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    Gear search: cycling bib w/front fly?

    I'm trying to find a bib that could double-up as a base layer. More specifically, I'm trying to find a bib with a front fly for convenient roadside relief. This bib will be used for both (1) fall/winter/spring riding as a base layer, and (2) as a base layer for when I'm on the motorcycle. No good Google juju lately so I figured I'd ask the crowd for a recommendation.

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    To my knowledge you will not find what you are looking for. It would defeat the purpose of a well designed cycling bib. They are intended for cycling comfort and efficiency not for convenient "relief."

    My recommendation: Forget it and go with a non-bib short if you want an easier-pee base layer.

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    There's no such thing.
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    Wow. I assumed some manufacturer had designed a bib short/tight with a pocket style fly that maintains good compression. I guess I'll just have to suck it up and strip layers when nature calls. I got a tip that Hincapie might make something that fits my requirements.

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    I have seen womens bibs that fit that description...sort of.

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    Here you go:
    http://www.zappos.com/pearl-izumi-w-...ib-short-black

    Now all you have to do is get a sex change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
    Here you go:
    http://www.zappos.com/pearl-izumi-w-...ib-short-black

    Now all you have to do is get a sex change.
    "Drop tail..."

    In spirit this is what I'm looking for. The bib, not sex change. Tough crowd here.

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    My attempt at humor.
    I have never encountered what you are looking for. Most men just pull down the front to pee.

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    You think about this the wrong way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sugonaut View Post
    "Drop tail..."

    In spirit this is what I'm looking for. The bib, not sex change. Tough crowd here.
    Lots of tongue-to-cheek but not so much "tough" as playfully honest. For a second though, consider the potential side effects of serious, lengthy spinning with your "soft parts" cradled by crotch seams. Generally not a wise or necessary design idea even with the best manufacturing standards. Much easier to pull down the stretchy front or just use non-bib bottoms rather than risk ungodly chafe....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
    My attempt at humor.
    At least you didn't refer me to the Spanx for Men site.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
    You think about this the wrong way.
    Even better... no need to stop!

    Thanks for humoring me. Ima give up on the search and design my own padded underbib short thinger with quick release. I'll make tens of dollars...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HokuLoa View Post
    Lots of tongue-to-cheek but not so much "tough" as playfully honest. For a second though, consider the potential side effects of serious, lengthy spinning with your "soft parts" cradled by crotch seams. Generally not a wise or necessary design idea even with the best manufacturing standards. Much easier to pull down the stretchy front or just use non-bib bottoms rather than risk ungodly chafe....
    Oh, I know. I was being a cheeky by my "tough crowd" comment, too. And you're right - there's a good reason why this product doesn't exist. I has hopeful, though. I did find some compression suits that come close, but nothing padded or cycle specific. Thanks!

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    Gotta pee? Just pull your jersey up and pull down on the front of the bibs or pull the leg up and there you go. No problem at all. Even these guys can do it.
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    Catheter and bag , perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sugonaut View Post
    I'm trying to find a bib that could double-up as a base layer. More specifically, I'm trying to find a bib with a front fly for convenient roadside relief. This bib will be used for both (1) fall/winter/spring riding as a base layer, and (2) as a base layer for when I'm on the motorcycle. No good Google juju lately so I figured I'd ask the crowd for a recommendation.
    here ya go! And they are on sale........cheap!

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    Oh man... it's the thread that keeps on giving. I'm feeling the love right now.

    Can't a man pee without having to do a yoga pose?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sugonaut View Post
    Oh man... it's the thread that keeps on giving. I'm feeling the love right now.

    Can't a man pee without having to do a yoga pose?!
    Nope.... Part of the adventure.

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    Extra incentive to loose the gut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sugonaut View Post
    I'm trying to find a bib that could double-up as a base layer. More specifically, I'm trying to find a bib with a front fly for convenient roadside relief. This bib will be used for both (1) fall/winter/spring riding as a base layer, and (2) as a base layer for when I'm on the motorcycle. No good Google juju lately so I figured I'd ask the crowd for a recommendation.
    You just have to know where to look.

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    This bib has a zipper http://www.realcyclist.com/castelli-...-bibshort-mens
    it was making the rounds on BonkTown today.

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