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Gentleman's Cycling shorts

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by PrettyboyTim, 10 May 2008.

  1. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    Yesterday I found a very old pair of padded cycling shorts I bought when I was eighteen. At the time I didn't get on with them at least partially because I wasn't really sure whether you were meant to wear pants with them or not! As a result I'd hardly worn them. Also, I did find them a little uncomfortalble, as I'll explain.

    Anyway, I tried them out on my commute yesterday, and although they were more comfortable on my bum I did find that they didn't leave much room up front for the family jewels which ended up with me feeling a bit cramped in that area. Therefore I was wondering if all cycling shorts are like that, or whether some allow you a little room to stop the meat and two veg from getting squashed?
     
  2. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    You could cut a hole in the front and let it hang out.
     
  3. mr Mag00

    mr Mag00 rising member

    Location:
    Deepest Dorset
    i bought some for the winter and were so uncomfortable, cannot remember the make binned them, i now wear pretty much specialized they fit me well
     
  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Will be a tight-ish fit - you don't want stuff wibbling and wobbling about !!
     
  5. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Goddamit the bits - theirs nowt worse than when it red hot - like it was today and your crunching your way up a climb le package ;) was scxreaming for some freedom but that prob would have resulted in arrest so I 'grunted and beared' it :smile:
     
  6. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    Well, I don't see why not. I'm looking at these things to replace my underpants, rather than both my underpants and shorts, so a certain amount of freedom up front wouldn't be indecent as I'd have a pair of normal shorts over the top anyway.