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Offline Paul_Smit

Question about Leg Shaving
« on: July 14, 2021, 11:20:09 pm »
Hi fellas

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Your valuable feedback will help us provide better hair removal alternatives apart from existing methods for all the professionals and enthusiasts.

This should take no more than 2 minutes and your responses are completely anonymous.
We really appreciate your input!

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Offline jamawani

Re: Question about Leg Shaving
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2021, 11:43:14 pm »
When I was a cute, young boy way back then -
I would occasionally shave my legs for an evening of hard work -
as a cocktail waitress - in genderfcuk drag - in Chapel Hill.
4-inch spiked heels and all.

Of course, the girls were all jealous of my legs.
And asked me why I had such great legs - -
And how I could work in heels all night long.
Cycling, girls, cycling.

(Probably not the answer you were expecting ....)

Offline John Nettles

Re: Question about Leg Shaving
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2021, 12:33:34 am »
The only real reasons for a cyclist to shave when they normally would not are 1) to make it easier for bandages to come off if you get road rash after a crash, and 2) if you are a racer and get a post race massage (vast majority do not).  There is immaterial wind advantage unless you are extremely hairy. 

When I raced back in my youth, I didn't shave at first but after my first major road rash, I became a strong believer in shaving and then shaved for a few years until I took up touring.  Unfortunately, I got to test with shaved legs too and for me there was a definite advantage to shaved legs and road rash.  Knock on wood, I have not regretting letting my legs go au natural since I quit racing.  I used a razor and regular shaving cream.  I would think your product would have a much wider market than cyclists.

Tailwinds, John

Offline Paul_Smit

Re: Question about Leg Shaving
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2021, 04:35:34 am »
The only real reasons for a cyclist to shave when they normally would not are 1) to make it easier for bandages to come off if you get road rash after a crash, and 2) if you are a racer and get a post race massage (vast majority do not).  There is immaterial wind advantage unless you are extremely hairy. 

When I raced back in my youth, I didn't shave at first but after my first major road rash, I became a strong believer in shaving and then shaved for a few years until I took up touring.  Unfortunately, I got to test with shaved legs too and for me there was a definite advantage to shaved legs and road rash.  Knock on wood, I have not regretting letting my legs go au natural since I quit racing.  I used a razor and regular shaving cream.  I would think your product would have a much wider market than cyclists.

Tailwinds, John

much appreciated your respons John, that means a lot to us

you have a wonderful day sir.

Offline Paul_Smit

Re: Question about Leg Shaving
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2021, 04:37:45 am »
When I was a cute, young boy way back then -
I would occasionally shave my legs for an evening of hard work -
as a cocktail waitress - in genderfcuk drag - in Chapel Hill.
4-inch spiked heels and all.

Of course, the girls were all jealous of my legs.
And asked me why I had such great legs - -
And how I could work in heels all night long.
Cycling, girls, cycling.

(Probably not the answer you were expecting ....)

good to know man ,at least you stripped for a good reason , that's cycling .

cycle or die/strip

have a good one

Offline ray b

Re: Question about Leg Shaving
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2021, 05:04:28 pm »
What John said. As usual right on the money.

Not sure how you're going to avoid getting misleading information for your research as anything beyond what John said will likely be sensual/sexual unrelated to cycling .

 If you have a specific hypothesis, then a well developed questionnaire might be useful..
“A good man always knows his limitations.”

Offline staehpj1

Re: Question about Leg Shaving
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2021, 05:22:00 pm »
I used to shave my legs in part to avoid problems in treating scrapes and cuts and in part just because it was part of the racing culture.  These days I barely have any hair on my legs to the extent that I don't need to even if I want smooth bare legs.  I have no idea why.  Old age maybe?

Offline Paul_Smit

Re: Question about Leg Shaving
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2021, 04:51:50 am »
Or to simply put,

how likely would you guys shaving your legs for a long-term hair reduction purpose

Say on a scale of 1-7 (1 being extremely unlikely, and 7 being extremely likely)

Offline John Nettles

Re: Question about Leg Shaving
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2021, 09:18:13 am »
Paul,

This is much more a racer question than a tourist question.  Tourists are too smart to crash and burn on the road  ;) .

Seriously though, few tourists crash often enough and severe enough to warrant shaving.

In answering your question, for me personally, I would say 1.  If I were a serious racer then maybe 5-7 depending on cost and what is "long term".  The problem is until you actually start to race most weekends or at least once monthly, most will not be in a situation to crash at high speed, thus negating the need to shave to assist with bandage dressing changes.

Again, I would think you would make tons more money on the cosmetics side, i.e. women who want to shave their legs for ascetics, than even if every racing cyclist used the product, assuming the products would save women from shaving only once or twice a year. 

Wishing you the best hairless legs out there, John
P.S. If you have not already done so, you might consider posting this question over at BikeForums.net (racing sub-forum).

Offline vlicon

Re: Question about Leg Shaving
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2021, 09:19:05 pm »
Depending on how hairy the legs are, but generally, shaved = much easier for applying sunscreen.

Offline driftlessregion

Re: Question about Leg Shaving
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2021, 08:51:05 pm »
At my age the hair is disappearing on its own!

Offline BikeliciousBabe

Re: Question about Leg Shaving
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2021, 01:22:01 pm »
I am a guy. (Profile names always mean what you think they do). I shave during cycling season for a couple of reasons:

1. I take blood thinners. Ripping out hair can increase the nastiness of wounds.

2. As noted, applying and removing bandages is easier.

3. It feels and looks better to me.

The initial shave in the spring takes a while.  After that, I can usually get away with easy maintenance once/week while showering.


Offline ray b

Re: Question about Leg Shaving
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2021, 06:14:56 pm »
Or to simply put,

how likely would you guys shaving your legs for a long-term hair reduction purpose

Say on a scale of 1-7 (1 being extremely unlikely, and 7 being extremely likely)
1
“A good man always knows his limitations.”