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    should have a subforum dedicated to bike apparels...

    like bike clothing, gloves, shoes etc.

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    this suggestion has been made before:
    How about a clothing forum?
    Clothing and Equipment Thread?
    "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."
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    thx...i guess mods hasn't respond to this dedicated subforum yet.

    i see other redundant and dedicated subforum (and no offense to those subforum) like: cyclocross, fifty plus, living car free, recreational & family, road cycling, track cycling, triathlon, utility cycling. i guess gearing and clothing aren't just that important to some ppl.

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    I don't understand how any of the following are redundant:
    - Cyclocross
    - 50+
    - Car-free living
    - Road cycling
    - Track cycling
    - Triathlon

    As stated in the other threads about a dedicated clothing forum, clothing is far too often specific to the type of cycling being undertaken. What you wear when road cycling will be distinctly different from "recreational and family" cycling, different from triathlons, and different (in most cases) from commuting. Ditto on gear. These kinds of discussions are more appropriate within their own contextual subforums.
    "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."
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    i said dedicated or redundant....

    car-free living should probably be under commuting
    road cycling, track cycling, cyclocross, triathlon should all be under one category call racing
    50+ is dedicated
    family and recreational is dedicated

    just because gearing is different for everyone doesn't mean we should not have a sub-forum. if ppl want to talk about different gear, clothing, gloves, etc. so what? put them in a subforum and discuss all their differences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincentnyc View Post
    i said dedicated or redundant....

    car-free living should probably be under commuting
    Not necessarily. Some people own cars and only commute by bike. Others actually live car-free.
    road cycling, track cycling, cyclocross, triathlon should all be under one category call racing
    So should we then add MTB & BMX to the racing forum? Also, not all racers are into the same type of racing. Combining the 4 you listed will end up with people having to weed through a lot of posts to find ones pertinent to their preferred type.
    50+ is dedicated
    family and recreational is dedicated
    And the problem with them being dedicated is?

    just because gearing is different for everyone doesn't mean we should not have a sub-forum. if ppl want to talk about different gear, clothing, gloves, etc. so what? put them in a subforum and discuss all their differences.
    Why not discuss the apparel in the subforum to which it applies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by monogodo View Post
    ....And the problem with them being dedicated is?

    Why not discuss the apparel in the subforum to which it applies?
    the problem is u have a dedicated forum for those...why not a whole subforum for just apparel? if u have a whole subforum just for 50+...y not 40+...y not 60+...y not 80+?

    and no i dont want to sort thru all different subforum just to see what kind of gloves, jersey, vest, or mountain shorts ppl recommend. have them all under 1 section, which make life simpler and easy to find.

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    The recommendations for gloves, jerseys, vests, or shorts are going to vary depending on the kind of cycling you're doing.

    I would not recommend the same apparel for mountain biking as BMX. Or Road Cycling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    The recommendations for gloves, jerseys, vests, or shorts are going to vary depending on the kind of cycling you're doing.

    I would not recommend the same apparel for mountain biking as BMX. Or Road Cycling.
    so what? who care...it is under one section. as long it is under one section...ppl know where to look for recommendation for apparels from mountain biking to bmx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincentnyc View Post
    thx...i guess mods hasn't respond to this dedicated subforum yet.

    i see other redundant and dedicated subforum (and no offense to those subforum) like: cyclocross, fifty plus, living car free, recreational & family, road cycling, track cycling, triathlon, utility cycling. i guess gearing and clothing aren't just that important to some ppl.
    I've been thinking about the question, and have reached the conclusion that there is already enough topical diversity in the main page, and to add an apparel subforum really wouldn't serve the forums well because it would ultimately dilute the forum overall. The reason is because the very specialization of gear makes it a default topic for the specific discipline in cycling. These topics can be covered quite well, and have been covered quite well in the past in the individual existing subforums.

    It was an interesting thought, yes, but after applying an analysis of cost v benefit, it turned out to be not such a good idea.
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    So then most threads would start like this:

    OP: (Title) What gloves?
    OP: What gloves should I get?
    P1: What are you going to be doing?
    OP: Ummm... riding my bike
    P2: yeah but what kind of riding... mountain, bmx, recumbent...
    OP: ohhh, yeah good question. Riding on the road.
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    ok..let's say i want a recommendation for baggy bike short...which subforum i should post it in?

    commuting?
    mountain biking?
    professional cycling?
    touring?
    track cycling?
    triathlon?
    general cycling?

    please advise.

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    what kind of cycling will you be doing in said baggy bike shorts?
    "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."
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    what kind of cycling will you be doing in said baggy bike shorts?
    nothing serious. it is for summer and i'm in nyc. and my ride is a folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincentnyc View Post
    ok..let's say i want a recommendation for baggy bike short...which subforum i should post it in?

    commuting?
    mountain biking?
    professional cycling?
    touring?
    track cycling?
    triathlon?
    general cycling?

    please advise.
    Of those you mentioned, your best bets would be general and commuting in that order. MTB'ers would know about the shorts, but you're riding around NYC on a folder...
    -Touring might be helpful, but they have such a low traffic count it could be a while before you get a response.
    -Professional (road) and tri like their outfits skin tight.
    -Track I've no experience, so can't comment.

    Also, you might ask in your regional sub-forum. Ask what other people in your local area are using.

    And slightly off-topic, it would be nice if there was one place on the forums that acted as a directory of all the e-tailers that cater to the cycling crowd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    And slightly off-topic, it would be nice if there was one place on the forums that acted as a directory of all the e-tailers that cater to the cycling crowd.
    Free advertising? Heinous.
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    there should also be a subforum dedicated to chain lube.

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    I have name suggestions for an apparel subforum in Triathlon. You could call it 'Dickos' or 'Sluggos'.

    I'm not sure if the 'what marker pen is best for writing my race number on my arm?' questions would go in the apparel subforum or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    there should also be a subforum dedicated to chain lube.
    I think it should be further divided into lube for dry conditions, lube for wet conditions, and lube for both wet & dry conditions. I shouldn't have to wade through all the posts of people wanting wet condition lube when i never ride in wet conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monogodo View Post
    I think it should be further divided into lube for dry conditions, lube for wet conditions, and lube for both wet & dry conditions. I shouldn't have to wade through all the posts of people wanting wet condition lube when i never ride in wet conditions.
    Extra points for the lube if it can be used as an impromptu substitute for K-Y Jelly.

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