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How should a cyclist shave his legs?

Old 05-31-10, 11:41 PM
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How should a cyclist shave his legs?

Hi guys,

I was wondering how should a cyclist shave his legs without having red marks ?
Or should they be trimmed instead of using a blade?

Thanks
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Old 05-31-10, 11:43 PM
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Was I supposed to be shaving my legs ?
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Go down your leg, with the direction the hair grows. Or just use a buzzer and keep it really short
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Old 05-31-10, 11:55 PM
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Up your leg, against the direction.
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Old 06-01-10, 12:00 AM
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Female here, been shaving legs successfully since the age of 12. Soak legs in warm water for around 10 minutes, apply shaving cream to entire leg, go against the grain. Repeat until entire leg is silky smooth and delightful.
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You should only shave your legs if you plan on falling.
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Originally Posted by Atol View Post
You should only shave your legs if you plan on falling.
I don't even think its that, i have hairy legs and wearing short bike shorts with long man hair all over the place while my legs sweat isn't really a pretty sight.
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Old 06-01-10, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Atol View Post
You should only shave your legs if you plan on falling.
NO ONE shaves there legs for this reason. if you do, then that says you are expecting to crash. cyclist are way too superstitious for this. it's vanity, and it feels damn good to ride with naked legs in the cool wind on a hot day.
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Old 06-01-10, 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by enjoi07 View Post
NO ONE shaves there legs for this reason. if you do, then that says you are expecting to crash. cyclist are way too superstitious for this. it's vanity, and it feels damn good to ride with naked legs in the cool wind on a hot day.
I'm not.

Anyway, use a trimmer first, then a blade.
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https://www.myshavedlegs.com/2007/03/...ving-your.html
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^^^ helped me... thanks botto.
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I rub a little Hibiclens on them after shaving just to kill whatever bacteria might be there. It cuts down on the red bumpies.
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Botto's link pretty much covers it and was an excellent resource my first time around. However, the importance of a fresh, sharp razor can not be overstated. I usually only try to get a handful of shaves out of a disposable, otherwise you end up having to go over the same area to many times to get all the hairs. Irritation ensues.
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What nonsense!

Shave with your eyes closed. Trust the Force, Luke!
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I always get may flies stuck in my leg hair. It looks pretty gross after a sweaty ride.
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Wow, it's easy to forget some people have never shaved their legs and don't know how. I asked my wife how to when I first shaved my legs 25ish years ago. I don't even think about it and haven't for years.
Hope it all works out for you...mind the knicks...use a good skin creme/cream/lotion afterwards to help soothe and heal the skin. I like Vaseline Intensive Care.
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Originally Posted by 4000Miles View Post
Female here, been shaving legs successfully since the age of 12. Soak legs in warm water for around 10 minutes, apply shaving cream to entire leg, go against the grain. Repeat until entire leg is silky smooth and delightful.
The OP was answered by this expert contribution. Nuff said.

Now I’ve just flicked my elbow hoping you’ll pull forward
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silky smooth...
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You have four choices:

1. shave
2. electric shaver
3. wax (best off all)
4. no shave at all (lest painful than wax)
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Get one of these. They work great. Spend more time riding and less time shaving.https://www.consumer.philips.com/c/me...030_60/prd/us/
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Thanks botto, good article.
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Geez. Practically all of you do it the hard way. I shaved mine every day for years. While taking a shower, use gel instead of soap (it gums up the razors). Once your legs get acclimated to the blades, you can go against the grain. No special products are necessary.

Experiment with different blades -- they are not all equal. Also, my general experience is that womens' blades don't shave as close. It's really no big deal.
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Start at your butt and work your way down in a spiraling pattern, using a straight razor.
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