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07-07-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Wow.... Oh brother. That'll make you think for a...

Wow.... Oh brother. That'll make you think for a while.... Start taking pictures and build that POSTER.!!! All 12 of 'em. Ha.!!
07-07-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Op here reporting back. I'd like to tell the Rest...

Op here reporting back. I'd like to tell the Rest of the Story.....

As I originally said, I've found out my skills are short for mountain biking. My mountain bike is a Giant Talon 3, 29'er. It had...
07-07-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Great reply. Thank you.

Great reply. Thank you.
07-07-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Makes good sense. Tires could be The One Thing...

Makes good sense. Tires could be The One Thing that keeps forums like thisÖ. operational. LOL Ö..
07-07-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

OP here.... Yes.!! I have 29" rims and a 700 tire...

OP here.... Yes.!! I have 29" rims and a 700 tire fits without question. We both learned something today.
07-07-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Yes.!! I understand that statement very well....

Yes.!! I understand that statement very well. Great point.
07-07-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Thank you for this reply. Crazy stuff. I...

Thank you for this reply. Crazy stuff. I understand most of it. Plenty to learn. Thanks.
07-07-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Thank you Phil.!! This is good news. What does...

Thank you Phil.!! This is good news. What does the ERTO stand for.??
07-07-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Tire Confusion...

I have a Giant Talon 29'er. I've discovered that many mountain biking trails are over my head. Waay over my skills. So, I want to downsize the tire size of 29 x 2.5. I turned to the internet and...
05-29-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Right. Sun was going down on me. Relatively close...

Right. Sun was going down on me. Relatively close to home though. Interesting that you had the same problem. It's weird. Congrats for getting it back to form.!! I couldn't.
05-29-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Did you flip it.?? Inside- Out.?? Anxiously...

Did you flip it.?? Inside- Out.?? Anxiously awaiting.
05-27-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Double post. Deleted.

Double post. Deleted.
05-27-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

No. I've explained it a little better just...

No. I've explained it a little better just above.^^^^^^^^^ The tire immediately took to a form that was entirely un-workable. I don't think 8 hands could have got the job done. I was screwed right...
05-27-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

That's awesome Q.!! Thanks for giving that a...

That's awesome Q.!! Thanks for giving that a go.!! Right on.

That's a good question q. ^^^^ I mentioned the brand above but I'm not going to cause a stink. I blame myself. We need to take care of...
05-27-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Just to be clear, when I said "I could have been...

Just to be clear, when I said "I could have been in the desert. It could have been a tragedy." Please know, that wasn't self pity. Honestly, what I should have said is this.... "If that happened to...
05-27-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

I spoiled the tire. Shop guy said he had seen it...

I spoiled the tire. Shop guy said he had seen it one other time. Mad at myself for not taking a picture. I feel now that I should have for the forum. If I was in the desert it could have been a...
05-26-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Maxxis IKON's. 29" that came stock on a Giant...

Maxxis IKON's. 29" that came stock on a Giant Talon 3.

Thanks for the tip. It's a good one. Have you actually turned a wire bead tire inside out.?? I will never do that again and I don't...
05-26-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Flat; Big Mistake

I went out for my evening ride yesterday that has a 1 mile section of wood trail. I got a flat up front. No problem, right.?? I had tools and a pump, patch kit. The Maxxis tire has a wire bead....
05-16-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

If I understand right after reading it 18 times,...

If I understand right after reading it 18 times, check out Lizard Skin grips.
05-16-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

I.m not sure I understand your issue. Bar ends...

I.m not sure I understand your issue. Bar ends being the funky 'grips' that provide an alternate way to position your hands, right.?? Now, what exactly are you trying to achieve.??
05-15-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,313
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Oh man, reminds of the day I was in the Maine...

Oh man, reminds of the day I was in the Maine woods hunting deer. I stop to hunt a trail hoping a deer would cross. It happened. I shot a spike and he ran about 60 yards and dropped. Gave it some...
05-06-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Disc Brake Pads & Front Shock

How will I know when the disc brake pads need to be replaced.??

I have a 2019 Giant Talon 3 29er. Love the bike. Can I get a decent front shock upgrade installed for $300/$350.?? Any suggestions...
04-30-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 15,813
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

That's the best historical book I've ever read. 2...

That's the best historical book I've ever read. 2 guys and a sister. And the death of a military officer. What a mess.....
04-16-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,541
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

I haven't compared components so I'll just throw...

I haven't compared components so I'll just throw this out there....

Last early Fall I bought a Giant Talon 3 29'er new for $500. It is by far the most fun I've had on a bicycle. I really don't...
04-11-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 15,813
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Yes and I've heard that museum is incredible....

Yes and I've heard that museum is incredible. Thanks for reminding me of that.
04-10-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 15,813
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

First time here on the forums I have seen the...

First time here on the forums I have seen the Wright Bros. mentioned. Such a great story of them. Probably my favorite 'pioneers.' I've got to get over there to Dayton, OH one of these days. They...
04-07-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

I like Trek bikes. I nearly bought one last year....

I like Trek bikes. I nearly bought one last year. I don't think $350 is overpriced but I would offer $300. The obvious is that will greet a comeback of $325. At that point I would stick with $300....
04-07-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 214
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Lizard Skin Grips

I ordered a pair of Lizard Skin grips a day or 2 ago without giving it much thought. The order processed but I haven't received a confirmation or delivery date. Does anyone know if they are shipping...
04-04-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Isn't that something. I get it. Interesting. The...

Isn't that something. I get it. Interesting. The frame is screaming 'I want a rack' and the brake is fighting back... 'that'll never happen.' Kinda cool.
04-04-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Isn't that something. I get it. Interesting. The...

Isn't that something. I get it. Interesting. The frame is screaming 'I want a rack' and the brake is fighting back... 'that'll never happen.' Kinda cool.
04-01-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Oh ya. Right. I can picture that very clearly....

Oh ya. Right. I can picture that very clearly. Which brings up another question.... Albeit obvious..... Not original parts, correct.?? If so, I'd like to have a word with that engineer. lol.
04-01-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

I like Topeak racks. Great. Curious question........

I like Topeak racks. Great. Curious question..... Why mount it to the brake when you have braze-ons for a rack.??

Op... Here's another style that should work for you. It's just a sample. There are...
04-01-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,448
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Thats one of the reasons I love the MTB..... Its...

Thats one of the reasons I love the MTB..... Its a fast way to get a great workout.
03-31-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Laughing quietly. My road bike doesn't have...

Laughing quietly. My road bike doesn't have electronic shifting. Yet.

Thanks for the informative reply. Does the Shimano Deore have more efficient shifting in the lineup.?? Its honestly not a big...
03-30-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Shifter; Long Stroke

I have Giant Talon 3 29er. Hardtail.

When shifting from the small ring to the big ring I need to make a long firm stroke with my thumb. It 'seems' like the cable is too long.

At what level...
03-30-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,827
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

We.?? Um, no. That would be you. You don't buy...

We.?? Um, no. That would be you. You don't buy YOUR bikes at Walmart. Others do. Trust me on that.
03-10-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,711
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Why are any of us here.?? Google has the answer...

Why are any of us here.?? Google has the answer to everything. Who in their right mind would choose google over Bike Forums.?? Really dude.?? Too old or too lazy.?? Really dude. After all, you know...
03-05-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,012
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

It ain't much, as pointed out above. If the bike...

It ain't much, as pointed out above. If the bike allows for 35c sized tires, it's a gravel bike. And thats it. And things like fenders and a rack are nothing more than accessories that you would find...
03-05-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

It probably won't help with the extent that your...

It probably won't help with the extent that your up against but once you have it polished, toothpaste is an excellent maintainer. Sparkle and shine.
03-05-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 17,946
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Laffing. Um, California isn't a cruise ship....

Laffing. Um, California isn't a cruise ship. Canned food people. But no soup for you......
03-05-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 17,946
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Gloom and Doom dude. Gloom and Doom. I'm pretty...

Gloom and Doom dude. Gloom and Doom. I'm pretty sure you've got the virus already. You better check yourself. Poor California. Please divide..... From the rest of us.
03-03-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Thanks for that.

Thanks for that.
03-03-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

OP here.... Agree 100%. I just needed to verify...

OP here.... Agree 100%. I just needed to verify how to clean them up. Well, I'm cleaning the bike this weekend. Then going for a RIDE.!! So glad that November December January AND February is behind...
03-03-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Excellent people. Thanks for that.

Excellent people. Thanks for that.
03-02-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Rusty Discs

Warmer weather is coming so I took a peak at the Giant Talon that has been stored outside, under cover and I noticed rust on the Disc's. It wasn't something that expected to see.

Is this a...
02-22-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 127,972
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

I get a kick out of people who think they have to...

I get a kick out of people who think they have to have their eye behind the camera. You had an opportunity for a great shot. Bend over in front of your bike and angle the camera up. That would have...
02-22-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,197
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

No video here just a cool short story. Bob...

No video here just a cool short story.

Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, He loves bikes. I've heard him change the lyrics on I Know You Rider. He goes from "The winds gonna blow all my troubles...
02-22-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Nice looking bike. The experts will come around...

Nice looking bike. The experts will come around soon....
01-27-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,515
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

"has nothing to do with MTB.?? It does now. And...

"has nothing to do with MTB.?? It does now. And in my case, it's been happening for a long while. Have you ever packed a sandwich and head for the woods.?? For the entire day.?? Oh sweet solitude....
01-27-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,515
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

J ust tell him to spend the most money on a...

J
ust tell him to spend the most money on a rack. That's what you tell everyone to do..... Every-one.
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