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Old 05-08-15, 03:58 PM
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OP: I don't think that your sock question is a stupid question, but YES THERE IS SUCH THING AS A STUPID QUESTION!

A stupid question is one that reveals the asker as lazy or thoughtless. People will think less of you when you ask a question that any idiot should have been able to figure out for him or her self. The pervasive mantra of "There is no such thing as a stupid question" is well-intentioned - people should not be shy about their curiousity or pretend they know the answer to questions that they are keeping to themselves, but the idea has been taken to excess and bred a generation of people too lazy to think things through for themselves.

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Old 05-08-15, 05:41 PM
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I like thin breathable socks and none of the generic athletic ones come in the "right" length for cycling. So I usually end up spending $10-12/pair for cycling specific socks. Pretty cheap compared to what I spend on bibs and jerseys...
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Old 05-08-15, 10:33 PM
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Nice geetars here. I dont think my Fender dreadnought would stack against these electric beasts. Any who i just wear some good Under Armour or Nike low cuts
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I'll second wool...but on the bike I wear either cotton or synthetic usually. When I'm hiking, I have a pair of Smartwool socks. Warm when its cold out and cool when its hot. Well worth the $15 I paid for them!
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Coolmax is ok wool is better
Smartwool PHD are some comfy socks
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Socks are the most underrated part of cycling attire. The perfect sock is like finding a white whale.



But...do you have one of these?

Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs View Post
Yes Sir!

Thing is a weapon.

...but I'm a Strat guy:


(Prototype Tyler SEHD...)



Sorry for the thread drift OP!

Socks are cool.
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Old 05-09-15, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Blue Belly View Post
Socks are the most underrated part of cycling attire. The perfect sock is like finding a white whale.



But...do you have one of these?
That is all sorts of purdy, and I'm sure it grinds and growls...what make?
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Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs View Post
That is all sorts of purdy, and I'm sure it grinds and growls...what make?
Blue Belly, of course
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After reading this thread you've convinced me to give wool a try. Bought (4) these at $7.50/pr. --- SmartWool Sport Ultra Light Micro Socks.
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I get free diabetic ankle socks and they work great, I tried wool but like the free ones better, they wick away good....I might get some different wool ones and try. Free is so good though.
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