The white v

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  1. Michael Spalluzzi

    Michael Spalluzzi New Member

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    Doing a quick internet search makes me think that this is something that only happens to me, but I would be really shocked if that were true. Does anyone else get a white 'V' shape on the rearside of your pants from your saddle rubbing against your pants?
     
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  2. dabac

    dabac Well-Known Member

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    I "never" ride casually, so not an issue for me.
    I'd expect it to be dependent on cloth quality. Does it happen to all your pants?
     
  3. Bicycleman

    Bicycleman Well-Known Member

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    Is that on the inside or the outside of your pants?
     
  4. Michael Spalluzzi

    Michael Spalluzzi New Member

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    Im mostly a commuter so most of my rides are pretty casual.
    Any colored pants, it happens to relatively quickly. Even jeans. I work at Old Navy so all of my pants are from there. Not highest quality but not the worst.
    I've assumed that dye rubbing off from riding is a natural thing but again, I see a lot of riders wearing everyday pants and have never came across a person with the same problem.
    I was just wondering if people who have higher quality pants, like Levis and such, dont come across that problem. Cause if so, I'd definitely opt for spending the extra couple bucks to get around this.
     
  5. Michael Spalluzzi

    Michael Spalluzzi New Member

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    Outside. I recently had a pair of pants rip not at the seam but where most of the rubbing between the saddle and pants occur. Lol.
     
  6. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    First World problems.
     
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  7. Michael Spalluzzi

    Michael Spalluzzi New Member

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    The world just doesnt want to go easy on me
     
  8. Bicycleman

    Bicycleman Well-Known Member

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    You need to be wearing underwear under your shorts.
     
  9. Bicycleman

    Bicycleman Well-Known Member

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    You might want to invest in a more expensive pair of shorts. Those $25 pairs don't last long and aren't really all that well made.
     
  10. chrislee99777

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    Just wear the underwear´Ż×
     
  11. Froze

    Froze Well-Known Member

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    After over 40 years of riding I've never had that happen to me nor do I ever recall that with other riders. Maybe if I rode the same pair of shorts till there was nothing left but threads than maybe, but if I did that I'm sure there would be other issues besides a white V that would be a much larger concern!
     
  12. dhk2

    dhk2 Active Member

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    What color is your saddle?
     
  13. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    Needz Moar Carrera!

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  14. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    No 'V' widdy deez!

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    Or maybe that weird crap Fignon wore...

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    alternatively...these will go great at the office.

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  15. Bicycleman

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    White V lines you get wearing bib tights without a jersey
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