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    Bike Salesmen??

    Okay, so I went to two bike shops today whilst on a trip to Tamworth, the C&W capital of the WORLD. What is it with bike salesmen, they all shave their legs? Should the shaved legs of a salesman indicate to the buyer that the salesman is a biker or are many of them cross dressers etc. If there's a reason for shaving legs, would someone please enlighten me?
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    a lot of road bikers do it, search the forum and specify the road forum. you will see the horror and disbelief for yourself.

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    I can't imagine shaving my legs to save 23g or some such crap
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    23 g?
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    Like you said, they're most likely transvestites. We have quite a few of them here in L.A.
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    Ahh so it's mainly codswallop then. I thought so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    Like you said, they're most likely transvestites. We have quite a few of them here in L.A.

    Indeed we do...I wore a dress a few months ago...Didn't bother shaving though...I like my hair. I think I blinded a couple of people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HaagenDas
    Okay, so I went to two bike shops today whilst on a trip to Tamworth, the C&W capital of the WORLD. What is it with bike salesmen, they all shave their legs? Should the shaved legs of a salesman indicate to the buyer that the salesman is a biker or are many of them cross dressers etc. If there's a reason for shaving legs, would someone please enlighten me?
    You pick hair out of road rash or try to take bandages of hairy legs. You'll understand REAL quick

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    Quote Originally Posted by junioroverlord
    Indeed we do...I wore a dress a few months ago...Didn't bother shaving though...I like my hair. I think I blinded a couple of people.
    Yikes....I don't like to see pantyhose over hairy legs...
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    this is strange
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    a lot of road bikers do it, search the forum and specify the road forum. you will see the horror and disbelief for yourself.
    Horror???
    I'm 60 years old and have been shaving my legs since I "got serious" about road riding in 2001. I've had a few mishps on the road and believe me --- Road rash and hairy legs don't mix!!
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    To quote a former neighbor of mine, when he was comming out of his apartment at 3am in a miniskirt, fishnets, spike heels, etc.: "Well, I guess you've discovered my little secret...".

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    Dunno Rev, I don't shave my legs so when I see a salesman with shaved legs I wonder if I'm in the right place
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    I've always refused to shave mmy legs. Now that I've had a serious case of road rash, and the subsiquient pain that goes with it, I'm considering leg shaving. The odd pimpling that occurs when the hair grows back grossed out my pregnat wife too much.
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    Shaved legs are noticeably cooler on the hot, humid days of summer. Plus it's easier to apply sunscreen, recovery lotions, etc. Massages are more comfortable. Finally, it makes changing the bandages much less painful after a crash.
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    Not only do they shave their legs, they wear panty hose....which chamous in them.

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    My brother acquired a serious burn from his motorcycle exhaust pipe and was horrified when I suggested shaving his leg around the burn. He became a convert very quickly since we needed to change the bandage and dress the wound twice a day. In fact, he asked me to expand the shaved area further than his original boundaries due to the relief from not having his leg hairs pulled out by the roots. Now, he understands why shaved legs are preferable when injuries and bandages are involved.

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    But, where do ya STOP shaving? I mean, I have hair all the way. Damn Italian bloodlines.

    Imagine Sasquatch with shaved legs.

    Not funny.

    Stop it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    You pick hair out of road rash or try to take bandages of hairy legs. You'll understand REAL quick
    Amen, learned that lesson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colinm
    But, where do ya STOP shaving? I mean, I have hair all the way. Damn Italian bloodlines.

    Imagine Sasquatch with shaved legs.

    Not funny.

    Stop it.

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    The bike salesman didn't seem to be suffering any injuries. I guess he was expecting to come off one of his tricylces or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colinm
    But, where do ya STOP shaving? I mean, I have hair all the way. Damn Italian bloodlines.
    Imagine Sasquatch with shaved legs.
    Not funny.
    Stop it.
    As one of my ridding buddies used to say, you stop when you get to your ears. He was very much an Italian also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waldo
    As one of my ridding buddies used to say, you stop when you get to your ears. He was very much an Italian also.
    That's gonna take all weekend.


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