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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....
05-15-20, 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...
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...
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...
03-03-20, 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...
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....
09-30-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,244
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

That's a fantastic road to ride. A Marlin 6 or 7...

That's a fantastic road to ride. A Marlin 6 or 7 is surely geared for that surface. And about the washboard.... The only way that washboard surface would be "uncomfortable" to the rider is by riding...
09-19-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,669
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

In that case, tighten the bolt. Tension the...

In that case, tighten the bolt. Tension the leather.
09-04-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,098
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

I've been riding a Schwinn GTX-3 from Dick's...

I've been riding a Schwinn GTX-3 from Dick's Sporting Goods for the past 5 years. It has wear now but not overly expensive to replace some parts. Especially if one does the work themselves. I...
09-04-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

NBD: Giant Talon 29

This past spring I bought a Specialized Diverge E5 Comp. It has been a great bike for me. Primarily a road bike but fun on trail too. I've put in over 1,000 miles with that bike this summer and with...
09-01-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,942
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

To me, standover height is the first spec I look...

To me, standover height is the first spec I look at. Its important. Standover height is the one spec that can't be changed. Saddle adjustment and reach are fully adjustable.
08-15-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,285
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

My feet got wet going through this flooded bog...

My feet got wet going through this flooded bog this past spring in Maine. The bird watching was off the charts. Just...
07-29-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,592
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Since I bought this(see picture attached) the...

Since I bought this(see picture attached) the bike has screamed at me to ride it. Every day.

IMO, if one is firmly on the other side of the beginner stages of biking, that rider deserves the very...
07-16-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,178
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

I recently was talking with my sister about...

I recently was talking with my sister about biking. She said she never sees them, meaning when she does see the biker its too late to react. I said to her... If you're tailgating the vehicle in front...
07-15-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 32,190
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

I'm with him.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Of all the bike...

I'm with him.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Of all the bike racks out there I would never hang my bike from a glass window in my car, truck, mini van....tesla, porsche.... Whatever.... It's not cool to me. No way....
07-11-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,333
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Seems you like your Specialized Stumpjumper I...

Seems you like your Specialized Stumpjumper I would stick with Specialized. Look at the Diverge line. I have the E5 Comp and the bike is built tough. Silent over the road. With comfort. Specialized...
07-07-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,589
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

No, I never saw the motor again. But, the...

No, I never saw the motor again. But, the insurance company took care of me and for little money I upgraded to a 25hp. But still, it hurt. Ride on eja...
07-03-19, 01:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,726
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

I'll add this but I'm not proud. I got a great...

I'll add this but I'm not proud. I got a great pair of wrap sunglasses at Walmart for 12 bucks. Foster Grants. Fits my face pattern/eye sockets really well and the wrap around lens really seals my...
06-24-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,239
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Really nice looking bike. I'd love to have that...

Really nice looking bike. I'd love to have that bike. Wow. That's killer. Sweet.

About the nay-sayers.... Most who post here were a kid at one time. We rode whatever bike our parents could afford,...
06-17-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,204
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

I just put RockBros on a bike. $19.99 at...

I just put RockBros on a bike. $19.99 at amazon.com ... So far so good.
06-11-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,026
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

I couldn't have said it better. In fact, Walmart...

I couldn't have said it better. In fact, Walmart is probably the only retailer that sells 2 bikes at your allotted price of $500 to $600. I love my $250 Schwinn.!! It has 1,500 miles on it. I like it...
05-29-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

That bike has lots of character. And sole.

That bike has lots of character. And sole.
05-24-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,952
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

There are some who read and there are some who...

There are some who read and there are some who reply. And then there are some who reply that don't read. What a mess ......
05-09-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,567
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

New SUV Rack Day

I'm so happy with the new rack it deserves a thread. Hollywood Rack purchased through etrailer. Assembly was less than 30 minute. Piece of cake. The rack is well built and attaches to the vehicle in...
05-05-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,998
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

I have a bike with a triple on it and I have a...

I have a bike with a triple on it and I have a road bike with a double. I like the triple a lot but, I love the double with 11 gears out back. Also, on my road bike I can shift 3 gears with one swipe...
05-01-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,650
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

First light on America. Morning in...

First light on America. Morning in Maine....https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x995/acadia_9_16_12_012_6187f281b6fcedb7a4fadbeba618e40f982229b3.jpg
04-26-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 20,929
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

What's Your Speed Limit.??

Title poses a question I've been thinking about lately. Last Fall I rode my Schwinn hybrid down a fairly steep hill on a well maintained road. At 29mph I started to give the bike a little brake. In...
02-10-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,889
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/birdpost_emma_home_4_29_12_015_96cb515ccc27ea8d7267c6093cf8c460ac5c13b6.jpg
No tears here. Not.!! Just a fabulous story. Man's best...
08-27-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 11,181
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

To the OP .... Look at it this way... Your bike...

To the OP .... Look at it this way... Your bike shares the same road or trail as the big boys ride. Your bike shifts and brakes just like the big boys bikes. Your bike has 2 wheels just like the big...
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