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Old 08-07-19, 04:28 PM
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I was really expecting the shoes at this link to be hot pink. Great shoes, but I'm disappointed by the color selections ;-)
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Old 08-07-19, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
They must be from the EF pro team.
Seen only one person with an EF jersey. Don't really see many pro jerseys.

Saw one guy in full "Sagan 2017" attire: Bora-Hansgrohe shorts and white Bora top with the rainbow stripes. I thought that was a little much
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Old 08-07-19, 04:58 PM
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Hello Kitty passed you?
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Old 08-07-19, 08:02 PM
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I think people are confusing hot pink with stylish high-viz pink.


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Old 08-07-19, 09:03 PM
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So far this thread has been fun and games but apparently DeFeet is serious about light weight and aero socks.

https://bikerumor.com/2019/07/09/def...ing-sock-ever/

Check out the link in the article that talks about the 'Golden Orb Spider Silk Socks'. Unfortunately the spider silk socks are no longer on their site. l always wanted socks that cost $5,000...anything to save 8 watts.
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Old 08-08-19, 06:48 AM
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Those DeFeet socks are legit. I know one of the guys working on the aero testing on them. And socks really can shave time in a TT or on the track. If you're going for marginal gains, socks are on the list.
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Old 08-08-19, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by rosefarts View Post
Has anyone else here seen a prolapsed bung hole?
Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
I think people are confusing hot prolapsed rectum pink with stylish high-viz pink.
Common enough error, I guess.
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Old 08-08-19, 07:14 AM
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8 watts for socks, seriously? Is there a rule that they have to stop at mid-calf, because you could get 10 if they were longer.

Cut the toes out, slide onto your arms and get 16 watts.
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Old 08-08-19, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Common enough error, I guess.
That's pretty gross. My mind doesn't even work that way.


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Old 08-08-19, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
That's pretty gross. My mind doesn't even work that way.


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You were just an innocent bystander. As a former clinician, I can't get the image out of my mind, which, unfortunately, does.
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Old 08-08-19, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
8 watts for socks, seriously? Is there a rule that they have to stop at mid-calf, because you could get 10 if they were longer.

Cut the toes out, slide onto your arms and get 16 watts.
Yup, UCI rules governing sock height went in to effect this year.
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Old 08-08-19, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Yup, UCI rules governing sock height went in to effect this year.
Good. I really don't need to see Wiggins in the 2020 Tour, climbing the Tourmalet in a pair of these.

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Old 08-08-19, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
Good. I really don't need to see Wiggins in the 2020 Tour, climbing the Tourmalet in a pair of these.
Yeah, I don't need to see the guy that's been retired for a couple years wearing those in the 2020 Tour, either.
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Old 08-10-19, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by MAK View Post
So far this thread has been fun and games but apparently DeFeet is serious about light weight and aero socks.

https://bikerumor.com/2019/07/09/def...ing-sock-ever/

Check out the link in the article that talks about the 'Golden Orb Spider Silk Socks'. Unfortunately the spider silk socks are no longer on their site. l always wanted socks that cost $5,000...anything to save 8 watts.
Just wear stockings if it's that critical.
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Old 08-10-19, 04:20 PM
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I only wear black socks.
-2 Speed in the day
+6 Speed at night
+5 Sneak
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Old 08-10-19, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by rosefarts View Post
Why do guys with hot pink socks keep passing me?

Where are these people coming from?

Will hot pink socks make me faster?
Rapha socks = rich powerful riders
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Old 08-12-19, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by rosefarts View Post
Have you been passing me!?

It's always the same. I'm cruising around at an ok speed, a group of two blows past me like I'm going backwards. The older one that doesn't look as fit is wearing hot pink socks. It's not the same guy each time. By older, I probably mean my age, I keep forgetting that I have birthdays too.

If I give chase and draft, they spend the rest of our time together pointing at every inconsistency in the road greater than 1mm. Usually within a few minutes they turn off some other road that doesn't make alot of sense to ride on.

I'm left all alone with nothing but questions.
This is precisely why I no longer do group rides in the US. All that pointing, and shouting. Some of us just like to ride in peace.
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Old 08-12-19, 07:53 PM
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I ride in wool hiking socks and running shoes. I can get 4 mph without fitness.
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Old 08-13-19, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
Pink comes from red + white.

Red = faster.

By the transitive power, therefore Pink = faster. Maybe not as fast as red. You should get some red socks.

But not The Red Sox.

Because then you'll just be an insufferable loser for 80 years before you win something. After that you'll just be insufferable.
86 years. Please, stick to facts. And it's not the team that's insufferable, it's us fans. However, if you really want sheer torture, talk to me about the Patriots.

:-P
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Old 08-13-19, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
Nonsense.
It's possible. The UCI has regulation governing the height of socks. Yes, they really do.
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Originally Posted by dmanthree View Post
It's possible. The UCI has regulation governing the height of socks. Yes, they really do.
You are correct, they do regulate sock length. But think about it, why do they regulate the max length, not the min? Because longer socks = more speed. No need to regulate slow things, only things that might represent an unfair advantage. But we're not limited by rules on our weekend drope the hamer rides, so we should be going as high as we can.
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But we're not limited by rules on our weekend drope the hamer rides, so we should be going as high as we can.
Which is why I wear socks that go up to my armpits.
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
You are correct, they do regulate sock length. But think about it, why do they regulate the max length, not the min? Because longer socks = more speed. No need to regulate slow things, only things that might represent an unfair advantage. But we're not limited by rules on our weekend drope the hamer rides, so we should be going as high as we can.
Sounds totally logical to me. But at what point do the socks become leg warmers? Does the UCI regulate leg warmers? I think I have used my Super Jeenyus to find a flaw in their rules.
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Old 08-13-19, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
Good. I really don't need to see Wiggins in the 2020 Tour, climbing the Tourmalet in a pair of these.

There's some ladies world tour riders I'd be perfectly OK with wearing those. But then again, I think the UCI also requires you to wear some kind of kit and not be naked.
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Old 08-13-19, 08:37 AM
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Seriously?
Yeah, it's right there on the title
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