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    Cool Weather - Pants Advice

    Cooler weather is just around the corner. 52 degrees for the start of my ride tomorrow. I have the bike jacket, but could not find pants/tights. I am 6'4". Any recommendations especially in the area of picking a size? Do I need to go with XXL even though the middle is not that big?

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    Certain models of the Nashbar house brand tights come in tall sizes.

    Near as I can tell, their mediums should be good for 36" inseam or more with stretching. Far too much for my 34".
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    Thanks for the tip. And the price is right.

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    Don't know about sizing but Bibs tights or normal?

    I am in two thoughts. If I am just out riding and it will stay cool- I go for the bibs. They stay in place- don't slip down and Stomach size does not matter. However if it does look as though it would warm up, or if they will be coming off for some reason- Then I would opt for conventional pants.

    And I always wear Bib shorts underneath- so get my tights without any padding in them.
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    www.velowear.com
    Great selection of knee warmers, leg warmers, arm warmers, tights, and knickers.
    Everything is true to size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    www.velowear.com
    Great selection of knee warmers, leg warmers, arm warmers, tights, and knickers.
    Everything is true to size.
    +1 If it will get warmer on your ride, knee/leg warmers are the way to go, you can just slip them off as needed.
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    Ron H how good is the quality of the Velowear gear? I need to purchase some cool weather gear as well ------ Lp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinz@50 View Post
    Ron H how good is the quality of the Velowear gear? I need to purchase some cool weather gear as well ------ Lp

    At those prices, I would hope the quality was incredibly good.
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    I have some bright green socks that come up almost to my knee. Warm and highly visible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinz@50 View Post
    Ron H how good is the quality of the Velowear gear? I need to purchase some cool weather gear as well ------ Lp
    I have 3 pairs of bibs that I bought in the summer of 2003. They are finally showing signs of wear and will need to be replaced soon.
    I have 3 pairs of arm warmers (yellow for visibility) I bought in the fall of 2003. The Voler logo is wearing off 2 pairs and the seam is coming unraveled on one pair.
    I have a fluorescent yellow jersey I bought in 2003. I wear it all the time and still looks great. Just a little faded from so many hours in the sun.


    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    At those prices, I would hope the quality was incredibly good.
    I always thought their prices were very good compared to other online retailers.

    I'm very happy with their products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    I always thought their prices were very good compared to other online retailers.

    I'm very happy with their products.
    I'm sure they are very good products for those who can afford them. I guess the price comparison depends on which stores you compare. $75 bibs just aren't within my scope and so I don't shop for them. I have had very good results with shorts and bibs in the $40 - $50 range. Some would find that too much to pay.
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    My faves are Pearl Izumi Tokyo Tights. They're actually relatively loose--and incredibly comfortable.

    http://www.pearlizumi.com/product.ph...uct_id=1318542
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    Quote Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
    I have some bright green socks that come up almost to my knee. Warm and highly visible.
    Need pic of this.

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    http://www.sporthill.com/product.php...=0100&gender=u
    These work well for me. Slightly relaxed fit. No pad which is great for recumbents or you could wear padded shorts under them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyb View Post
    Need pic of this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metric Man View Post
    +1 If it will get warmer on your ride, knee/leg warmers are the way to go, you can just slip them off as needed.
    +1 I have tried both PI and Louis Garneau leg and knee warmers and find them similar. The PI seem to run a little larger and last a little longer.

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