Short shorts

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  1. Meek One

    Meek One New Member

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    Anybody know who makes 80's style bike shorts? You know mid-thigh or even 3/4 thigh, so you get a nice tan and can show off some quad :D

    Every pair I find nowadays is so low cut that it covers even my teardrop, which I find uncomfortable. I usually roll them up a little bit, but I find this ridiculous. Someone has to make 'shorter' shorts.

    And no, I am not going to cut them and lose the elastic band... ;)

    Thanks.
     
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  2. rudycyclist

    rudycyclist New Member

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    Have you checked ebay? You might find some shorts from the 80's on there. Not sure of any companies that make "80's" shorts now though.
     
  3. capwater

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    Problem is you want an 80's style short with a modern pad. I just roll them up to get a better tan line. Got me some short legs anyway so it's a fairly common issue. In a race I just slide them up as much as I can since the sponsor gets PO'd when you cover their logos.

    I guess the only other option would be to go some type of custome route. Maybe there are women's shorts cut with a shorter inseam.
     
  4. Meek One

    Meek One New Member

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    Exactly.

    I mean even someone like Performance who has 4-6 different shorts could make a 'short' short. They'd even save a nickel or dime in the 4-6 inches of fabric saved ;)
     
  5. lwedge

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    I know, I like the mid thigh shorts as well.

    Try "Tri" websites or tri shops around town. Tri shorts are a little shorter.
    Colorado Cyclist has shorter shorts or Tri-shorts, I'm not sure.

    http://triathletesports.com/detail.aspx?ID=2755


    lw
     
  6. schmuzzy

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    short shorts, huh?


    lime green? with sequins? leather, perhaps?

    probably goes well with your stud cap and mustache.


    just joking- but couldnt help thinking there was an ulterior motive.:D
     
  7. Meek One

    Meek One New Member

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    Actually, I am trying to find one of those Viking helmets with the pointed tops, think THOR!!!

    As the nordic strongmen say, VIKING POWER!!!

    Maybe I'll just get some leather Chaps... :eek:


    NO hijacking my thread. :cool:
     
  8. curby

    curby New Member

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    are any of the japanese-style shorts mid-thigh? (sugoi/pearlizumi)

    they always seem short, maybe i just tried the wrong size...


    all's'miles

    curby
     
  9. wilmar13

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    Womens shorts would work... that or as others pointed out, Tri specific.
     
  10. Meek One

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    Are TRI shorts fully padded?

    Womens probably don't come in my size...
     
  11. Eden

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    Pearl Izumi's shortest women's shorts (Sugar Shorts with a 5" inseam- I've tried them on and I find them to be too short to be comfortable myself and I'm little) come in up to an XL which is a 34.5 waist. Not really that big for a guy, but not tiny either. Their men's tri-shorts have a 6.5" inseam.
     
  12. Meek One

    Meek One New Member

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    Any idea how well they are padded?

    Thanks.
     
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    Nowhere near as well padded as cycling shorts. Usually its about the thickness of a towel. It would be impossible to properly swim or run with the regular padding.
     
  15. Meek One

    Meek One New Member

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    That's what I kinda thought. :(
     
  16. wooliferkins

    wooliferkins New Member

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    I have a pair of (I hate to say it) Nike Alpha project shorts which i have completely failed to find on Nikes very pretty but customer wise S**T website. Which are short and comfy. Part No (v faded) appears to be F9 KHM. Adidas have a 91/2 inch inseam is this too long?
     
  17. cheapie

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    lol. i thought i was the only one that found nike's site to be utterly useless.


    i've tried on women's shorts but i don't believe the pad is designed for my bits and pieces.
     
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