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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 09-17-09, 01:08 PM   #1
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Crotch wear on my levis?

Hey everyone, how can I prevent this? This area is wearing out so fast on my levi 501s. Surprisingly, its going fine on my Buffalo jeans.
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Old 09-17-09, 01:10 PM   #2
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Old 09-17-09, 01:11 PM   #3
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It's totally comfortable to ride in them, but they just wear so fast. Different seat maybe?
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Old 09-17-09, 01:15 PM   #4
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friction is inevitable.
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Old 09-17-09, 01:20 PM   #5
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You'll have a pretty sweet pair of chaps soon.
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Old 09-17-09, 01:22 PM   #6
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embrace your crotch wear
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Old 09-17-09, 01:23 PM   #7
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You need 200$ jeans to prevent this.
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Old 09-17-09, 01:51 PM   #8
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I've always wondered how people wear out their pants so fast.
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My saddle has abrasion marks from where my jeans rub. After my ride there's balled up pieces of old saddle stuck to my ass.

It's inevitable. Check this out on prolly's blog:

http://prollyisnotprobably.com/2009/...a.php#comments
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Wait so you guys ride in the SAME PAIR of jeans EVERY DAY?

Don't they... uh... smell bad?
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Mine do not smell bad.

I have also never had pants be destroyed due to riding.

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I ride in a few different pairs and they're all beat down and patched up.

One pair in particular is really brutal on the saddle/crotch though.
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Old 09-17-09, 02:38 PM   #13
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i dont ride in tight jeans, so they wear a lot less.
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Wait so you guys ride in the SAME PAIR of jeans EVERY DAY?

Don't they... uh... smell bad?
That's what underwear is for dawg.
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You need the new Levi Fixie-Oh-Ones. They have a new colorway for street slamming.
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^ hahah, nice.
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When I had a perforated seat, it ate though jeans.
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I never had any wear on my pants until I got this Bontrager saddle, which ate through my two pairs of jeans this summer. Now I have holes where my sit bones go.
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Get a pair of Carhartt UB01...if you hurry, you might still be able to get some that were made in the states.
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Wait so you guys ride in the SAME PAIR of jeans EVERY DAY?

Don't they... uh... smell bad?
Turn 'em inside out and let them air out on the line. I had a girl smell my 501's (from February, but didn't wear every day) and she couldn't even tell that I've never washed them.

The sarcastic side of me wants to recommend Self Edge's 21oz denim cycling jean. The salt from your sweat will break the denim down before they wear through.

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Old 09-17-09, 07:29 PM   #22
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Turn 'em inside out and let them air out on the line. I had a girl smell my 501's (from February, but didn't wear every day) and she couldn't even tell that I've never washed them.

The sarcastic side of me wants to recommend Self Edge's 21oz denim cycling jean. The salt from your sweat will break the denim down before they wear through.
I like that you felt the gender was important on this one. Anyone can smell ingrained SWASS.

For me, it depends on the saddle. Anything with embroidery, like the Selle San Marco REVER, will eat thru pants like no one's business.
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Try cycling shorts. They feel rad.
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