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    RetroGrouchWrench Rural Roadie's Avatar
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    Bibshorts and GPS

    No they are not related.
    How well do bibshorts work for those of us with aero-belly? Should reduce the occorance of plumbers crack but would like to hear from sombody who has done this, ps 42 inch waist now hope to be at 36-38 by fall.
    Last year I bought a Garmin e-trex gps, is their handelbar mount any good? They make a lot of money on the add ons so if its not to wonderfull I will just make one.
    Thanks for reading and a big thankyou to anybody that replies.
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    Originally posted by Rural Roadie
    No they are not related.
    How well do bibshorts work for those of us with aero-belly? Should reduce the occorance of plumbers crack but would like to hear from sombody who has done this
    Kev, I don't have an answer for you, but thanks for the humorous part of your message. Aero-belly. Am I the only one who thought that was hillarious?
    Mike

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    Well I was approaching a 40" waist before I started cycling (38" waist trousers were getting tight) and I found bib-shorts more comfortable than waisted. Six months later 38" waist trousers are getting a little loose and expect to be a loose 36" by the end of the summer.

    I like the aero-belly idea - I seem to recall reading about in relation to recumbents

    Mountain Bike Rider (UK mag) liked the GPS handlebar mount, but then they did also have a 'reader offer' on the eTrek bits so I don't know whether it was without bias...

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    Even though I never use mine anymore, I have a Magellan GPS and their handle bar mount is great.....just thought i'd share
    Last edited by KleinMp99; 04-07-02 at 03:11 PM.

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    Servus!

    Being frontally aerodynamic as well, I find that bib shorts are the ONLY way to go! Just make sure that the bibs you buy in the XXL sizes aren't designed for tall folks (what XXL usually means in the world of cycling fashion) because the shoulder straps working themselves down during a ride is annoying beyond comprehension!
    Figured I would come back to RF cause I don't get enough ***** about being overweight anywhere else...

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    Thanks on the sizing tip!
    kev

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    Kev,
    You think 42 is aerodynamically challenged? When I started riding to work a year ago November I was pushing 46!!! I am happy to report that I am not wearing 36 and even bought some size 34 casual shorts this weekend. Thank you, thank you very much.

    Ranger Jake's sizing tip is well taken (Good to hear from you, Jake!) I have also experienced the opposite with straps a few millimeters on the short side. I only wear those on short rides. You also need to be aware that European "pro" sizing runs VERY small.
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    What I REALLY like about bibs
    is that they don't cut into my aerobelly.
    to paraphrase someone who shall remain nameless
    "I've got a poochy belly"
    always have always will.

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    Yeah, my "strapless" shorts tend to roll up like a cheap window shade. This may be the way to go for me as well...
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    38", 42", now that would be great, I'm at the 50" aero-belly mark and am hoping to cut it down into the mid-40's by the end of the summer. Can't comment on Bib's since I can't really find shorts or bibs that fit well.

    Good bye poochy belly, hopefully.

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    If I had known how well my Aerobelly quip went over I woulda picked that for my handle! Today is the first real shirtsleeve kinda day, opened the house up even!!! Think I will do for a sunset ride.
    kev

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