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Old 07-27-2009, 04:34 PM   #11761
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Um...

This just happened:









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Old 07-27-2009, 04:38 PM   #11762
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Um...

This just happened:






You going to do some triathlons or time trials?
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:57 PM   #11763
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You going to do some triathlons or time trials?
I've been doing triathlons for a few years now. I started on this:



(but blue).

After about three years' worth of mods and tweaks it wound up like this:



(no, not as a unicycle with a round saddle )

I think the only stock bits left on it are the frame and the crankset.

I spent about three hours at the store getting fitted - and I wound up in a position that's WAY more comfortable. Not only that, but I feel like I'm putting down a lot more leg.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:33 PM   #11764
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Question

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
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:39 PM   #11765
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Try wool yet? Lots of slick looking Merino Wool jerseys made by various companies out there.

I'd love to try some sometime, but it's pricey stuff.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:43 PM   #11766
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... wool works ... I have a long sleeve wool Pearl Izumi (kinda retro) jersey and no problem. ... if it's hot (summer) I'd bake wearing it tho'

... are there short sleeve, lighter weight wool options?
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:48 PM   #11767
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Like suggested, try wool. My merino stuff is muy bueno

You may wanna try a base layer vs an entire jersey. Less $$

You may also wanna examine why yer back is gettin aggravated but not the rest of you. If yer skin's that sensitive, you should have issues all over . This a new thing? Did someone change detergents and/or softeners?

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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
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:52 PM   #11768
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... wool works ... I have a long sleeve wool Pearl Izumi (kinda retro) jersey and no problem. ... if it's hot (summer) I'd bake wearing it tho'

... are there short sleeve, lighter weight wool options?
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?
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:00 PM   #11769
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Because I set it as a goal. i don't like anyone telling me what I can or can't do. Especially me.

2010's is 200 miles in one day.
I suggest starting somewhere high, and ending somewhere low.

I'm just saying....
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:00 PM   #11770
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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
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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Old 07-27-2009, 06:08 PM   #11771
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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   #11772
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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   #11773
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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   #11774
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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   #11775
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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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