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Old 01-04-07, 02:31 PM
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Cinzano Wool Shorts

Has anyone every purchased wool shorts from vintage velos? If so what do you think and are they worth the $$? www.vintagevelos.com

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the jersey is heavy as hell, i can tell you that.
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Wool shorts are used as a torture device in some countries.
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I think that wool shorts are notorious for becoming unflatteringly droopy.

I got a Cinzano wool jersey for Christmas. Looks great, odor-resistant, it can be worn several times without washing. It is heavier than other jerseys, but that is indicative of it not being cheap, as the material is expensive. A teensy bit scratchy (moreso that some other non-cycling merino wool shirts I have). Comfortable in a wide range of temperatures, and when sweaty (when I get home I immediately remove my synthetic jerseys, but find I keep my Cinzano jersey on because it still feels good damp indoors, and it looks more appropriate indoors.
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Originally Posted by johnnylean
Has anyone every purchased wool shorts from vintage velos? If so what do you think and are they worth the $$? www.vintagevelos.com

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I have the Cinzano long-sleeve jersey and the Molteni wool shorts. I think they're both great. The build quality and materials are top-notch, and the chamois in the shorts is excellent for all but the longest rides. I don't know that the shorts are quite as comfy as the Assos bibs I recently procured, but they've held up well to lots of washing and are quite effective for a broad temperature range (with leg warmers, I've worn them in temps at around 10F and all the way up to about 65F so far - comfy the whole time).

I personally do not find either garment to be itchy, but I also washed them first. I machine wash both with Woolite on gentle and then block dry. They've held shape and size, and they are great at resisting odors and so on.

I give 'em a strong nod.
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I have some Ibex knickers that are wonderful. If they made bibs I'd buy 'em in a heartbeat. Don't confuse cheap or 'old skool' wool with the newer good stuff.
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Originally Posted by Ritterview
it still feels good damp indoors,

WTF?? Get that sweaty disgusting thing off when you walk in the door!!
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Thanks for all your help - I'm getting those bad boys!
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I can't think of anything worse than WOOL shorts or jersey!!!!

Mind you, I'm extremely wool sensitive. Wool itches me through other fabrics too.
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I have a 60's wool jersey and it's the itchiest thing ever. I've worn merino wool, and it's very nice. I've been thinking of the Molteni jersey, but I can't bring myself to drop the cash on one.
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I have the short sleeve Cinzano shirt. As a matter of fact, I wore it on my ride to work today. Temps in central Taiwan are in the low to mid-60's at the moment. I really like mine and plan to get the wool shorts soon. Too bad they aren't bibs.

By the way, Colorado Cyclist has a bit better price, but they don't carry the shorts.
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anyone else try the vintage velo shorts?

I am comparing these very retro-looking Woolistic models for $120 with the ones Ibex sells for $95, which look more modern (slightly more synthetic content and a more modern chamois)
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Originally Posted by CastIron
I have some Ibex knickers that are wonderful. If they made bibs I'd buy 'em in a heartbeat. Don't confuse cheap or 'old skool' wool with the newer good stuff.
They have bibs now - I think I am gonna hint to 'santa' I want some this year....

were your knickers the brown wool herringbone with zippered pockets - I have a pair of those and I agree, they are incredible....look like they will last forever.
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Originally Posted by flatlander_48
I have the short sleeve Cinzano shirt. As a matter of fact, I wore it on my ride to work today. Temps in central Taiwan are in the low to mid-60's at the moment. I really like mine and plan to get the wool shorts soon. Too bad they aren't bibs.

By the way, Colorado Cyclist has a bit better price, but they don't carry the shorts.
I did eventually buy the Cinzano shorts about a year ago and I like them. The pad is a bit better than average and the material feels really good. Use the wool stuff in Fall, Winter and Spring and it works REALLY well. When it is cool, I like to wear them with arm and leg warmers so I don't have to cover up the Cinzano logo with a jacket. Retains heat when you need it, breathes pretty good and looks cool. What's not to like?
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I've been wearing this off and on this summer. It's all the stuff people say in this thread. I can't get over the non-stinkiness after a ride. Yes, it's heavy, but I can't tell till I take it off and hold it in my hand. Much more comfortable. It makes a nice change from my usual jerseys. Great sale at Colorado Cyclist right now.

https://www.coloradocyclist.com/product/item/CCYXHTPH
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I was eyeing up those campy jerseys - very nice and a good price indeed - but only mediums left, alas for me.
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