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Waterproof bike clothing...for fatsos???
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So...I registered for Bike the Drive. And it occurred to me...it's rain or shine. What if it rains??Well...I don't have waterproof stuff. In fact...I don't really wear bike-specific clothing when I'm…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. yesterday.

Easy repair for out-of-sync shift???
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Okay, this is weird...I had trouble shifting into 3rd gear from two, but I could shift into 4th and then back down to 3rd.Later on, I found that I couldn't shift into 7th at all.Upon closer…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Aug 18, 2017.

A couple of really ignorant questions to which I probably should know the answers, but nope.
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1) What's up with those bikes with that extra set of handlebars perpendicular to the regular handlebars, the ones that make the cyclist practically lie down in order to grab? Usually used by people…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David P. Jun 9, 2017.

Some unsolicited advice...VIDEO!!

Okay, now more than ever, I strongly believe in this (especially after reading Juan 2-8 Mi's post):If you don't already have one, GET A VIDEO CAMERA AND MOUNT IT TO YOUR HANDLEBARS OR HELMET WHENEVER…Continue

Tags: camera, video

Started May 22, 2017

 

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Tom A.K. replied to BikeScnhook's discussion Waterproof bike clothing...for fatsos???
"Waterproof pants ebay $27.61 Bike The L.S.D. is Sunday"
yesterday
BikeScnhook replied to BikeScnhook's discussion Waterproof bike clothing...for fatsos???
"HA! I actually just REMOVED the rear fender from my Trek because it was causing more trouble than it was preventing. :)  The thing mounts within millimeters of the tire, and just the slightest little jostle makes it rub against the tire. It…"
yesterday
Bob Kastigar replied to BikeScnhook's discussion Waterproof bike clothing...for fatsos???
"https://www.froggtoggs.com/all-sport-rain-suit-31806/ Comes in an XXX size, I've worn it over a suit.  It packs very small to carry, but the REAL trick is to put it on BEFORE the rain starts."
May 12
notoriousDUG replied to BikeScnhook's discussion Waterproof bike clothing...for fatsos???
"Wear different clothes.Stay away from denim on the bike and life gets better. I'm a husky lad and I skew towards Dickies style workwear and snug seamless underwear when not using bike specific clothing and I almost never experience…"
May 11
ad replied to BikeScnhook's discussion Waterproof bike clothing...for fatsos???
"Honestly, I find that at temps above low 60s, even very high quality rain wear fails to breath enough to avoid becoming drenched in sweat if you ride further than a few miles or any faster than a slow pace.  For my money, during this type of…"
May 11
Anne Alt replied to BikeScnhook's discussion Waterproof bike clothing...for fatsos???
"Very true. And some brands run smaller than others. Pearl Izumi makes great quality stuff, but I'm limited in which items I can wear. Gloves and socks are true to normal sizing. Jerseys, jackets and shorts run smaller than many other brands."
May 11
Anne Alt replied to BikeScnhook's discussion Waterproof bike clothing...for fatsos???
"+1  The ventilation factor for rain capes is something to consider, though the sail factor is an issue at higher speeds."
May 11
David Barish replied to BikeScnhook's discussion Waterproof bike clothing...for fatsos???
"I don't  know  how  big big is. I  am an xl  sometimes and an xxl other times. I am  at the  border  of  cyclingwear but  can mostly find things.  I saw  your post  and…"
May 10
Douglas Price replied to BikeScnhook's discussion Waterproof bike clothing...for fatsos???
"Bike-specific clothing is a big part of preventing chafing. I like a good padded short, preferably bib shorts, and some kind of fender or mudguard to keep water off your backside. Additionally, if you still have problems with chafing, consider…"
May 10
Jared replied to BikeScnhook's discussion Waterproof bike clothing...for fatsos???
"Its unlikely but the end of May can still be quite cool.  "
May 10
mike w. replied to BikeScnhook's discussion Waterproof bike clothing...for fatsos???
"i'll point out that rain capes are great but your bike should have fenders, otherwise the wheels' splash gets under it. Also they can be quite a sail in a stiff wind."
May 10
BikeScnhook replied to BikeScnhook's discussion Waterproof bike clothing...for fatsos???
"How are they about keeping the rain off pants, though?"
May 10
BikeScnhook replied to BikeScnhook's discussion Waterproof bike clothing...for fatsos???
"I don't mind getting wet; it's the chafing that bugs me."
May 10
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to BikeScnhook's discussion Waterproof bike clothing...for fatsos???
"Rain capes are all the rage and by most accounts they work.  I still have rain pants and a rain jacket but I rarely use them.  Here is a short demonstration by Brooks on their use....  :-)"
May 10
notoriousDUG replied to BikeScnhook's discussion Waterproof bike clothing...for fatsos???
"If it rains you get wet. It's in summer so you won't freeze and you probably won't melt."
May 9
Jim Reho replied to BikeScnhook's discussion Waterproof bike clothing...for fatsos???
"I have worn plenty of orange ponchos while riding bikes, and done just fine.  I agree that the sizing of bike clothes is a bit problematic.  For one thing, the sizing seems to be much smaller for the bike clothes.  I learned the hard…"
May 9

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What I ride:
Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Sign at Village Cycle Center
About me:
I'm a lifelong Libra. Been cycling in Chicago since 2014; before then, I hadn't touched a bike since, oh....about 1987.

Oh, and I also obey traffic laws on my bike (including stop signs); DESPISE Critical Mass (although I'd be all for it if they did Critical Manners here in Chicago); sometimes drive a gas-powered car; and believe the Lakefront Trail is a PATH, not the Tour de freakin' France...can you deal?

My bike is a 2014 Trek Shift 2 hybrid; got a hybrid because I had read that a hybrid is a good choice for people who haven't been on a bike in a while. My bike's name is Syd. And if you understand why I named my bike Syd, then...well, you and I should probably go out and grab a Guinness; I'd invite my wife to join us but she doesn't like Guinness.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.piefactorypodcast.com
My first bike:
Some cheap-o kid's hand-me-down from K mart courtesy of my ten-years-older brother

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