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What do you think abotu white castelli bib shorts?(13 posts)

What do you think abotu white castelli bib shorts?Mod5Man
Mar 30, 2003 8:05 PM
I was wondering what the style statement of white bib shorts were? What do you think of them?
re: What do you think abotu white castelli bib shorts?overtrained
Mar 30, 2003 8:48 PM
I think they're cool until they get dirty. And you gotta have tanned legs.
Very stylish, but not for me.fracisco
Mar 30, 2003 8:51 PM
I would think that white shorts would look great, if you could keep them clean.

My problem is that I am a slob, and I do not own any white t-shirts because I know better, as I would stain them on the first or second wearing.
Mar 30, 2003 8:55 PM
Definitely stylish--bold and daring, sooooo my style. So what someone think you are a posuer, I am not hearing anything. I would most definitely buy one if I can afford it.
Not practical for sure, but I doubt anyone will use it for daily ride. I would only use it for racing: not just any race, only on the days when you know you have good legs; and the race take place at your favorite course; and you know you will be in the front most of the time; and confident that you will feature in the finish... All other occassion, plenty of black ones.
sorta like thisQubeley
Mar 30, 2003 9:09 PM
you know,
or this..Qubeley
Mar 30, 2003 9:16 PM
not too shabby, eh?
can be overkill at times..Qubeley
Mar 30, 2003 9:17 PM
but if Cipo can pull it off, why can't you?

Watch out for skid marks showing through.El Caballito
Mar 30, 2003 9:02 PM
wouldn't that be something.

re: What do you think abotu white castelli bib shorts?mickey-mac
Mar 30, 2003 9:22 PM
I'd strongly recommend against them if you're a big guy who sweats a lot. I got stuck behind a big sweaty guy in tight white shorts on a long ride and it was an unpleasant experience. Shorts made of Saran Wrap would have produced the same visual result.
Ugh, I would pass...katie1
Mar 31, 2003 7:21 AM
Not only do they become peek-a-boo after sweating, but they also get so dirty. Where would you wipe your chain greese or dirt from your tire when changing a tube?
statement=you have a lot of $ for new shorts or are sponsoredColnagoFE
Mar 31, 2003 8:00 AM
and that you dont care that they will look really dirty and trashed before too long. black shorts are the only option for those of us with limited funds. Blue maybe, but black is classic and works. Hides the grime and the skidmarks.
Now that the UCI has banned them from racing.....fracisco
Mar 31, 2003 3:49 PM
maybe they won't be as available anymore.


UCI officially bans white knicks
In a statement released this morning, cycling's governing body has released a new rule stating that white knicks (aka 'cycling shorts') are henceforth banned from the professional peloton.

A spokesperson for the UCI stated that "we anticipate that this new regulation will be less controversial than prior rulings on topics such as wheel structure, frame dimensions and the use of time trial bars in mass start races. There can be little disagreement that this particular ruling will increase the aesthetic appeal of the peloton."

Protest is expected from the Italian camp, particularly from the current world champion and his zebra-striped entourage. But the UCI specifically states that the ruling applies to "knicks where the fabric is continuously white, save for the presence of a few sponsor logos." A liberal interpretation of the rule means that the stylin' stripes of Domina Vacanze - Elitron will continue to stand out in the peloton. But the current trend of World Cup leaders and some national title holders attempting colour coordination with their jerseys will be discontinued.
Of course, it is April Fool's -- I should have known better....fracisco
Mar 31, 2003 3:50 PM