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Old 02-04-06, 06:34 PM
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Corect order of things when wearing tights....

Ok, tommorow will be cold enough to force me to put on the tights.... now, please help me understand the correct order of things... (be patient, I am a floridian, and this is out of the "norm" for me)

So, what goes on first? I have my normal bike shorts with chamois, and my normal tights without chamois.... do most of you wear the tights under the shorts, or the shorts under the tights????


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Shorts under tights.
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Originally Posted by Mike Cavanaugh
...or the shorts under the tights????
Yes, that way.
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I believe the proper order of things is: realize you live in Florida, it's probably going to be 50, that's jersey and arm-warmer territory and maybe maybe maybe light gloves.

Also if you must, tights over shorts.
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Originally Posted by Mike Cavanaugh
Ok, tommorow will be cold enough to force me to put on the tights.... now, please help me understand the correct order of things... (be patient, I am a floridian, and this is out of the "norm" for me)

So, what goes on first? I have my normal bike shorts with chamois, and my normal tights without chamois.... do most of you wear the tights under the shorts, or the shorts under the tights????


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Originally Posted by endform
I believe the proper order of things is: realize you live in Florida, it's probably going to be 50, that's jersey and arm-warmer territory and maybe maybe maybe light gloves.

Also if you must, tights over shorts.

Tommorow mornings forecast... 40 F, With wind chill feels like 33.. 15-25mph wind.
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Alright I won't bash Floridians too much then, I guess you have to put up with what I would term as hellacious summers.
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Get leg warmers for next year. It will warm up before the day is too far along. You can pull them off and stash them in your jersey pocket.

I just hope it isn't as windy here in Tallahassee as it was this morning. Sometimes I think I was born on a windy day.
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Originally Posted by bbattle
Shorts under the tights. ALWAYS


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NOT !

I wear shorts OVER tights because:

- I don't have to waste my money on bib tights, the bib shorts keep things covered nicely on my lower back.

- I can wear bright colored shorts over black tights for increased visibility (blue shorts with yellow side panels) - important under flat light / cloudy days.

Been riding that way for years here where riding with tights is as common as not.



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What, you are supposed to wear both? Dude, you only need tights. That's like putting on pants, then putting on a pair of shorts over them. I put on my tights (w/o the padding) and wear 'em like that.
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Originally Posted by mac
What, you are supposed to wear both? Dude, you only need tights. That's like putting on pants, then putting on a pair of shorts over them. I put on my tights (w/o the padding) and wear 'em like that.

for me... that would be a VERY bad thing!!!!
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I got a pair of chamois-padded Nike underwear shorts. I wear them under my Nike bib tights, which have no padding. If it's over 40, I'm wearing shorts, especially if I'm in Florida, I don't care what the weatherman or thermometer say. They both lie. They lie, I tell you.
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This whole discussion reminds me of the shower trailer on the Ride Across Washington a few years back. Stalls for about 4 or so showerers. Six days, 400 miles and 20,000 feet of gain (ugh) and loss (YES!).

We are kibbutzing in there. One guy asks how we are avoiding abraiding in the sensitive areas of the groin. Most say we are wearing bike shorts (or bibs) with chamois. He says so is he but is also wearing a jock strap for support under the shorts. Do folks remember the coarse heavy webbing material used in those things?

Can you say P A I N!!! A B R A S I O N! (still shuddering at the thought of it)
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short.


then tights.


end of discussion.
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Here's another alternative I found from years of motorcycling that works well. Thermasilks. Wear 'em under tights w/chamois; work nice under jersey too.

Therma silks are incredibly light yet warm. When the temp warms up they work in reverse wicking away moisture.

Yes, they may begin to shread in the crotch area after lots of use but that's irrelevant since the legs stay intact and warm.

Warmers feel too restrictive when I've tried 'em but they're certainly effective.

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Arm warmers/leg warmers work great. and versitle. But, they drive me nuts they way they roll down. Particularily leg warmers. Can't they develop something to keep them secure and tucked under the shorts. ! Been told roll up the tops. helps for only awhile.
shorts over tights. Does that not interfere with the effectiveness of the chamois.?
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I don't know about your particular tights, but in every pair I've ever owned, there's been a very abrasive flatlock seam right where it meets the taint. And I found out the hard way just how abrasive it can be.

Save yourself some discomfort. Shorts first, then tights.
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spare your taint.
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You're supposed to wear shorts under the tights? I always went commando...
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Originally Posted by rickkko
Here's another alternative I found from years of motorcycling that works well. Thermasilks. Wear 'em under tights w/chamois; work nice under jersey too.
I found some MSR motocross tights with chamois for $18. It's amazing how much stuff crosses over from motorcycles to bicycles...

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I used to wear the tights under the short to keep them from rolling down. Then I got tights that fit and corrected my ways. The chamois of your shorts is supposed to be touching your skin -- it's not just padding, after all.

That being said, arm and leg warmers are great. With those and a light jacket with removable sleeves (to make a vest) and you're set for quite a variety of conditions.
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