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09-30-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,008
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...
09-30-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Giant Talon 29 3. $550. Hardtail. It's a good...

Giant Talon 29 3. $550. Hardtail. It's a good bike for my limited skills. The bike loves wooded trails. And so do I.
09-27-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Yes. I get it. I have small to medium knobs on my...

Yes. I get it. I have small to medium knobs on my tires and I was very pleased with the low rolling resistance. And I had been riding a Specialized Diverge E5 Comp on the road for 1,000 miles. So not...
09-27-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

An aggressive tread is an open tread.

An aggressive tread is an open tread.
09-26-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

When I bought my Giant Talon 29'r 3. I felt the...

When I bought my Giant Talon 29'r 3. I felt the same way. Fast. Me, I go slow. But fast is fun too. Yee.ow.zaa .... And the 29 inch wheels ride very flat. Right up and over whatever is in front of...
09-26-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Personally, I would go with the more aggressive...

Personally, I would go with the more aggressive tread. Paths open up that you never knew existed.
09-19-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,239
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

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

In that case, tighten the bolt. Tension the leather.
09-15-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,461
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Everyone here perfect.?? No. You are.

Everyone here perfect.?? No. You are.
09-15-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,461
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

"biker has close encounter with woman jogging on...

"biker has close encounter with woman jogging on MUP. women screams in fear." ...... "sir, can we speak for a short period of time.??" Ya, um, No. White light out back.?? Dude, it was dark. He hit...
09-09-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,646
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Do you believe everything you watch on YouTube....

Do you believe everything you watch on YouTube. Do you believe everything that you read.?? You might want(need) to make an adjustment.
09-06-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,260
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Yup. Okay. I'll do that. I too am wondering if...

Yup. Okay. I'll do that. I too am wondering if its in the shock fork. I'm not overly concerned at this point but I would like to know for myself what exactly is going on. I'd like to chalk this up...
09-06-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,260
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

I took the bike to the LBS today. He tightened...

I took the bike to the LBS today. He tightened the the cup and the locknut and the problem didn't go away. Its a little better than it was but it certainly didn't fix the problem. The steering...
09-06-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,260
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Great reply. Thanks a lot.

Great reply. Thanks a lot.
09-05-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,260
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Thank you so much cyccommute. Sounds like I can...

Thank you so much cyccommute. Sounds like I can save it. I've been meaning to ask this question... Where do I turn to bike specific tools.?? Thin headed wrenches. Or that circular tool head that gets...
09-05-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,260
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Thanks Cranky.... Here's a picture. Schwinn GTX-3...

Thanks Cranky.... Here's a picture. Schwinn GTX-3 ... 2015 or so.https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/img_1700_f31a79e97bc9151d0947e004b462f242c5fa266d.jpg

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09-05-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,260
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Play in the Headset

Steerer is sloppy. When I put the front brake on while standing to the side and push the bike to and fro, there is play in the headset. There is a large "thin" threaded bolt under the stem. Can...
09-04-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,646
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: 619
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, 07:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,988
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

No. Reach is adjustable. Degree in the stem makes...

No. Reach is adjustable. Degree in the stem makes it so. Saddle to and fro. Saddle tilt can affect the reach.

Look, each time I ride a bike I have to stand over it twice, at least. So I actually...
09-01-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,988
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.
08-31-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,206
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

IMO, no, you don't need to spend that kind of...

IMO, no, you don't need to spend that kind of money on a frame. From my point of view, $2,000 plus money for a few accessories gets anyone into a quality bike that will put a smile on your face every...
08-26-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Altus Derailuer Cable Path.??

I changed out the front and rear derailluer on my Schwinn today. I put a Shimano Acera out back and an Altus up front. The back went really well. I'd never done this to a bike and didn't know what to...
08-25-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 705
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Thanks. Sounds like a more thorough inspection is...

Thanks. Sounds like a more thorough inspection is needed. Will do. Could be bent though its running at 95%. I can only feel the grind when I spin the wheel and hold onto the seat post.
08-25-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 705
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Op here reporting back. I took your advice here...

Op here reporting back. I took your advice here and and I inspected the axle which was not broken. On the non-drive-side I was able to tighten the cone(i think). Any play that was in the wheel is not...
08-20-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Diablo.... And all .... The bike has a threaded...

Diablo.... And all .... The bike has a threaded bottom bracket.
08-18-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Nope. Shoelace is clear. 19 more questions to...

Nope. Shoelace is clear. 19 more questions to go....
08-18-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

I've tried 2 saddles with the same tick present....

I've tried 2 saddles with the same tick present. The bike went in for a 30 hour checkup a month ago. Mechanic said the tick was from a dirty chain. Fact is the tick never went away. Not an easy find....
08-18-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 705
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Thanks DedHed and Wizard.... 700 x 27.5 wheel...

Thanks DedHed and Wizard.... 700 x 27.5 wheel size. I don't have a caliper to measure. I'm running 41c tires right now. I want to go to a 45 or 50c tire as previously mentioned.

I'm headed to the...
08-18-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 705
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Yes. I can wiggle the wheel. And, when I wiggle...

Yes. I can wiggle the wheel. And, when I wiggle the cassette, the whole wheel wiggles. As stated the wheel has a Freewheel that was replaced like 150 miles ago. Maybe less. You are correct in...
Forum: Northeast
08-18-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,921
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

This is NOT a cop bash post. Watch some news...

This is NOT a cop bash post. Watch some news stations that show cops being bashed. Where that came from I'll never know. Asking a cop to listen to gather facts is not bashing. Asking a cop to allow...
08-18-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Good advice but the cable end is not the culprit....

Good advice but the cable end is not the culprit. Thanks.
08-18-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 705
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

JohnD .... Just as you said. Play is static....

JohnD .... Just as you said. Play is static. Wobble is active. Now, can you direct me to a new sew set of wheels that come with the 7-speed cassette attached.?? I don't have tools to mess with the...
08-17-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Tick at 12 O'clock

I have the 7000 series Shimano 105 groupset. While pedaling in the 4 hardest gears, cruising, I'm hearing a Tick on the left pedal right at 12 O'clock. Can't feel it anywhere. Any ideas of what that...
08-17-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 705
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Wobble on the Skewer

I have a Schwinn GTX-3 that has developed some play in the rear wheel. The freewheel was replaced about 100 miles ago. I suspect it's the hub. Not a high quality bike but has ran very well for me.
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08-15-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,009
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...
Forum: Northeast
08-15-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,781
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

I have no fear. Only instinct. What's to be...

I have no fear. Only instinct. What's to be afraid of.??
Forum: Northeast
08-15-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,781
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Ya. I guess I should have told him to ride in the...

Ya. I guess I should have told him to ride in the city streets of Boston, MA.

Riding in the country are what most of us dream about. I hear your wife got a set of golf clubs for you. Good trade.
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08-11-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

$1900 for this bike and I've never had so much...

$1900 for this bike and I've never had so much fun riding it. It goes just about...
08-11-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,904
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

People have no interest in doing it themselves. I...

People have no interest in doing it themselves. I could change my oil in my vehicle but hate the thought of doing it myself. So I don't. Why would you force someone to do something they have no...
08-11-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,904
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Its not rocket science to me. I think its fair to...

Its not rocket science to me. I think its fair to to offer a quick turnaround time for a price. It happens all the time in other industries. Its not different if you choose overnight shipping for a...
08-10-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,430
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Wow. Does it have reverse.??

Wow. Does it have reverse.??
Forum: Northeast
08-07-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Go to the small towns and ride the country...

Go to the small towns and ride the country arteries with joy. Norridgewock. Solon. Mercer. Cornville. Skowhegan. All of central Maine. Low traffic count.
08-05-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,801
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

If one is out of shape, there will be pain...

If one is out of shape, there will be pain getting back into shape. Let's see, I played team hockey, football, baseball and that led to biking and hiking. And carrying canoes. And I love to eat. I...
08-05-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,950
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

I wasn't speaking of those folks in the military...

I wasn't speaking of those folks in the military or the first responders. I was speaking about the American workforce.
08-04-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,950
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Some give all .......

Some give all .......
08-04-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,299
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

What are we looking at here.?? Who rides the...

What are we looking at here.?? Who rides the front seat there.?? Any of this trike electric.?? Educate us here. Please.
08-04-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,532
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Oh boy, the things people say.... I bought a...

Oh boy, the things people say....

I bought a Schwinn GTX-3 at Dick's Sporting goods for $250. I used and abused that bike for 5 years. The bike was problem free for the first 4 years I rode it....
08-03-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,084
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Sounds good buddy. I've had carpal tunnel for...

Sounds good buddy. I've had carpal tunnel for many years. Have yet to speak to a doctor about it. I think its time.
08-03-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,855
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Where do I get these Schrader adapters.??

Where do I get these Schrader adapters.??
08-03-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,801
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

Um, you missed something spinny. I said "if it...

Um, you missed something spinny. I said "if it were me." But, I would give this advice to anyone. Why is it flawed.?? I'm telling her to stick to her routes and improve there. You're sending her to...
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