People selling used cycle shorts

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Welsh wheels, 25 Sep 2017.

  1. Welsh wheels

    Welsh wheels Lycra king

    South Wales
    I'm always seeing all over the internet people selling used cycle shorts. Just why? I can't think of anything worse than wearing a tight pair of shorts and knowing that some other bloke has also gone commando in them. Shudder. I know you can wash them but still....
  2. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?


    With ya. I'd rather wear someone else's teeth.
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  3. Jason

    Jason Senior Member

    Carnaby Street
    as long as they are washed - and I would run them through the machine again, just for good measure - what's the issue.
    you do know that new shorts may have been tried on by someone in a shop before you right?
  4. OP
    Welsh wheels

    Welsh wheels Lycra king

    South Wales
    I'd be surprised if bike shops let people try on shorts commando if they're not going to buy.
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  5. Low Gear Guy

    Low Gear Guy Senior Member

    The local shop has a sign up to stop this but they don't come into the changing room with you.
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  6. Chris S

    Chris S Guru

    Perhaps they're aimed at the fetish market?
  7. Yellow Saddle

    Yellow Saddle Veteran

    Loch side.
    Don't even get me going on that. I can't tell you how many times I've bitten my tongue when seeing that here. Just once (IIRC) did I let slip.
    Selling second-hand underwear is just gross. Don't tell me to look away either. Just don't present it to me, please.
  8. Yellow Saddle

    Yellow Saddle Veteran

    Loch side.
    Anyone with a sense of decency just won't try on a pair of short whilst swinging commando.
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  9. Brandane

    Brandane Fair weather cyclist.

    I don't have a problem with people who sell used cycling shorts.
    People who BUY used cycling shorts on the other hand :thumbsdown:...... xx(
  10. Andrew_P

    Andrew_P In between here and there

    Same here, Shoes, Shorts, well anything really but those two are by far the worst ones.
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  11. Andrew_P

    Andrew_P In between here and there

    Plus what the eye/brain doesn't know etc... But in full knowledge that someone else has had a usable life out of them, no thanks!
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  12. Profpointy

    Profpointy Guru

    What's wrong with 2nd hand shoes or boots? I paid £35 for a smart pair of shoes and I subsequently saw the same model for rather more than £400 in a Jermyn St window. Am wearing them now as it happens.
  13. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    Do you lot only sleep with virgins?! :whistle::laugh:
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  14. Boopop

    Boopop Über Member

    "Eww it touched someone's private parts 5 wash cycles ago, I'm not wearing that!".

    Seriously, I don't get it. You do all realise how much bacteria we come in to contact with every day right? Plus the fact that the clue's in the name when it comes to a washing machine? They wash! :tongue: If you don't trust them to clean someone else's shorts why do you trust them to clean your own underwear? Or do you always assume your own underwear is at least a little bit dirty even after it's been in the wash? :whistle:
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  15. Profpointy

    Profpointy Guru

    I've sold a virtually as new pair of winter bib tights. Just a tad too small, bizarely on the calf rather than round the middle. Chap got a bargain for a virtually new item and I got half my money back. Some of yoy squeamish types need a sense of proportion or OCD therapy even
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