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    Baggy shorts for old guys

    I have regular bike shorts & bibs for my road bikes, but when riding my dual-sport bike I prefer the "baggy" type since they have lots of pockets and look more casual if I'm going to the coffee shop, library, etc.

    Anyway, my old pairs (both from REI) are wearing out and I'm having trouble finding some that I don't think I look stupid in. Seems the legs are being cut longer and wider these days, and my thin lower legs sticking out just don't look right. If I were younger and with beefier legs, maybe, but...

    So does anyone have any recommendations on brands and models to take a look at? My local shopping options are pretty much limited to REI and Performance, and I have never had much luck buying this type of clothing sight-unseen online.

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    I have a pair if Canari Canyon ll that I like for MTB.
    I got mine at Sport Chalet.

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    I wear cargo shorts (from clothing stores) with padded bike shorts underneath. I don't wear the typical biking outfit.

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    It depends on if you are liberal, libertarian or conseervative and if you watch Fox or MSNBC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    It depends on if you are liberal, libertarian or conseervative and if you watch Fox or MSNBC.
    ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougG View Post
    ????
    Lately, every thread in the 50+ forum turns into conservative/liberal etc. I just thought we might get there sooner rather than later and save a lot of discussion and writing.
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    I've been wearing a pair of Aerotech Commuter Multi-Sport shorts this Spring.
    http://store.aerotechdesigns.com/atdmebicomus.html

    Unpadded - don't need that on recumbents - but they do sell a similar pair with padding.
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    I wear FOX mountain bike shorts when I commute to/from work since part of my commute is on the Metro and I don't want to offend anyone (whether they be conservative, liberal or moderate) with my tight lycra road shorts.

    Don't know what specifc model of Fox mountain bike shorts they are, but they do have plenty of pockets (two of which have zipper closures), so they might be worth considering for your application.

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    I buy hiking shorts from Walmart/Target. They fit fine and have plenty of pockets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmiked View Post
    I buy hiking shorts from Walmart/Target. They fit fine and have plenty of pockets.
    I wear hiking & cargo shorts too. Once in a while I'll wear some mesh basketball-type shorts.
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    Never liked Baggies even for MTB riding.A few of my mates have tried them aswell and we all still use lycra.

    But have to agree about buying online. All forms of clothing have to be tried before buying. There are too many variations between manufacturers for size to be standard so if they are still available- go for the same make and model you currently use and in the same size. That way you may have a chance of getting the right size online.
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    Might be too baggy for you, but I love my Fox Seargent shorts from REI. I have 3 pair same color (black camo) since I like them so much. Since I only ride a hybrid or MTB now, I only wear cargo shorts (over my cycling shorts). Zip pockets and velcro pockets. Plus, made with some stretch in the fabric so they are not restrictive.
    You could always have them altered at your local tailor to the length you desire. I have not been able to find them on Fox Racing's website but my REI has them for sure.

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    I started wearing the Rivendell MUSA pants and shorts last year. They are really comfortable, look like plain casual shorts, have a panel rather than seams in the crotch and really, really deep pockets so it's comfortable to carry stuff. I also found these blue jeans with a gusseted crotch I haven't used them riding yet, but like the idea.



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    My son, John, will not wear cycling shorts, especially with a chamois, no matter what. I offered to buy him anything quality he wanted but no go. He is a cargo shorts guy all of the time and a roadie. I like the traditional shorts with a quality chamois. Amazon.com has some MTB shorts that aren't too baggy looking in the cycling clothing and accessories. Might try there for your needs.

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    I normally wear cargo shorts over my riding shorts when I'm on the hybrid. However, I do have to fold up the legs on the riding shorts so that they don't show as they are the same length as the cargo shorts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WC89 View Post
    Might be too baggy for you, but I love my Fox Seargent shorts from REI. I have 3 pair same color (black camo) since I like them so much.
    I've seen these in REI's catalog and will have to check them out. I expect I'll end up getting something there since I get the membership benefit and mainly they have an extremely generous return policy -- I could actually wear them a time or two before deciding if I want to keep them.

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    I often wear tight padded bike shorts on long rides and carry some thin nylon athletic shorts in the seat bag (or rear shirt pocket) to put on when stopping in coffee shops or lunch spots.
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    If you have a Dual Sport bike, you should know not to buy from REI. In fact if you are a true recreationist, you should know not to buy from REI.

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    Another cargo shorts/pants guy. Recently bought a pair at wally world that said "Hiking Shorts". Didn't like them. The side pockets were too far forward, placing the contents in front of my thighs. OK for hiking but awkward, for me, while pedalling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougG View Post
    ????
    Liberals wear cargo shorts - commando style.
    Libertarians wear cargo shorts with bike shorts underneath.
    Conservatives wear belted cargo shorts with bibs underneath.

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    FWIW, where I am, I can take shorts, pants, etc. to the local tailor (who seems, with each passing year, to be more and more grateful for the work) and have them altered for five or six bucks. It's cheaper in the long run than driving around trying to find a perfect fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Lately, every thread in the 50+ forum turns into conservative/liberal etc. I just thought we might get there sooner rather than later and save a lot of discussion and writing.
    That was SO last week
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Liberals wear cargo shorts - commando style.
    Libertarians wear cargo shorts with bike shorts underneath.
    Conservatives wear belted cargo shorts with bibs underneath.
    So what do us Socalists wear?

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