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Old 05-13-11, 03:21 PM   #1
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i feel like an idiot..am i an idiot?

so i bought some cycling shorts, thinking they were shorts..but i guess they're just liners, is that a problem? or can i continue wearing them like shorts without looking like an idiot. they look like normal cycling shorts..at least to me.

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Old 05-13-11, 03:36 PM   #2
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Liners are usually thin enough to see through. If you don't mind giving the free show, I'm sure nobody else cares.
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Old 05-13-11, 03:47 PM   #3
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Do you have anything to show? If not, no big deal. So to speak.
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Old 05-13-11, 05:20 PM   #5
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I dug this old standard out for another thread just a moment ago...seems appropriate here too.

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Old 05-13-11, 05:31 PM   #6
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^ your avatar complements the photo nicely

second from the left looks like an innie.
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Old 05-14-11, 09:02 AM   #7
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When you bought them this should have been a clue.

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Old 05-14-11, 09:11 AM   #8
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Idiot is such a strong word and when we use it, people's feelings get hurt.
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Idiot? No. Just a hasty shopper.
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Possibly, but buying those liners isn't what made you one.
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oops time for N+1 on the shorts. either get some cool shorts to wear over the liners from Lululemon or spring for real shorts

http://shop.lululemon.com/products/c...s?pagesize=All
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Old 05-14-11, 10:34 AM   #12
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When you bought them this should have been a clue.

i bought them in store and i didn't notice anything about liners being on it. i went back and tried them on, i think i'm just gonna wear them. they fit fine and you can't see through them, so its all good. haha
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Old 05-14-11, 10:57 AM   #13
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Probably nice and cool in the summer!
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sure put 'em on! nobody will notice.

i like to wear my tighty whities on the outside every once in a while, just to mix it up.

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a pair of baggy mountain bike shorts, made to add a liner,
rather than have one built in
is what you need, practical and your modesty is protected.
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Ever notice it's the guys who have the least to show that are the most modest?

Awwww, nevermind.

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If you ride fast enough no one will ever notice. woooosh
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Wear them and enjoy them. I did the same thing a few years ago and nobody ever noticed . . .
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Some nice glasses and you are all set in stYLe!
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i bought them in store and i didn't notice anything about liners being on it. i went back and tried them on, i think i'm just gonna wear them. they fit fine and you can't see through them, so its all good. haha

Just take them back.

But don't wear them first!
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The rubber thread that makes spandex stretchy will break down over time,
letting more air thru is a benefit, but that rubber stuff does make the fabric more Opaque.
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and if your junk is too small, just buy a prosthetic
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I think I may have done the same thing but cannot tell. I got mine at a thrift store though, so I got them for $7. I don't care if they are just a liner or not, I'm wearing them as shorts when the summer heat comes.
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You're not an idiot for making a mistake and buying the wrong pair of shorts, but caring what a bunch of people spread across the internet think of you makes you highly suspect.
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You're not an idiot for making a mistake and buying the wrong pair of shorts, but caring what a bunch of people spread across the internet think of you makes you highly suspect.
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