- Mountain Bikers on Road bikes.
I have cross bars on my road bike, haven’t slammed the stem and use mountain bike pedals (don’t wear baggies though – too flappy). In my defence it is an Ellsworth so a ‘mountain bike’ company built it. Is this ok with you?Posted 3 years ago
Perhaps when you see him again you could give him a copy of the rules. I’m sure he’ll graciously accept any advice you give him.tenfootSubscriber
Have a road bike in the garage that gets ridden, maybe, twice a year.
SPD pedals – check
SPD shoes – check
Peaked helmet – check
Baggy shorts – check
No way I’m buying roadie specific gear for 2 rides a year. No doubt I get looked down upon by the cognoscenti, but do I care?Posted 3 years agogobuchulMember
Some people need to get over themselves.
On my road bike I use mtb shoes and spd “touring” pedals, however, I will normally wear lycra and a road helmet. 99% of other road cyclists acknowledge me when I greet them.
However, on a recent mini light tour of Norfolk, I wore baggies over my lycra and a peaked helmet. More practicable, especially the extra pockets. Got totally blanked by the majority of “roadies” I greeted!Posted 3 years agoeruptronMember
I ride my Cyclocross bike
with my Baggies
With my eggbeaters
With my winter shimano mw80 boots
I also say hello to other cyclists
My opinion is if your wearing lycra then put some shorts on I have no desire to see any cameltoe or lumpage it REALLY isn’t a pleasant look.Posted 3 years ago
And if you really have to wear lycra please only ever wear black.esselgruntfuttockMemberbeejSubscriber
I’m a full on euro-style roadie on my road bikes, but lycra seems odd on my Kona Paddy Wagon (steel, singlespeed, bullhorn bars). Commuting is fine – I wear my skinny jeans – but what is acceptable when I’m doing a longer ride on it?
I reckon 3/4 baggies and SPD sandals.Posted 3 years ago
If your going to buy a beautiful racing bike why sit on it with Khaki baggies, peaked helmet, the seat too low and camelback.
So you are now slipping in extra bits that actually make a difference, to bolster your piss weak argument about clothing preferences that don’t ?Posted 3 years ago
Neal., you sound a little on edge this evening, there no hate, I won’t be losing sleep over it and you can wear what you want. I could add more points but there’s no big plan I just saw someone on a great looking road bike with all the mountain bike gear, it look odd.
If I could post a picture I bet most would agree.Posted 3 years agoJoBMember
in a bizarrely related event i saw a guy riding a Spec. Demo 8 on the trails the other day, full Lance Armstrong US Postal kit, silver roadie slippers, no peak on his helmet but one of those little caps underneath instead, he’d even put some tools and an inner tube in his rear pockets without feeling the need to stuff everything he owned in a large rucksack
i wished him good day without comment as there aren’t any rules as to what you can and can’t wear on a mountainbike and he was riding in whatever he felt comfortablePosted 3 years ago
Neal., you sound a little on edge this evening,
I’m fine thanks, sat in the sun enjoying myself an early evening beer before heading out.
Happy as Larry as it goes.
Are you trying to disagree with my points by pretending I’m “on edge” ?
there no hate, I won’t be losing sleep over it and you can wear what you want.
Just trolling then ?
Fair enough, whatever floats your boat I suppose.Posted 3 years agoPete BMember
I don’t care what people wear when on nice road bikes. So long as they don’t overtake me – then they have to look the bizz.Posted 3 years ago
Some old geezer with trouser clips & a flat cap once overtook me on a flat bar, chain guard, Sturmey Archer 3 sp jobbie – looked like he was on his way home from the allotment – were the Samaritans ever busy that night!
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