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


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-17-06, 05:01 PM   #1
bradmills
Member
Thread Starter
 
bradmills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: MoBile,AL
Bikes: Softride Norwester, Schwinn Le Tour
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Long Hair

Anybody out there have long hair, and if so how does it affect the way you ride, i.e. getting in your face, obstructing proper fit of your helmet,etc.
bradmills is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-06, 05:06 PM   #2
slopvehicle
ass hatchet
 
slopvehicle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 1,284
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
if keeps getting caught in my chain and tearing my scalp off. man, does wearing a helmet sting.
slopvehicle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-06, 05:26 PM   #3
ChicagoDave
bicycle love
 
ChicagoDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Columbus, GA
Bikes: EAI Bareknuckle, Trek 5500, Giant TCR Aero, Trek 9.8, Trek XO1
Posts: 200
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
holy mother of ****ing god these threads keep getting more and more asinine.
ChicagoDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-06, 05:36 PM   #4
dudeman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: nyc
Bikes: level, 78' shimano team
Posts: 436
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
has to be a joke.
should have asked juvi.
dudeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-06, 05:38 PM   #5
Ill Mitch
Fast and Danger
 
Ill Mitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Bikes: A bunch
Posts: 1,056
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ewww I used to have uber long hair pulled back into a pony-tail like 1 year ago, and when I rode during the hot days of summer it got all gross and stuck together from the sweat

but then I got fed up and shaved all my hair off and it was soo nice, it cools you off much faster.
Ill Mitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-06, 05:50 PM   #6
ken cummings
Senior Member
 
ken cummings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: northern California
Bikes: Bruce Gordon BLT, Cannondale parts bike, Ecodyne recumbent trike, Counterpoint Opus 2, miyata 1000
Posts: 5,601
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Only affects the fit of the helmet. It either has to be worn way low, which lets a lot of shorter hairs get loose and in my eyes and mouth, or way high and I get some odd looks from people.
ken cummings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-06, 06:12 PM   #7
genericbikedude
如果你能讀了這個你講中文
 
genericbikedude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New York
Bikes:
Posts: 3,542
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
back four years ago when I had inch-thick dreadlocks, I couldn't wear a helmet. but I had dreadlocks, and chicks dug me.... ****, what was I thinking when I cut them off?
genericbikedude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-06, 07:54 PM   #8
ka12na
Senior Member
 
ka12na's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Syracuse, NY
Bikes: Fuji Track 06, Fuji Delrey conversion
Posts: 549
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!

ka12na is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-06, 07:55 PM   #9
Shadiyah
KombuchaCHIC
 
Shadiyah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: SLC,UT
Bikes: Santa Cruz Juliana, 2005 Bianchi Pista
Posts: 496
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
pigtails.
Shadiyah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-06, 08:07 PM   #10
hyperRevue
King Among Runaways
 
hyperRevue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: MKE
Bikes: 2004 Bianchi Pista, Cannondale Track, Soma Pake, Schwinn Breeze
Posts: 4,215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by genericbikedude
back four years ago when I had inch-thick dreadlocks, I couldn't wear a helmet. but I had dreadlocks, and chicks dug me.... ****, what was I thinking when I cut them off?
God, I hope you're not white.
__________________
"I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue
hyperRevue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-06, 08:10 PM   #11
benk0
If you don't look good...
 
benk0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: PHX
Bikes: 1993 Cannondale Track
Posts: 284
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oddly... this is something I kinda think about. Whether this be a troll-post or otherwise...

I have to ponytail then wrap it all up with a do-rag (which is literally a rag I cut from a big piece of cloth) then helmet on top. The wind will DESTROY your hair, if you care about it. Which I have to. I work at a salon and commute on my bike to work during the winters.

Honestly, my helmet wouldn't fit me w/o the do rag and my hair. If I ever shaved my head, I'd need a new helmet.
benk0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-06, 08:28 PM   #12
WakeUpOnFire
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Baltimore, MD
Bikes: 1989 trek 330 fixed gear conversion, fuji something
Posts: 363
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
WakeUpOnFire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-06, 08:32 PM   #13
ZachS
\||||||/
 
ZachS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: pdx
Bikes: highly modified specialized crossroads and GT hybrid (really a [formerly] 12-speed bmx cruiser, made before 'hybrid' took on its current meaning), as yet unmodified redline 925, couple of other projects
Posts: 1,360
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
mine's shoulder length, i ride with a hat on.
ZachS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-06, 09:26 PM   #14
gboy
accident-prone
 
gboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Toronto
Bikes: Brodie Romax Cyclocross
Posts: 305
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've got semi-long hair now, and it seems to help keep the sweat out of my eyes. Usually around this time of the year I shave my head, but I found that the salt-infused sweat would slide down my forehead and into my eyes; now only a problem with helmet hair and overheating...
gboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-06, 09:28 PM   #15
bradmills
Member
Thread Starter
 
bradmills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: MoBile,AL
Bikes: Softride Norwester, Schwinn Le Tour
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yeah now I feel like an idiot. I was just trying to get an outside opinion on the whole hair thing. guys, I bruise easily, inside and out.
bradmills is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-06, 10:32 PM   #16
soze
ex-everything.
 
soze's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Charlestown, MA
Bikes: venerable surly crosscheck
Posts: 602
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Pigtails get all twisted and snarled. Pigtail braids is where it's at.
soze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-06, 12:59 AM   #17
Dead Roman
Devourer of souls
 
Dead Roman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas
Bikes: Felt f70
Posts: 1,466
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I used to have hair past me shoulders. My GF braided it into pigtails, i kept it that wat for a long time. When i cut it off i was quite happy with the change.
Dead Roman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-06, 08:35 AM   #18
SURFER1316
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: New Brunswick
Bikes: Panasonic 900 pounds o' heavy ass steel
Posts: 65
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
had dreads for 5 years and just kept them pulled back riding, a little hot, but u got used to it, same feelings tho, what the hell was I thinking when I cut them off
SURFER1316 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-06, 01:45 PM   #19
genericbikedude
如果你能讀了這個你講中文
 
genericbikedude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New York
Bikes:
Posts: 3,542
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by hyperRevue
God, I hope you're not white.
hyperrevue, click here
genericbikedude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-06, 01:47 PM   #20
hyperRevue
King Among Runaways
 
hyperRevue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: MKE
Bikes: 2004 Bianchi Pista, Cannondale Track, Soma Pake, Schwinn Breeze
Posts: 4,215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hmmmmmmm
I guess that's a no.
__________________
"I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue

Last edited by hyperRevue; 06-18-06 at 01:56 PM.
hyperRevue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-06, 02:00 PM   #21
genericbikedude
如果你能讀了這個你講中文
 
genericbikedude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New York
Bikes:
Posts: 3,542
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
its more of a "what does it matter, stop being silly"

for the record, I am quite white. so white in fact, that my hair is red, and on a sunny day the parts of me that aren't farmer-tanned are blinding
genericbikedude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-06, 02:09 PM   #22
p3ntuprage
Senior Member
 
p3ntuprage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: birmingham
Bikes: a tvt soon to become a s/s...
Posts: 829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
a while ago, i saw a women's helmet with a hole in the center at the back for clearing a pony-tail.

i can't remember who made it though.

my hair isn't quite that long [just long enough to scrape back into a 1" ponytail if i wanted to], so i just tuck it behind my ears. the straps keep it in place after that.

fsnl
sparky
p3ntuprage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-06, 02:21 PM   #23
hyperRevue
King Among Runaways
 
hyperRevue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: MKE
Bikes: 2004 Bianchi Pista, Cannondale Track, Soma Pake, Schwinn Breeze
Posts: 4,215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by genericbikedude
its more of a "what does it matter, stop being silly"

for the record, I am quite white. so white in fact, that my hair is red, and on a sunny day the parts of me that aren't farmer-tanned are blinding
Fair enough.
I apologize.
__________________
"I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue
hyperRevue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-06, 03:38 PM   #24
na975
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
wish i had hair ;(
  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 11:32 PM.