• I cant upgrade to skinny jeans :-(

    I have fat calves....

  • And real legs

  • and junk in the trunk

  • Jeggings.

  • Lies!!!

  • Jeggings.
    noodles in jeggings... hmmmm

  • more aero but you run a greater risk of getting a teste caught between crotch and saddle... also, nowhere to store emergency quavers without turning them into a fine powder of dehydrogenated potato and artificial flavourings. The advantage to this however is that they can be snorted a la boonen for a more rapid energy boost.

  • Stonhedge and 6pt mock me about my non-aero arms...

    I feel the shame

  • Jeggings.

    Jeggings dont have proper pockets.

    Topman type skinny stretchy jeans are also all low rise, so barely accommodate the thighs and arse of anyone athletic.

    Stretchy carrot fits FTW. hard to find the right combo, but so perfect.

  • I'm a 28" or 30" waist but have to go for a 32" to fit my cyclo-thighs :/

  • Im a 32" waist but have upto 38" trousers! But seriously, nothing has fit as good as carrot (sometimes called slouch) fit. They are intended for hipster weapons to wear with the crotch at their knees, looking all daft and oddly proportioned. But wear them at normal height and they are like tailored trousers. The calve part is tight enough that it wont get caught in your chain.

  • needs more science.

  • I'm pretty much in hot pants, even in this unpredictable weather. Skinnies remain for the evenings. Topman super stretch were good, can still fit into those.

  • ^

  • more aero but you run a greater risk of getting a teste caught between crotch and saddle... also, nowhere to store emergency quavers without turning them into a fine powder of dehydrogenated potato and artificial flavourings. The advantage to this however is that they can be snorted a la boonen for a more rapid energy boost.

    Repped.

  • ^

    lol!

  • Boo!

  • What the fuck IS this thread?

  • *mindbleachmindbleachmindbleachbleurghble­urgh....

  • Interesting thread.
    An article by Frank Berto a few years back in Bicyle Quarterly suggests a 15% tyre deflection as being the ideal when riding (with whatever load) Along with that ensuring you have the correct tyre pressures front & rear taking into account the way you are loaded is fairly important too.
    There is a tyre pressure calc here biketinker.com/2010/bike-reso­urces/optimal-tire-pressure-for-bicycles­/ that takes into account tyre size, total weight(rider/load & bike) & load distribution
    it's a very handy tool to optimise your pressures and one that you can store all your bikes tyres on so you can make easy comparisons/adjustments taking into account varying loads etc.
    As per the diagram below (& the excel sheet per the link) more load/mass is over the rear tyre (hence rear tyres wear faster) so running a wider tyre at the rear makes sense in any case.
    According to the venerable Sheldon Brown & others having a wider front tyre gives you a little bit more shock absorbancy & a bit better traction into corners

  • [quote=] Fifteen percent is the Mama Bear of tire drop [/quote]

    This thread was missing a good bit of graphing. i'm glad to see that in amongst all that science speak they still find a bit of time for animals too. i like pets.

  • At first glance i thought the title read ' 'Upgrading' to skinny jeans pointless for London commuting '

  • At first glance i thought the title read ' 'Upgrading' to skinny jeans pointless for London commuting '

    https://www.lfgss.com/thread85055.html

  • ^or even post no.10 in this thread, FFS.

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