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Old 10-21-2008, 10:56 PM   #9091
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Old 10-22-2008, 12:56 AM   #9092
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What specifically are you riding? What saddle? What shorts?

Chafing's 'normal' but tearing's not. Are there GOOD bike shops in the area that can fit you? First impression sez something's NOT right in saddle-land.

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HA! I am in China. The bike shops here sell the stuff that isn't good enough to send to wal-mart. The real answer is; no, there are no real good bike shops.
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Old 10-22-2008, 04:30 AM   #9093
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I feel like I've said this before.. I wear two pairs of shorts when I ride my diamond frame bicycle.. double up the padding... nothing is more important than the comfort of my toosh.
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Old 10-22-2008, 05:19 AM   #9094
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I feel like I've said this before.. I wear two pairs of shorts when I ride my diamond frame bicycle.. double up the padding... nothing is more important than the comfort of my toosh.

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Don't mock it until you try it.. unless you think somethings are more important than the comfort of your toosh??
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:12 AM   #9095
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i am thinking about buying a carbon frameset off of ebay from china and turning it into a fixie. Anyone know anything about these frames? They look good so far.
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:43 AM   #9096
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Got any pictures or linky for those carbon frames on eBay from China?

I know Taiwan has been making carbon fiber frames, forks and components for a good while and they are quite good.. not sure about Chinese made carbon though.
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:26 AM   #9097
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HA! I am in China. The bike shops here sell the stuff that isn't good enough to send to wal-mart. The real answer is; no, there are no real good bike shops.
Ok, since you are not around anywhere with a normal bike shop to help with FIT, I would recommend taking time off the bike until the healing is entirely complete. It seems like part of your problem is aggravating a preexisting injury.

While healing focus on the bike more...Terry Bicycles makes an excellent touring saddle for both Women and Men...

Another idea is to point the nose of your saddle down a bit more since it seems like you are digging into yourself there...also check the height of your seatpost to make sure you are not rocking back n forth when you pedal from too high of a seat position. If you had too low of a seat position, you would probably have more issues with your knees...

Another item to check is your riding position: Are your handlebars too far way? If so, leaning forward in an extreme position would place too much weight on your perineum causing the friction you describe. You may need to consider a shorter stem, shorter reach bars or a combination of both... also don't forget to check your stem height...it may be too low..some stems are flipflop stems and a few degrees of rise from simply flippping its position may aid your riding considerably.

last but not least...if you have double checked all of the above, you may have too long of a frame and may need to reconsider a change of bike frame...

also make sure your bike shorts are padded, but not too extremely padded, because the extra bounce may also cause chafing...

and remember the cyclist's dirty little secret: chamois butter...I do not leave for a ride without it...

In my experience doing long distance rides before and after understanding all of the finer points of FIT, made a world of difference in actually enjoying myself out there....

hope this helps...

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Old 10-23-2008, 09:10 PM   #9098
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Tire explosion!

I broke a spoke a few days ago, rear 700c/28 single speed.
I put in a new one on, custom cut to size 295mm. trued the wheel, put the tire/tube back on and pumped it up to 80psi.

BANG!

it exploded and the bead unseated.
I thought, bad tube, and replaced put another tube on and pumped up to 70psi.

BANG!
exploded again.
I've run these tires at 80psi for about 1k miles without issue.
Conti sport contacts iirc.

so WTF is happening?
the rim/rim tape looks fine
this never happened to me before.
the tube split right along the seam
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:22 AM   #9099
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I broke a spoke a few days ago, rear 700c/28 single speed.
I put in a new one on, custom cut to size 295mm. trued the wheel, put the tire/tube back on and pumped it up to 80psi.

BANG!

it exploded and the bead unseated.
I thought, bad tube, and replaced put another tube on and pumped up to 70psi.

BANG!
exploded again.
I've run these tires at 80psi for about 1k miles without issue.
Conti sport contacts iirc.

so WTF is happening?
the rim/rim tape looks fine
this never happened to me before.
the tube split right along the seam
you either pinched the tubes gettin em in, or you got a bad run of tubes. Happens.

Could also be that you buggered up the hook on the rim somehow. Hard to do, but not impossible. Check where its been blowing off and see.

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Old 10-24-2008, 08:42 AM   #9100
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the tube split right along the seam
Prolly a bad run as Gummee said. Happens, I've had my share of bad no-name tubes too.
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:33 PM   #9101
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so much for THAT ride report!

Fucking work computers!

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Old 10-25-2008, 11:33 AM   #9102
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Prolly a bad run as Gummee said. Happens, I've had my share of bad no-name tubes too.
Figured it out. Inflated the tire to 30 psi and saw the slight bulge.
Bad bead on the tire, I musta damaged it getting it off

It is a Conti sport contact, LBS said I should move to the vastly superior Japanese tires.
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Old 10-26-2008, 07:19 PM   #9103
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Looks good there Sean!

Now, about them DT shifters... It really helps yer shoulder when you upgrade to STI. Yeah, that's it! Upgrade to help yer shoulder!



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Old 10-26-2008, 07:47 PM   #9104
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I think the brown hoods are making the whole bike!

I dig the epoxied garage floor as well so I'm pretty easy to please.

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Old 10-26-2008, 08:00 PM   #9105
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I have a bicycle related problem I would like help with..... I was just reading about the guy that tore his perineum ( Ouch!) but I have a different Problem.
Please, dont too much, K? I havent ridden for like 15 years and am now 45, I bought a 22" Frame MTB, and it seems OK, size wise, I get a little stiffness lower back, but I put that down to being unfit... the real problem, apart from a very sore ass ( and i bought a gel seat to help) is the fact that as I ride, I constantly squish my testicles, to the point I feel physically sick.... anyone else had this problem?
Yessirs, I am overweight, 6'2" 348lbs but I am trying to do something about that.... hence the bike.
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