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Old 03-28-02, 04:19 PM   #1
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He gave me his used bicycle shorts!

I have a good friend who was big into bicycling until a couple of years ago.

Recently, he gave up the hope of ever fitting into his old bicycling clothes. He's a frugal guy and figures, there must be a use for them and...

You guessed it, he benefacted them to ME. Used bicycle shorts given to his friend Mike.

Now of course, I graciously accepted and appreciated his thoughtfulness, but... Hmmm, used bicycle shorts?

Is this normal? I just can't talk myself into wiggling into them. Am I too sensitive about this? It just seems like, how can I say?... just like a personal thing you don't share.

Is this a weird gift, or is it just me who thinks so?

By the way, if you need some good but used bicycle shorts, please contact me via the BF.C messanger...
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Hey mike, just wear shorts liners with them.
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Old 03-28-02, 04:40 PM   #3
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Is this normal? I just can't talk myself into wiggling into them. Am I too sensitive about this? It just seems like, how can I say?... just like a personal thing you don't share.

I have a basic rule in situations like this:

NEVER EVER WEAR ANYONE ELSE'S USED SHORTS.

I'm just a regular guy and I have big problems with this. So, no, Mike, it's not just you.

Say thanks. Write a thank you note. Then, when your friend isn't looking, throw the shorts away.
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recycle them, hmmm, what can you do with a used pair of shorts? A Windsock? Ear Muffs? Head band?
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Nah, I'd say it's pretty normal. People often give away their old clothing that does fit, etc. I've done this already, and I've taken other people's, too. As long as they're cleaned totally, I don't see a problem with it.
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Mike, if it makes u feel better, I got a used jersey, used spandex shorts AND used socks with my klein, and yes I wore them.
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Throw them in the laundry with your own clothes; then mix them in the drawer with your others and you'll feel much better about them.
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Strange, just dump them and he will never know.
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To everyone who condones the atrocious belief that wearing someone else's shorts are okay...please allow me to disgust you:

The person who wore those shorts had his sweaty hairy a55 dripping with dingle-berry juice and testical sack sweat mixed together into a solution of water and salt excreted out of his pubic membrane area within an enclosed confined space where the incubated region had temperatures well above 98 degrees f for extended periods of time.

Sure, the shorts were washed, but if it was so clean would you be willing to use those shorts chamois as a "plate" to put your buffet servings of mash potatoes and gravy on top of it?
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I think I found a use for the used spandex shorts.

If I sew up the leg holes, I could use them as a very nice grain filter when making my next batch of home brew.

Maybe I could bring the beer to one of this summer's bicycle functions. How appropriate - a true bicycle brew with saddle miles included.
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Eschelon - In all my hundreds of posts on various forums, that has got to be the most stomach churningly gross one I have ever seen !

Btw, personally I'd just wash 'em and wear 'em.
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For eschelon, It has become quite fashionable for old fashioned Chamber Pots (Thunder Mugs) which were kept under the bed instead of going to the Out House, to be used as SOUP tureens. You want disgusting, try eating out of one of those and keeping it down.

Washing and wearing used shorts is far less inhibiting.
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...It has become quite fashionable for old fashioned Chamber Pots (Thunder Mugs) which were kept under the bed instead of going to the Out House, to be used as SOUP tureens.
I would rather eat soup from a chamber pot than wear someone elses bike shorts. Pee stains, poo stains, crotch sweat and saddle sore effluvia in a skin tight package with a highly absorbant chamois...You couldn't wash them enough to convince me that it was a good idea to put them on.
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get your tweezers and pull out the embedded pubes (simple laundering is never enough) and then nuke the things in your 'wave for about 3 min on high. If they didn't go incandescent and degrade into lava....WEAR EM!!!


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I just wasted $5.38 at wendys... big bacon clasic, with fries and a frostie... only to sit down at work, and read this thread... Ugh, anyone want some food?

Thanks eschelon, you owe me one!
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uh, Joe...don't look now but I think I see a chunk of recycled chamois stickin' out of your your patty, there...

*URP*
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The person who wore those shorts had his sweaty hairy a55 dripping with dingle-berry juice and testical sack sweat mixed together into a solution of water and salt excreted out of his pubic membrane area within an enclosed confined space where the incubated region had temperatures well above 98 degrees f for extended periods of time.
Did everyone get a nice mental picture with this post? Personally, wash'em and wear'em if they fit. Always good to have a backup.
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I agree w/Mike: use 'em for homebrew. Just don't throw them away, your friends may say, "Gee, Mike, this is the best brew you've made yet. What's your secret?" And you would have tossed your fab secret in the dump. "Sorry, guys, I lost the recipe."
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I have just one word for this thread: yuuuucccck!

I think of wearing someone's used shorts akin to wearing someone's used undies or someone's used toilet paper. Totally egregious!
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I honestly can't see what could be wrong with it!
Fit is what matters! Make sure it fits...then enjoy the ride!
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Hey, wash 'em twice if you want, but Kooties are vanquished in just one washing.




Green Lion... love the little rider... man he's riding like a mad man.
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Green Lion... love the little rider... man he's riding like a mad man.
thanks bikehard, he's a cutie isn't he!
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This has got to be the funniest thread posted in a long time.
THANKS! Everyone. Haven't had such a good laugh in a long while.
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