Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Senior Member Gotte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    1,334
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    How about a clothing forum?

    Seems clothing is an area of great importance in cycling. How about a board that is dedicated to it? It would make life easier when finding views on cycling apparel.

  2. #2
    Carpe Diem bdcheung's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    MABRA
    My Bikes
    2007 CAAD9; 2008 Giant Bowery; 2008 Surly Crosscheck
    Posts
    13,130
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Except the clothing used by various subgroups of the cycling community differs greatly.

    Case in point below...

    Roadie:


    Triathlete:


    Commuter:


    FG/SS hipster:


    BMX:


    C&V:


    etc.

    So, clearly I think clothing discussions should be segregated to their respectable forums.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
    ΛΧΑ ΔΞ179 - 15% off your first Hammer Nutrition order!

  3. #3
    SNARKY MEMBER CardiacKid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    South Austin
    Posts
    2,829
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    How about a page where you can talk about clothing if you want, but you can also talk about other things. We could call it The Clothing Optional Forum.

  4. #4
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    38,371
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'd like to see an "equipment" forum ... a forum for everything cycling related that we buy - clothing, wheels, pedals, panniers, etc. etc. etc.. Bicycling Mag's forum has a "Buying" forum for that purpose, and it gets a lot of traffic.

    It could be set up as a general "Equipment" forum at the same level as the rest of the main forums, or as a sub-forum within forums like the Road Forum or Mtn Bike Forum or Touring Forum, etc.

  5. #5
    You gonna eat that? Doohickie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
    My Bikes
    1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS
    Posts
    13,936
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I agree with bdcheung's assessment, with the same idea applied to equipment.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

  6. #6
    Senior Member Gotte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    1,334
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yes, that would work for me, also.

  7. #7
    Been Around Awhile I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Burlington Iowa
    My Bikes
    Vaterland and Ragazzi
    Posts
    19,715
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    I'd like to see an "equipment" forum ... a forum for everything cycling related that we buy - clothing, wheels, pedals, panniers, etc. etc. etc.. Bicycling Mag's forum has a "Buying" forum for that purpose, and it gets a lot of traffic.

    It could be set up as a general "Equipment" forum at the same level as the rest of the main forums, or as a sub-forum within forums like the Road Forum or Mtn Bike Forum or Touring Forum, etc.
    My rough estimate is that at least 75% of the commuting list posts ARE about equipment.

  8. #8
    Carpe Diem bdcheung's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    MABRA
    My Bikes
    2007 CAAD9; 2008 Giant Bowery; 2008 Surly Crosscheck
    Posts
    13,130
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    I'd like to see an "equipment" forum ... a forum for everything cycling related that we buy - clothing, wheels, pedals, panniers, etc. etc. etc.. Bicycling Mag's forum has a "Buying" forum for that purpose, and it gets a lot of traffic.

    It could be set up as a general "Equipment" forum at the same level as the rest of the main forums, or as a sub-forum within forums like the Road Forum or Mtn Bike Forum or Touring Forum, etc.
    That would be great. Here's how the first thread would go:
    What bibs should I buy?
    OP: I'm in the market for some bib shorts that are comfy for my bike rides. Any suggestions?
    P1: Hincapie is great, so is Voler.
    P2: Bibs? Why the heck do you need bibs? I ride 28 miles in cargo shorts. You don't need bibs. don't waste your money, unless you want to be like one of those Roadie goofs with more dollars than sense.
    P1: "Roadie goofs?" Bibs and other technical clothing were designed with function in mind.
    P2: And my cargo shorts *function* perfectly.
    P3: Just find the tightest pair of jeans you can.
    P4: You wouldn't need to spend big bucks on bibs if you didn't ride a DD.

    etc.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
    ΛΧΑ ΔΞ179 - 15% off your first Hammer Nutrition order!

  9. #9
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    38,371
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    That would be great. Here's how the first thread would go:
    What bibs should I buy?
    OP: I'm in the market for some bib shorts that are comfy for my bike rides. Any suggestions?
    P1: Hincapie is great, so is Voler.
    P2: Bibs? Why the heck do you need bibs? I ride 28 miles in cargo shorts. You don't need bibs. don't waste your money, unless you want to be like one of those Roadie goofs with more dollars than sense.
    P1: "Roadie goofs?" Bibs and other technical clothing were designed with function in mind.
    P2: And my cargo shorts *function* perfectly.
    P3: Just find the tightest pair of jeans you can.
    P4: You wouldn't need to spend big bucks on bibs if you didn't ride a DD.

    etc.
    Actually, when you remove the equipment threads from places like the Road Forum, and put them in their own category, they become about equipment with generally good, helpful responses about equipment.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •