Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-13-08, 12:06 PM   #1
solveg
Squirrel
Thread Starter
 
solveg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Winfield, KS
Bikes: 07 Rivendell Atlantis, 83 Schwinn Peloton, 94 Scott Cheyenne, 81 SR Touring Bike, 80's CCM,
Posts: 4,926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nashbar bibs :eek:

I ordered some men's knicker bibs from Nashbar because they were cheap.

All I have to say is: you guys wear some crazy giant padding! My rear is padded, like a tiny diaper! Are all men's gear like this? It's thick*, too! I would think you'd chafe in it!
__________________
solveg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-08, 12:37 PM   #2
Tex_Arcana
Lone Star
 
Tex_Arcana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Houston, Tx.
Bikes:
Posts: 561
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't wear lycra, no time, no way. I think watching Freddy Mercury on stage at the Summit (it was the Summit then, not Compaq Center or Lakewood Church) during Queen's News of the World tour had damaging psychological effects. Every time I pick up a pair of mtb shorts the huge pad that seems to weigh as much as a cf bike also turns me off. Maybe next time I feel like I need shorts for riding I'll hop down to the uniform store and see if they have those shorts the bike cops wear.

Last edited by Tex_Arcana; 02-13-08 at 12:39 PM. Reason: clairification
Tex_Arcana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-08, 12:43 PM   #3
maddmaxx 
Small Member
 
maddmaxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes: Leader home built hardtail, Diamondback Response
Posts: 7,136
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 150 Post(s)
They are more appropriate to the 50+ crowd.


I suppose that depends on your viewpoint.
__________________
We are an empire. Use it wisely.
maddmaxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-08, 12:59 PM   #4
RockyMtnMerlin
Senior Member
 
RockyMtnMerlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Laramie Wyoming
Bikes: Merlin Extralight Topolino Wheels Campy Record
Posts: 2,970
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by solveg View Post
I ordered some men's knicker bibs from Nashbar because they were cheap.

All I have to say is: you guys wear some crazy giant padding! My rear is padded, like a tiny diaper! Are all men's gear like this? It's thick*, too! I would think you'd chafe in it!
The short answer is no. There are plenty of mens shorts, bibs, and knickers that have thin pads. There are also some (even expensive ones) that have thick pads like Castelli "Kiss" pads. Additionally, you can also buy men's bib knickers with no padding at all.
__________________
RockyMtnMerlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-08, 03:08 PM   #5
stapfam
Time for a change.
 
stapfam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
Posts: 19,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
If this is the pad I think it is- It is great. The one pair of shorts I have-as opposed to bibs-Has this thick padding in. My "Sponsor" (Local LBS) came up with them for our 100 mile offroad in 2004. 12 hours of sitting in the saddle and Although they became ineffective after 8 hours- They worked. The next event we did was only a 6 hour one and thin chamois was painfull in comparison.

Just don't get off the bike cos "Your bum will look big in these"
__________________
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


Spike Milligan
stapfam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-08, 03:13 PM   #6
Hermes 
Elite Rider
 
Hermes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Bikes: Too Many
Posts: 9,746
Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28 Post(s)
I do not buy the shorts with thick pads. I like the thin firm chamois pads as in PI AeroSensor Pro Bibs with the 10 panels and the Voler bibs with the Ion chamois.
Hermes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-08, 08:34 PM   #7
luv2cruz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Cleveland MS
Bikes: 04 Trek 2100, Ultegra, Koobi,Syntace
Posts: 292
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by solveg View Post
I ordered some men's knicker bibs from Nashbar because they were cheap.

All I have to say is: you guys wear some crazy giant padding! My rear is padded, like a tiny diaper! Are all men's gear like this? It's thick*, too! I would think you'd chafe in it!
Are all men's SHORTS like that? No. That's why THOSE were cheap.....
luv2cruz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-08, 09:12 PM   #8
Rick@OCRR
www.ocrebels.com
 
Rick@OCRR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern California
Bikes: Several bikes, Road, Mountain, Commute, etc.
Posts: 5,963
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
I've tried bibs, and good quality ones too (not Nashbar), but the straps always chafe my nipples. That got old real quick!

So I am back to shorts . . . mostly Pearl Izumi and Giordona with the occasional Castelli thrown in.

Rick / OCRR
Rick@OCRR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-08, 10:11 PM   #9
fthomas 
Fred E Fenders
 
fthomas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Again! Philippines & S. California
Bikes: Jamis Aurora Elite
Posts: 1,454
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rick, you aren't supposed to cross the shoulder straps over like I do in my bib tuck overalls.
__________________
F Thomas

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
fthomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-08, 11:00 PM   #10
cccorlew
Erect member since 1953
 
cccorlew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Antioch, CA (SF Bay Area)
Bikes: Roubaix Expert, Motobecane Ti Century Elite turned commuter, Cannondale F500 Mtn bike, Some old French thing gone fixie
Posts: 6,772
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Look, if you're on the bike they look fine, and feel fine. Never get off the bike.
In California there is a state law: If you wear a team kit you must be touching your bicycle at all times or you can be arrested. Some risk arrest at local coffee shops, but generally this law keeps the streets safe.
cccorlew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-08, 11:03 PM   #11
Tom Bombadil
His Brain is Gone!
 
Tom Bombadil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Paoli, Wisconsin
Bikes: RANS Stratus, Bridgestone CB-1, Trek 7600, Sun EZ-Rider AX, Fuji Absolute 1.0, Cayne Rambler 3
Posts: 9,980
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What men's athletic gear is up next for Solveg?

Perhaps a protective device?
__________________
"Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post
Tom Bombadil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-08, 11:08 PM   #12
solveg
Squirrel
Thread Starter
 
solveg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Winfield, KS
Bikes: 07 Rivendell Atlantis, 83 Schwinn Peloton, 94 Scott Cheyenne, 81 SR Touring Bike, 80's CCM,
Posts: 4,926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR View Post
I've tried bibs, and good quality ones too (not Nashbar), but the straps always chafe my nipples. That got old real quick!
Rick / OCRR
There are no straps in the world that are long enough to go straight over my chest!
__________________
solveg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-08, 11:11 PM   #13
BengeBoy 
Senior Member
 
BengeBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Bikes: 2014 Pivot Mach 5.7 MTB, 2009 Chris Boedeker custom, 1988 Tommasini Prestige, 2007 Bill Davidson custom; 1988 Specialized Stumpjumper
Posts: 6,941
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
I do not buy the shorts with thick pads.
+1

I bought one cheap pair of Performance shorts (same company as Nashbar) and I would agree with "eek." Felt like a diaper (not that I would remember what wearing a diaper was like).

Never again. Now I check pads more carefully.
BengeBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-08, 12:08 PM   #14
Long deKlein
should know better
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sonoma County CA
Bikes: '95 Klein Quantum, all DA'd out; 80's Japanese Summit Comp Pro TR--the dark and wet bike
Posts: 254
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
+1

Felt like a diaper (not that I would remember what wearing a diaper was like).
I think I can speak for all of us here in 50+ land in hoping we don't get a refresher course!
Long deKlein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-08, 01:43 PM   #15
solveg
Squirrel
Thread Starter
 
solveg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Winfield, KS
Bikes: 07 Rivendell Atlantis, 83 Schwinn Peloton, 94 Scott Cheyenne, 81 SR Touring Bike, 80's CCM,
Posts: 4,926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, good to know it's not just "male padding", because that would be pretty weird.
__________________
solveg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-08, 01:53 PM   #16
leob1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Middle of the road, NJ
Bikes:
Posts: 2,560
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Is it a gel pad? They tend to be thick, and feel squishy, like a used diaper.
leob1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-08, 02:10 PM   #17
solveg
Squirrel
Thread Starter
 
solveg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Winfield, KS
Bikes: 07 Rivendell Atlantis, 83 Schwinn Peloton, 94 Scott Cheyenne, 81 SR Touring Bike, 80's CCM,
Posts: 4,926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No, it's just really really big in the bottom, and I thought it was us women who generally had wider hip bones. Then I thought it was to make up for the fact that men had less body fat there than women. Then gave up and thought it was just crazy.
__________________
solveg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-08, 03:26 PM   #18
ticwanos
Ol' Paint
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Garland, Texas and Tahlequah, OK
Bikes: '68 Raleigh Grand Prix,'71 Schwinn Super Sport, '73 Schwinn Paramount, '83 Schwinn Super Sport, '84(?) Univega Gran Sprint, '89 Schwinn Waterford Paramount
Posts: 393
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post

I suppose that depends on your viewpoint.
Droll. Very droll.
__________________
"In my cathedral,
colored glass holds no candle to
sunlight through trees."
-- Leon Briggs
ticwanos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-08, 05:05 PM   #19
Long deKlein
should know better
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sonoma County CA
Bikes: '95 Klein Quantum, all DA'd out; 80's Japanese Summit Comp Pro TR--the dark and wet bike
Posts: 254
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by solveg View Post
No, it's just really really big in the bottom,
Like that Spinal Tap song:

"Big bottom, big bottom
Talk about thick pads
My shorts got 'em"

At least, I'm pretty sure that's how it goes...
Long deKlein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-08, 08:15 PM   #20
taxi777
Wheres my snuggie?
 
taxi777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Francisco
Bikes:
Posts: 3,068
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
Look, if you're on the bike they look fine, and feel fine. Never get off the bike.
In California there is a state law: If you wear a team kit you must be touching your bicycle at all times or you can be arrested. Some risk arrest at local coffee shops, but generally this law keeps the streets safe.
I was busted for aggravated posing and paid $100 bucks and a night in the pokey! Now I know why they call it the pokey!
__________________
Blame It On The Dog Blog
taxi777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-08, 06:30 AM   #21
Timtruro
Senior Member
 
Timtruro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: North Truro, MA
Bikes: Aegis Trident (Big Red)
Posts: 1,607
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Long deKlein View Post
I think I can speak for all of us here in 50+ land in hoping we don't get a refresher course!
that DEPENDS.........
Timtruro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-08, 06:33 AM   #22
Timtruro
Senior Member
 
Timtruro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: North Truro, MA
Bikes: Aegis Trident (Big Red)
Posts: 1,607
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by taxi777 View Post
I was busted for aggravated posing and paid $100 bucks and a night in the pokey! Now I know why they call it the pokey!
What kind of a law is that, sounds really strange even for kalifornia.....
Timtruro is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:48 AM.