Scott RCO elbow pads

Scott RCO elbow pads

Post by Doug Krau » Tue, 22 Apr 1997 04:00:00


Hey you cornballs - what gives?

Last year I left the elbow pads attached to my scott rco aero-bars and lost one of them on the highway.  I
fashioned a new one out of open-cell neoprene, no big deal.  I've had a new pad on order with Scott for about
6 months now - still no luck.

Anyway, on Sunday I did the Calistoga (Napa Valley) Duathlon and somebody swiped my factor pad off my bars
after I racked it, but *PRIOR* to me getting on my bike for the race - THANKS ALOT SOMEONE!

Has anyone had any luck ordering the pads from the factory?  I found a bike store that had the rco bars, but
somebody had stolen the pads out of the box!  STOP THE MADNESS!

On the brighter side, I just ordered bulk neoprene and velcro.  For under $30 I will have enough material to
fashion about 30 pads.  If anyone is interested, drop me a line and I can probably get you some of my home
made ones, which by the way are more comfortable than the factory ones.

Doug Kraus

P.S.  Next time take my whole damn bike (less the HED JET)!

 
 
 

Scott RCO elbow pads

Post by Rick Denne » Tue, 22 Apr 1997 04:00:00

I had the same problem with the Scott pads going bye-bye. I replaced
them with CeeGee pads, which are thicker, cushier, and which have real
Velcro backsides and stick MUCH better. I don't bother taking them off
before racking the bike. Even 75 mph on the highway doesn't budge them.

Quote:

> Hey you cornballs - what gives?

> Last year I left the elbow pads attached to my scott rco aero-bars and lost one of them on the highway.  I
> fashioned a new one out of open-cell neoprene, no big deal.  I've had a new pad on order with Scott for about
> 6 months now - still no luck.

> Anyway, on Sunday I did the Calistoga (Napa Valley) Duathlon and somebody swiped my factor pad off my bars
> after I racked it, but *PRIOR* to me getting on my bike for the race - THANKS ALOT SOMEONE!

> Has anyone had any luck ordering the pads from the factory?  I found a bike store that had the rco bars, but
> somebody had stolen the pads out of the box!  STOP THE MADNESS!

> On the brighter side, I just ordered bulk neoprene and velcro.  For under $30 I will have enough material to
> fashion about 30 pads.  If anyone is interested, drop me a line and I can probably get you some of my home
> made ones, which by the way are more comfortable than the factory ones.

> Doug Kraus

> P.S.  Next time take my whole damn bike (less the HED JET)!


 
 
 

Scott RCO elbow pads

Post by Tricia Richt » Wed, 23 Apr 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Hey you cornballs - what gives?

> Last year I left the elbow pads attached to my scott rco aero-bars and

lost one of them on the highway.  I
Quote:
> fashioned a new one out of open-cell neoprene, no big deal.  I've had a

new pad on order with Scott for about
Quote:
> 6 months now - still no luck.

> Anyway, on Sunday I did the Calistoga (Napa Valley) Duathlon and

somebody swiped my factor pad off my bars
Quote:
> after I racked it, but *PRIOR* to me getting on my bike for the race -

THANKS ALOT SOMEONE!
Quote:

> Has anyone had any luck ordering the pads from the factory?  I found a

bike store that had the rco bars, but

Quote:
> somebody had stolen the pads out of the box!  STOP THE MADNESS!

That does truly suck.  It would help if Scott could make the ***y things
so that they STAY on the armrests.  I had a pad blow off at the beginning
of the bike at Wildflower last year and was NOT amused.

Now I keep the pads on nice and tight by wrapping medical tape around
'em.  Keeps them on when the bike's on the car and, I presume, discourages
anyone else from swiping 'em.  Your home-made replacements sound like a
good solution, though, and I'm *sure* they're cushier than the originals.

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Scott RCO elbow pads

Post by gil gillilan » Wed, 23 Apr 1997 04:00:00

I would not use the Scott factory brand replacements, as they are not
comfortable.  Get the CEE GEE brand for Scott RCO.  They are at least
twice as thick and much, much, more comfortable.  You can find these at
most of the mailorder bike shops such as Excel Sports 800-627-6664 for
$$11.95 per pair.

gil gilliland

 
 
 

Scott RCO elbow pads

Post by Kimberlee Critse » Wed, 23 Apr 1997 04:00:00

Bummer about the pads...

How was the race though?  I wanted to do it as well, but
felt drained - trying to save myself for Wildflower.

If you've got the time some people might want to hear
about that race - might be a Tri next time.

Quote:

> Hey you cornballs - what gives?

> Last year I left the elbow pads attached to my scott rco aero-bars and lost one of them on the highway.  I
> fashioned a new one out of open-cell neoprene, no big deal.  I've had a new pad on order with Scott for about
> 6 months now - still no luck.

> Anyway, on Sunday I did the Calistoga (Napa Valley) Duathlon and somebody swiped my factor pad off my bars
> after I racked it, but *PRIOR* to me getting on my bike for the race - THANKS ALOT SOMEONE!

> Has anyone had any luck ordering the pads from the factory?  I found a bike store that had the rco bars, but
> somebody had stolen the pads out of the box!  STOP THE MADNESS!

> On the brighter side, I just ordered bulk neoprene and velcro.  For under $30 I will have enough material to
> fashion about 30 pads.  If anyone is interested, drop me a line and I can probably get you some of my home
> made ones, which by the way are more comfortable than the factory ones.

> Doug Kraus

> P.S.  Next time take my whole damn bike (less the HED JET)!

 
 
 

Scott RCO elbow pads

Post by Jay Japk » Thu, 24 Apr 1997 04:00:00

Skip the Scott brand and go with the CEE GEE's they are the only way to go.
After two races with them falling off ( in the first mile at Buffalo
Springs) I switched and have not had a problem yet. Look into it you will
be very happy I promise.

 
 
 

Scott RCO elbow pads

Post by Dalto » Sat, 26 Apr 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>         Man, I totally understand that frustration... I have a pair of
> profile aero-2's and had lost the pads within 2 weeks of riding.
> > > Last year I left the elbow pads attached to my scott rco aero-bars and
> > lost one of them on the highway.
> > Now I keep the pads on nice and tight by wrapping medical tape around
> > 'em.  Keeps them on when the bike's on the car and, I presume, discourages
> > anyone else from swiping 'em.  

Simple solution. Go to your nearest fabric or camping store and buy
two-sided velcro tape. Add extra strips to the underside of the pad and
to the plastic armrests. The two strips you get with the original pads
are not enough. Cost a couple of $$. P.S. remember to squirt the the
holding screws under the pads every once and awhile with some lubricant
unless you like having to adjust your pads with a pipe wrench.

Cheers

Dalton

Cheers

Dalton
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