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    Bib Shorts and Slipping Shoulder Straps

    Anyone have a fix for the problem of the straps on bib shorts slipping off my shoulders? I can't seem to keep mine in place. Clydes, any suggestions? Athenas too?

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    at The Christmas Tree Shop near us I saw a gizmo for the straps of women's bras. It kind of connects the two sides in the back taking up some of the slack

    http://www.popgadget.net/2006/09/brabuddy.php
    http://www.bhs.co.uk/mall/productpag.../234243/220100

    maybe you can rig something like that?
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    There's a few reasons they could be slipping, and a different fix for each.

    Straps/torso are too short and being pulled off your shoulders: Need to add material at the shoulder seam.
    Straps/torso are too long and can slip off your shoulders: Gizmo in rumrunn6's post will help
    Poor posture; slouched shoulders allow straps to slide: Shoulders back! Chest out! Gut in! Now sound off and go ride yer bicycle!

    I tried on a bunch of different bibs before finding the ones which fit me well through the torso and shoulders since every company cuts the back and straps differently.
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    You need to build up those shoulders, then they will never slip off. Go hit the gym and do this for a while...

    http://www.nowloss.com/best-exercise...-shoulders.htm



    In all seriousness, though, I have had that problem in the past. The problem was solved by taking a piece of spandex from an old pair of shorts, cutting it into a 1" wide strip, hemming the edges, and then sewing it in between the straps at about the height of my shoulders.

    I had to recruit my mom to do the sewing though, and she's not for hire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    There's a few reasons they could be slipping, and a different fix for each.

    Straps/torso are too short and being pulled off your shoulders: Need to add material at the shoulder seam.
    Straps/torso are too long and can slip off your shoulders: Gizmo in rumrunn6's post will help
    Poor posture; slouched shoulders allow straps to slide: Shoulders back! Chest out! Gut in! Now sound off and go ride yer bicycle!

    I tried on a bunch of different bibs before finding the ones which fit me well through the torso and shoulders since every company cuts the back and straps differently.
    It's poor posture, and there's little I can do about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    at The Christmas Tree Shop near us I saw a gizmo for the straps of women's bras. It kind of connects the two sides in the back taking up some of the slack

    http://www.popgadget.net/2006/09/brabuddy.php
    http://www.bhs.co.uk/mall/productpag.../234243/220100

    maybe you can rig something like that?
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    A roll of cloth medical tape will do the same job on a case by case basis. Back in high school and early college I would help coach and referee pee-wee wrestling, we'd tape the straps of their singlet just below the base of their neck to keep some of the ill fitted straps from coming off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    It's poor posture, and there's little I can do about it.
    This will assure those straps ain't goin' nowhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    This will assure those straps ain't goin' nowhere.
    [IMG]http://girr.org/girr/tips/tips6/tool_tips/staple_***.jpg[/IMG]
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Yes, at Easter it's fun to mock the cripples.... :-)
    Get a sense of humor dude. Think they can be bought at the same store that sells the
    bra thing-a-ma-jigs.

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    Your bibs are too big or sized funny.

    You may be able to prevent the slippage using the same concept that some back packs use...a strap across the chest. I have this problem with my snow-overalls, I draw the shoulder straps closer together across my chest with a small piece of rope.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    Your bibs are too big or sized funny.

    You may be able to prevent the slippage using the same concept that some back packs use...a strap across the chest. I have this problem with my snow-overalls, I draw the shoulder straps closer together across my chest with a small piece of rope.
    I'm inclined to think they are too big. Either they've stretched or I've shrunk. I've got a related problem of too much looseness in the crotch.

    I've tried tying knots in the shoulder straps to tighten them up, with mixed results. I'm lousy at typing knots - my Cub Scout days were 35 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    I'm inclined to think they are too big. Either they've stretched or I've shrunk. I've got a related problem of too much looseness in the crotch.

    I've tried tying knots in the shoulder straps to tighten them up, with mixed results. I'm lousy at typing knots - my Cub Scout days were 35 years ago.
    You should try tying them instead of typing them.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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