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Old 05-17-07, 07:19 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-17-07, 07:34 PM   #2
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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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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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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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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.
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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.
So bibs are like shorts with suspenders?
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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.
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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Old 05-17-07, 10:16 PM   #12
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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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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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Exactly. How they cause so much fuss, I can't understand.
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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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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.
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Thanks for the lovely dream Hermes. At least I can still do that!
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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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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.
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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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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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