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Old 02-26-09, 10:17 PM   #1
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Hiding Bicycle Short "Bulge"

I didnt know which forum to actually put this in and being that most of the bicycling short wearers are road cyclist I thought this would be the best to address the question.
I have this problem with when I wear cyclist shorts in the front I have a bulge (if you havent figured it out yet...yes, I am a guy) and was wondering how I could safely hide this bulge without just lobbing it off
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why hide?
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Rock it with pride, if people are looking there what do they expect to see?
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Old 02-26-09, 10:27 PM   #4
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Don't worry about it so much, it's expected. Unless of course you are really packing.

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Old 02-26-09, 10:28 PM   #5
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Hide it? Why? I don't get it.
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The best way to hide it - only wear matte black shorts.
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Either the Rock Racing shorts or generic ones made of red lycra are usually good choices for concealing the frank and beans.

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Did someone call for the polish cycling team...?

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I think Im going to barf....
One word; Modesty

thats the main reason I dont like the bulge. Out in public? kids? talking to a girl? etc.
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I think Im going to barf....
One word; Modesty

thats the main reason I dont like the bulge. Out in public? kids? talking to a girl? etc.
I'm pretty sure you can get some cycling shorts which are more like running shorts and not skin tight. Perhaps like these mountain bike shorts. http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_id=1122 I have never actually ridden with shorts like those however, so I cannot vouch for their comfort. Another possibility is using looser shorts over your lycra shorts.
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Maybe you should try enhancing the bulge.

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Do the Buffalo Bill tuck.
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I hear lots of steroids will make that a non-issue.
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thats the main reason I dont like the bulge. Out in public? kids? talking to a girl? etc.
I don't know about you, but the rest of us only wear the shorts when we're riding. If you're wearing them while babysitting or on a date, you've made a mistake.
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I don't know about you, but the rest of us only wear the shorts when we're riding. If you're wearing them while babysitting or on a date, you've made a mistake.
I wouldn't hire that babysitter....
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I think the OP is worried about pitching a tent...
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are you bragging or complaining
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No one notices.



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i find that if i tape it to my leg with packaging tape it really helps
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Stop including rides around the "elementary schools" in your rides.
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i find that if i tape it to my leg with packaging tape it really helps
Suddenly the phrase "packaging tape" sounds like a bad pun...
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I dont know why you would want to hide it. It is an easy way to pick up some money on the side.

$5 to look $10 to touch.

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