A Shorts Poll

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Cambo, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. mikem

    mikem New Member

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    When I first started biking I didn't know NOT to wear underwear and it was very uncomfortable (briefs). Ever since, I never wear underwear, but I have a different problem - I never know whether to "dress" to the right, left, down ... so I leave it up. I don't have much choice being a man of large package. This in fact is my biggest problem when riding since (as Kramer said), "I'm flipping and flopping". I find this to be helped greatly by Santini TwistGel Bib shorts - they just seem snug in the right places.
     


  2. lokstah

    lokstah New Member

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    Ahhh, excellent (if gruesome and indelicate) subject. Cycling adds a whole new spin to the "dress R/L" issue -- the challenege of, as I call it, saddle dress. Walking down the block in a pair of fitted trousers, my body will forgive me if I make the wrong call; no such luck if you're straddling a 1 1/2" wide beam of plastic and pleather.

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  3. mikem

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    Precisely my conundrum. Esp with the "boys" - at one point I was in tears when I mounted quickly. Ruined my whole ride, possibly day.

    I think there's a market ripe for a "package halter", sorta like The Bro, but for down south. Ballzeir?
     
  4. kjkrueger

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    Now THAT's creative! I'd like to see you try to market that one!
     
  5. kjkrueger

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    Fortunately, it's already been done. Ever hear of a "jock strap"?
     
  6. mikem

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    Chafs and not enough "lift and seperate".
     
  7. zerokoo0l

    zerokoo0l New Member

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    I like to wear them with nothing under but on Saturday nights I do put on womens panties on top and head out dancing.
     
  8. bdazzler2

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    Gotta go "Free Willie" is there any other way?
     
  9. xcspace

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    Try an ankle sock on the third leg (properly sized to fit snug). It reduces flopping and chafing on the delicates.
     
  10. mikem

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    What's an ankle sock? Do they make them in Magnum sizes?

    Also, guys... do you shave the ballzarea?
     
  11. p55mac

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    Ideally..........you should keep that area down under shaved (waxed maybe?) and apply moleskin before every ride.
     
  12. jhuskey

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    Nah! I let someone I trust do it.:cool:
     
  13. mikem

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    MOLESKIN?!?!?! Man, you'd think something for the nadarooski's would have a name like HORSESKIN! Yeesh.
     
  14. RubberSideDown

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    Yep, "Bag Balm" is for real.

    http://www.bagbalm.com/

    As for me, it's free ballin' all the way. I prefer margerine myself, lighter in calories.

    Ride On!

    Rubber Side Down
     
  15. derekriley

    derekriley New Member

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    I always wear full size briefs under my cycling shorts and never had aproblem. Just don't worry about visible underwear.
     
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    :D You too huh? LOL I often have to stop and adjust while riding.
     
  18. HeidelbergBarbi

    HeidelbergBarbi New Member

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    I am new to this forum. Just joined today. This subject interests me because I just bought me a new pair of biking undies with a nice soft pad to cushion my soft tissues. Being female, I thought I would also wear my thongs under these to protect the pad from my personal moisture. Is this perhaps a bad idea? I will be heading into Holland on a 400+ kilometer trip and I am hoping to avoid chaffing. Any suggestions or ideas would be welcome.
     
  19. sd5500

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    When I first started cycling I did wear underwear, but developed some chafing. I went to a dermatologist and he said NEVER wear undies under cycling shorts. He cycles as well.
     
  20. DTMwood

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    He hides like a frightened turtle after several miles and dosen't come out until after the ride.
     
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