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Old 11-05-22, 09:38 AM
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Tight Season Up North

When in tights (or pants) is leg shaving necessary?

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Old 11-05-22, 09:40 AM
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Is leg shaving ever "necessary"?
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Old 11-05-22, 09:43 AM
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I think Road Rash is the only really good reason for shaving legs... Unless you're trying to impress someone the next time ya wear your heels and hose...
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Is leg shaving ever "necessary"?
I believe it's completely unnecessary, but to each his own.
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Old 11-05-22, 12:52 PM
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I prefer clothing, instead, thanks.
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Old 11-06-22, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by gringomojado View Post
When in tights (or pants) is leg shaving necessary?

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You might find that leg stubble against tights or pants to be very uncomfortable.

But with smooth legs, sweat pants feel AMAZING......
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Old 11-06-22, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by gringomojado View Post
When in tights (or pants) is leg shaving necessary?

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Not that I've noticed. I have both vintage Merino wool and modern lycra/spandex cycling tights.
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Old 11-06-22, 05:43 PM
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Is this supposed to be a funny parody thread?
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Old 11-06-22, 06:00 PM
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Is shaving necessary? It depends on you. I'm pretty hairy everywhere but the top of my head and it's fairly long too. So any that is underneath the compression fabric of my bibs or shorts gets to rolling around between my skin and bibs. It irritates the follicles and causes discomfort. So I shave everything under my jersey and bibs short. It also seems to let the sweat wick away better and I'm cooler in the summer months and drier.

If I get to riding a bunch in the colder weather when it arrives down here, then my lower leg will be shaved too! My upper already is.

But if you don't have any such annoyances then you do what you wish. You are an adult! Aren't you?
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Old 11-07-22, 08:28 AM
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Shaving my legs might clear the skin more quickly than having the tights pluck hairs out of my calves one at a time, and then itching for a week when each hair is gone.
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Old 11-07-22, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by gringomojado View Post
When in tights (or pants) is leg shaving necessary?

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Old 11-07-22, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Is this supposed to be a funny parody thread?
Maybe it has something to do with no-shave November??
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Real (World Champion) men don't wear tights or shave their legs.
https://cyclingtips.com/2016/03/pete...-peloton-care/
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I think if you want to shave your legs, you should probably take your tights off.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Is this supposed to be a funny parody thread?

Now that BF stopped using laugh tracks, it's really hard to tell.
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Old 11-08-22, 11:04 AM
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Never had a problem with hair down there or on my legs even while wearing cycling tights.
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Old 11-08-22, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by gringomojado View Post
When in tights (or pants) is leg shaving necessary?

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Only if it's still obvious you have hairy legs.
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Old 11-08-22, 12:06 PM
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I still shave. Yes, less road rash after crashes but synthetic tights often leave rug burn which can be near as unpleasant. And more crashes/mile what with wet leaves, sand, debris etc. That "Thank you ..." I've talked about in other threads sounds just as nice in January.
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