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Old 10-09-12, 08:18 AM
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Leg warmers under knickers?

So is it common practice to use leg warmers under knickers? HTFU and just use Knickers or go full length? Likewise with armwarmers under longsleeve jerseys?
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Are you asking us how to dress yourself just layer up as needed in such a way that you can take layers off as needed. That's the point of arm and leg Warner's.
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Use whatever works.

My preference is legwarmers under shorts for cool....tights for cold...and legwarmers under tights for very cold.

Just don't put legwarmers OVER your shorts/knickers....or we will laugh at you.
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When it's cold enough, I wear a set of cashmere leg warmers under my knickers.

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HTFU and just use Knickers or go full length?
HTFU = go out and ride your bike despite the horrid weather. You can dress however you like while you do it.
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Htfu.
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dude, if it's cold, and it keeps you off the trainer, wear it!
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Long wool socks under knickers.
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Originally Posted by caloso
Long wool socks under knickers.
I gotta get long wool socks.
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I also need some wool socks. Any recommendations?
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My favorites are SmartWool, but they can be expensive. REI, EMS, and Cabela's will all have a good selection.
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Forgot about cabelas, any excuse to go there is good enough for me. Also need a balaclava
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Originally Posted by caloso
My favorites are SmartWool
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used defeet wooleators for years but the quality has declined, switched to smartwool last year. i use the ultralight, i have one pair of light and they are pretty thick and will not work with my road shoes
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Yes, that's an issue. I have one pair of road shoes that's a half size too big that I wear in the winter with thicker socks. I wish I could claim that I planned it that way, it's just that I accidentally ordered them incorrectly but I never got around to sending them back.
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Originally Posted by thechemist
So is it common practice to use leg warmers under knickers? HTFU and just use Knickers or go full length? Likewise with armwarmers under longsleeve jerseys?
Do what you need to do. Sounds like a fine idea actually to avoid having to buy both tights and knickers and give a bit of boost to insulating your knees. That's the beauty of piecemeal clothing; mix and match as you need to get the coverage you require. It's pretty common for me, for example, to use arm warmers over a long sleeve base layer. I've even combined long sleeve base layer, short sleeve jersey (for the pockets) and arm warmers and a long sleeve wool jersey. Great combo for winter sprint workouts where you alternate between all out efforts and soft pedaling.
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Awesome! Thanks guys. I need to get some smartwool as well. Seems like a great idea.
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Originally Posted by Aeolis
I also need some wool socks. Any recommendations?
Get thin wool socks that fit comfortably into your shoes and find some knitted shoe covers that go on over your shoes (defeet has these, as well as good wool socks and arm/knee warmers). Basically, it's a sock that goes over your shoe instead of under it. In my experience, much warmer than trying to compress a thick wool sock into your shoe. You get a layer of insulation between the over-shoe sock and the under shoe sock. I use knitted shoe covers exclusively, but if you are somewhere colder than the PNW, I would use the knitted shoe cover and a regular shoe cover over this. Best of all worlds.
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Originally Posted by Aeolis
I also need some wool socks. Any recommendations?
Swiftwick... the best, bar none.
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I don't see the point of arm/leg warmers under long sleeve shirt/tights. If it's that cold, then dress warmer. The whole point of arm/leg warmers is versatility, so you can out them on or take them off when the weather changes.

To OP, I don't ever wear leg warmer under knickers. I either wear normal shorts with knee warmers or leg warmers, depending on weather. If I am wearing knickers, I am simple trying to keep my knees warm. If I care about the 3-inch mid-ankle, why wouldn't you wear a leg warmer to being with?
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OP:

I love, love, love my roubaix-fabric knickers for cool to cold weather. But I also have a few pairs of tights. If you ski XC or run during the winter, it makes sense to buy regular, non-cycling-specific tights. You'll get much more use out of them. As for cycling, when it's in the 30's I typically just wear tights over bibs: your legs are covered all the way down to your ankles and you have a double layer over your naughty bits.
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Originally Posted by dalava
I don't see the point of arm/leg warmers under long sleeve shirt/tights. If it's that cold, then dress warmer. ...
You just contradicted yourself. Yea, there is a reason for doing this. It's to dress warmer. Not everyone has both knickers and tights. Not everyone has more than one weight knickers or both padded and unpadded tights or all the other zillion products you can buy to solve your problem. If you want to turn a lightweight knicker into a heavy weight tight, then you wear the knickers with leg warmers. Nothing wrong with that at all and it'll be warmer than just the legwarmers with shorts.

Best clothing advice is to layer what you've already got and buy specialty products only after you have a well established need. Also, general purpose clothing advice; you'll have a lot less need for layers on your extremities if you take care of your core. Investing in a good wool jersey and windbreaking vest will go a long way towards taking care of your arms, legs, hands and feet.
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