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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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    Quote Originally Posted by pedex
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by workingbike
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by pedex
    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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