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Zips on cycling tights

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by littlered, 23 Aug 2007.

  1. littlered

    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.
     
  2. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    *Wags finger*
    STAY!!! ZIP, STAY!!!
     
  3. Big T

    Big T Über Member

    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.
     
  4. OP
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    littlered

    littlered New Member

    Ah good idea will give it a go, thanks.:biggrin:
     
  5. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Be Careful Though !!!!!
     
  6. Blonde

    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...
     
  7. Mr Phoebus

    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!
     
  8. OP
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    littlered

    littlered New Member

    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:
     
  9. Keith Oates

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. OP
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    littlered

    littlered New Member

    SKI PANTS:eek:;):eek:My mum use to make me wear those when I was little.
     
  11. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Yes it's the same as the arrangement on Ski Pants but these are actually cycling tights!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    littlered

    littlered New Member

    Look like Ski Pants to me:blush: