Join Date: Jan 2001
Bikes: Specialized Stumpie, Bianchi Pista, Optima Baron
Chamois/rear pockets don't bother me on my Optima SWB, even though they're certainly unnecessary. I'm more reclined than on a V2, so a chamois actually helps insulate my (take a guess) from the on-rushing wind - something to consider for the cooler Fall season! Optima seats are rigid with a 2" thick filter material cushion, so I don't even feel the pocket seams though they are, of course, almost useless except for carrying a couple of dollars and band-aids.
I also use bent-specific shorts and jersey that I bought from Calhoun Cycles (good folks!) It's difficult or impossible to find such clothing at a LBS, though. If a varied selection is desired, conventional bike wear offers a sea of choices, whereas bent fashion options are far more limited. It probably doesn't matter much - I mean, how many colorful recumbent pelotons have you seen?
From the fashion corner,
p.s. Gloves and shoe options are wide open!
Last edited by bentrox!; 08-24-01 at 02:51 PM.