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Not to ruffle feathers! BUT BIBS??(14 posts)

Not to ruffle feathers! BUT BIBS??madwiscbiker
Oct 4, 2002 11:35 AM
SO not to ruffle feathers but i have bib questions. maybe i just bough a bad pair, but everyone had been telling me the beauties of bibs, so i take my allowance on down to the store and pick up a pair. so, there is one problem, how does "everything" feel comfortable. i am no huge dude but i can't get everything comfotable. did i buy bad bibs? they seem to have more padding in front than my trusty shorts, but damn after a couple hours in the saddle they are uncomfortable as sin up front. and not doing any more good than all three pairs of packed out shorts i have.
is this the fact i bought bad bibs or is there a secret trick.
turn em around.....nmjeff27
Oct 4, 2002 11:37 AM
seriously though.....jeff27
Oct 4, 2002 11:50 AM
What kind did you buy? Did you wash them before hand.
Silly question from me, maybe, but are you wearing underwear?
I've got 3 prs of velowear bibs, and each one is great.
no undies just the birthday suitmadwiscbiker
Oct 4, 2002 11:52 AM
they are giordana, and i know they are cheap well for bibs i guess (about 70), which is all this student can afford. i talked with the lbs and the guy there said he had a pair and liked them as much as the expensive pair on the rack.
Oct 4, 2002 12:03 PM
don't know much about the giordana's and this might sound silly, but
would the chamois need breaking in? never had that happen myself
but....... the velowear bib/shorts were about 50 or so, and i couldn't be
Did you try and arrange the 'boys' differently?gogene
Oct 4, 2002 12:33 PM
Sometimes the difference in the padding on different brands of bibs and shorts necessitate other 'living' arrangements. I have the nose of my saddle skewed to the right, very slightly, and I dress left.
Never cared much for bibs myselfbrider
Oct 4, 2002 12:34 PM
Maybe that's sacrilage around here, but that's my story and I'm stickin to it.

I guess I have a long body for my waist size (not so much of a problem any more), but the straps on most every bibs I tried were always too short -- NOT comfy.
Same here, it's like a cheap hotel...SnowBlind
Oct 4, 2002 12:38 PM
No ballroom.
Wife is a tailor, she sews extra 4 inches into the straps. Ah, much better!
Go up a size you guys, need some room up front! Santinis ruleNMSpunout
Oct 4, 2002 1:37 PM
Height not waistfiltersweep
Oct 4, 2002 2:02 PM
I buy bibs more by height than waist- especially something like Castellis, where the straps don't stretch as much as other brands
It's not the waist that's uncomfortable-Skidoo
Oct 4, 2002 2:27 PM
its the straps that chafe my nips! Do you have to wear an undershirt with bibs, or are the Giordana bibs that I got real dogs? Seriously, within 5-10 minutes time it feels like someone has belt sanded my nips! ouch!
Try pasties?filtersweep
Oct 4, 2002 3:25 PM
viewer beware:
filtersweep, you rotten scoundrel!lonefrontranger
Oct 4, 2002 7:50 PM
Don't be linking that sh!@t where any impressionable young minds can get ahold of it!! My SO has just spent the last half hour attempting to convince me that we (meaning I) need to buy this nonsense. Hmm, lemme see, pasties or a new Corsa CX... sorry, the SO loses that round. Gotta keep the priorities straight :-P

Oct 4, 2002 3:42 PM
Heavy, sweat-soaked t-shirts used to chafe the heck out of mine as well on longer runs. I started wearing band-aids over the nips if the distance was long enough. Worked like a charm, though not the most fun to remove...