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Old 05-12-09, 06:41 AM   #1
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Cycling cut shorts without a chamois pad?

I was wondering if anyone knows of a cycling specific short without a chamois pad.

After having a serious bought with saddle sores I took Bau's advice and tried some cheap underarmour shorts. To my surprise I had no sores at all, and the ride in my Brook's Imperial was still comfortable. The underarmour shorts are great, with the exception of the seam running right down the middle.

Any advice or recommendations?

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Old 05-12-09, 06:48 AM   #2
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I know you can get tights that are unlined but I'm not sure about shorts that are bike specific.

Best bet may be to drop in a Sports Authority or Academy Sport store and check the running section.
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Old 05-12-09, 08:31 AM   #3
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I was wondering if anyone knows of a cycling specific short without a chamois pad.

After having a serious bought with saddle sores I took Bau's advice and tried some cheap underarmour shorts. To my surprise I had no sores at all, and the ride in my Brook's Imperial was still comfortable. The underarmour shorts are great, with the exception of the seam running right down the middle.

Any advice or recommendations?

Thanks,

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Ask on the Touring Forum. There are a LOT of folks there who ride unpadded, and ride long distances.

Since you have a Long Haul Trucker, they'll let you post there.
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You might also look at Triathlon shorts.
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Old 05-12-09, 04:12 PM   #5
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http://www.rivbike.com/products/list...product=22-995
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Old 05-13-09, 04:48 AM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestions guys, I really appreciate it. I'll take a look at the tri shorts and that link to rivbikes as well.

Thanks again!

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Heres a stupid suggestion, why not turn the shorts with the seam inside out and wear gym shorts over them. this will give you a chance to determin 100% wether it was the seam in the shorts that gave you the trouble.

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Old 05-13-09, 07:14 AM   #8
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No suggestion is stupid, unless it requires me to ride naked... then THAT would be a stupid suggestion

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Considering the cut out in your Brooks Imperial, yes it would be unless you intend to have a DIY vasectomy.

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Considering the cut out in your Brooks Imperial, yes it would be unless you intend to have a DYI vasectomy.
I'm afraid to ride naked. The last thing I need is to have something get caught in the chain.
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I'm afraid to ride naked. The last thing I need is to have something get caught in the chain.
Might pull you even further to the left
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Might pull you even further to the left
The chain was on the right last time I checked my bike.
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You can get cycling short with a seamless pad. All of mine are seamless up the middle. Some thin chamois tri shorts would work.
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I have a pair of shorts that look just like lycra bike shorts, but have no chamois.
The brand is "Hind".
I picked them up some years back when I was heavily into rollerblading.
You might check to see if they still make them.
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The chain was on the right last time I checked my bike.
Doesn't matter which side the drive train is on when the pendulum starts a swinging. Just be careful not to get it caught in your spokes.
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Rowing shorts - popular amongst the 'bent crowd. http://www.regattasport.com/products/view/29/c:1
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