Sensible cycling shorts; where have they gone?

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  1. williamrobinson

    williamrobinson New Member

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    My ancient favorite pair: "SportiffGear", tailored, 3" inseam cotton polyester, lycra only in the waist, patch pockets, zippered fly, drawstring and decent absorbent padding....:eek:

    Other favorites included Pantagonia "Standups" with 3" inseams. Last time I saw them at REI inseams were up to 5" . Long inseams won't do.

    How come similar shorts can not be found these days? Any ideas?

    I hate lycra.:eek:
     
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  2. strummer_fan

    strummer_fan New Member

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    Back in mid-Eighties, Cannondale made touring shorts that were cut like regular cargo shorts, but had a seamless seat area, and a comfortable cotton padding. They were designed for life both on and off the bike.

    I'd pay a handsome sum for a NOS pair of those.

    Many of the new "baggy shorts" are basically two pairs of shorts. The usual lycra deal, and a baggier outer short.

    Lame.
     
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