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Old 06-30-06, 12:52 AM   #1
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To those who ride wearing jeans....

How is your jeans holding up? Is it thin where the fabric meets the saddle? How long did your pair last before you have to replace them? Is it different for different kinds of saddle? Thin saddles? Wide saddles? Leather saddles? Foam saddles?
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Old 06-30-06, 01:01 AM   #2
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Wear

Even when riding uprights my jeans didn't seem to wear any faster or in a particular place, on my recumbents they are rubbed even less.
Proviso I wear the jeans for general use as well as riding and swap between a few pairs, they eventually just die of old age : ).
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reading the name of this thread made me cringe. I hate to ride in jeans.
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Ridin in jeans is fine for me. I wear baggies though, so my lack of wear in the crotch area may be due to the sheer volume of fabric making for less movement through the pedal stroke.
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And why would one wear jeans to ride a bike?
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And why would one wear jeans to ride a bike?
And why would one want to change into specialized, goofy-looking cycling clothes every time one decided to ride one's bike? Jeans aren't much fun to wear on long rides, but they're fine for running errands or bumming around town. I see this attitude a lot - that cyclists who wear jeans somehow aren't worthy of being called "cyclists" - they're just ignorant slobs who happen to be a on a bike.

Anyway, I don't see any additional wear on any of my jeans.
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And why would one want to change into specialized, goofy-looking cycling clothes every time one decided to ride one's bike? Jeans aren't much fun to wear on long rides, but they're fine for running errands or bumming around town. I see this attitude a lot - that cyclists who wear jeans somehow aren't worthy of being called "cyclists" - they're just ignorant slobs who happen to be a on a bike.

Anyway, I don't see any additional wear on any of my jeans.
I wouldn't want to ride in jeans. I currently ride in a pair of light khaki shorts (formerly slacks, now shorter). I would imagine jeans might be stiff enough to chafe. I don't see the need to put on lycra for a short hop around town, though. To each his own.

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Sometimes, if it's cooler. With the weather in SoCal lately it would be suicide, IMO.

Btw it's black jeans. Those who wear blue jeans, I'm sorry, you're beyond help.
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I'll wear jeans only if I am running a few errands around town. Otherwise, they get uncomfortable after about an hour. Jeans hold up fine btw.
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I haven't had any chaffing from jeans, but they do resist movement a bit. Mine seem to wear out somewhere between the knee and the bottom of the pocket, whether riding or not. Since I'm not doing anything like pitching hay, I can't explain it.
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Old 06-30-06, 10:57 AM   #11
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And why would one wear jeans to ride a bike?
Because that's what I'm usually wearing when I decide to go for a ride!
OK, you got me! I don't ride a "bike" anyway.
I ride my "trikes" almost exclusively these days. (they're Greenspeeds)
And my jeans wear out from everything BUT riding. (recumbents are just that way)
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Grr, I should have put a disclaimer saying that I know some people do not like riding in them, blah blah blah. But thanks for the input anyway, including the naysayers.

Anyway, would "stretch" jeans be more comfortable in a ride? i just got one yesterday(don't laugh, they are men's jeans) and wow, these babies are more comfy than non-stretch ones. I'm gonna go for at least a 10 mile ride and see what happens.
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Old 06-30-06, 03:16 PM   #13
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The only denim I own is overalls for working in the garden. When the croth wears out, I take a needle and thread to them. Problem solved.
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The only denim I own is overalls for working in the garden. When the croth wears out, I take a needle and thread to them. Problem solved.
Don't own anything Denim. Only thing Denim is good for - is-------Don't even think it is good for cleaning the bike with. Only thing is that a lot of people like wearing Denim jeans. Don't worry- one Day they will learn the advantages of other materials and then they will wonder what the fascination was with the fashion of the day. You know the fashion that has lasted for about 50 years.
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I wear jeans often when I ride in the colder months. I have a perforated saddle that I swear eats jeans. No other saddle has done this to me.
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I ride in jeans all the time, never had a problem. My old Peugeot, however, had a leather seat that liked to leave black stains on my behind. Modern Brooks saddles don't seem to have this problem.
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stretch jeans work fine, but usually in summer I switch to shorts. stretch jeans because, duh, they stretch and don't bind. they also are lighter than normal jeans.
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yeah i hate sweating in jeans. don't usually ride in them, but when i do, my pants might stretch a little because i wear tighter jeans 'cause i'm like that.
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I'd ride in jeans before I'd ride in spandex.
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right now i just use some socker shorts. light and airy. maybe when i grow up i'll be bright and tight.
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I have ruined so many of my Cargo shorts riding. Seams just do not hold up. Hate that.
Plus I do not like the saddle riding up my arse. Lycra is the only option for endurance riders.Unless you are into pain. Well, severe pain that is.
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Bright and tight. That has a certain ring to it, Kyle.
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chris your saddle ate my shorts man
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And why would one want to change into specialized, goofy-looking cycling clothes every time one decided to ride one's bike? Jeans aren't much fun to wear on long rides, but they're fine for running errands or bumming around town. I see this attitude a lot - that cyclists who wear jeans somehow aren't worthy of being called "cyclists" - they're just ignorant slobs who happen to be a on a bike.

Anyway, I don't see any additional wear on any of my jeans.

Dude, take a chill pill. I don't think the question means going all the way to lycra. I would almost ask the same thing. Given the choice I would wear almost anything else before jeans. They are too hot and stiff to ride in for me personally. But that doesn't mean I would kit up just for a ride to the grocery store.

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And why would one want to change into specialized, goofy-looking cycling clothes every time one decided to ride one's bike? Jeans aren't much fun to wear on long rides, but they're fine for running errands or bumming around town. I see this attitude a lot - that cyclists who wear jeans somehow aren't worthy of being called "cyclists" - they're just ignorant slobs who happen to be a on a bike.
Grrrrrrrr! I see red everytime one of the bike snob elitist here suggest that you MUST ride in special
"bike clothes" or you're a total zero. These people are largely responsible for lining
the pockets of bike stores that sell this crap while they make the 'regular' folk's feel like dirt when
they ride in street clothes.

I enjoy riding in whatever I have on at the time and it will be a very cold day in hell when I buy any
spandex or the rest of that bike clothing crap.

Jeans & steet clothes forever!!
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