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Old 05-09-21, 02:17 PM
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Bike Clothing Models vs Reality

Dear Bike Clothing Company:

Thank you for the advertising email.

Your new bibs look nice:





Alas, I have a sneaking suspicion they won't look the same on me:





Do you have any photos of your company’s bibs over chicken legs, like mine (above)?

Thanks.

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I want to see the ads for jerseys with an aerobelly and love handles.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
Dear Bike Clothing Company:

Thank you for the advertising email.

Your new bibs look nice:





Alas, I have a sneaking suspicion they won't look the same on me:





Do you have any photos of those bibs over chicken legs?
Aren't the legs in the 2nd picture chicken legs?
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I want to see the ads for jerseys with an aerobelly and love handles.
Yeah this was not the thread I was expecting...
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Ride more and you can look like the model? Works for me
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Ride more and you can look like the model?
Tried that, didn't work. Chicken legs are chicken legs.
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Lift weights, eat enough protein and carbohydrates.
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Do what I do, wear tights so no one can see my chicken legs (captain).

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If only the manufacturers of cycling clothing used ordinary-looking people for models, like the rest of the clothing industry ...
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It's the jersey's that bother me. I've a 44-45 inch chest (genetics) so need to get at least xxl's. Fit like a parachute around the waist and long enough to catch on the seat. I've given up.
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Good thread @terrymorse. I had a nice chuckle this morning.

I do remember seeing an article on closer to real life mannequins. Here is an example of Dad Bods.


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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
Dear Bike Clothing Company:

Thank you for the advertising email.

Your new bibs look nice:





Alas, I have a sneaking suspicion they won't look the same on me:





Do you have any photos of your company’s bibs over chicken legs, like mine (above)?

Thanks.
Quadzilla..is it you,?
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
Tried that, didn't work. Chicken legs are chicken legs.
Genes can be cruel sometimes, yell at your parents.
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Just wanted to share I put the chocolate covered almonds back in the jar and scooped out the kale salad after seeing man-boob pregnant guy in my immediate future.

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Good thread @terrymorse. I had a nice chuckle this morning.

I do remember seeing an article on closer to real life mannequins. Here is an example of Dad Bods.


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Observation:

On the spectrum from "quadzilla cycling model legs" to "chicken legs", the grand tour GC contenders cluster closer to "chicken legs".

Hmm.



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Originally Posted by Champlaincycler View Post
It's the jersey's that bother me. I've a 44-45 inch chest (genetics) so need to get at least xxl's. Fit like a parachute around the waist and long enough to catch on the seat. I've given up.

Same here. At 6'1, I have a 52 inch chest. I have to get 4x -5x to fit my upper body but so long that if I have something in m rear pocket, the jersey can drop over my butt. I did a climbing event and got a 5 mtn pass finisher's jersey. Biggest they had was a 2XL. I can get it the full zipper up around my torso but once I hit my chest, the zipper will rip if I try to go above. Darn little climber guys.
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
Same here. At 6'1, I have a 52 inch chest. I have to get 4x -5x to fit my upper body but so long that if I have something in m rear pocket, the jersey can drop over my butt. I did a climbing event and got a 5 mtn pass finisher's jersey. Biggest they had was a 2XL. I can get it the full zipper up around my torso but once I hit my chest, the zipper will rip if I try to go above. Darn little climber guys.
Yeah, but us little climber guys will end up looking for the big guys when we need to open a pickle jar. It evens out in the end.
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Yeah, but us little climber guys will end up looking for the big guys when we need to open a pickle jar. It evens out in the end.

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I have a fair bit of Voler gear and 20.5" quads. Mediums fit me fine. It's good gear for the price.
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Originally Posted by blakcloud View Post
Good thread @terrymorse. I had a nice chuckle this morning.

I do remember seeing an article on closer to real life mannequins. Here is an example of Dad Bods.


this cracks me up! they really have mannequins like this?
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Baggies/club fit for me. Plain T if errand bike with pannier. In my case it's a hobby, not a sport, I'm not going to fret over micro losses in aero efficiency. I rarely look at the models. I typically by blind based on past experience, if it works I ride that horse it until no longer offered. My bigger annoyance with clothing at large is trends change way to quickly. It seems there would be some value in catering to loyal followers rather than changing so I go to brand B, who changes so I go to brand C, who changes so I go to brand D. Maybe I'm a rarity in finding something I like and wanting to repurchase same forever as old wears. Just the right shoes not being available the next or second year is the worst. All things being near equal I buy the thing with the smallest, least noticeable logo. No logo is golden.
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Originally Posted by Champlaincycler View Post
It's the jersey's that bother me. I've a 44-45 inch chest (genetics) so need to get at least xxl's. Fit like a parachute around the waist and long enough to catch on the seat. I've given up.
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Same here. At 6'1, I have a 52 inch chest. I have to get 4x -5x to fit my upper body but so long that if I have something in m rear pocket, the jersey can drop over my butt. I did a climbing event and got a 5 mtn pass finisher's jersey. Biggest they had was a 2XL. I can get it the full zipper up around my torso but once I hit my chest, the zipper will rip if I try to go above. Darn little climber guys.
Bouré does custom sizes.
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Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post
Ride more and you can look like the model? Works for me
Dude, Contador had chicken legs
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
Dear Bike Clothing Company:

Thank you for the advertising email.

Your new bibs look nice:





Alas, I have a sneaking suspicion they won't look the same on me:





Do you have any photos of your company’s bibs over chicken legs, like mine (above)?

Thanks.
Im the opposite. Im sure id be called "Thick" if I wasnt male, lol. No chicken legs here, quite the opposite, but nothing fits anyway as everything seem to be designed with a slim 19 BMI in mind. Im at BMI 27 (!) and Im not that fat. I just Work for a living a seem to pile on the pounds lately. Result, - if I can even manage to get it the legs and arms are Way long.
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Try standing in the exact same post and flexing, with a few camera flashes set up to accentuate the muscle.

Might get you a third of the way there.
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