Category Archives: Giant

Day 22. 30 Days of Biking

Pretty obvious the railroad detectives were on the case today, sending not one, but two trains to keep me from reaching a blistering 13-mph pace. Or it could have been a coincidence, I suppose. Anyway, nice day today. Sixty-eight degrees, … Continue reading

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Day 12. 30 Days of Riding

First ride of the year in bibs. Mid ’50s in the morning. (With winds southwest at 14 mph, but I’m not here to brag about drilling through the wind at my usual 25 mph pace. Or 20. Or 13. Or … Continue reading

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Day 11. 30 Days of Biking

None of the bicycles in the basement have pedals with toe clips. I still use toe straps, but only as luggage tie-downs. Continue reading

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Day 8. 30 Days of Biking

Note: As you read this, keep in mind that I sell bicycle lights and fenders. And bicycles, for that matter. Quick ride. Just making sure the Giant Escape’s new fenders are installed correctly. They are. For the past three years, … Continue reading

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Toward a More Perfect Union: the Wolf Tooth RoadLink Derailleur Hanger Extension

I’ve been making small changes to my Giant Escape gravel grinder over the winter. The latest is the addition of a derailleur hanger extension to get the 10-speed SRAM X9 rear derailleur to play nice with the 11-42 tooth Sunrace … Continue reading

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Something old, something new and blue derailleur housing: the Giant Escape

I picked up a Giant Escape after someone backed over it with a car, maybe a tractor. Continue reading

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