Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Turbocelica

    Turbocelica Been here awhile

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    Another option is Buff Headwear. http://www.buffwear.com/ I sweat a lot and to me these are the ultimate headband. I wear it like a beanie with 1/2 to 1 turn between layers. I use them religously at the gym, under my bike helmet and when working in the yard. The way I wear it I end up with two layers of Coolmax on my head soaking up the sweat. When I take it off I can wring out a steady stream of sweat. You can get them locally at a REI, motorcycle shops and outdoors stores. At the motorcycle shows they a bin of seconds/clearance that are extra cheap.

  2. HillbillyNinja

    HillbillyNinja Long timer

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    I'm off to attempt a five mile loop of offroad. Here's to my legs!
  3. Stinez

    Stinez Rhymes with Heinz :D

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    Go get em! :clap

    And for the sake of less sore legs tomorrow...stretch after. :evil
  4. HillbillyNinja

    HillbillyNinja Long timer

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    BAck! Much easier today than it was on Monday. Bonus, it rained like mad yesterday so there were ton's of mud and water holes!

    I'm going to strip off the spandex and soak for a bit:deal
  5. yosso

    yosso Been here awhile

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    I've used the GUTR, it simply routes the sweat out the side and down your face, but it stays out of the eyes.

    M.
  6. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I actually ordered one of these since Amazon sells it and I had to buy some other stuff. I'll try it on the rollers first to see if a. it works and b. it's not too dorky :D
  7. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Its too dorky, but WTF?! if it helps with the waterfall of sweat, wear it!

    Not NEARLY as bad as Askel's bibs over t-shirt tho! :nono

    M
  8. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Oh, it if works and I can wear it with a helmet, I'll wear it alright. Anyway, people will be too focused on Lycra stretching to breaking point on my ass to see it....
  9. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    Was talking to some coworkers yesterday-

    "Hey Askel, we saw you out riding your bike the other day. What the fuck were you wearing?"

    :lol3
  10. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    I've never adjusted a derailleur before. But I keep hearing a rubbing noise near the chainring. Is this something I should get instruction on before trying, or would YouTube instructional videos be sufficient? My bike is a stick cheapola K2 Zed.
  11. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    Da UP, eh.

    It's not too hard, watch somebody who knows what they're doing first. Keep in mind you can seriously wreck stuff with the limit adjusters on the rear derailleur if you try hard enough.
  12. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    The Park Tool site has good instructions for this.
    Easier than syncing the TB's on a GS.:evil

    Less same old surging issues though.:lol3
  13. Stinez

    Stinez Rhymes with Heinz :D

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    MOST have a slotted or Allen adjuster screw to fine tune the derailleur’s.

    If you have one just flip the bike over on a softish surface, peddle to see which way it's off and adjust accordingly. (go slow and know where zero/start point is)

    PS Some bikes don't like big ring/small ring combs so you may not be able to adjust that bit of rubbing out. (Which I why I recommend that you know where zero is)

    :deal
  14. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Thanks. :thumb
  15. potatoho

    potatoho Cheese and Rice!

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    Are you guys using strong gloves? I fell at less than 10 mph and the MX gloves I was using instantly wore through the side of the knuckles. Trying to find some lightweight kevlar enforced. My gloves always seem to bust out on the sides of the fingers.

    Most gloves seem like a joke because they put thick material along the top but paper thin along the sides. If you drag your hand perpendicular to a surface the thick material rolls away and the paper thin becomes the contact area.

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  16. flip18436572

    flip18436572 Broke ex-YMCA employee

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    I used my motocross gloves for winter riding, but i am using some cheapo nashbar fingerless right now. I know I will regret it if I crash on the road, but that is what I am using.
  17. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    When exactly is it rubbing?

    What gear combos?

    What circumstances?

    :ear

    M
  18. potatoho

    potatoho Cheese and Rice!

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    I didn't slide even 2ft and the MX glove proved worthless on the street. I'm wearing some lightweight street gloves until I figure this out. I think even a leather golf glove would have more abrasion resist than the lycra side panels on most cycling gloves.
  19. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    It's intermittent but it seems to be rubbing somewhere up front. I can see shiny areas on the metal there, areas which should be dirty, so I assume it's rubbing there. But to be honest, when I hear the noise and look down, I cannot see where the chain is making contact. Happens on the flat, uphill and downhill. Stops when I stop pedaling.

    I notice it mainly in 2/7 and 2/8. (Is that how one expresses it?)

    Since I cleaned the chain last night, it's sometimes reluctant to shift up. It won't take until I go up a second gear, then it rattles through both. For example, I'm in 2/4 and try to go to 2/5, it won't budge until I shift to 2/6.

    It's also reluctant to shift down sometimes, when trying to go from 2/8 to 1/8. Just makes a rattling noise and I finally have to push it back up to 2/8.

    Any of this making sense? I'm a neophyte, been bicycling almost every day for the last 6 weeks, and I know very little about bicycle nomenclature.
  20. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I'm guessing here, but yer riding an 8sp rear cassette with a triple front?

    If so, then ya need to learn shiftin. Once you get about mid-way thru the cassette in any ring, shift up to the next bigger ring. That'll keep the rubbing to a minimum AFA sheer mechanical stuff goes. Don't help with stuff that's outta alignment/adjustment tho. :nah

    Some of it DOES sound like yer front der. is outta adjustment. Sounds like the cable's too tight, but without looking at it :dunno

    HTH

    M