You know, I have been a cyclist since I was a kid and have only owned a handful of padded bike shorts/tights. I have a number of pair of old Scott Tinley bike shorts that are unpadded. In fact, all of my cycling cloths are unpadded. Back in the 80s and early 90s when I was into the what is now intermediate distance triathlons (25 mile bike) I just wore my Speedo swimsuit as was very common then for the entire event with just a singlet added for the ride and run.
It has been my experience that padded shorts just don't do anything for me but bunch up and look stupid. Is it just me?
BTW, the three bikes I ride the most all have currently BG Avatar 145mm saddles but I have used Stella leather/plastic and many others in the past and no padding.
Sources of unpadded cycling short would be nice if you have any?