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Old 09-30-08, 07:56 PM
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Padded vs. un-padded long tights

I'm getting ready to buy some long tights for the cooler months and noticed that quite a few of them on the market are offered without the padded seat. I'm wondering if this is because people prefer to wear the un-padded tights over their padded shorts. But, it seems to me that two layers of spandex/lycra material would create a lot of slipping. So, do you wear long tights over shorts? If not, what's the point of un-padded long tights?
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Old 09-30-08, 07:58 PM
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It's a "chamois".

Please refrain from using "pad" or "padding". Ok? Thanks.

Anyway, the tights go over your bibs if they have no chamois.

Bye.
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Old 09-30-08, 07:59 PM
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Sorry, if the catalogs all say "pad", I'm saying "pad"
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Typically people have their favorite bibs/chamois that they like, so you get tights w/o chamois simply to wear over them for warmth/keep dry (depending on the tight fabric).
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No chamois for tights, over shorts/bibs. Buy padded if you fancy washing your tights after every ride.
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If the catalogs say "pad" you're in the wrong section.

Seriously, most guys here wear leg warmers but if you need extra warmth in the nether lands then the tights with no chamois over the bibs are the way to go.

They're more versatile to you can use them for running etc and not feel like you're wearing a "pad".

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If you get them with chamois you will hopefully wash them between rides. If you get them without you can wear them many times between washings, with shorts under.
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yeah but, i have to wash my "chamois" (that better?) bibs after most rides, so what's the difference?
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"Chamois" is a goat like animal and the term is used to describe it's hide. So a "chamois" is a specific variety of leather. In the USA, it generally refers to sheepskin or lambskin tanned only with oils.

Since there aren't any (or very few) shorts/bibs/etc. made these days with this variety of leather, the correct term is "pad."

Thank you for listening.

The rest of the answers to the OP question are already posted.
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What are some good tights I can wear over my chamois shorts?
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Originally Posted by RiverHills View Post
yeah but, i have to wash my "chamois" (that better?) bibs after most rides, so what's the difference?
Music to my ears.

Well, everyone assumes you already have at least 3 pair of bibs from your team uniform deal, so, you can toss those in the wash throughout the week, but only wash the tights every so often.

Some Kit math:

3 pair of bibs = 1 pair of tights

carry on
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Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
"Chamois" is a goat like animal and the term is used to describe it's hide. So a "chamois" is a specific variety of leather. In the USA, it generally refers to sheepskin or lambskin tanned only with oils.

Since there aren't any (or very few) shorts/bibs/etc. made these days with this variety of leather, the correct term is "pad."

Thank you for listening.

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No, no, no.

"Pad" is DEFINITELY a feminine product.

Thank you for taking notes.
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Originally Posted by schnabler1 View Post
Music to my ears.

Well, everyone assumes you already have at least 3 pair of bibs from your team uniform deal,...
yeah, no wonder this ain't no sport for the working class
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Originally Posted by schnabler1 View Post
No, no, no.

"Pad" is DEFINITELY a feminine product.

Thank you for taking notes.
yo, have you looked at yourself or at another cyclist while in garb? this stuff is all feminine IMO.
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Old 09-30-08, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by RiverHills View Post
yeah, no wonder this ain't no sport for the working class
Hey I've got a blue collar!
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Originally Posted by RiverHills View Post
yo, have you looked at yourself or at another cyclist while in garb? this stuff is all feminine IMO.
Hm. Point taken. Well done. Get the pads.
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Originally Posted by schnabler1 View Post
It's a "chamois".

Please refrain from using "pad" or "padding". Ok? Thanks.

Anyway, the tights go over your bibs if they have no chamois.

Bye.
It's only chamois if the padding is leather. Leather padding is rare these days.
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Winner of the dumbest argument of the night goes to ...... Pad verse Chamois
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Originally Posted by schnabler1 View Post
No, no, no.

"Pad" is DEFINITELY a feminine product.
That's a "napkin"!
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I quit.
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Mercy mercy
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Originally Posted by RiverHills View Post
yeah, no wonder this ain't no sport for the working class
Pardon me???
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Originally Posted by schnabler1 View Post
It's a "chamois".

Please refrain from using "pad" or "padding". Ok? Thanks.

Anyway, the tights go over your bibs if they have no chamois.

Bye.
Someone needs to get over his dang self.
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ha, this is the definition of EVERY forum topic on EVERY forum

Post 1: Question asked
Post 2: Notes mistake in wording
Post 3-52: Argument that ensues over proper wording
Post 9: Short but acceptable answer
Post 14: How about 'dem yankee's
Post 53: Shut up Noob
Post 54 Continue argument
Post 55 (posted 2 years, 8 months, 3 days, 6 hours and 5 minutes, after 1st post): I agree.
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