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Old 03-27-10, 09:40 AM   #1
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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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Old 03-27-10, 10:09 AM   #2
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Some ideas here:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ight=bib+strap
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Old 03-30-10, 01:54 PM   #3
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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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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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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?
Also available at Bed Bath & Beyond as well as many other fine retailers nationwide. But wait, call now and we’ll double the offer plus throw in an aqua globe

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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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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This will assure those straps ain't goin' nowhere.
Yes, at Easter it's fun to mock the cripples.... :-)
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Get a sense of humor dude. Think they can be bought at the same store that sells the
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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.
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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.
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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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.
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