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Old 03-07-06, 01:29 AM   #1
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leg warmers

anyone know of some decent leg warmers? i bought a pair from EMS and they tend to roll down mid ride.

as a side note, i took a dump while i had them on today. i felt like madonna.
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Old 03-07-06, 01:35 AM   #2
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I used to wear leg warmers on my commute when I worked as a welder. I felt like Jennifer Beals every day. If you feel like doing some serious googling on Army/Navy surplus sites, the Swiss Army makes some wool gaiters that are the bee's knees. I'm surprised the Rivendell catalogue doesn't have them.
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Old 03-07-06, 09:09 AM   #3
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Sers -

Are you wearing them UNDER your shorts, so that the shorts help keep them up?
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Old 03-07-06, 09:12 AM   #4
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I only wear them with my bike shorts, or else they'll roll down after a few blocks. Bike shorts will keep them from falling. The pearl izumi's are nice, but I think you can find the same with performance or similar house brands.
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i wear the ****ing **** out of wool military leg warmers in the winter. they keep my legs warm as ****, but they itch if i am not wearing thermal underwear under them.
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i know american apparel has some but they only cover the shins and i dont know how they fair as far as bicycling, but its another option if you arent into the sweatshop stuff
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i know american apparel has some but they only cover the shins and i dont know how they fair as far as bicycling, but its another option if you arent into the sweatshop stuff

I ONLY like sweatshop stuff.
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Castelli or Bergamo.
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I've got some Sugoi's that are fleece lines and some that are unlined. They stay up without shorts. Sometimes I forget to take them off when I enter the building and wear them pretty much all day. I think I may be developing a problem....
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I have a 11 year old set of Assos knee warmers. They still fit well and never bunch up. definitely worth the bucks.
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i use heavy wool socks---i cut out the toes on one pair and shove em under the other on top of long johns
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my legwarmers are just thick cotton. i got them from my friend lizxnn's freebox and honestly they were the best thing i've ever gotten from a freebox. they keep my calves warm in some unhappy new england temperatures.
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Adhesive velcro to the rescue...!
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