- Quick poll…to chamois or not?
Yes to all here too. I have, however got sick of the washing and drying as well.
I’ve taken to just hand washing bibs with some detergent as soon as I get back in from a ride (in the bathroom sink, before I get in to the shower)
The Mrs hasn’t twigged yet but its only a matter of time before I’m busted.Posted 3 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I never do, don’t feel any need or point. And tbh every time I ride in them, I find them weird, sweaty and chafey- though to be fair mine are cheap ones that came with shorts. All I do is pick undies with a bit of thought to seams, currently rocking the tesco boxers.
No comfort issues other than when down in the pyrenees with AQR when endless sweaty pedalling for 6 days got me a bit sore… Though same was true of chamoisists. But it’s entirely possible I’m as sterile as a mule 😉Posted 3 years agorosscopecoSubscriber
Looking for a quick poll on who wears what depending on the length of spin you do. I’m getting older and lazier so have started to just pull on some shorts without a chamois if it’s a shortish spin as I can’t be arsed with the usual cycle of washing / drying bibs ever time I come back in.
So….do you wear a chamois insert or bibs etc for the following rides:
1. Under 1hr
2. between 1hr & 2hr
3. Over 2+hrs
NoPosted 3 years ago
yes to all, the thought wearing anything else, such as normal underwear makes me shudder. Grim!
Ditto to that!
The only time I didn’t was riding (standing) 10 minutes to the local dirt jumps where it would be a bit odd to all lycraed up. If you are doing DH or DJ then I guess no… but everything else regardless of time… a big “yes”!Posted 3 years agonjee20Subscriber
I have a couple of draws of cycling kit, plus a washing basket of dirty stuff. When either the draws are empty, or the basket is full I do a wash to redress the balance. Can imagine if you didn’t have multiple sets of kit it would be irritating though.
In winter I run out of base layers first, in summer I run out of shorts (plenty of shorts not really appropriate to be worn without tights these days!).Posted 3 years agoscaledMember
Is chucking them in the machine post ride such an issue? More hassle to hand wash!
I have a few pairs, so they just acrue over a couple of days and wash as a job lot.
It came to a head for me lately as i’ve been commuting on the road bike, getting changed in to MTB kit (another pair of shorts) then heading out again. 2 pairs a day and it’s easier to hand wash.
It means I don’t have those days where i’ve only got Castelli left to commute in 😉Posted 3 years agomiketuallySubscriber
I did 180km in normal pants last month (Darlington to Rothwell via a rather windy Sustrans-based route), then did about 90km the following day, to Berwick.
Very rarely wear ‘proper’ shorts now, though I am going to seek out some unpadded lycra shorts as cotton boxers get a bit sweaty.Posted 3 years ago
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