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Old 07-27-2009, 06:08 PM   #11671
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I'm skeered of messing with the front adjuster or the derailleur.

Today not only would the front not engage the biggest chain ring, on the rear cogs the chain kept slipping on the eighth gear.
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:15 PM   #11672
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I'm skeered of messing with the front adjuster or the derailleur.

Today not only would the front not engage the biggest chain ring, on the rear cogs the chain kept slipping on the eighth gear.
Waxy, you've seen this, right?

Lose fear. Learn to get your beesickle runnin' smoov. Almost as nice as an oilhead immediately post OVAD/TBSD.
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:19 PM   #11673
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Waxy, you've seen this, right?

Lose fear. Learn to get your beesickle runnin' smoov. Almost as nice as an oilhead immediately post OVAD/TBSD.
Hey, that looks pretty cool. Even I can understand the piccies.

Someone had mentioned that site earlier but I was too chicken to try it. Thanks for the link.
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:43 PM   #11674
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Hey, that looks pretty cool. Even I can understand the piccies.

Someone had mentioned that site earlier but I was too chicken to try it. Thanks for the link.
I'll be messing with mine tomorrow. On tonights ride, it started to not want to stay in my lowest gear. Kept wanting to upshift, then fall back off. I had to hold the shifter over to keep it from doing it.
But, even with that, I killed it on the hills today! I intentionally set out on a route that was three big climbs in a row, then a nice fifteen mile ride along the river back to town. When I got back in town, I had the option of just straight shooting it back to the ford dealer to pick up my van(todays excuse for an extended ride) but instead I said fuck it, it's only been 22 miles and went the long way and did two of the climbs in the opposite direction. Yeah, sure. I had to use my granny gear(on a triple even ) alot, but it's the first time I've done that much climbing in one ride. It felt good.
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:49 PM   #11675
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I'll be messing with mine tomorrow. On tonights ride, it started to not want to stay in my lowest gear. Kept wanting to upshift, then fall back off. I had to hold the shifter over to keep it from doing it.
But, even with that, I killed it on the hills today! I intentionally set out on a route that was three big climbs in a row, then a nice fifteen mile ride along the river back to town. When I got back in town, I had the option of just straight shooting it back to the ford dealer to pick up my van(todays excuse for an extended ride) but instead I said fuck it, it's only been 22 miles and went the long way and did two of the climbs in the opposite direction. Yeah, sure. I had to use my granny gear(on a triple even ) alot, but it's the first time I've done that much climbing in one ride. It felt good.
Man, that sounds great! Aren't you afraid to ride on the road?

(I own the patent on granny gears. )
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:52 PM   #11676
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Pedaled around the parking lot of one of the LBSs on this a bit today.


Very impressed! Might have to spec it on my next all-mountain rig.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:28 PM   #11677
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Try this, maybe it'll work for you. Never worn a wool jersey myself, though.

What kind of synthetic fabrics give you rashes? All of them, or are there any particular offenders?
... that jersey looks like it might work (I'm not a fan of looking like a neon popsicle anyhow ... not that there is anything wrong with it if'n you look more a part of the Peloton than I )

... I haven't yet figured it out ... Any non-100% cotton T will do the same thing (if'n I B swet'n).

... the detergent thing isn't the issue (I don't think) as I've had the problem for awhile. So, I finally have just broke down and wear a cotton T-shirt and stash a light rain jacket for the quick Colorado cold/rain shower. But that really hasn't been satisfactory
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:30 PM   #11678
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After re-reading your post, I think another possibility is that it might be chafing - if your jersey is a bit loose and it flaps around in the wind, the synthetic fibers might be rubbing your skin. If this sounds reasonable, then you can either get a tighter shirt that won't flap, or you can try using body glide, chamois butter or something similar on the affected area beforehand.
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... you could be on to something ... I don't like skin tight "condom" fit so my jersey is loose, like a comfortable old T-shirt

... maybe I'll have to man-up and get a smaller jersey ... counter intuitive, huh?

... chamois glide! ... haven't used/heard of that? ... sounds like it may have multiple uses .. maybe that is worth a try

thanks all for the responses
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:45 PM   #11679
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This has likely been covered in this thread, but not sure how to search for this specific issue?

Issue:
My poor little sensitive white skin cannot take the synthetic bike jersey material. I break out into a mini pimple mine field on the portion of my back where the jersey drapes. This is worse on long rides (>2hrs.). Almost rash-like. It goes away after a couple of days.

Question:
What alternatives are out there (brand names, material, etc.)? Cotton doesn't do this, but it also doesn't wick the sweat.

sorry no pictures
Kucharik The best wool jerseys for the last 45 years. I have several.

Wabi Woolens newcomers to wool jerseys.

Vintage Velos has NOS jerseys.

Vintage cycling jerseys are very collectible.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:02 PM   #11680
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... you could be on to something ... I don't like skin tight "condom" fit so my jersey is loose, like a comfortable old T-shirt

... maybe I'll have to man-up and get a smaller jersey ... counter intuitive, huh?

... chamois glide! ... haven't used/heard of that? ... sounds like it may have multiple uses .. maybe that is worth a try

thanks all for the responses
There's a whole bunch of goop designed to keep skin comfy. Good article here. Most of the stuff is creamy, and on long rides I apply fairly liberally to the nether-regions. I also put it in my running shoes when I run sockless (very handy for triathlons).

Body Glide is similar, except it looks like a stick of deodorant. Better for rubbing onto other problem areas, such as nipples and just below my underarms when running.

More information than you needed.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:42 PM   #11681
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Um...

This just happened:






there is now no excuse ofr gettin dropped by an old fat guy


'cept now you do need some real zoot Zipp Wheels, maybe the 404's.....
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:45 PM   #11682
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There's a whole bunch of goop designed to keep skin comfy. Good article here. Most of the stuff is creamy, and on long rides I apply fairly liberally to the nether-regions. I also put it in my running shoes when I run sockless (very handy for triathlons).

Body Glide is similar, except it looks like a stick of deodorant. Better for rubbing onto other problem areas, such as nipples and just below my underarms when running.

More information than you needed.
... I have used good old fashioned Vasoline when running (crotch). ... I'll have to give these products a look as they might perform better, hmmm ... thanks again

hey nomiles! ... thanks for those links ... I'll check 'em out too. (... the Vintage Velos wool are way cool )
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:50 PM   #11683
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Back to the chafing now that my computer wants to let me on it!



Seriously: snug is good. Tight is bad. Repeat that till you have it memorized.

Someone mention Swobo? I don't remember right now. PBS usually has some wool stuff. Hincapie made the wool base layer I like the best.

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Old 07-28-2009, 08:25 AM   #11684
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I suggest starting somewhere high, and ending somewhere low.

I'm just saying....
That would be unfair.

I can descend faster than tandems.

I had some bike sprite pull up beside me on the ascent then slowdown and gimme the uber condescending "Man, good for you, out working over this hill." I was just spinning so we talked for a bit. Turned out he wasn't an asshole. Told him, I heard there was powerlifting contest at the top where I get a spotted a minute for every lb more I could lift. We figured he woulda had to finished four hours back in order to finish on my time.

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Old 07-28-2009, 08:27 AM   #11685
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Back to the chafing now that my computer wants to let me on it!



Seriously: snug is good. Tight is bad. Repeat that till you have it memorized.

Someone mention Swobo? I don't remember right now. PBS usually has some wool stuff. Hincapie made the wool base layer I like the best.

HTH

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