Zips on cycling tights

littlered

New Member
Why oh why do they start to un-zip:angry:

I got my self a pair of Altura cycling tights (comfy, not too much padding) but the zip keeps un-zipping and it's annoying me.
 

Mr Phoebus

New Member
*Wags finger*
STAY!!! ZIP, STAY!!!
 

Big T

Veteran
Location
Nottingham
It's action of the expansion and contraction of your calf muscles. You'll find the same if you have zip up overshoes. A solution is to use a safety pin keep the zip in place.
 
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littlered

New Member
Big T said:
It's action of the expansion and contraction of your calf muscles. You'll find the same if you have zip up overshoes. A solution is to use a safety pin keep the zip in place.
Ah good idea will give it a go, thanks.:biggrin:
 

Blonde

New Member
Location
Bury, Lancashire
I thought you meant the zip at the front! I was going to say 'eat fewer pies...' My assos ones have a zip at the front which helps with getting in/out of them and I undo it to cool off if I get a bit hot. Never had any with zip legs come open but then they are often baggy around my ankles anyway. Evidently you're sprinters calves are far too muscular for puny climbers tights or something...
 

Mr Phoebus

New Member
Most decent zips (ones that are used at the ends of trousers/sleeves) have a tiny spike that locks the zipper down to prevent it riding up.
It seems the Altura ones don't have it? Gits!
 
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littlered

New Member
Mr Phoebus said:
Most decent zips (ones that are used at the ends of trousers/sleeves) have a tiny spike that locks the zipper down to prevent it riding up.
It seems the Altura ones don't have it? Gits!
That was what I thought. And I have been pulling then right down my ankles so the zip pops open, but......if I have them at the ankle they dont pop open.

But they are comfey and warm well too warm for today:biggrin:
 

Keith Oates

Janner
Location
Penarth, Wales
Zips can be troublesome at times and that's why I bought tights with a band at the bottom that goes under the feet. I've found these to be good and even though they are inside the shoe it does not affect the overall comfort!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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