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 08-06-09, 10:06 PM   #1
Profoxcg
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sunny South Florida
Bikes: '09 Specialized C2
Posts: 269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How many helmets and shoes do you own?

I know many cyclist have different jersey and matching bibs. What about helmets and shoes?
How many helmets and pairs of shoes do most people have?
I guess the essence of the question is - do you match your on road clycing clothes?
Profoxcg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-09, 10:07 PM   #2
Profoxcg
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sunny South Florida
Bikes: '09 Specialized C2
Posts: 269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
...... subcribed
Profoxcg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-09, 10:27 PM   #3
bike_boy
Lula Mae = 15 lbs.
 
bike_boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: I keep hitting <Escape>, but I'm still here!
Bikes: 2011 Trek Madone 6.5 w/SRAM Red
Posts: 731
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
3 helmets (mtn. & road) - used to have 4. One was destroyed in a crash.
4 pairs of shoes (mtn. & road w/SPD, Look, Speedplay Zero cleats)

...Helmets were Not matched/coordinated with shoes.
bike_boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-09, 10:45 PM   #4
prathmann
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bay Area, Calif.
Bikes:
Posts: 6,087
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 79 Post(s)
Two helmets: Bell Biker from '75 and some newer Bell model from '93.
Two pairs of shoes: one for winter wear that fits better in booties and one for spring - fall.
prathmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-09, 10:47 PM   #5
Oscuro
Senior Member
 
Oscuro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Victoria, B.C. Canada
Bikes: LHT, International, 310
Posts: 317
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
1 Helmet, and my hiking boots. The only shoes I own, period.

I should learn to ride barefoot.....
Oscuro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-09, 12:03 AM   #6
Panthers007
Great State of Varmint
 
Panthers007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Dante's Third Ring
Bikes:
Posts: 7,479
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bought some innocuous stiff-soled bike-shoes. Not for clips. They gather dust in a corner. Second pair I've ever bought. Second pair to rot in a corner - first being in 1983. I ride in cheap sneakers and would go barefoot if I could.

I have two helmets. Both Trek Vapor. Very comfortable. Cheaper than the one's with the names of bike-racers tattooed on them. Very high ratings. One I wear, and the other is a loaner for guests. I'd sell one to someone who wanted it and show them how to fit the thing. But I'd get another as a loaner.
Panthers007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-09, 02:59 AM   #7
Proofide
Senior Member
 
Proofide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lancashire, England
Bikes: 1971 Bob Jackson, 1976 Dawes Galaxy, 1999 Townsend Harlequin
Posts: 352
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
No helmets. I've been falling off bikes since the 1950s and landed on everything except my head. Best shoes for cycling IMO are flat-soled canvas yachting shoes.
Proofide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-09, 05:30 AM   #8
tsl
Plays in traffic
 
tsl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Bikes: 1996 Litespeed Classic, 2006 Trek Portland, 2013 Ribble Winter/Audax
Posts: 6,955
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Four helmets, three of them broken in crashes. Current helmet and two of the broken ones are white.

One pair three-season cycling shoes, (black) and one pair of winter cycling boots (also black).
tsl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-09, 08:13 AM   #9
pgpdlr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes: Waterford RS-22;Bottechia-giro 'd italia(ca.1971)
Posts: 114
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
one helmet(very used) and two shoes(one complete with duct tape)
pgpdlr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-09, 08:43 AM   #10
Condorita
Grammar Cop
 
Condorita's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Papa Smurf's Lair
Bikes: in my sig line
Posts: 1,543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
One helmet, white, carefully decorated with Washington Capitals stickers to make it bear a resemblance to a hockey helmet, with the number 8 on the back.

Shoes: whichever pair of runners/crosstrainers I choose to put on that morning. Black Adidas trailrunners, white Adidas crosstrainers.
Condorita is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-09, 08:50 AM   #11
JoelS
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near Sacramento
Bikes:
Posts: 4,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
1 helmet.
3 pair of shoes, one of which is strictly used on the trainer bike as I have Look pedals on it. One is for MTB only (SPD's). One for road and the vast majority of my riding (SpeedPlay Zero's).
__________________
-------

Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.
JoelS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-09, 08:51 AM   #12
Retro Grouch 
Senior Member
 
Retro Grouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Bikes: Rans Rockst (Retro rocket) Rans Enduro Sport (Retro racket) Catrike 559, Merin Bear Valley (beater bike).
Posts: 26,614
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 88 Post(s)
I've got 3 of each.

The helmets are functional because, iif I wear the same one all summer, I get funny tan lines.

I don't really have an excuse for the shoes. They just seem to accumulate.
Retro Grouch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-09, 08:53 AM   #13
exchangeandmart
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Black and red shorts with a caisse espagne jersey, black shoes, spuik white and red helmet. I do like to match!
exchangeandmart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-09, 08:58 AM   #14
chevy42083
steel lover
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Houston
Bikes: Bianchi Alloro, Miyata 710, Fuji Espree Fixie convert
Posts: 1,317
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
1 helmet, neutral silver
2 pairs of shoes, Both plain black (one roadie, one mountain/street.... both set for crank brothers eggbeaters)

my gloves are red, and match one bike

Only own black shorts, and like 10 jerseys.
chevy42083 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-09, 09:23 AM   #15
DataJunkie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 14,280
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
3 helmets. 1 I do not wear. 1 I actively wear. 1 that is an old backup that sees occasional use.
3 shoes. 1 sidi road shoe. 1 specialized mtb shoe. 1 shimano sandals.
DataJunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-09, 09:33 AM   #16
LesterOfPuppets
cowboy, steel horse, etc
 
LesterOfPuppets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Rock Springs, WY
Bikes: My War
Posts: 26,666
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 185 Post(s)
I have one ancient Giro I wear about 10 days a year. I have about 12 pairs of shoes, none of which are cycling specific, 3 jerseys I rarely wear. 3 pair of black shorts with little Canari prints on 'em, one plain black pair of tights. And to answer the point of the question, black shorts go just fine with my helmet or my bare head, so I match all the time! Well, in the photographic evidence below, the red toque really has to go. My apologies to the style sensitive.

If you're wondering about road cycling clothes, why ask in General?

The Giro in action, Dec 23, 2008:
LesterOfPuppets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-09, 10:52 AM   #17
DataJunkie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 14,280
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
OooOO!
I missed that portion of the OP.
Of course my cycling clothes match. My regular clothing matches, why not cycling clothes?
DataJunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-09, 01:15 PM   #18
RonH
Life is good
 
RonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Bikes: My beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod
Posts: 16,282
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 81 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Profoxcg View Post
I know many cyclist have different jersey and matching bibs. What about helmets and shoes?
How many helmets and pairs of shoes do most people have?
I guess the essence of the question is - do you match your on road clycing clothes?
I just donated my oldest helmet to the shop I work at for the mechanics to wear during test rides. That means I'm down to two helmets, both Giro -- a red/silver Pneumo and a white/titanium Atmos.
Shoes -- two pairs of mtn bike/commuting shoes (Louis Garneau and Exustar), a pair of Lake cycling sandals, a pair of Sidi Genius 5.0 (black), and a pair of Vittoria CRS shoes.

Nothing matches. Black shoes with black bibs and whichever jersey. I'm always looking for a deal on white or mostly white road shoes to see if they're any cooler than the black ones on hot, sunny days.
__________________


The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. - Psalm 103:8
RonH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-09, 01:40 PM   #19
Booger1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Gaseous Cloud around Uranus
Bikes:
Posts: 3,719
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
No helmet and 2 shoes....1 for each foot.
Booger1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-09, 01:44 PM   #20
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)
1 helmet. Any helmet that is "very used" or "knocked around" is thrown away as they aren't safe.

5 pairs of shoes:
- 1 pair, look cleats
- 1 pair, spd cleats
- 1 pair, spd, commuting shoes
- 1 pair, spd, winter boots
- 1 pair, ancient Cannondale touring shoes, for riding on bikes with platform pedals

All my cycling apparel has at least some grease or snot on it, so it all matches.
BengeBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-09, 02:57 PM   #21
DX Rider
Senior Member
 
DX Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 535
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have one helmet and one pair of cleats.

Some of my stuff matches, some it doesn't.

The other day I realized I was wearing forest green cleats, red full-fingered motocross gloves, and a blue skull cap under my helmet. That wasn't by design. The cleats I've had forever, the gloves are awesome, because the bright red really grabs the drivers attention when I'm using hand signals, and the skull cap is one of many different colors I own.

I didn't realize to this year that my hybrid and my backpack that I use for commuting actually match, they even have the same color trim. That wasn't by design either.


Quote:
Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
OooOO!
I missed that portion of the OP.
Of course my cycling clothes match. My regular clothing matches, why not cycling clothes?
There is a portion of the biking populace that views anyone who wears all matching colors to be a possuer. As long as you keep it in perspective, it's not a problem for me.

I've actually met a rider who only bought Armadillo tires because the red sidewalls matched the rest of his kit. When fashion outweighs function, you may have an issue.

Last edited by DX Rider; 08-07-09 at 03:40 PM.
DX Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-09, 03:16 PM   #22
stevemtbr
Creamy pack filling
 
stevemtbr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Nine Mile Falls, WA
Bikes: Trek 8000, Co-Motion tandem, Co-motion Espresso, Yeti Cross, 9Zero7 Fat Bike
Posts: 706
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Two helmets, one for warm rides one for winter. One pair Road shoes Shimano cleats , one pair for mountain biking SPD cleats and one winter pair of mountain bike shoes with SPD that I wear for on and off road winter riding. I don't care of it's color coordinated, I'm a function first type of rider.
stevemtbr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-09, 03:20 PM   #23
caloso
Packfodding 3
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Bikes: Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper
Posts: 33,720
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 96 Post(s)
Four helmets: 1) Bell Ghisallo; 2) Bell Sweep R (I like this one a lot but it doesn't match my team kit so I bought); 3) Specialized S-Works (kinda ugly but very light and airy); Louis Garneau TT helmet.

Three pairs of shoes: 1) PI Vagabond (spd for CX); 2) Specialized Pro Carbon; 3) Specialize S-Works (spendy, but hands down the best shoes I've ever had).
caloso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-09, 03:52 PM   #24
DataJunkie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 14,280
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DX Rider View Post



There is a portion of the biking populace that views anyone who wears all matching colors to be a possuer. As long as you keep it in perspective, it's not a problem for me.

I've actually met a rider who only bought Armadillo tires because the red sidewalls matched the rest of his kit. When fashion outweighs function, you may have an issue.


Black and white match everything. One helmet is black. The other white. All shoes are black.
Perhaps I have color coordination mixed with matching.
I do have a pair of blue gloves I only wear with blue jerseys.
DataJunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-09, 08:55 PM   #25
BarracksSi
Bike ≠ Car ≠ Ped.
 
BarracksSi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Washington, DC
Bikes: Some bikes. Hell, they're all the same, ain't they?
Posts: 13,858
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Four helmets, not counting a taped-shell model that I bought in '99. First new one was a Giro Xen -- bought it because it was by far the most comfy helmet in the shop. Then got a road bike, and decided to go with a road helmet -- so I got a Giro Pneumo. Fits nicely, better vented than the Xen. Then, my LBS was getting low on its stock of Bell Metros, so I got one with the accessory kit; with its rain cover installed, it's easily my favored bad-weather helmet. Then, this spring, a friend got me a great deal on an S-Works, which is the best-fitting, best-vented helmet I've used.

I could sell the two Giros and not really miss them, but even though none of my helmets have been damaged, I'd be encouraging a potential buyer to go against my own advice: "Never buy a used helmet."

Two pairs of cycling shoes right now -- Sidi Genius 5 road/poser shoes and Specialized Taho MTB shoes. I'm looking to get some SPD sandals, too, as I've finally found some regular sandals that I enjoy wearing in the summer.
BarracksSi 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 03:51 AM.