to shave or not to shave?

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Sutters, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. luv2ride

    luv2ride New Member

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    there is a guy at my bike shop who told me that hair acts like velcro when it hits asphalt, that your skin peels a lot easier when there is hair on the legs. And when you do crash ( I have multiple times) it is nice to not have to grimace when taking bandages off. :D
     


  2. roadhog

    roadhog New Member

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    I agree that this is the real reason a majority of shavers shave. I'd say crit riders have a definite argument with the wounds and healing, etc. Everyone else - we just like the look or something. I ride thousands of miles a year (including much group riding) and can't remember my last crash. And I can't even convince my wife to massage my legs. Yet I still shave despite knowing there is no practical reason for me....
     
  3. F1_Fan

    F1_Fan New Member

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    Poor you... in my experience, chicks dig it! Shave high enough that they want to go exploring... ;)

    Besides... in conversation lulls you can pass time by swapping shaving tips.
     
  4. BanditManDan

    BanditManDan New Member

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    I just crashed at a race and I'm glad I had my legs shaved. It definitly makes healing and cleaning less painful. And I also think it looks better too.
     
  5. TrekDedicated

    TrekDedicated New Member

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    Just wait till that fall when all your skin is ripped off and those hairs make it a mess to clean and take care of..
     
  6. achtervolger

    achtervolger New Member

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    I think all considered, it's more about cycling fashion for anyone not racing and receiving daily massage or fairly frequent road rash treatment. Because what's easier, cleaning road rash twice a year (or much less) or shaving/whatever else every 2 weeks. When I was racing, I did it, no chance now. Way to much of a hassle for me personally.

    Whatever you want to do is fine, to each his own! It does look good clean.
     
  7. cucamelsmd15

    cucamelsmd15 New Member

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    Yep, had that last summer, and Id go back and shave if I could. I had a patch of road rash from ankle to hip. I know better, and shave now.
     
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