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    Stapfam, I Blame You

    You, Stapfam, are as levelheaded as anyone here (that may or may not be a compliment). Based on your relentlessly positive reviews of bib shorts, I decided it's one more thing I've got to try at least once. I placed the order tonight. They should be arriving (in a plain brown wrapper, I hope) within a few days. Will report back with a review sometime soon.
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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    This thread will be useless without pics. Just sayin.
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    Well, what brand did you buy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis
    You, Stapfam, as as levelheaded as anyone here (that may or may not be a compliment). Based on your relentlessly positive reviews of bib shorts, I decided it's one more thing I've got to try at least once. I placed the order tonight. They should be arriving (in a plain brown wrapper, I hope) within a few days. Will report back with a review sometime soon.
    Shaved legs and now bibs - what can we expect next
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichiganMike
    Well, what brand did you buy?
    DeMarchi Countour Lights (on sale at Sierra Trading Post). If it makes me look like this, I think I'll buy a dozen: http://www.cyclingnews.com/sponsors/.../de_marchi.php
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    It won't make you look any different than you do in bike shorts.
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    DeMarchi Countour Lights
    Should be good shorts. I have the Countour Plus by them and love'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dchiefransom
    It won't make you look any different than you do in bike shorts.
    If it doesn't give me six-pack abs, I guess I'll have to stick with my current kegger. Oh, well.
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    Being a recent and first time buyer of both regular bike shorts and bib shorts, I can say I've purchased my last pair of regular bike shorts. The bibs are a lot better. They stay up, they can't help it.
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman
    Being a recent and first time buyer of both regular bike shorts and bib shorts, I can say I've purchased my last pair of regular bike shorts. The bibs are a lot better. They stay up, they can't help it.
    So bibs are like shorts with suspenders?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman
    Being a recent and first time buyer of both regular bike shorts and bib shorts, I can say I've purchased my last pair of regular bike shorts. The bibs are a lot better. They stay up, they can't help it.
    The International Fred Society held a secret meeting tonight and the vote was overwhelming to expel you.

    No one riding a new steel flat-bar road bike, with clipless shoes, and bike bibs is a Fred.

    I continued to build upon my impressive Fred resume today by taking a test ride on a bike, wearing new khaki pants, and leaving my stretchy pants leg band in my pocket, getting grease marks all over my pants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil
    The International Fred Society held a secret meeting tonight
    Ahhh...so that's why my phone was ringing off the hook this afternoon. Another damn urgent secret meeting, I gotta get an answering machine.

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    Did you look at the poll in the road forum its 2:1 for Bibs. You really can't get away with shaving your legs and not wear bibs.

    Bibs vs. Shorts Poll...
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    No! No! Say it ain't so JT!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    So bibs are like shorts with suspenders?
    Lycra suspenders bub. I know, I know, last week I couldn't even spell lycra....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    So bibs are like shorts with suspenders?
    Exactly. How they cause so much fuss, I can't understand.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Exactly. How they cause so much fuss, I can't understand.
    Might have been the quality of the regular bike shorts I was buying, but when I went to Bibs, I went up a couple of notches in quality, and they just fit better, especially when I was pedaling for 6-8 hours per day. (I sure hope Mrs. Kaley my 7th grade English Teacher doesn't read that last sentence.) Probably not as much of a factor if the ride is just an hour or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly
    Shaved legs and now bibs - what can we expect next
    Well maybe

    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil
    The International Fred Society held a secret meeting tonight and the vote was overwhelming to expel you.

    No one riding a new steel flat-bar road bike, with clipless shoes, and bike bibs is a Fred.

    I continued to build upon my impressive Fred resume today by taking a test ride on a bike, wearing new khaki pants, and leaving my stretchy pants leg band in my pocket, getting grease marks all over my pants.
    So this is how it's going to be huh? I don't think so Mister, you can just stand by for a nice intimidating phone call from my Business Manager, and expect to hear from my lawyer too, with a petition for reinstatement with back pay and a nice fat check for pain and suffering caused by this situation in which I am 100% innocent of all charges.
    Last edited by Terrierman; 05-18-07 at 10:01 AM.
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    Thanks for the lovely dream Hermes. At least I can still do that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis
    If it doesn't give me six-pack abs, I guess I'll have to stick with my current kegger. Oh, well.
    If you get the right Bibs- a 6 pack will not be good enough. My co-rider on the Tandem is 6'3" and 180lbs. Fit strong and too young for this forum. Since getting the bibs his 6 pack has turned into a 12 pack- But that is probably due to the breakfasts we get on the rides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichiganMike
    Might have been the quality of the regular bike shorts I was buying, but when I went to Bibs, I went up a couple of notches in quality, and they just fit better, especially when I was pedaling for 6-8 hours per day. (I sure hope Mrs. Kaley my 7th grade English Teacher doesn't read that last sentence.) Probably not as much of a factor if the ride is just an hour or two.
    Don't misunderstand. I agree that bibbs can be more comfortable. What gets me is some of the comments that seem to compare them to some kind of kinky S&M outfit. Bibbs look just like shorts when you wear them with a jersey (or shirt) over them.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg
    Don't misunderstand. I agree that bibbs can be more comfortable. What gets me is some of the comments that seem to compare them to some kind of kinky S&M outfit. Bibbs look just like shorts when you wear them with a jersey (or shirt) over them.
    Well, bike bibs can get pretty darn kinky if you cut the crotch out and then, and then........aw, never mind. Someone from the family and recreation forum might wander over here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link
    Well, bike bibs can get pretty darn kinky if you cut the crotch out and then, and then.......
    Don't go giving JT and Terrierman any more ideas!
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