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Old 05-05-06, 08:24 AM   #1
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Speaking of shants/capris/clamdiggers/knickers...

Since the threads about the Rapha's, Chromes, and German wool knickers, I've had my interest piqued. I spotted these the other day while internetting:

http://www.portlandcyclewear.com/cat...95/2933070.htm
Granted, they are named "Humvee", but they look pretty good, and at a much more agreeable price than most others (I'm looking at you, Rapha). Plus, made in England, like Elton John.

Has anybody used 'em? Thoughts?
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Their jersey's are pretty awesome looking!
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I've got a pair, the chamos is really nice. They look more techy in person. I have a pair of Hyponotic knickers also (kick ass BTW), the Enduras are nicer for longer rides and the price is nice. They are fitted enough to wear a jersy with them, if you want to get all OCP Endura makes nice wool jersys also.
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Their jersey's are pretty awesome looking!
I've got the orange one...Big Pimpin.
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just cut down all your pants from high school.
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just cut down all your pants from high school.
...and put one pair on each leg.

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when the ass wears out of my current pair, I cut down a pair of long pants with the right ankle already chewed up. Last time I actually had a couple pair hemmed.

Still if I had the bucks I'd be up for something a bit more "technical", and I'd be all over those Portland Cycleworks jerseys.
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I've got a pair, the chamos is really nice. They look more techy in person. I have a pair of Hyponotic knickers also (kick ass BTW), the Enduras are nicer for longer rides and the price is nice. They are fitted enough to wear a jersy with them, if you want to get all OCP Endura makes nice wool jersys also.
Thanks. How tough is the outer fabric? I think they'd work well for offroading, where there's all kinds of prickers and thorns to tear at them.
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Dude! My pants from highschool are older than you are, or they would be rest their souls.
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can somebody shoot me an email when cutoff BDU's come back in style? I like to know where I stand on these things
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can somebody shoot me an email when cutoff BDU's come back in style? I like to know where I stand on these things
The classics never go out of style.
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Does that apply to parachute pants too?

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Thanks. How tough is the outer fabric? I think they'd work well for offroading, where there's all kinds of prickers and thorns to tear at them.
The fabric is pretty hardy, they are intended for offroad riding. No worrys.
(I am not an endura shill)
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$4.00 thrift store DIckies....cut and sewen....the end
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When I see those, my mind just can't get over the unfortunate resemblance to the late nineties backstreet boys look. Orange nylon zipper pant/shorts, down vests and frosted hair. I think I'd have a hard time wearing them on that basis alone. They do look like a quality product however.
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Again, while I dig the high-end shants, cutoff BDUs are hard to beat.
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[QUOTE=cosmo starr]$4.00 thrift store DIckies....cut and sewen....the end[/QUOTE

just did the same myself, although i wish they had narrower legs.
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so that's why you take the legs in
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Take the legs in on Dickies.. it's not hard...
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Their jersey's are pretty awesome looking!
I'm liking them too! How are they during the summer?
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i don't like the belt thing. kind of looks like you converted a backpack into a pair of pants. and i hate chamois, cause i don't ride for hours at a time, i do lots of short trips. chamois in loose pants makes me feel like i'm wearing a diaper.

i haven't done the shortened dickies yet, but that's where i'll start. maybe i'll graduate to chrome shants by the fall.
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Take the legs in on Dickies.. it's not hard...
Not all of us sew...especially not well.
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you kids could just try cutting some of your pants into shants... i used to wear a lot of my shorts really long. and i mean... cut-offs aren't that bad, especially with like, dickies and the like.

anyway, i wouldn't be able to wear something that says 'humvee' out of mere principle. it just doesn't make sense. it's like being a hardcore christian and wearing a shirt that says "hail satan" on it. or a vegetarian with a fur coat. i don't know.

as long as all these super retardedly techy pants people are buying cost more than 30 bucks, i won't be owning any of them. so. whatever!
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I've got cut off dickies, they work fine. Techy gear's great on long rides. (edit) Anyone on here using the cheapest bag they could find?
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Plastic Walmart sack?
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