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Old 11-05-06, 05:03 PM
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No Underwear

Why isn't one supposed to wear undies underneath cycling shorts?
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Old 11-05-06, 05:06 PM
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Chafing.
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Old 11-05-06, 05:11 PM
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The point of the chamois in bike shorts is to eliminate seams where the body parts contact the seat. Introduce underwear and that sort of defeats the purpose.
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Old 11-05-06, 06:01 PM
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The chamois (padding) is supposed to be next to the skin.
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Old 11-05-06, 06:34 PM
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Because we're all a little kinky.

Seriously, the idea behind cycling shorts is to give a flat, seam and fold free fit between the rider and the saddle. Wearing skivvies mitigates this. Of course some people are into pain, so it's the idividuals call.
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Old 11-05-06, 06:44 PM
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A mournful cry goes out...

WHERE IS THE UNDERWEAR NAZI????
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Old 11-05-06, 07:22 PM
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You can still wear them, just put them on the outside. Or, if you really want, wear underwear regardless of what we all say and learn the hard way.
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Old 11-05-06, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by late
A mournful cry goes out...

WHERE IS THE UNDERWEAR NAZI????
You have to fire up the searchlight with the undies draped over it and shoot that beam up into the night sky..... he will come.
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Old 11-05-06, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by foolish heart
Why isn't one supposed to wear undies underneath cycling shorts?

Dear Foolish Heart:

May I call you "Fool" for short?

The reason you aren't supposed to wear undies under your cycling shorts is because I said so.

That should be good enough for you, but just in case it isn't, I can offer a couple more reasons:

1. Wearing underwear under your bike shorts will cause you to have bleeding, pus-filled, infected saddle sores. Bleeding pus-filled, infected saddle sores are no fun. When you have bleeding, pus-filled, infected saddle sores you cannot ride your bicycle. Riding your bicycle is fun.

2. Experienced cyclists will see your panty lines and laugh at you.

As Mr. T might say, I pity the fool who wears underwear under his or her bicycle shorts.

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Old 11-05-06, 07:48 PM
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Chafing and moisture retention.
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Old 11-05-06, 10:41 PM
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get yourself some good wicking performance-oriented underwear, and you won't have to wash your cycling shorts very often, especially if you wear the underwear without cycling shorts. If things go south and you end up with infected saddle sores, there are still some antibiotics that work most of the time.
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Old 11-05-06, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by twahl
Chafing and moisture retention.
leads to weeping sores

leads to infected abcess

leads to amputation of naughty bits.
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Old 11-09-06, 10:24 AM
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While talking to someone who ran a bicycle shop, I asked him about whether or not one should wear underwear underneath shorts or bicycle shorts. He advised me not to with with bicycle shorts. Furthermore, he told me about a friend of his who made the mistake of wearing underwear beneath his bicycle shorts. When he returned from his ride, his posterior felt incredibly sore. When he was getting cleaned up in the shower, the person I was talking to could hear his friend scream in pain the entire time.

Don't wear underwear under your shorts. You'll pay for it later.
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Old 11-09-06, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Michigander
You can still wear them, just put them on the outside.
Agreed. This is what I do in the winter.
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Old 11-09-06, 12:19 PM
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This thread begs a question I've yet to hear answered: What about thongs under bike shorts?
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Old 11-09-06, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Portis
The point of the chamois in bike shorts is to eliminate seams where the body parts contact the seat. Introduce underwear and that sort of defeats the purpose.
I think that this question arises because many new riders think of the chamois in bike shorts as padding. They aren't aware that the primary purpose is to avoid chafing.
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Originally Posted by krazygluon
This thread begs a question I've yet to hear answered: What about thongs under bike shorts?
Do you mean thongs like cheap flip-flops? That would be kinda uncomfortable.
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Old 11-10-06, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Underwear Nazi
Dear Foolish Heart:

. . .

1. Wearing underwear under your bike shorts will cause you to have bleeding, pus-filled, infected saddle sores. Bleeding pus-filled, infected saddle sores are no fun. When you have bleeding, pus-filled, infected saddle sores you cannot ride your bicycle. Riding your bicycle is fun.

2. Experienced cyclists will see your panty lines and laugh at you.

As Mr. T might say, I pity the fool who wears underwear under his or her bicycle shorts.

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Really, "I said so" should be reason enough for anyone

Mr. Nazi,

Can you be more specific on the kind of sores you will get from wearing undies under yer bike shorts!?!

Any way, no Bleeding pus-filled, infected saddle sores can compete with the heart-wrenching, mortifying agony of having Experienced cyclists seeing your panty lines and laughing at you.--You were very kind to tell this person how to avoid revealing his pantylines and having Experienced cyclists seeing his panty lines and laughing at him.

Everyone should know that if YOU say "I said so" it really IS enough.
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Old 11-11-06, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by krazygluon
This thread begs a question I've yet to hear answered: What about thongs under bike shorts?

Dear Krazygluon:

May I call you "Krazy" for short?

Unless, as JanMM suggests, you are talking about cheap flip-flops, then this thread begs no questions. Thongs are underwear. Underwear does not belong under bicycle shorts under any conditions or for any reason. If you really want to wear a thong while cycling, wrap it around your ears and use it to keep your nose warm.

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Originally Posted by foehn
Everyone should know that if YOU say "I said so" it really IS enough.

Good Soldier. Gooooooooooooood Soooooooooldier!

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lol! Well, I wear underwear under my bike shorts. But then, I don't use padded shorts because I ride a recumbent and don't need the pad. No chafing problem, but my longest one-day ride this year was only 200 miles. Maybe if I rode more I'd have problems.
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Old 11-12-06, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals
lol! Well, I wear underwear under my bike shorts. But then, I don't use padded shorts because I ride a recumbent and don't need the pad. No chafing problem, but my longest one-day ride this year was only 200 miles. Maybe if I rode more I'd have problems.
Well that does make it harder to sit up and take notice...
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Old 11-13-06, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals
I ride a recumbent
funny stuff. keep it coming
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Old 11-13-06, 11:26 AM
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I ride on a brooks. I dont wear cycling shorts, and I wear underwear...hahahaha...
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