Questions about leg shaving

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  1. Paul_Smit

    Paul_Smit New Member

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    Hi fellas

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  2. Mr. Beanz

    Mr. Beanz Well-Known Member

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    Never shave my legs. Wannabe bike racer type thing. Met too many guys on super bikes, wheels, blah blah blah blah that think it is going to make them faster. I say for crashing might help, but not being a dope, I don't crash but once every 10 years on a mountain bike off road. :D
     
  3. cyclintom

    cyclintom Well-Known Member

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    While I'm pretty much like Mr. Beanz, when I became aware after my concussion after two years the hair on my legs was so long that I had to tuck it in my socks. I must have looked like Big Foot. It was never like that before and hasn't become that way since, but because it was I used electric barber's sheers and a normal razor to totally erase all of my leg hair.

    The results? There was a significant and very noticeable reduction in drag on my legs and the people I could barely keep up with were reversed in position. Also, IF you ride a bike, sooner or later you're going to fall off. Because I was sort of relearning I fell off quite a bit. Hairless legs are a hell of a lot easier to clean injuries on and the bandages stick to the skin.

    Last Tuesday I had a flat tire that went flat instantly and dumped me on the ground due to a crack in the pavement. I have been having to change dressings constantly since they don't stay on well with my leg hair.

    While the increase in speed is nice, the easier cleanliness is better.
     
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