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Clothing stock in stores always boring; Black shorts?

Old 04-10-10, 03:35 AM
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Clothing stock in stores always boring; Black shorts?

Hello,


It seems that nearly every bike shop I go into, only ever stock plain black cycling shorts/bibs. The jerseys get a little more stylish but not by much.

They never seem to stock nice bright / stylish looking jersey / short combo's like you see people riding around in and at events with all the sponsors on them.

Do you find this and is there any reason?
In the UK, where do you buy your cycling clothing from? (the lycra kind)

Thanks

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Originally Posted by tobywuk
Hello,


It seems that nearly every bike shop I go into, only ever stock plain black cycling shorts/bibs. The
jursays get a little more stylish but not by much.

They never seem to stock nice bright / stylish looking jersy / short combo's like you see people riding around in and at events with all the sponsors on them.

Do you find this, any is there any reason?
In the UK, where do you buy your cycling clothing from? (the lycra kind)

Thanks
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Black shorts are the predominant color for a reason.
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Originally Posted by Urthwhyte
Black shorts are the predominant color for a reason.
Correct.
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However, if you're a beautiful woman, with a very fit body, feel free to wear white lycra shorts, especially in the rain.
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Originally Posted by Urthwhyte
Black shorts are the predominant color for a reason.
And for those who need a reminder:

https://www.freethinker.co.uk/wp-cont...8/cyclists.jpg
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo
Already been posted
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Originally Posted by Urthwhyte
Already been posted
Argh!
Didn't notice that was a link.
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Btw, when black shorts get old, the fabric gets thin.

And when the light hits at just the right angle...

Let's not go there.
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Originally Posted by late
Btw, when black shorts get old, the fabric gets thin.

And when the light hits at just the right angle...

Let's not go there.
Why do you think I enjoy drafting attractive babes late in the afternoon with the sun at my back?
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Here you go, all colors under the sun
https://www.probikekit.com/display.ph...ART=0&LIMIT=90
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Ah.. I now understand! lol

Just baught some black bibbed shorts
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Traditionally shorts were black. Even pro kit would have the trade names on the jersey but wear black shorts. That, and many other colors just don't come off well.
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Go for what you want. I have black,navy blue, red/white/black, blue/white/black, white. I mostly like colors and white. Black is antequated. It was the only color available to us oldsters back in the day. My Kansas LBSs only sell black. F/U. I was doing that 20 years ago. If Jams were to go into cycling shorts, and re-introdude their 60s gorgeous surfing short patterns, like pink hibiscus on green background, I'd go for that. I'm not gay. There is beauty, and Jams had it.
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Clothing stock in stores always boring; Black shorts? <-- in my opinion is not a thing of being bored, the problem is that they never carry good stuff because people wont buy it anyways. So far all this years i have see maybe 2 santini bibs and one campagnolo shirt in a store around. Then u buy to the house brand that usually is a piece of S...T in the materials and colors.

U can't expect too much from a lbs. U basically are forced to go online to get the real good stuff. Regular people do not know any better, and those are the ones who goes to the lbs. Good for them, bad for us.
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What's wrong with "boring" clothing?
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People here don't get it.
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black is the new red. it makes you go twice as fast!
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lol

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Originally Posted by Urthwhyte
Black shorts are the predominant color for a reason.

shorts are the only part of my kit I want in black. frankly other than a panel down the side of the leg I think shorts should always be black. and I think even the pros look goofy in colored shorts.

PS my shop could use a better jersey selection.
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The whole issue boils down to what brand(s) should I stock, what colors, teams, sizes, styles. Most everyone here is quick to internet shop, how much inventory do you think a small shop can afford to have on it's racks?
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I want shorts that are black down the middle (where it needs to be) but have white on the sides. Does anyone know if it is black on the back? If so, is this a bad idea to go for these shorts? (that is assuming the back is black. If white out of the question)

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Actually, there are two reasons for black shorts. The other? If you ride a black leather saddle, the color of the saddle will come off on the shorts during a ride. (I've got the red shorts with the black outline of a saddle to prove it.) As soon as I saw what my saddle did to my red shorts, I remembered reading about the bleeding problem some years back.
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I like white shorts. They look super crisp. Unfortunately, they'd be a nightmare to keep clean. I really dig the Mellow Johnny shorts (Giordana) but I can just see them getting dirty and prone to external road grime derived skiddies. I wouldn't wear lurid colour schemes (pinks/neons)/subliminated patterns such as swirls.
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Originally Posted by mzeffex
I want shorts that are black down the middle (where it needs to be) but have white on the sides. Does anyone know if it is black on the back? If so, is this a bad idea to go for these shorts? (that is assuming the back is black. If white out of the question)

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