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Offline tonythomson

Baggy shorts
« on: February 05, 2010, 11:52:28 am »
Having toured previously in lycra.  Now getting a bit older and taking into account the delicate nature of some of the red necks I will encounter on next tour I've decided to move over to "baggies".

Anyone like to suggest/recommend the best makes/model to start my search.

Thanks Tony 

Just starting to record my trips  www.tonystravels.com

Offline hem

Re: Baggy shorts
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010, 12:16:31 pm »
Tony,
I like the Nashbar Tahoe shorts but have not seen them lately.
I am considering the Tilley Endurables shorts http://www.tilley.com/detail.asp?gender=m&extractBy=CategoryId&id=8&productNo=TE20

Offline aggie

Re: Baggy shorts
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010, 01:38:22 pm »
I use the REI Novara Rail bike shorts.  They have a nice liner with pad and several pockets to carry stuff when exploring off the bike.

Offline dwnptrl_777

Re: Baggy shorts
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2010, 03:15:36 pm »
Dumb name, but Endura's HUMVEE shorts are overbuilt and fantastic. Not cheap, but my favorite, go-to everyday shorts.

Offline bogiesan

Re: Baggy shorts
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2010, 09:26:20 am »
I do not need a chamois on my recumbent's super plush seat so I buy premium swimming trunks at department stores, power shopping end-of-season liquidations. I have never paid more than $10 for great materials and assembly in a range of interesting colors that I like to think increase my visibility.

david boise ID
I play go. I use Macintosh. Of course I ride a recumbent

Offline tonythomson

Re: Baggy shorts
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2010, 10:39:40 am »
"a range of interesting colors that I like to think increase my visibility. "

David is that the reason for the grimace on the guy behind you or have you just run him over, maybe he didn't see you!  ;D

Keep up your always interesting posts.

Tony
Just starting to record my trips  www.tonystravels.com

Offline JimF

Re: Baggy shorts
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2010, 10:18:03 am »
Tony: I share your sartorial sensitivity. Take a look at http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3655580&cp=3677345.3737442.3696721 . Used these last year and found them very good. This is a two-parter, i.e., outer shell and removable liner. I've used two-somes for a number of years on tour. Makes for a slightly smaller pack and eases the sanitary demands besides providing a more "mature" appearance.

Offline Galloper

Re: Baggy shorts
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2010, 11:52:32 am »
I got a very good pair of Dakine 8 Track from Cycle Surgery for £41 recently.   No chamois but a good mesh liner.   Other than that, I have an elderly pair of shorts which I got from Wiggle in a sale.   They've lasted two years of fairly hard use, have a reasonable chamois and are my all round favourites.  I've also got a pair of Enduras with a click fast liner which are very good.