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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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    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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    Do you have anything to show? If not, no big deal. So to speak.
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    pix lol

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    I dug this old standard out for another thread just a moment ago...seems appropriate here too.

    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    ^ your avatar complements the photo nicely

    second from the left looks like an innie.

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    When you bought them this should have been a clue.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    When you bought them this should have been a clue.

    shorts.jpg
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboyd937 View Post
    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.
    Fat is sweat, on the wrong side of your skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surrealdeal View Post
    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.
    BF is no ordinary bunch of people. We is speshul.

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