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 Post subject: Why baggy shorts?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:03 pm 
Pumpy's Bear
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Just wonder why baggy shorts are the default uniform for riding offroad - are they more comfortable than lycra? More practical? Fashion?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:12 pm 
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My guess is fashion, as I find traditional bike shorts are far more comfortable on me, so that's what I wear.


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Do they hinder docking? :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:27 pm 
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I started wearing baggy shorts for everything but racing all the way back in about 1994 for the simple reason that I liked to have some pockets for a small multi-tool, an inhaler and sometimes a map. All very practical on a day ride.

A couple of years later everyone seemed to be wearing baggies too.

I should therefore like to put myself forwards as an early pioneer of such things...


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:34 pm 
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I think they offer better protection than lycra when I hit the deck... which isn't very often obviously :oops:


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Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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cos i look like a burk in lycra

like those MAMILS you see on skinny tyred road bikes

i think they also allow a gent to "dress" more elegantly


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A picture says more than 1000 words on why I wear baggies

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:52 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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:lol: :lol: myself..i am a proper bloke..45 years young..like a pint..like my food..extra "tog" rating and all that :lol: ..i am afraid i am no "pencil neck"..baggys it is

I must point out that "pencil neck" is not meant to offend anybody :wink:

Ernie :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:57 pm 
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like i said

i think they also allow a gent to "dress" more elegantly


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:17 pm 
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This image scares me on all sorts of levels..........It is soooooooooo wrong.What do these blokes think they look like ?

And baggy shorts look so much better.In fact I didn't think anyone still wore lycra.It is so 90's


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