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Road bike short causing shrinkage

Old 05-20-10, 12:16 AM
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Bike short causing shrinkage

Please save me the junior high comments.

I have a canari short made of 92% Cotton and 8% Lycra and have no problem.
I have another short which is 80% Nylon and 20% Elastene, which I purchase from PBK.

The Elastene short is causing my middle leg to shrink like never before.
I'm wondering if its some sort of allergic reaction or because the size is too small.

Has anyone experience simiilar issue while wearing shorts with simillar material?

Thank you in advance and again, please no joking around.
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Old 05-20-10, 12:19 AM
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Old 05-20-10, 12:29 AM
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Old 05-20-10, 12:31 AM
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size is too small. too tight.

i want a prize for being first non-purile response. You have no idea how hard it was to not be silly.
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Originally Posted by mrshinsa View Post
I'm wondering if its some sort of allergic reaction
If it were an allergic reaction, it would cause the opposite of shrinkage in a ballooney way.

Originally Posted by mrshinsa View Post
or because the size is too small.
Yes, you've said that already.
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Old 05-20-10, 12:39 AM
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is this really an issue? a hot shower will bring the little fella back to his impressive 3 and a half inches no? so long as there's no damage to the skin i can't seeing this as being dangerous.
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Old 05-20-10, 02:49 AM
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pics...?



pretty funny
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Originally Posted by mrshinsa View Post
Please save me the junior high comments.
please spare us the junior high topic.
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Old 05-20-10, 06:47 AM
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I suppose everything's good as long as you can still, y'know.... "HTFU".
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Old 05-20-10, 06:50 AM
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Weird post.. Better to have a little temporary shrinkage rather than protruding objects getting in the way of one's steering.
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Old 05-20-10, 07:05 AM
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Aaaaaaaaaaahahahaha!!! Aaaahahahahahaha!!!!

Sorry, but it had to be done.

I've occasionaly thought my shorts were too tight in that area, but never experienced a reduction in size. Do you get worried when you get into cold water? I'm guessing not, but it still is something that makes it temporarily go down in size. As long as it comes back with reasonable time and doesn't hurt then I personally don't see it should be much of a problem.
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Originally Posted by mrshinsa View Post
please no joking around.
Oh, man, are you ever on the wrong forum.
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Old 05-20-10, 07:29 AM
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well my friend says he goes inverted after riding for a significant period of time, so atleast you have that beat eh?
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Originally Posted by Prairie Native View Post
well my friend says he goes inverted after riding for a significant period of time, so atleast you have that beat eh?


I kind of wish I hadn't read that.
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Old 05-20-10, 07:40 AM
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well my friend says he goes inverted after riding for a significant period of time, so atleast you have that beat eh?
I can hear the ladies now, "oh look - he's got an innie! How cute!"
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Old 05-20-10, 07:45 AM
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It shrinks?
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This post is obviously from his girlfriend, looking for verification of "his story!"
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This post is obviously from his girlfriend, looking for verification of "his story!"
I never thought of that.

However it stands a good chance of being true.
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well my friend says he goes inverted after riding for a significant period of time, so atleast you have that beat eh?

why are you talking to your friend about his weenie? can't you talk about shimano or sram?
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It shrinks?
LIKE A FRIGHTENED TURTLE stupid no caps
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Originally Posted by mrshinsa View Post
Please save me the junior high comments.

I have a canari short made of 92% Cotton and 8% Lycra and have no problem.
I have another short which is 80% Nylon and 20% Elastene, which I purchase from PBK.

The Elastene short is causing my middle leg to shrink like never before.
I'm wondering if its some sort of allergic reaction or because the size is too small.

Has anyone experience simiilar issue while wearing shorts with simillar material?

Thank you in advance and again, please no joking around.
I can assure you that it is impossible for clothing to actually shrink one's genitals. Of course the apparent size changes with temperature and other conditions, but no shrinkage or extension.expansion actually happens.

My advice: simply enjoy the riding and if necessary get and use different shorts that make you feel "comfortable."

Best regards
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Old 05-20-10, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
LIKE A FRIGHTENED TURTLE stupid no caps
i don't know how you guys walk around with those things

:Elaine:
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Old 05-20-10, 08:48 AM
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Would it not seem , that when your glutes are demanding more and more blood because they are oxygen deprived ; that your turtle would keep it's head hidden inside it's chute.
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Old 05-20-10, 10:23 AM
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This was happening to a friend of mine and he ignored it. Wrong decision, Doc had to amputate after 6 months.
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Old 05-20-10, 10:46 AM
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Well Mr Stack O' Dimes invest in some larger , better shorts. JMHO.
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