your vintage Trek build is a Thing of Beauty!
08-13-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,021
Posted By SteveKB

I've looked at the specs for the Escape 2 City...

I've looked at the specs for the Escape 2 City and it looks like it checks most of the boxes on my list for my next bike. Interesting upgrades you've done, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 378,584
Posted By SteveKB

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I live on an island, I'm seldom far from the water.
08-02-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,681
Posted By SteveKB

It's also ergonomics for me, I've come to prefer...

It's also ergonomics for me, I've come to prefer the brake lever & shifter position on my Hybrid (https://i.imgur.com/PkDsJ8i.jpg) as I can shift/brake without moving my hand position, useful when...
08-02-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,681
Posted By SteveKB

Thanks, I want to avoid the black hole of upgrade...

Thanks, I want to avoid the black hole of upgrade incompatibilities, and knowing what type of brake lever works with my brakes helps a lot.
08-02-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,681
Posted By SteveKB

Thanks, modern bikes are new to me (I rode a lot...

Thanks, modern bikes are new to me (I rode a lot in the '70s-early '90s and am just getting back into regular riding) and I appreciate help & advice in making my bike more comfortable.

An ad on...
08-02-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,681
Posted By SteveKB

Seeking advice for Converting Drop Bars to Flat Bars.

I'd like to hear from people who've done this modification, what are the pitfalls?
Mostly I want to know about incompatibilities between Road and Mountain/Hybrid brakes & shifters.

The reason I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 181,754
Posted By SteveKB

^Those look like very capable touring bikes, nice...

^Those look like very capable touring bikes, nice modifications! 👍👍
I'd like to do the opposite conversion on my OCR 3 road bike.
Now that I am old, I've found an upright position more comfortable...
07-27-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,954
Posted By SteveKB

Tinnitus sucks. Get it checked. It's been the...

Tinnitus sucks. Get it checked.
It's been the first thing I hear in the morning and the last thing I hear before I fall asleep sine 1999.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 181,754
Posted By SteveKB

I've got 2 Giant models at the moment, an '06 OCR...

I've got 2 Giant models at the moment, an '06 OCR 3 & '16 Escape 3.



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07-24-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,021
Posted By SteveKB

If they ever get them in stock in my size, I...

If they ever get them in stock in my size, I really want to move up to a Giant Escape 2 Disk (http://www.giantvancouver.com/ca/escape-2-disc).
07-20-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,104
Posted By SteveKB

The Giant Escape...

The Giant Escape (https://www.giant-bicycles.com/ca/bikes-escape-disc) line checks a lot of boxes for a capable Hybrid that won't break the bank.
07-17-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,021
Posted By SteveKB

Hmmm... you are correct. It could be this set I...

Hmmm... you are correct. It could be this set I got off of craigslist is a knock-off, but they seem well-made (withstood getting bashed by the rouge F150 4x4) and the price was right. ($20.00)...
07-17-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,954
Posted By SteveKB

I used to have the in-ear hearing aids, they were...

I used to have the in-ear hearing aids, they were much less susceptible to wind noise distraction.
Now that I've switched to external Phonak hearing aids, I've found that the only way to reduce that...
Forum: Introductions
07-17-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By SteveKB

My LBS is still on very limited access, they have...

My LBS is still on very limited access, they have a 6-week waiting list for repairs.
I'm lucky enough that I found an honest & inexpensive guy that does set-ups and repairs out of his garage a 15...
07-17-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,021
Posted By SteveKB

The Planet Bike Hardcore Fenders...

The Planet Bike Hardcore Fenders (https://www.planetbike.com/hardcore-bike-fenders-700c-x-45mm/) have the mudflaps, but this is a model down their line...
07-17-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,923
Views: 704,685
Posted By SteveKB

I'm 66 and have an '16 Giant Escape 3 as my...

I'm 66 and have an '16 Giant Escape 3 as my everyday runabout and just recently bought an older Giant OCR 3 road bike for longer rides on sunny days.
The OCR is quite a bit lighter & faster than...
07-17-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,021
Posted By SteveKB

Thanks for the positive identification. The...

Thanks for the positive identification.
The fenders were bought used off of craigslist from another listing.
Being on a tight budget, I tend to gather parts up a little at a time.
I think they are...
07-16-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,454
Posted By SteveKB

Hybrids are well suited for a...

Hybrids are well suited for a get-back-into-Cycling bike, especially if you are mostly on pavement and fairly smooth surfaces.
Maybe an older Cromoly framed non-suspension MTN bike? They are a...
07-16-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,021
Posted By SteveKB

I think it's a 2016 Escape 3,if anyone can...

I think it's a 2016 Escape 3,if anyone can identify it for sure, please correct me) love the colour!...
Forum: Introductions
07-16-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By SteveKB

Back in the '70s to late '90 I rode a lot until I...

Back in the '70s to late '90 I rode a lot until I had my bikes stolen ('70s Bottecchia Special & Asama Blacktusk hybrid).
I just kind of lost all the momentum there for ~10 years, but then I bought...
07-16-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 21,544
Posted By SteveKB

Since I got old, I've needed reading glasses to...

Since I got old, I've needed reading glasses to read anything with tiny characters, so I pay no attention to the ones on my Hybrid.
I don't look at the shift knob in my car either, the tach & sound...
Forum: Introductions
07-16-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By SteveKB

Hi neighbour! I'm in nearby Steveston. I've got...

Hi neighbour! I'm in nearby Steveston.
I've got a similar story: used to ride a lot, then a big gap of being bike-less and have been getting back into riding and catching up on modern bike...
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