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

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-05-12, 07:35 PM   #1
sinikl
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Durham NC
Bikes: Kilo TT, Felt z85, Kona Unit 2-9, 90s Schwinn 9.3 with Noleen fork
Posts: 503
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Another dumbo PSA

If you are chafed and put some Chamois Butt'r on your legs, remember to wash your hands before you ride to work, unless you like slowly, inexorably sliding forward on your bullhorns again and again and again for 5 miles.

Or use gloves, i guess. Whatever. That stuff really does make skin slippery.
sinikl is offline  
Old 12-05-12, 07:38 PM   #2
Nagrom_ 
SaltKing
 
Nagrom_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Rock Bottom.
Bikes: CAAD Optimo Track
Posts: 10,619
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
You use chamois butter for a 5 mile commute?

What is this? Amateur hour?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
No offense but you're an idiot.
PedalRoom
Nagrom_ is offline  
Old 12-05-12, 07:39 PM   #3
seau grateau
Senior Member
 
seau grateau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: LA
Bikes: Shogun Selectra, Dolan Pre Cursa, Ridley Fenix AL
Posts: 6,954
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 112 Post(s)
Lol
seau grateau is online now  
Old 12-05-12, 07:41 PM   #4
Mumonkan
Brown Jersey Winner
 
Mumonkan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The Bad Woods.
Bikes:
Posts: 8,659
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 60 Post(s)
the sound of my thighs scraping together makes my ears hurt.
Mumonkan is offline  
Old 12-05-12, 07:44 PM   #5
Bat56
Senior Member
 
Bat56's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: St.Paul, MN
Bikes:
Posts: 1,732
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
You use chamois butter for a 5 mile commute?

What is this? Amateur hour?
/thread
Bat56 is offline  
Old 12-05-12, 07:51 PM   #6
sinikl
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Durham NC
Bikes: Kilo TT, Felt z85, Kona Unit 2-9, 90s Schwinn 9.3 with Noleen fork
Posts: 503
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
You use chamois butter for a 5 mile commute?

What is this? Amateur hour?
Nasty ingrown hair rubbed raw by cargo shorts, but yes, it is amateur hour.
sinikl is offline  
Old 12-05-12, 08:04 PM   #7
Bat56
Senior Member
 
Bat56's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: St.Paul, MN
Bikes:
Posts: 1,732
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Like I said, let's close this before photos are posted. This is a family site. Supposedly.
Bat56 is offline  
Old 12-05-12, 08:12 PM   #8
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 26,540
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 79 Post(s)
If you need Chamois Butt'r and have ingrown hairs from doing a daily five mile "commute", it sounds to me like your bike is set up incorrectly and/or doesn't fit you.
__________________
__________________________________
Scrodzilla is offline  
Old 12-05-12, 08:23 PM   #9
Dannihilator
User Title
 
Dannihilator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Bikes: 2014 Surly Steamroller, 1989 Nishiki Altron
Posts: 19,422
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
Like I said, let's close this before photos are posted. This is a family site. Supposedly.
Seriously, no photos.
__________________
Signature.
Dannihilator is offline  
Old 12-05-12, 08:26 PM   #10
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 26,540
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 79 Post(s)
I want photos and I know you do too.
__________________
__________________________________
Scrodzilla is offline  
Old 12-05-12, 08:31 PM   #11
Dannihilator
User Title
 
Dannihilator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Bikes: 2014 Surly Steamroller, 1989 Nishiki Altron
Posts: 19,422
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Pics, be fine, just not of the area being described.
__________________
Signature.
Dannihilator is offline  
Old 12-05-12, 08:35 PM   #12
sinikl
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Durham NC
Bikes: Kilo TT, Felt z85, Kona Unit 2-9, 90s Schwinn 9.3 with Noleen fork
Posts: 503
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Why is "commute" in quotes? Do i need to post my home and work address or something? Feel free to look me up on map my ride.

I don't think the bike is causing the issue, it just happened and my poor choice of clothing just exacerbated it. Do i "need" chamois butter to ride 5 miles, no.

I posted this for the humor value of me sliding up the bars the whole way with the intention of poking fun at myself for being an idiot for having slippery stuff on my hands. Not for a bike fitting. I'm a fat, out of shape guy riding fixed to get into shape, have fun and get back into biking and i think i should just shut up and read this forum and stop posting until i'm pushing a 49x15 for 20 miles and not share my dippy stories. Probably a good plan.
sinikl is offline  
Old 12-05-12, 08:38 PM   #13
Dannihilator
User Title
 
Dannihilator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Bikes: 2014 Surly Steamroller, 1989 Nishiki Altron
Posts: 19,422
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sinikl View Post
Why is "commute" in quotes? Do i need to post my home and work address or something? Feel free to look me up on map my ride.

I don't think the bike is causing the issue, it just happened and my poor choice of clothing just exacerbated it. Do i "need" chamois butter to ride 5 miles, no.

I posted this for the humor value of me sliding up the bars the whole way with the intention of poking fun at myself for being an idiot for having slippery stuff on my hands. Not for a bike fitting. I'm a fat, out of shape guy riding fixed to get into shape, have fun and get back into biking and i think i should just shut up and read this forum and stop posting until i'm pushing a 49x15 for 20 miles and not share my dippy stories. Probably a good plan.
You can post, but just be careful that it doesn't draw any negative attention to your post. With that, I'm going to close this.
__________________
Signature.
Dannihilator is offline  
Closed Thread


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 05:54 PM.