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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 08-02-09, 12:00 PM   #1
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Shorts

Figured I'd be short and to the point...>_>

Anyway, I only have like one pair of shorts because I usually like wearing long pants more (not sure why) but I'd like to have a couple of pairs of shorts for biking. After looking at biking shorts and deciding that I would not look good in them, I decided to ask you guys for advice.

What is a good type of shorts to wear on a bike for a bigger guy who doesn't want the tiny bicycle shorts? :/

Thanks.
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Old 08-02-09, 12:04 PM   #2
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Bicycle shorts with basketball shorts over them. Works for me.
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Old 08-02-09, 12:06 PM   #3
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Wear tiny bicycle shorts, because they have the padding and wicking properties needed to be comfortable, then throw whatever you're comfortable being seen in over the top. I'm a big fan of the Falconi Deluxe bib shorts from Love2Pedal.com...
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Old 08-02-09, 12:37 PM   #4
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I don't know why, but the thing about knickers, and tights is that
they don't seem so Reno 911 to me.

YMMV
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Old 08-02-09, 12:41 PM   #5
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I do the bike shorts with a pair of basketball type shorts over. Works great.
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Mountain bike baggies with the built in liner may work.
Or you can just buy bicycling specific padded under shorts and wear them with you favorite shorts. http://www.rei.com/category/4500003_...ling+Underwear I have worn padded boxers with jeans on a skinny road bike saddle and felt fine for a 40 mile ride.
If you find shorts or pants without seams in the crotch they work best. Old military BDU pants have a solid panel in the crotch that work surprisingly well for bicycling. I fin the MUSA pants and shorts to work very well since they were made for bicycling. http://www.rivbike.com/products/list...product=22-078 http://www.rivbike.com/products/list...product=22-642 http://www.rivbike.com/products/list...product=22-072
They don't have padding but the gusseted crotch makes a huge difference by itself.
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Figured I'd be short and to the point...>_>

Anyway, I only have like one pair of shorts because I usually like wearing long pants more (not sure why) but I'd like to have a couple of pairs of shorts for biking. After looking at biking shorts and deciding that I would not look good in them, I decided to ask you guys for advice.

What is a good type of shorts to wear on a bike for a bigger guy who doesn't want the tiny bicycle shorts? :/

Thanks.
Another vegan clyde? I thought I was the only one...

I wear regular spandex shorts (actually, bibs). But, I have some of the mountain bike shorts that I wear to work. They are regular spandex shorts but have cargo shorts over them. They are great because they look like regular shorts (have pockets and everything) but they provide the advantages of cycling shorts.
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Old 08-02-09, 03:14 PM   #8
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Another vegan clyde? I thought I was the only one...
Interesting. O_o. I get a lot of weird looks for being a bigger vegan who isn't pale.

Thanks for the replies. Once the shock from the buying of the bike wears off I'll start looking into these options. Then I can start looking into those sexy skin tight jerseys. ^_^
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Old 08-02-09, 06:29 PM   #9
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Interesting. O_o. I get a lot of weird looks for being a bigger vegan who isn't pale.

Thanks for the replies. Once the shock from the buying of the bike wears off I'll start looking into these options. Then I can start looking into those sexy skin tight jerseys. ^_^
I get that, too. I'm not vegan right now, but I've been at least vegetarian for 26 years and I'm all clyde. When I have to reveal that I am a vegetarian sometimes I will say, "I'm the biggest vegetarian you will ever meet."

As to shorts, I found that once I only really care about how people see my body if I haven't been working out. After a couple of hard workouts I am proud of myself. Even though I don't actually look different than I did the day before, MY perception is totally different. You might find the same is true for you. If I feel good about my body, I actually am more embarrassed by the silly logos and bright colors than the tight fit.

You say "Once the shock from the buying of the bike wears off I'll start looking into these options." I assume you are talking about the price. The Love2Pedal clothes are really, really cheap, so look there first if money is tight. They even have a discount code for members of the clyde su-forum.
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Go to LL Bean online, look at their 39 dollar bike shorts, These run big so if you are an XL order a Large.
they work great. I
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I second the love2pedal bib shorts. They fit awesome and they allow you to ride forever. There are also coupons on the forum to save even more.
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