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Old 11-26-09, 03:25 AM
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The nipple problem

Alright, so this is a bit of a strange question, but I find that the cycling/activewear shirts/jerseys that I buy tend to show my nipples pretty clearly, even if it's not that cold out. Sometimes I layer up my long-sleeve jersey with a sleeveless base layer underneath, but then it sometimes gets too warm (although I'm sure in the coming months I won't be saying this).

Any tips/tricks on how to avoid the nipple problem?
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Old 11-26-09, 03:30 AM
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Consider them an asset rather than an embarrassment.
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Old 11-26-09, 07:45 AM
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Tape.
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A tape bra, mine works perfectly.
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Try This:

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Problem? Nipples are good.
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Old 11-26-09, 09:05 AM
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Pasties. Tassles are optional.
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Old 11-26-09, 09:38 AM
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who cares? if anyone stares just start rubbing them.
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Old 11-26-09, 10:48 AM
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Assuming your a guy, really just don't ever think about it again. If you're a girl, well, still no big deal really, but if it really bothers you, tape or a bra. We all have nipples though, and it's not a secret.
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Old 11-26-09, 10:57 AM
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Imagine my surprise this was not about wheel building.

BTW, why do men have nipples?
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Old 11-26-09, 11:24 AM
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Obviously aerodynamically this poses a big problem, the irregular flow around the nipples increases the drag dramatically and I too recommend tape to smooth things out. Otherwise don't buy these jerseys, you don't HAVE TO ride in the most skin tight gear.
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Old 11-26-09, 12:49 PM
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Smear 'em with a little vasoline. If that doesn't work then tape 'em.


BTW if you are a female between the ages of 18-35, I could offer even more help if you would send a few pics of the offending region.
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Smear 'em with a little vasoline. If that doesn't work then tape 'em.
Seems that putting tape on top of vaseline would just cause the tape to fall off.
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Seems that putting tape on top of vaseline would just cause the tape to fall off.
I meant tape without the vasoline. Obviously if the tape were applied post vasoline application, it would cause catastrophic tape failure.
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Originally Posted by danarnold View Post
Imagine my surprise this was not about wheel building.

BTW, why do men have nipples?
To disprove the Intelligent Design theory of evolution.

Along with G telling the Jews that the foreskin had been a bit of a cock-up
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Old 11-26-09, 02:39 PM
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BTW, why do men have nipples?
We're all female at first
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Cold nipples a problem ?

Find a company that makes a jersey with little airplane propellers...
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Old 11-26-09, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by pedalpedalpedal View Post
Alright, so this is a bit of a strange question, but I find that the cycling/activewear shirts/jerseys that I buy tend to show my nipples pretty clearly, even if it's not that cold out. Sometimes I layer up my long-sleeve jersey with a sleeveless base layer underneath, but then it sometimes gets too warm (although I'm sure in the coming months I won't be saying this).

Any tips/tricks on how to avoid the nipple problem?
I think I saw this or something similar on a Seinfeld episode.
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I'm a guy, and i know it's not really a big deal... I guess I'm being a bit self-conscious. Gah now I'm embarrassed for even posting this.



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I think I saw this or something similar on a Seinfeld episode.
The one where Elaine is wearing a white shirt at her Xmas party, and they take a picture and then everyone is talking about how they could see her nipple?
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Old 11-26-09, 07:04 PM
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I like it when my nipples stick out! (sorry, I didn't have anything important to add to this thread, but I didn't want to miss out!)
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totally thought this was going to be about spoke nipples.
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I cover mine with tire patches.

Not really.

Just wear your nipple-enhancing jerseys with pride.
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Originally Posted by danarnold
Imagine my surprise this was not about wheel building.
Originally Posted by newbeat
totally thought this was going to be about spoke nipples.
Same here! I grinned inside when I read the title, clicked on it expecting a discussion about some spoke issue with human nipple jokes sprinkled throughout, realized it was about human nipples, was amused guessing the OP is a girl, found the still present nipple jokes funny, and finally learned that the OP is a male. What a twisty path of comedy!
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Originally Posted by pedalpedalpedal View Post
I'm a guy, and i know it's not really a big deal... I guess I'm being a bit self-conscious. Gah now I'm embarrassed for even posting this.
Well, I just lost interest.



The one where Elaine is wearing a white shirt at her Xmas party, and they take a picture and then everyone is talking about how they could see her nipple?
Actually, Kramer had taken Christmas pictures for Elaine and a nipple was exposed.

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