Introductions - James in Los Angeles
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
06-04-11, 11:00 PM
My name is James. As I posted in the SoCal forum, I own a bike, but not a proper road bicycle. I work and live in West LA so I frequent San Vicente Blvd on my Rivendell. I am almost ready to buy a carbon fiber road bike. Lycra and clipless pedals make me nervous, but they are the norm for road cycling. I recognize that I am about to spend my hard-earned money on new clothes, equipment and shoes. Does anyone look good in Lycra? I have many questions so I will start searching the newbie threads.
06-04-11, 11:05 PM
I'll have you know that I own a Specialized road bike and I covet a Rivendell. :)
Lycra is needed if you ride longer distances and/or are bothered by chafing and wind resistance. Clipless pedals are a personal preference.
And I look good in lycra, but I'm female. :D
Oh, and welcome to the forum!
06-05-11, 08:16 AM
Welcome to the forums James! I prefer clipless pedals myself. I used to ride in just shorts, mountain bikes, but I found the lycra with chamois pad make the ride much more pleasurable. Do I look good in them, no, but I'm not out to impress and I have no discomfort after the ride from chafing.
06-08-11, 08:30 PM
Thank you for the welcome. I understand the need for Lycra and clipless pedals. Those two equipment choices are simply new to me and often foreign to Rivendell owners.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.