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Cycling clothing - John C. Kirk

May. 28th, 2009

12:40 am - Cycling clothing

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From:stagknight
Date:May 28th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
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If you have any light and shorter shorts, you can wear them over the top of the lycra shorts -- it won't add any significant warmth if they're pretty light and short, but they provide much more of a 'dressed' look (rather than an 'I stepped out of the house in my underwear' look).
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From:totherme
Date:May 28th, 2009 01:53 am (UTC)
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And if you have any old wrecked trousers - particularly cargo or combat pants - you can chop off the leg below the knee to construct what I believe the cool kids are calling "shanks".
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From:sammoore
Date:May 28th, 2009 08:40 am (UTC)
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Yep, go to a charity thrift shop and buy a pair of old cargo/combat trousers and cut them off at the knee. Probably cost you £2.

I've been doing the same for climbing trousers for years, means I don't worry about trashing them
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From:gaspodog
Date:May 28th, 2009 10:31 am (UTC)
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I thought a shank was something you stabbed someone up with...
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From:johnckirk
Date:May 29th, 2009 12:26 am (UTC)
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Thanks (to you and the others) - this sounds like a good idea. I'm not sure whether I have anything suitable at the moment, but if I can shift down from a 38" waist to 36" then I don't mind chopping up some of my current trousers to make shorts.
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