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View Poll Results: tights over socks or socks over tights?
tights over socks
75
79.79%
socks over tights
12
12.77%
i am not weak so i dont wear tights or leg warmers
5
5.32%
i am a chump that always wears ankle socks on a bike
2
2.13%
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socks over tights? tights over socks?

Old 10-23-20, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by TSawyerLV View Post
So who has pictures of tights over socks?
Quite literally every picture of every cyclist ever taken (sans the pics above).
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Old 10-23-20, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post
Over socks, but that's mostly just because I put my socks on before putting my tights on. Plus the Castelli LW tights have a water repellant lower leg, so I'd rather have that over my socks.
Over socks, but that's mostly just because I'm not a barbarian.
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Old 10-23-20, 05:11 PM
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The bigger question: is it sock - shoe - sock - shoe or sock- sock - shoe - shoe?
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Old 10-23-20, 08:39 PM
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Ankle socks under my kilt. Sometimes I'll wear merino wool ankle socks when I'm feeling extra fashy. I get Russell ankle socks with L and R on them so I don't waste time trying to remember which sock goes on which foot.

When it's cold enough I wear capri length bibs for that stylish 1960s Mary Tyler Moore look.
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Old 10-23-20, 09:24 PM
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Always under. I really don't like stretched socks that fall down. And if it rains, all the water running down our tights goes into your shoe. No way for the water to do anything else. No thanks.

Except: no-cycling right socks go over my right pant leg to keep it off the chain when I am in street clothes and don't have pant clips.
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Old 10-23-20, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
Ankle socks under my kilt.
I would expect nothing else. You gotta show off them cankles!
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This is funny and entertaining. Start one for cycling caps under helmets with brim facing front or back.
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Old 10-24-20, 02:13 PM
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Socks over tights to keep the tights from ( at least mine) from getting caught in the chain, I wear a pair of running pants that are warmer than tights and thicker but not skin tight. They could get my right leg caught in the the chain or at least close enough that socks over prevent this.
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When I'm wearing tights and longer socks I always put the tights over the socks. But I could have gone with the last option as I tend to wear ankle socks a lot. Certainly during the warm summer months. If it's cold enough for tights i'm wearing longer socks.
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Old 10-24-20, 04:34 PM
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first off- haha, thanks for the quick edit of your post!



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Old 10-25-20, 05:43 AM
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Socks over leg warmers but under tights, obviously.
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Old 10-25-20, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
Ankle socks under my kilt. Sometimes I'll wear merino wool ankle socks when I'm feeling extra fashy. I get Russell ankle socks with L and R on them so I don't waste time trying to remember which sock goes on which foot.

When it's cold enough I wear capri length bibs for that stylish 1960s Mary Tyler Moore look.
I have L and R tattooed to the corresponding foot, so that I can remember which is left and right.
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Old 10-25-20, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
IKR. What's next? Is it OK to wear arm warmers with a sleeveless jersey?
Or leg warmers with a Speedo.
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Old 10-25-20, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
Or leg warmers with a Speedo.
Or just a Speedo.
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Old 10-25-20, 06:00 PM
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Socks for me!
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Old 10-25-20, 07:17 PM
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It's a no-brainer:


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