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


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-17-05, 04:44 PM   #1
my58vw
Meow!
Thread Starter
 
my58vw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Riverside, California
Bikes: Trek 2100 Road Bike, Full DA10, Cervelo P2K TT bike, Full DA10, Giant Boulder Steel Commuter
Posts: 6,025
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ear Piercing and Cycling...

Hello all.

Since the season is over I have decided to put off the inevatable no longer... I am getting my ears pierced.

Why inevatable... the school I attend has rules agains guys getting ear piercing and I am no longer a full time student there... and I have wanted to have it done for years... I am sure the pain will be minimum... expecially after enduring a whole racing season...


Now the question is... for those of you who have done this... other than cleaning the piercing after riding are their any other percautions needed on the bike or after? Obiously they will have to stay in for about 10 weeks so I can not take them out when riding...

Thanks as always!
__________________
Just your average club rider... :)
my58vw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-05, 04:56 PM   #2
Nightshade
Humvee of bikes =Worksman
 
Nightshade's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 5,363
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Snicker...

Some people just can't have enough holes in their heads......
Nightshade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-05, 05:36 PM   #3
KirkeIsWaiting
the dog ate my earbuds
 
KirkeIsWaiting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Jersey Shore
Bikes: Colnago CT-1 B-stay Campy Carbon Record, '05 Litespeed Siena Campy, Bridgestone X03 , Peugeot dream bike gets FIXED, Waterford Campy Record Colbalto, Motobecane Tandem in perfect condition, A Belgium made Bertin that was sent by an angel
Posts: 2,121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
get your belly pierced instead.
You already wear bibs.
No worries!
KirkeIsWaiting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-05, 06:35 PM   #4
JJakucyk
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cincinnati
Bikes: Trek 7100 Hybrid
Posts: 404
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Titanium? Nah, carbon fiber earrings are the way to go.
JJakucyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-05, 07:07 PM   #5
Cyclaholic
CRIKEY!!!!!!!
 
Cyclaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Bikes: several
Posts: 4,269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 107 Post(s)
pierced is less aero than non-pierced, and we know that aero resistance is the major speed limiter
Cyclaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-05, 07:52 PM   #6
my58vw
Meow!
Thread Starter
 
my58vw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Riverside, California
Bikes: Trek 2100 Road Bike, Full DA10, Cervelo P2K TT bike, Full DA10, Giant Boulder Steel Commuter
Posts: 6,025
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
^^^

I got Ti... have to have something in common with cycling.

BTW compared to the pain of racing is was NOTHING... now keeping it clean and rotated is another story.
__________________
Just your average club rider... :)
my58vw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-05, 08:16 PM   #7
zing28
Crunch Time!!!!
 
zing28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Buffalo, NY
Bikes: Fuji Roubaix, Trek 4300
Posts: 241
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just clean them before you go to bed every night for a few weeks. Simple as that. Then in a few weeks you can get red ones to match your bikes!
zing28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-05, 09:02 PM   #8
my58vw
Meow!
Thread Starter
 
my58vw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Riverside, California
Bikes: Trek 2100 Road Bike, Full DA10, Cervelo P2K TT bike, Full DA10, Giant Boulder Steel Commuter
Posts: 6,025
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by zing28
Just clean them before you go to bed every night for a few weeks. Simple as that. Then in a few weeks you can get red ones to match your bikes!
I like... I would rather have CF ones though!

(Oh no I just added 20 grams to my body... now I need to shave 20 grams off the bike!
__________________
Just your average club rider... :)
my58vw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-05, 09:14 PM   #9
Machka 
In Real Life
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 46,679
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 566 Post(s)
I also have a nickel allergy ... and the earrings of choice, for income-challenged people like me, when I got my ears pierced was nickel. My ears were constantly infected and in PAIN. After several years, a new hypoallergenic material came out ... nylon. Too bad I'm also allergic to nylon!

Besides the trouble I had with earring material, I got into the huge earrings of the 1980s and nearly ripped my lobes off with the weight, and with the earrings catching on everything.

By the mid-1990s, I had enough and quit wearing them. I wear them now maybe a couple times a year, just enough to keep the holes open ... and sometimes I wonder if it's even worth it.

I know I would not want to pierce anything else ... those little holes in my ears were bad enough.
Machka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-05, 09:15 PM   #10
roadfix
hello
 
roadfix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes:
Posts: 18,590
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Are you still going to that Bible College?
roadfix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-05, 09:41 PM   #11
my58vw
Meow!
Thread Starter
 
my58vw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Riverside, California
Bikes: Trek 2100 Road Bike, Full DA10, Cervelo P2K TT bike, Full DA10, Giant Boulder Steel Commuter
Posts: 6,025
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Fixer
Are you still going to that Bible College?
La Sierra University, SDA school... no jewlery
__________________
Just your average club rider... :)
my58vw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-05, 04:09 AM   #12
Nicodemus
Feral Member
 
Nicodemus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Roma, Italia
Bikes: yes, I have one.
Posts: 2,666
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by my58vw
...the school I attend has rules agains guys getting ear piercing...
That's really depressing. Yay homophobia!
Nicodemus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-05, 05:45 AM   #13
Cyclepath
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Willimantic, Connecticut
Bikes: '70s Puch sport tourer, '90 Peugeot Success.
Posts: 499
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've never heard of nickle piercings being offered - Stainless steel is the norm & can't cost that much more.
Cyclepath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-05, 06:00 AM   #14
CdCf
Videre non videri
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Bikes: 1 road bike (simple, light), 1 TT bike (could be more aero, could be lighter), 1 all-weather commuter and winter bike, 1 Monark 828E ergometer indoor bike
Posts: 3,208
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Why have the holes in the first place???

I've never understood why people injure themselves voluntarily.
CdCf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-05, 06:25 AM   #15
eubi
No Rocket Surgeon
 
eubi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Corona and S. El Monte, CA
Bikes: Cannondale D600, Dahon Speed T7
Posts: 1,648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lauren
Stainless contains nickel. It's best to go with something hypoallergenic at least while it is healing. I'm allergic to some "nickel free" products as well, (probably chromium, based on what I've read) so I have to stick with silver, titanium, niobium, platinum, etc.
This is news to me. The nickel content of 316 CRES (corrosion resistant - most say "stainless") is only 10%-14%. Is this enough to aggravate nickel allergies?

I ask because 316 is used for body implants - it generally does very well.
eubi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-05, 07:43 AM   #16
patc
Dubito ergo sum.
 
patc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Bikes: Bessie.
Posts: 1,735
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by my58vw
Now the question is... for those of you who have done this... other than cleaning the piercing after riding are their any other percautions needed on the bike or after? Obiously they will have to stay in for about 10 weeks so I can not take them out when riding...

Thanks as always!
Remove your helmet carefully (if you use one). You'll think the piercing is healed enough not to hurt, and then you'll snag it on the helmet strap and .
patc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-05, 07:47 AM   #17
patc
Dubito ergo sum.
 
patc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Bikes: Bessie.
Posts: 1,735
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CdCf
Why have the holes in the first place???

I've never understood why people injure themselves voluntarily.
Bodies are meant to be used, that's why we have them. Minor injury is irrelevant compared to the satisfaction of self-expression and the sense of ownership over your physical self.

When you get right down to it we do voluntary self-injury on an almost daily basis. From sports like boxing, to eating fast-food, to body modifications. The only differences are the degree of self-awareness behind the decision.
patc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-05, 08:14 AM   #18
crosscut
cellblock 5150
 
crosscut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Lake Norman, NC
Bikes: 05 Scott CR1 CF Team 05 Trek 1000
Posts: 457
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
be a man and get your nipples done. Ear peircing went out in the 90's.

belly button peircing is allowed only if your name is George and you need Boy in front of it, to determine what gender you are.
__________________
KWITCHER*****IN!
crosscut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-05, 08:43 AM   #19
my58vw
Meow!
Thread Starter
 
my58vw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Riverside, California
Bikes: Trek 2100 Road Bike, Full DA10, Cervelo P2K TT bike, Full DA10, Giant Boulder Steel Commuter
Posts: 6,025
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nipple Piercing.... Ahhh! - I.e. No thanks.
__________________
Just your average club rider... :)
my58vw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-05, 09:01 AM   #20
SpiderMike
eert a ekil yzarc
 
SpiderMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Pasadena TX
Bikes: many bikes
Posts: 2,558
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Like it is said above, be careful taking the helmet off at first.

My ears aren't just pierced, they are stretched. Currently wearing 4 gauge. Was stretched to 2 gauge for the longest time. I wear plugs when riding. Nothing hollow, else I hear a whistle. I wear nothing but organic or pyrex just out of preference.

I don't think you'll have much luck finding a true barbell in the smallest of gauges. But you could always wear a eyebrow retainer.
SpiderMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-05, 09:27 AM   #21
Redhed 
Senior Member
 
Redhed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Missouri
Bikes: 02' Schwinn Mesa GSX, 2005 Giant OCR2
Posts: 494
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Machka
I also have a nickel allergy ... and the earrings of choice, for income-challenged people like me, when I got my ears pierced was nickel. My ears were constantly infected and in PAIN. After several years, a new hypoallergenic material came out ... nylon. Too bad I'm also allergic to nylon!

Besides the trouble I had with earring material, I got into the huge earrings of the 1980s and nearly ripped my lobes off with the weight, and with the earrings catching on everything.

By the mid-1990s, I had enough and quit wearing them. I wear them now maybe a couple times a year, just enough to keep the holes open ... and sometimes I wonder if it's even worth it.

I know I would not want to pierce anything else ... those little holes in my ears were bad enough.
I am very allergic to nickel, sterling silver is the answer. It never bothers my skin, just make sure that it has the stamp on the jewelry.
Redhed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-05, 09:40 AM   #22
Metieval
Senior Member
 
Metieval's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Ohio
Bikes: Dawes sst al, Cannondale alloy Synapse, Giant Talon 29er, Trek Crossrip elite
Posts: 520
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Maybe it all depends on how a person heals. When I got my ear pierced the pain was about 20 seconds. And then it was sore for 2 days. I've had scratches that hurt worse.
It healed fine with no infections and I haven't had a problem since. It has only came out for x-rays and for surgeries.
Metieval is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-05, 09:50 AM   #23
gurana
TÍte de Limace
 
gurana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Maryland
Bikes: '05 Specialized Allez Sport Triple
Posts: 1,542
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
my58vw, it looks as if you've already gone through with this. What my suggestion would have been would be to do it at a tattoo parlor, or something similar. They generally cost a little more, but the quality of the jewelery is often much higher, and they don't use the gun. I personally believe that the gun is the main reason that people have problems with piercings as they aren't as hygenic as a single use needle. This is of course highly dependent upon the place that you go however. Also, you have greater options as far as guage. If you're just getting one of those little 22ga (or is it 20?) piercings in your lobe, it's probably not a big deal. It's also been my experience that tattoo parlors pay more attention to placement, and you can be a lot more accurate with a straight needle than the gun.

Hope you like it.
__________________

Les Douleurs de la Mort. :: Sed fugit interea fugit irreparabile tempus.
gurana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-05, 09:52 AM   #24
eubi
No Rocket Surgeon
 
eubi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Corona and S. El Monte, CA
Bikes: Cannondale D600, Dahon Speed T7
Posts: 1,648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpiderMike
My ears aren't just pierced, they are stretched. Currently wearing 4 gauge. Was stretched to 2 gauge for the longest time. I wear plugs when riding. Nothing hollow, else I hear a whistle.
I'm not criticizing your taste in fashion, but this is very humorous to me. It makes perfect sense.

My company designs hydraulic and pneumatic equipment that is specifically designed to be quiet when operating...

I'm going to suggest to my boss that we get into the business of designing "quiet grommets" for cyclists and motorcyclists that wear them. No whistle.

Or for the more musically inclined, miniature tuned pan pies to play a soothing chord while you ride...

(I'm going to make a million bucks... )

What do you think?
eubi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-05, 10:03 AM   #25
SpiderMike
eert a ekil yzarc
 
SpiderMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Pasadena TX
Bikes: many bikes
Posts: 2,558
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by eubi
I'm not criticizing your taste in fashion, but this is very humorous to me. It makes perfect sense.
Oh I forgot to mention that when I was 6 gauge, I had to get my front wheel rebuilt. I cut the spokes off at home. I cleaned two of the spoke nipples, and they fit. I wore them to the LBS to drop of the hub. First person that notice was the last person to say hello, no surprise it was the Head wrench. Wish i had pictures.

As for tuned musical plugs, NO THANKS. I have ears of a blind person, and my wife has started collecting wind chimes. Got enough non music going on at home.
SpiderMike 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 03:26 PM.