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Old 07-17-2006, 07:33 PM   #181
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They seem pricey though, guess they last a good long time. I would think since they're so slippery, you'd have less friction i.e wear on yer ass... (?)
You are right on all counts, Perry.

The slippery aspect is an interesting one and I think it's really true. Any of those softer saddles with supposed padding really grab you and work you over, IMO. The Brooks is not about padding. It's hard but it's comfortable after broken in.

There are big fans of Brooks and some not so big fans....
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Old 07-17-2006, 07:49 PM   #182
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There are big fans of Brooks and some not so big fans....

I have a Brooks on my touring bike and I like it a lot. The only thing I have had to do it to treat it and retention the saddle. It started to sag when I sat on it and made it uncomfortable, re-tensioning cured that.
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Old 07-18-2006, 02:24 PM   #183
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So now that we have saddles settled, what about shorts....

I've got padded bike undershorts, but I'm looking for a baggier solution.

I just can't get myself to wear those skintights.....
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Old 07-18-2006, 02:29 PM   #184
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You are right on all counts, Perry.

The slippery aspect is an interesting one and I think it's really true. Any of those softer saddles with supposed padding really grab you and work you over, IMO. The Brooks is not about padding. It's hard but it's comfortable after broken in.

There are big fans of Brooks and some not so big fans....

Seems to be a love-hate thing.

I've got three of 'em. One is on my Phat, one is on the bastard cruiser from hell, the other is sitting in a box in the closet. When they break in they are IMHO pretty comfy. I think like any seat it's such a subjective thing...but the ones that I have that are broken in feel really nice and offer a bit of shock absorbtion. On of 'em is a honey-colored one and it's really pretty.

Oh, one more thing. It takes 80 years to break one in. Enjoy!
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Old 07-18-2006, 02:30 PM   #185
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So now that we have saddles settled, what about shorts....

I've got padded bike undershorts, but I'm looking for a baggier solution.

I just can't get myself to wear those skintights.....
I compromise -- I wear the basic Pearl Izumi spandex shorts with chamois under a pair of mountain-bike specific baggies (no rear pockets, tough fabric, etc.). No undies, of course.
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Old 07-18-2006, 02:40 PM   #186
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So now that we have saddles settled, what about shorts....

I've got padded bike undershorts, but I'm looking for a baggier solution.

I just can't get myself to wear those skintights.....

I wanna try these out...
http://oakley.com/o/o2892a

If you decide you like these and want a pair PM me Perry and I will get them for you at my cost...(1/2)
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Old 07-18-2006, 02:40 PM   #187
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I compromise -- I wear the basic Pearl Izumi spandex shorts with chamois under a pair of mountain-bike specific baggies (no rear pockets, tough fabric, etc.). No undies, of course.
+1

Sometimes I throw some umbro shorts over the spandex. I have a pair of fox Mnt bike specific shorts that have the chamois built in, but things never feel like they are in the right spot when wearing them, so I usually don't.
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Old 07-18-2006, 02:41 PM   #188
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I wanna try these out...
http://oakley.com/o/o2892a

If you decide you like these and want a pair PM me Perry and I will get them for you at my cost...(1/2)
They look good for downhill/4x etc.
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Old 07-18-2006, 02:53 PM   #189
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For the baggy short crowd, there's a few alternatives.

First place to check is always sierra trading post. After that, Performance/Nashbar/Supergo (different sites, same parent co.), then www.pricepoint.com and then www.chucksbikes.com

After you ride for a bit, you'll understand why we all ride in the spandex!

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Old 07-18-2006, 03:02 PM   #190
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For the baggy short crowd, there's a few alternatives.

First place to check is always sierra trading post. After that, Performance/Nashbar/Supergo (different sites, same parent co.), then www.pricepoint.com and then www.chucksbikes.com

After you ride for a bit, you'll understand why we all ride in the spandex!

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Old 07-18-2006, 03:04 PM   #191
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They look good for downhill/4x etc.

Yep..Definately geared towards MTB but also look like they would be anti-:ymca on the street...
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Old 07-18-2006, 03:10 PM   #192
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Old 07-18-2006, 03:55 PM   #193
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For the baggy short crowd, there's a few alternatives.

First place to check is always sierra trading post. After that, Performance/Nashbar/Supergo (different sites, same parent co.), then www.pricepoint.com and then www.chucksbikes.com

After you ride for a bit, you'll understand why we all ride in the spandex!

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i find a good selection and lots of good deals on overstock stuff at sports basement in the city.

www.sportsbasement.com

they have a couple of big warehouse locations here and tons of good stuff.
more cycling gear than most bike shops have at great prices.
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Old 07-18-2006, 04:04 PM   #194
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I wanna try these out...
http://oakley.com/o/o2892a

If you decide you like these and want a pair PM me Perry and I will get them for you at my cost...(1/2)
Those look too long to handle any sustained pedaling motions without serious chafing on the leg. The shorts I have are somewhat shorter (but still longer than umbros) -- just about the length of the Pearl Izumi spandex bike shorts underneath. That means that when I'm sitting and pedaling, the fabric of the baggy overshorts is moving back-and-forth on the spandex, not my leg and leg hair.
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Old 07-19-2006, 09:50 AM   #195
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Those look too long to handle any sustained pedaling motions without serious chafing on the leg. The shorts I have are somewhat shorter (but still longer than umbros) -- just about the length of the Pearl Izumi spandex bike shorts underneath. That means that when I'm sitting and pedaling, the fabric of the baggy overshorts is moving back-and-forth on the spandex, not my leg and leg hair.
They look a but long for a hot day in the saddle. Think I'll go the under baggy route. I tried the baggy shorts, specific bike pants and they shift too much.

THANKS for all the advice peoples.





Now what about pedals/clip ons...?

I have SPD shoes and peds but everyone tells me there obsolete compared to the new LOOK's systems, and CRANK BROS. set up.....???


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