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    Senior Member Garfield Cat's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    Garfield, you didn't tell me what or why you just said "Depends on the purpose of the ride, the length of the ride. Bottom line: function over form. Baggies anything do not work for me." not what or why.. if you'd like to actually answer me I'd be happy to absorb some knowledge like I have from the others in this thread.

    and most everyone else, thank you so much for your input into this I've been learning a lot.
    I don't wear baggies because the purpose of the ride (my rides) is to spend an hour or so and that means the length of the ride is typically more than an hour. That being the function, the baggies form will not work for me.

    Now for the "what": the opposite of baggies is the tighter fitting clothing. I hardly wear the typical bike jerseys but instead the Under Armour tight fitted tops. For cooler weather its the heat gear line of Under Armour.

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    I think you're misunderstanding, non skin tight doesn't always mean baggy. In this case I mean not lycra or spandex, for instance those nickers I made are a smidge loose and sure don't cling like bike shorts but they sure don't flap much when I'm going over 20 either...

    As for the question of riding style, I have 3 speeds, road bikes, a single speed, a hybrid and some mountain bikes... so just about anything applies.
    "Seriously is what I want to be, so I put on spandex and show off my gear, my junk, my thing, yes my ding-a-ling."

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    After a ride, my clothes are typically very moist with sweat. Unless the nickers are of wicking material, I can't see how I would use them. I do hike and at REI their pants (and shirts) are a type of wicking and baggy with pockets everywhere. That's the only wicking and non tight fitting I can think of.

    Also, after a ride, I typically wash them immediately to make sure the bacteria doesn't get a chance to stay in the fabric. Then sun and air dry, whenever possible. Otherwise hang dry in garage.

    I wonder of REI already has a product close to what you made. But not necessarily made for riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garfield Cat View Post
    I wonder of REI already has a product close to what you made. But not necessarily made for riding.
    Rock climbing pants. Similar cut, gusseted crotch, close fit but not skin tight, semi stretchy fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerstg View Post
    Rock climbing pants. Similar cut, gusseted crotch, close fit but not skin tight, semi stretchy fabric.
    Also come for way cheaper on steepandcheap.com, rather than getting them retail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    I think you're misunderstanding, non skin tight doesn't always mean baggy. .
    Spring Hill track bottoms, for running principally. Canadian brand IIRC.

    Quoth Jimmy Page: "We were tight, yet loose. Loosely tight."
    Last edited by Drakonchik; 11-21-11 at 02:54 PM.

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    Columbia nylon fishing/water shorts: lightweight, not loose and baggy, and have pockets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
    Just because a lot of cycling clothes are skin tight doesn't mean that they have to be worn as the outer layer.

    Half of the reason for being skin-tight is to reduce friction between the fabric and the skin. You can cover your lycra bib shorts with baggy gym shorts and you'll still be much less likely to suffer chafing.
    This. You get form and function there.

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    3 Season:

    Technical jerseys by Campagnolo
    Bibs by Sugoi and Assos

    Cooler Weather:

    100% wool jerseys by VintageVelos and Sugoi, wool blend by Campagnolo
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    If I am going to ride to dinner or drinks after work, I'll wear regular shorts over a liner with a thin chamois
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