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09-21-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 166,305
Posted By Cornchips

With La nina well and truly set in here in...

With La nina well and truly set in here in southern Aus (lots if rain), I haven't been riding quite as much as I would like, but here are some musings (ok, complaints) about the Roam 3 after...
08-27-22, 02:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,342
Posted By Cornchips

Good luck for the Maine winter... :winter2:

Good luck for the Maine winter...

:winter2:
08-25-22, 02:57 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 166,305
Posted By Cornchips

I'm the type of guy who loves to ROAM around :) ...

I'm the type of guy who loves to ROAM around :)
...
08-25-22, 02:50 AM
Replies: 7,762
Views: 2,708,515
Posted By Cornchips

I'm the type of guy who loves to ROAM around... ...

I'm the type of guy who loves to ROAM around...

Semi-impulsive buy on bookface marketplace. Practically brand-new, apparently it was a bike provided for under warranty from the store it was bought...
08-25-22, 02:36 AM
Replies: 7,762
Views: 2,708,515
Posted By Cornchips

Won't find Alivio on anything under a $1000 bike...

Won't find Alivio on anything under a $1000 bike where I'm from :(
08-24-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 44,080
Posted By Cornchips

I bought a entry-level Escape pre-Covid in 2019....

I bought a entry-level Escape pre-Covid in 2019. Done plenty of miles on it since and have never had a problem. The gears are now starting to 'slip' under pressure, but that would be down to normal...
08-19-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By Cornchips

Do you have a chance to ride any (or all) of...

Do you have a chance to ride any (or all) of them? If so, take them out for a spin and see which one YOU like best.

Everyone has their own biases and predispositions. I am a fan of Giant bikes, so...
07-27-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,507
Views: 345,078
Posted By Cornchips

I put a new tyre on my rear wheel. 38 on the...

I put a new tyre on my rear wheel. 38 on the back, 35 on the front, effectively mulletising the bike :p
...
07-21-22, 01:18 AM
Replies: 1,507
Views: 345,078
Posted By Cornchips

Thanks for that, I could probably go a little...

Thanks for that, I could probably go a little longer on the tyres I've got, but it is time to start thinking of changing them...
...
07-20-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,507
Views: 345,078
Posted By Cornchips

I've just been browsing facebook marketplace....

I've just been browsing facebook marketplace. Question: Will 27.5 x 1.5 tyres fit on a Giant Escape with 700c wheels?

I am, of course, googling that question at the moment, but can't seem to find...
07-05-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By Cornchips

I did find this favourable review of the Reid...

I did find this favourable review of the Reid Granite on Bike Radar which almost makes me want to consider Reid once again.

They seem to position themselves as 'a good bike for the price' type...
06-25-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,756
Posted By Cornchips

I'd be interested to know what the Advent gears...

I'd be interested to know what the Advent gears are like on the lower-end models of Sirrus X.

I do like the look of the Sirrus X, but hear that Specialized sometimes 'cheap-out' on the componetry.
06-21-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By Cornchips

I had a Reid a while back. A 29er which seemed to...

I had a Reid a while back. A 29er which seemed to be in vogue at the time. Rode it (and enjoyed it) everyday for 2 years before it fell apart (issues with the bottom bracket and the the spokes were...
06-13-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,661
Posted By Cornchips

I'm now 3 months post injury and back at my...

I'm now 3 months post injury and back at my second job bagging groceries at Safeway and am slowly returning to 'normal life' all be it in a weak and sore manner. The last consultation with the physio...
06-12-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,598
Posted By Cornchips

You've done a great job on that bike. Looks great!

You've done a great job on that bike. Looks great!
05-05-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,661
Posted By Cornchips

Oh yeah, thanks for the link to the exercises. I...

Oh yeah, thanks for the link to the exercises. I have invested in a set of elastic bands - the Physio at the start had me doing a lot of the isometric exercises, but after YouTubing 'AC joint rehab'...
05-05-22, 03:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,661
Posted By Cornchips

I'm in my 8th week now of a supposed Grade II...

I'm in my 8th week now of a supposed Grade II strain. I've been back at work for 2 weeks on 'light duties'. A lot of simple things I took for granted are still beyond me...like throwing, rolling...
04-21-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7,762
Views: 2,708,515
Posted By Cornchips

Not mine, but took this out for a spin while I...

Not mine, but took this out for a spin while I was getting my car serviced today (I crossed over to the dark-side during lockdown). A good old fashioned 90s MTB (that might actually be early 2000s) -...
04-19-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,661
Posted By Cornchips

Here is the latest X-Ray of my AC joint. The...

Here is the latest X-Ray of my AC joint. The Ortho said I was on track for a 'full recovery' and that it is pretty mild as far as AC sprains go (although it doesn't feel like it). Unfortunately...
04-11-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,443
Posted By Cornchips

OK, so I've just gone through this thread after...

OK, so I've just gone through this thread after suffering a Grade II strain myself, and I think I can sum it up as follows:

- DON'T get the surgery: PT will be enough to solve the problem on its...
04-10-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,661
Posted By Cornchips

This thing has knocked me flat. Coming to nearly...

This thing has knocked me flat. Coming to nearly a month after the fall and it is still pretty painful. The good news is I have nearly full ROM and the bad news is it still hurts, and I've lost a lot...
03-30-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,661
Posted By Cornchips

I've been belatedly diagnosed with a Grade II AC...

I've been belatedly diagnosed with a Grade II AC joint sprain. Does this thing get any better? For those of you who experienced it, what helped?

The Doctor advised I wear a sling for 6 weeks, but...
03-30-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,300
Posted By Cornchips

What's Your Worst Bike Related Injury?

I've had a pretty good run on my bike...until now. Recently I was riding along and moved to get out of the way of a parked car when my front tyre got caught in tram tracks (here in Melbourne,...
12-06-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 7,762
Views: 2,708,515
Posted By Cornchips

I found the official report! Damaged beyond...

I found the official report! Damaged beyond repair! I think they tried to fix it, but it just didn't work. I know its a grey area if the BB is part of the frame, but Reid claimed to offer a 'lifetime...
11-25-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7,762
Views: 2,708,515
Posted By Cornchips

I didn't think I'd see a Reid on here. One of my...

I didn't think I'd see a Reid on here. One of my first 'proper' bikes after I upgraded from the $90 'Kent' I bought on Gumtree. It was a great bike for about 2 years before it fell to bits (issues...
07-05-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1,507
Views: 345,078
Posted By Cornchips

Put some new brake pads on the old Giant Escape -...

Put some new brake pads on the old Giant Escape - I think they needed it!
...
06-13-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,247
Posted By Cornchips

This guy gets it.

This guy gets it.
09-24-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 166,305
Posted By Cornchips

Giant have added a RoamE to the 2021 line up! ...

Giant have added a RoamE to the 2021 line up!

If ever I had a dream bike, this would be it!

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/roam-eplus
09-02-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 166,305
Posted By Cornchips

I was just watching a YouTube video on the...

I was just watching a YouTube video on the Talons, apparently you can 'customise' your wheel-size - either 27.5 or 29 inch. Given that biking is very 'personal' to each individual, I'm surprised...
08-29-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 166,305
Posted By Cornchips

Forgive my 'technical' ignorance - I don't know...

Forgive my 'technical' ignorance - I don't know much about the mechanics of bikes - I just like riding them, and perhaps to a lesser extent, learning about them :)

But...I hardly ever change out...
08-28-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 166,305
Posted By Cornchips

The new 2021 Roams' are out! ...

The new 2021 Roams' are out!

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/bikes-roam

I'm probably going to stick with my Escape for now, but would love to be a Roam owner once again.
08-05-20, 02:24 AM
Replies: 1,507
Views: 345,078
Posted By Cornchips

I installed some MTB pedals on my Giant Escape -...

I installed some MTB pedals on my Giant Escape - all by myself - after watching a few videos on YouTube. I really found the 'step on the wrench' technique very effective it getting the stock pedals...
08-04-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 733,789
Posted By Cornchips

Some sort of 'puncture resistant' tyre like the...

Some sort of 'puncture resistant' tyre like the Scwalbe Marathon or the Schwable Marathon Plus - hopefully you'll never have to worry about getting another flat again!
08-04-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 166,305
Posted By Cornchips

And you're now going through the process everyone...

And you're now going through the process everyone goes through when deciding which new bike to buy...:foo:
08-03-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 166,305
Posted By Cornchips

There is a bike shop near me that specialises in...

There is a bike shop near me that specialises in selling Giant Roams with BBS01 and BBS02 conversions, because they are a solid, sturdy bike. I was considering the same thing a year or two ago, but...
07-22-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,540
Posted By Cornchips

I'm in a similar situation to you in that I'm...

I'm in a similar situation to you in that I'm eying off my first gravel bike.

I've got my eye on the Giant Gravel Revolt 2 which starts at around $1000 USD and works 'straight out of the box' as...
07-18-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,974
Posted By Cornchips

I had more or less the same thing happen to my...

I had more or less the same thing happen to my old hardtail.

I thought it may have been 'normal' wear and tear given the mileage, but I guess at around 95kg/210lbs weight may have also played a...
07-17-20, 02:32 AM
Replies: 3,982
Views: 599,598
Posted By Cornchips

Haha...not exactly comfortable. I didn't spend...

Haha...not exactly comfortable. I didn't spend too much time in the seat, had to ride it like a BMX, but the ride was enjoyable enough nevertheless. I think this is why a lot of people don't get into...
07-16-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3,982
Views: 599,598
Posted By Cornchips

I'm a 6'4 male, but took this XS ladies bike on a...

I'm a 6'4 male, but took this XS ladies bike on a 20km loop of the Grampians Rail Trail a couple of weeks ago...

...
07-14-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 44,080
Posted By Cornchips

My current ride Giant Cross City 3 (2018) ...

My current ride Giant Cross City 3 (2018)


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07-14-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 166,305
Posted By Cornchips

And here it is in its natural habitat, quite a...

And here it is in its natural habitat, quite a few years later...


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07-14-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 166,305
Posted By Cornchips

Here is my Giant Roam 3 (2015) in all its former...

Here is my Giant Roam 3 (2015) in all its former glory.


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07-14-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,364
Posted By Cornchips

My understanding is they are essentially the same...

My understanding is they are essentially the same bike.

I think the general consensus is you will get more 'bang for your buck' with the Giant Roam. I had one and loved it, so I might be a little...
07-13-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 166,305
Posted By Cornchips

I got quoted $350 to fix it at a LBS! There were...

I got quoted $350 to fix it at a LBS! There were a few other issues as well with the front and rear derailleur. I'm not really a mechanical person.but my understanding is that once you start having...
07-12-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 166,305
Posted By Cornchips

OMG, This is me so much! I 'upgraded' to the...

OMG, This is me so much!

I 'upgraded' to the Escape earlier on this year, thinking I needed something a little more quicker and nimble, and after reading a couple of forums learning that front...
07-12-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 44,080
Posted By Cornchips

I bought a Giant Escape 3, or Cross City as it's...

I bought a Giant Escape 3, or Cross City as it's known here in Australia. I think it is a 2018 edition.

After owning a Giant Roam with front suspension, I must say the Escape rides a little rough...
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