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One Downside to Bibs

Old 06-06-12, 06:24 AM
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One Downside to Bibs

My wife and daughters think I look totally ridiculous in them. Even more ridiculous than normal, that is. They say I look like a skinny wrestler.

And then, if they see me in just my bibs (before I put a jersey on), they like to snap the straps against my chest. Ouch!
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Old 06-06-12, 06:30 AM
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My wife like to snap the straps against my chest. Ouch!
Is that a reward or punishment? Either way it should count as the upside!
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Old 06-06-12, 06:39 AM
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If yer skinny, eat a steak

Are your bibs cool, like with contrasting stitching or colored panels?

Please do not post pictures
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Old 06-06-12, 06:41 AM
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At least you are skinny. I was on a bike tour and there was a fat guy who loved to parade around in his bibs, no shirt....
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Old 06-06-12, 06:48 AM
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[insert rotund, old, guy wearing lampre bib photo here]
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I thought this thread was going to be about going to bathroom with bibs. I just bought a pair of bib tights and the front part is so tall, it seems like i'll have to lean in a square angle to be able to pee
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Id say going to
Te bathroom while using bibs is the Problem.

Looking ridiculous is cool! Strike a wrestler posse have a laugh!
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I guess it depends on your frame of reference. Wrestlers look like overweight cyclists.
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there's a guy around here that wears his bibs over his jersey.
every day, the same yellow jersey under the same bibs.
he also rides his bike extremely hunched over, always in the drops, pedaling squares.

i find it a little strange...obviously, to each his own....but if you see dozens of people around you wearing them the opposite way, wouldn't you think..."maybe i'm doing this wrong?"
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Originally Posted by slims_s View Post
I thought this thread was going to be about going to bathroom with bibs. I just bought a pair of bib tights and the front part is so tall, it seems like i'll have to lean in a square angle to be able to pee
Just don't lean too far, lest ye have a wet cleanup in aisle 5.
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Going to bathroom is the worst thing with them. Otherwise, do you NOT wear a jersey over them?? How would they know you look like wrestler unless you don't wear a jersey?
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Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
I guess it depends on your frame of reference. Wrestlers look like overweight cyclists.
Again, point of reference - some cyclists look like overweight wrestlers
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Again, point of reference - some cyclists look like overweight wrestlers
ROFL!
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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
[insert rotund, old, guy wearing lampre bib photo here]
Here you go.

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Originally Posted by Drag View Post
Here you go.

I wonder how many miles a week a guy like this put on the bike?
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Anyone know where I can get a bib with one shoulder strap?

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Anyone know where I can get a bib with one shoulder strap?

There is a shop by the Fire Swamp that carries them. Made by R.O.U.S. Industries,
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Old 06-06-12, 09:48 AM
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"When you are a man, sometimes you wear stretchy pants..." - Nacho Libre

Be a man. Wear stretchy pants.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
At least you are skinny. I was on a bike tour and there was a fat guy who loved to parade around in his bibs, no shirt....
I did a ride a couple of weeks ago and this old fat guy decided to just walk around in his bibs with no shirt on. We were all in the parking lot getting prepared, checking our bikes and this guy was just strolling around in his bibs with his enormous grey-haired gut hanging out walking up to people and striking up casual conversations. WTH is wrong with some people?
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Originally Posted by Drag View Post
Here you go.

Imagine this guy with no shirt on, just bibs. That is who was in my group a couple of weeks ago.
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I had this problem with my first pair of bibs. But in the last 15 years every pair I have had has been cut low enough and has had sufficient stretch to just pull down the front and pee wihout any strange body contortions. All of my bibs have been mid price to cheap, i.e. nohing special.
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Here you go.

Thank goodness for base layers.

Nobody mentioned the socks & sandals? Nothing? I realize you have to wait for your eyes to stop burning to see anything else...
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Originally Posted by thump55 View Post
"When you are a man, sometimes you wear stretchy pants..." - Nacho Libre

Be a man. Wear stretchy pants.
I will use that as my defense to my friends.

The subject should definitely read "Another Downside to Bibs." If there was only one downside, it would be making boom-boom. Everything else is a cake-walk. I'l take a strap snap over that nature any day.

Worst case scenario, you're riding in winter with tights over your bibs, a base layer top, jersey, jacket, gloves.. and nature calls like a bill collector. Thank god I was riding by a park just then. Would have liked the stalls to have doors on them though.
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At least the guy with the jersey under the bibs doesn't have to remove his shirt to pee. Never thought of that. I'll stay with the strapless shorts.
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Originally Posted by globie View Post
At least the guy with the jersey under the bibs doesn't have to remove his shirt to pee. Never thought of that. I'll stay with the strapless shorts.
You can pull the front down on most bibs and pee without taking off your jersey. You can also pull the leg up and pee out the leg hole.
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