Aging bike commuter
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Bethesda, MD
Bikes: 1983 Raleigh Grand Prix, 2010 Fuji Cross-Comp
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Lou has made several items for me over the years - windproof jacket and pants for winter, some running shorts, and a few weeks ago I talked him into making some cycling shorts. He doesn't list them on the website but they came out great. When they arrived I thought that they wouldn't have enough padding - just a second layer of the thickest Power Stretch. The fabric is so soft and wickable and the fit was so perfect that I found them WAY MORE COMFORTABLE than off-the-shelf cycling shorts. By comparison the mass-produced ones with gel pads feel like I'm wearing a loaded diaper. In the saddle the poor fit produces folds of extra cloth under my butt which really hurts after 10 miles. The new shorts that Lou made up are making a huge difference.
Try to get him to make a pair for you and see if you react the same way.