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Old 06-05-07, 05:20 PM   #1
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Conventional looking pants/trousers?

So I mostly wear bike shorts/tights and for myself I would happily walk around all
day in them. Some places frown on these of course, I have carried a pair of fairly
conventional looking light nylon pants to slip over the shorts but this is not terribly
comfortable. What do you suggest for a pair of pants that is comfy to pedal in
but doesn't look out of place in a casual business setting? Jeans, which is what I
often wear off the bike, suck for riding. It would be nice if the cost was reasonable,
they were durable, and widely available.
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wool dress pants or khaki's

many of us messengers wear dickies, they arent bad to ride in either
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You might try a padded set of briefs like these
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=1123

Not the same as a set of cycling shorts but is probably more confortable to wear under a pair of regular pants than cycling shorts would be.
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I would shop around at an outdoor gear store. North Face, for example, makes a line of casual/active clothing that is comfy and attends to details like seams and stiching but, at the same time, is not overly techy or expensive.
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I've comfortably ridden to work in my jeans on my Brooks saddle.
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I notice llbean is selling blue jeans made of coolmax fabric. Havent' tried them, but the might be okay.
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wool dress pants or khaki's

many of us messengers wear dickies, they arent bad to ride in either
Sorry, originally from the UK, what are Dickies?
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Get and old tube sock and cut the foot off. Put the sock on over your pants leg. Bring cloves just incase you need to touch the chain.

Consider bringing a change of dress, they sell panniers for cloths
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Sorry, originally from the UK, what are Dickies?
cotton/twill work slacks........often worn as pants for uniforms by a variety of people


http://www.dickies.com/web/default.asp
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cotton/twill work slacks........often worn as pants for uniforms by a variety of people


http://www.dickies.com/web/default.asp
Thanks, that was the sort of thing I was thinking of. geor8ge, I do usually carry a change,
I was just trying to find out what kind of pants are comfortable to pedal in when i can't
do a change. Thanks for the replies people.
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