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Old 07-30-22, 03:57 PM
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Cycling fashion faux pas?

While riding on a local MUP, saw a guy wearing a blue cotton T, then bibs over them. That is, he was wearing black bibs, but with a T shirt under them. I dont wear bibs, but always thought you wear bibs, then jersey/shirt over them. He seemed to be a novice rider.
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Originally Posted by epnnf
While riding on a local MUP, saw a guy wearing a blue cotton T, then bibs over them. That is, he was wearing black bibs, but with a T shirt under them. I dont wear bibs, but always thought you wear bibs, then jersey/shirt over them. He seemed to be a novice rider.
It might just be how they feel most comfortable. There are a lot of folks with different strokes in which they execute things.
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At least he had enough sense to wear a shirt.
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Originally Posted by epnnf
While riding on a local MUP, saw a guy wearing a blue cotton T, then bibs over them. That is, he was wearing black bibs, but with a T shirt under them. I dont wear bibs, but always thought you wear bibs, then jersey/shirt over them. He seemed to be a novice rider.
The first picture in my mind was Oshgosh bib overalls LOL, in which case, a cotton t-shirt (generally white) wouldnít be out of the ordinary for non-cyclists in my area. Further along in the post I came back to BF reality. I donít generally wear bibs (I have one pair) but yes I believe a jersey goes over them. That way, if youíre taking a break and some attractive cyclists happen by you donít have to struggle to get the jersey off
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You are right. A guy wearing bibs should not be on a MUP. Total faux pas.
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Originally Posted by epnnf
While riding on a local MUP, saw a guy wearing a blue cotton T, then bibs over them. That is, he was wearing black bibs, but with a T shirt under them. I dont wear bibs, but always thought you wear bibs, then jersey/shirt over them. He seemed to be a novice rider.
Why do you even care about how other cyclists choose to dress ?.
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I'm thinking he really wasn't wearing a shirt. That was the wicking under layer and would go on 1st.
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Old 07-30-22, 05:54 PM
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Not how it’s typically done, but it’s his choice.
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At least he was not wearing a onesie

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Originally Posted by epnnf
While riding on a local MUP, saw a guy wearing a blue cotton T, then bibs over them. That is, he was wearing black bibs, but with a T shirt under them. I dont wear bibs, but always thought you wear bibs, then jersey/shirt over them. He seemed to be a novice rider.
Ok if Tee Shirt is cotton

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Base layer? They get worn under the bib straps, but they're typically not going to be cotton (how did you know the material, anyway?) and they're going to be form-fitting.
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Dairy farmer that is use to wearing his Oshkosh suspenders over his flannel.
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Probably a Michael Jackson fan who forgot to wash his undies.
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WTH is a "bib" anyway?
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Why do you even care about how other cyclists choose to dress ?.
Aside from safety gear, or lack thereof, ^^^ this right here.
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Originally Posted by VegasJen
WTH is a "bib" anyway?
Cycling shorts with shoulder straps. Excellent for those of us who have a gut that would roll the waist down on a pair of regular cycling shorts.
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It kinda looks cool in gold and if you cross the straps and wear a matching gold undie over your pants.

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Originally Posted by urbanknight
Cycling shorts with shoulder straps. Excellent for those of us who have a gut that would roll the waist down on a pair of regular cycling shorts.
Or just about anybody that wants them to stay in place, during long and/or strenuous rides, without undue constriction around the waist.

Oh, and to avoid plumber's crack.
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What the OP saw was not even close to a sleeveless jersey paired with arm warmers.
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Originally Posted by urbanknight
Cycling shorts with shoulder straps. Excellent for those of us who have a gut that would roll the waist down on a pair of regular cycling shorts.
Thanks for that. The only bib I'm used to is the number bib I pin to my shirt for running/triathlon events.
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Originally Posted by koala logs
Probably a Michael Jackson fan who forgot to wash his undies.
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It kinda looks cool in gold and if you cross the straps and wear a matching gold undie over your pants.

You have *no* idea of what we're talking about here, do ya?
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Originally Posted by epnnf
While riding on a local MUP, saw a guy wearing a blue cotton T, then bibs over them. That is, he was wearing black bibs, but with a T shirt under them. I dont wear bibs, but always thought you wear bibs, then jersey/shirt over them. He seemed to be a novice rider.
Why do you care???
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How many socks was he wearing?
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It should be mentioned that bib shorts are often advertised with the model wearing them over a base layer (that looks like a shirt), so it's understandable that someone might think it's appropriate (for either form or function) to do so while riding.

But you haven't truly lived unless you have tried to tell a female cyclist that she shouldn't wear underwear under her shorts.
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Yup, during the winter months, I do tuck the base layer under the bib waste and straps to provide maximum warmth with a warm long sleeve jersey over the top. Garnish with a jacket or vest (called a gilet for the more hardcore).
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Originally Posted by urbanknight
It should be mentioned that bib shorts are often advertised with the model wearing them over a base layer (that looks like a shirt), so it's understandable that someone might think it's appropriate (for either form or function) to do so while riding.

But you haven't truly lived unless you have tried to tell a female cyclist that she shouldn't wear underwear under her shorts.
Wait, what?
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