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Old 05-20-20, 06:52 PM
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Casual apparel?

anyone have some utilitarian clothing brand suggestions for riding? i might just wear some 80s JAMS.

i would feel like a fool dressing the way some chaps do it on bikes.
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Old 05-20-20, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by finnstones View Post
anyone have some utilitarian clothing brand suggestions for riding? i might just wear some 80s JAMS.

i would feel like a fool dressing the way some chaps do it on bikes.
Yeah, wearing jams will make a much better impression than wearing activity-specific clothing.

You're posting in Road - are you actually road cycling or what? What are we talking about for ride times and/or distances? If you're talking about half hour excursions on the MUPs, wear anything you want. If you're talking multiple hours, it makes sense to dress a fool. If you want something somewhat technical but you're too self-conscious for Lycra, look in to some commuter gear from any of a variety of cycling apparel manufacturers.
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Just get some wicking t shirts from Walmart and wear your usual jorts and crocs. I agree you probably would look foolish if you wore actual cycling clothes while riding that bike
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Usually whatever I can get at the $3 a bag thriftstore sale. (Seriously, for 25 years!). Almost all clothing I own is used.
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Black shoes
White socks
Black shorts
White jersey
All solids
With a good fit
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REI is worth a look.
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Originally Posted by finnstones View Post
anyone have some utilitarian clothing brand suggestions for riding? i might just wear some 80s JAMS.

i would feel like a fool dressing the way some chaps do it on bikes.
on serious note I commute to work and bought a few Ralph Lauren jerseys look very casual in the front and have the 3 bike pockets in the back very loose fitting bought them from eBay a few years ago think they might of cost 40 bucks new but not really sure it been a few years also just get very causal work out pants I use Nike and new balance. In the summer there are many mountain bike shorts that look like every day shorts you can purchase try Sierra trading post and as other has mentioned rei has some good stuff too
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Originally Posted by prairiepedaler View Post
Almost all clothing I own is used.
Undies?
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Undies?
EEEW Now we know who buys the used cycling shorts and bibs....
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Check out the Mountain Biking focused clothing. Tend to offer baggy shorts and jerseys.
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Originally Posted by finnstones View Post
anyone have some utilitarian clothing brand suggestions for riding? i might just wear some 80s JAMS.

i would feel like a fool dressing the way some chaps do it on bikes.
Then wear 80's JAMS. Seriously, wear what you want. All that internal feeling is yours and yours alone.
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i would feel like a fool dressing the way some chaps do it on bikes.
With these chaps you'd probably look the fool on or off the bike....



That's why you use specific clothing for specific things.


Kidding aside, pretty much you look for similar thing as you do road bike cycle specific clothing. You want something that will take perspiration quickly away from you. You want it to be a material that will dry quickly. You don't want bulky seams in the crotch and upper leg that will rub a blister on you. Loose clothing or snug clothing, just make sure you can move in it. If loose clothing, then make sure it's not going to be caught in something like wheels or chain. Or perhaps snag your handle bars and cause a wreck. I'll always want bright colors so as to be seen.

But you can wear what you like. However the more you ride and the longer you ride at a time, then you might find that you don't care about what non-cyclist's think of your clothes. Three to four hours on a bike and you'll find the mamil look is for a reason.

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Undies?
What are those?
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REI. If you have bucks and looking for style and long lasting quality:

https://missionworkshop.com/collections/apparel
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
With these chaps you'd probably look the fool on or off the bike....



That's why you use specific clothing for specific things.


Kidding aside, pretty much you look for similar thing as you do road bike cycle specific clothing. You want something that will take perspiration quickly away from you. You want it to be a material that will dry quickly. You don't want bulky seams in the crotch and upper leg that will rub a blister on you. Loose clothing or snug clothing, just make sure you can move in it. If loose clothing, then make sure it's not going to be caught in something like wheels or chain. Or perhaps snag your handle bars and cause a wreck. I'll always want bright colors so as to be seen.

But you can wear what you like. However the more you ride and the longer you ride at a time, then you might find that you don't care about what non-cyclist's think of your clothes. Three to four hours on a bike and you'll find the mamil look is for a reason.
I need those for job interviews!
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I use an apparently rare and exotic dressing technique best described as "I'm wearing it, I don't care."

People are going to see what they see regardless of what I show, and no matter what people will pass judgement.

No matter what,. a lot of people are going to think you are doing it wrong---it makes them feel more right ... because they worry about stuff like"What will other people think?" I don't have time for all that.

I do recommend cycling shorts on their own or under baggies. I used to wear cargo shorts, and tolerated the flapping pockets Then one day I had the misfortune to get a dangling modifier caught between my thigh and the seat as I was pulling away from an intersection with a good bit of gusto. That created a rather unique (thankfully) and very powerful sensation which I determined I would never repeat.
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I just use wicking t-shirts, wherever I find them on sale (Walmart, or Academy Sports usually has BCG brand reasonably priced), and running or some type of athletic shorts made of wicking material, with Andiamo padded underwear under the shorts. Find the Andiamo provides enough padding without feeling "bulky".
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