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    Bibs Report

    Well, the bibs came in their plain brown wrapper. With shaking hands I tore open the package, found a way to pour my middle-aged frame into them, pulled on a jersey and slithered out the door for my first ride. Herewith, the report:

    Comfort Factor: At first, the shoulders felt a bit constrained, but that feeling soon disappeared. As I began my ride, they seemed about as comfortable as other shorts, but as the ride progressed beyond 25 miles, they did seem more comfy than my old reliable cheepies.

    Plumber Factor: I've seen a few riders showing more of their backside than anyone wanted to see. It was good to know that with bibs this is not gonna happen.

    Heat Factor: In hot weather, the extra material around the middle and shoulders is somewhat noticable.

    Porn Factor: As others have pointed out, there's absolutely no difference when you've got a jersey on. However, without a top, my wife thinks I look like an extra in a cheezy porn film.

    Overall rating: Not the holy grail, but definitely some plusses. I'll still wear my non-bibs without complaint. If you're going to be seen in public wearing bibs, please wear a jersey.
    Last edited by Jet Travis; 06-06-07 at 07:25 PM.
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    Porn Factor: As others have pointed out, there's absolutely no difference when you've got a jersey on. However, without a top, my wife thinks I look like an extra in a cheezy porn film
    I was going to ask you if you had ever gotten them. I wore my De Marchi's today. I passed an older guy wearing bibs, with the jersey under the bib. Just doesn't look as cool.

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    I wear my bibs just like I would regular shorts. with a jersey.
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    I got my bibs last week.
    Today I order 2 more and gave away all the shorts.
    Just love them. They are very comfortable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zymans
    I got my bibs last week.
    Today I order 2 more and gave away all the shorts.
    Just love them. They are very comfortable!
    What did you get?
    "Light it up, Popo." --Levi Leipheimer

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    I want to like them but that padding rubs me raw. I bought Aerotech Designs top shelf.
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis
    Overall rating: Not the holy grail, but definitely some plusses. I'll still wear my non-bibs without complaint. If you're going to be seen in public wearing bibs, please wear a jersey.
    Pretty well sums up my opinion of bibbs. 2nd sentence applies equally to shorts.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Bwahahahahaha!

    Next will be DG, then Tom Bom, then freeranger. Well, no, it'll never happen to freeranger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link
    Bwahahahahaha!

    Next will be DG, then Tom Bom, then freeranger. Well, no, it'll never happen to freeranger.
    Worry about yourself, you drug-soaked fool. Don't your realize you're next. Bwahahahaaha.
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    But I already wear them. There's a picture of them in my Medora Elf Ride photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis
    Worry about yourself, you drug-soaked fool. Don't your realize you're next. Bwahahahaaha.
    And by the way, I resent that. I'm not really drug-soaked, unless Starbucks and chocolate count, in which case I'm guilty as charged.

    Now off to the Mother Ship.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis
    What did you get?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zymans
    I got my bibs last week.
    Today I order 2 more and gave away all the shorts.
    Just love them. They are very comfortable!
    Who do you give used bike shorts to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    Who do you give used bike shorts to?
    I bought a used bathing suit once at a thrift shop--to the unending horror of my betters. I wore it regularly and am still a regular blood donor. Just sayin'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis
    Well, the bibs came in their plain brown wrapper. With shaking hands I tore open the package, found a way to pour my middle-aged frame into them, pulled on a jersey and slithered out the door for my first ride. Herewith, the report:

    Comfort Factor: At first, the shoulders felt a bit constrained, but that feeling soon disappeared. As I began my ride, they seemed about as comfortable as other shorts, but as the ride progressed beyond 25 miles, they did seem more comfy than my old reliable cheepies.

    Plumber Factor: I've seen a few riders showing more of their backside than anyone wanted to see. It was good to know that with bibs this is not gonna happen.

    Heat Factor: In hot weather, the extra material around the middle and shoulders is somewhat noticable.

    Porn Factor: As others have pointed out, there's absolutely no difference when you've got a jersey on. However, without a top, my wife thinks I look like an extra in a cheezy porn film.

    Overall rating: Not the holy grail, but definitely some plusses. I'll still wear my non-bibs without complaint. If you're going to be seen in public wearing bibs, please wear a jersey.
    Mad Dog Vachon Factor:
    Last edited by Camilo; 08-02-07 at 11:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    Who do you give used bike shorts to?
    Salvation Army!

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    just killed me, but I just bought some used Sidi's and have been wearing them for a week...I got over it and still have no athletes foot flare ups..at 41.00 I got over pretty quick

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link
    But I already wear them. There's a picture of them in my Medora Elf Ride photos.
    I just rechecked your photo and NOW i understand all those comments about the Mother Ship etc, you have some kinda communicator thingie device mounted on the left side of your head. Either that or it's the funniest earring I've ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zymans
    I got my bibs last week.
    Today I order 2 more and gave away all the shorts.
    Just love them. They are very comfortable!
    Another convert. OP - you will know your really a bibs fan when you order a pair of white bibs.

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    I'm still on the fence about bibs. Everytime I see a pair in a shop, I check to see if they have 'em in my size. If they do, I get real close to pulling the trigger, but just can't bring myself to do it yet. Two thoughts keep running through my head: 1. That's a lot of cash, are they really worth it? 2. My closet's full now, where will I hang 'em? Those two thoughts are just enough to keep me from trying a pair. Sad isn't it? Maybe I'll hint that they would be a welcome Father's Day gift. That way if I don't like them, I can always rationalize it and say someone else got them for me.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman
    I want to like them but that padding rubs me raw. I bought Aerotech Designs top shelf.
    I've been riding the Aerotechs for several months now and had to resort to liberal applications of chamois cream to stop chafing from the stitching at the edge of the pad . Their chamois also seems to retain heat more than necessary. Wasn't sure whether it was me or the shorts until yesterday, when I rode the Zoot Sports bibs I just got from Sierra Trading Post for $48. The Schoeller chamois in the Zoots was WAY more comfortable than the Aerotech, both in chafing and temperature. The fabric of the Aerotechs seems a bit more robust, but after 6 months of use the fabric is pilling up where it moves over the saddle. We'll see if the Zoots do better. STP, BTW, has several different brands of bibs at very significant discounts right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSLeVan
    2. My closet's full now, where will I hang 'em?
    Just wad them up and throw them in a drawer.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    I just discovered bibs and I LOVE them. Before bibs my bicycle shorts would roll down my belly. Trust me. You don't want to see that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfspencer
    I just discovered bibs and I LOVE them. Before bibs my bicycle shorts would roll down my belly. Trust me. You don't want to see that.
    I have that problem. Thought about wearing suspenders with 'em. Nope. That won't work.
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    For hot weather, Performance sells some "bib light" shorts with only 6oz material and some very light uppers.


    For people who don't like what you look like in bibs without jersey, ask if its any better to be seen in non-bibs without jersey.

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