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    No good Baffled by SSers in lycra

    What is up with SSers wearing lycra? Do some guys just like showing off their package? That sleek look? Or maybe the chance to let your cheeks hang out after some tiny fall shreds that paper thin layer?
    On a SS there simply is NO need.
    On my SS Ive never gotten even close to a saddle sore or sore butt or "Nummies". When on the road(more n'more seldomly) I wear em and when I rode my geary all day Id wear them. But on my SS? no way.


    You Gals out there disregard this message and stick with the tight clothes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TubeSSnapper
    What is up with SSers wearing lycra? Do some guys just like showing off their package? That sleek look? Or maybe the chance to let your cheeks hang out after some tiny fall shreds that paper thin layer?
    On a SS there simply is NO need.
    On my SS Ive never gotten even close to a saddle sore or sore butt or "Nummies". When on the road(more n'more seldomly) I wear em and when I rode my geary all day Id wear them. But on my SS? no way.


    You Gals out there disregard this message and stick with the tight clothes.
    I wear it because it is practical. I wear baggies when I want to. But lycra's best, especially when you SS commute 17 miles to work.

    You go and wear baggies while some of us wear our lycra. Just because we choose to ride with one gear, there's no reason why we should ride with what we deem practical.

    My road bike is SS.

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    Way more baffled by posts like this (nm)

    .nm.nm.nm.

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    I prefer a thong, keeps things nice and cool on those hot days. And yes, I like to show off my package...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TubeSSnapper
    What is up with SSers wearing lycra? Do some guys just like showing off their package?
    Precisely. My thick and gorgeous c0ck is like a third crank arm on my SS.

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    Lol!

    Quote Originally Posted by SpinWheelz
    Precisely. My thick and gorgeous c0ck is like a third crank arm on my SS.
    HAHAHAH!

    dammn! yes, I have my special lycras. All black and pink stripes with a special sleeve for Mr. Chu-chu. I wear them in special ocassions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TubeSSnapper
    What is up with SSers wearing lycra? Do some guys just like showing off their package? That sleek look? Or maybe the chance to let your cheeks hang out after some tiny fall shreds that paper thin layer?
    On a SS there simply is NO need.
    On my SS Ive never gotten even close to a saddle sore or sore butt or "Nummies". When on the road(more n'more seldomly) I wear em and when I rode my geary all day Id wear them. But on my SS? no way.


    You Gals out there disregard this message and stick with the tight clothes.
    What do you wear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TubeSSnapper
    What is up with SSers wearing lycra? Do some guys just like showing off their package? That sleek look? Or maybe the chance to let your cheeks hang out after some tiny fall shreds that paper thin layer?
    On a SS there simply is NO need.
    On my SS Ive never gotten even close to a saddle sore or sore butt or "Nummies". When on the road(more n'more seldomly) I wear em and when I rode my geary all day Id wear them. But on my SS? no way.


    You Gals out there disregard this message and stick with the tight clothes.
    I wear both baggies and lycra but I definitely prefer lycra for riding fixed off road. Try spinning down a long 15-20% grade on a fixed gear off road then you might understand. Don't really need to worry about my shorts getting caught up, even briefly, on my saddle.

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    Baggies hurt my balls...

    Quote Originally Posted by TubeSSnapper
    What is up with SSers wearing lycra? Do some guys just like showing off their package? That sleek look? Or maybe the chance to let your cheeks hang out after some tiny fall shreds that paper thin layer?
    On a SS there simply is NO need.
    On my SS Ive never gotten even close to a saddle sore or sore butt or "Nummies". When on the road(more n'more seldomly) I wear em and when I rode my geary all day Id wear them. But on my SS? no way.


    You Gals out there disregard this message and stick with the tight clothes.
    My cocknballs tend to move around alot in baggies and after a couple of hours of riding, they're sore. Perhaps if your dick and sack were a little bigger, you would understand. Sorry about that, little guy.

    Sometimes I do wear a thong like Joe. Sometimes I wear it backwards so I can sport a really obtuse maneltoe. It's dead sexy.

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    I wasn't aware of the dress code

    I would ride naked but everyone yells at me to take off my sweater when I do that, and women and children cry

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    boxers or briefs? Depends...

    Quote Originally Posted by hrcon
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    what does that mean, anyway?

    this tubesnatch or is that tubesnake guy is truly baffling. must not be pedalling hard enough to be able to process such deep and profound thoughts in his noggin.

    i wear both, depending on mood. speaking of depending, sometimes i just wear Depends... why bother stopping to pee. super absorbent on those hot days, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken in KC
    My cocknballs tend to move around alot in baggies and after a couple of hours of riding, they're sore. Perhaps if your dick and sack were a little bigger, you would understand. Sorry about that, little guy.

    Sometimes I do wear a thong like Joe. Sometimes I wear it backwards so I can sport a really obtuse maneltoe. It's dead sexy.

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    wool cover

    Quote Originally Posted by OneGearGuy
    what does that mean, anyway?

    this tubesnatch or is that tubesnake guy is truly baffling. must not be pedalling hard enough to be able to process such deep and profound thoughts in his noggin.

    i wear both, depending on mood. speaking of depending, sometimes i just wear Depends... or nothing at all. free the package, free the pakcage!!

    OGG
    In the winter, I was thinking of wearing one of Annabel's baby socks where the unit counts. it's like having a hood ornament out inthe open...sometimes, I'd get to work, and I'd think of the detachable penis song...because that's how my midget felt, detachable.

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    what? no comments about the ubiquitous pics of drevil in all-pink lycra in dert rag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TubeSSnapper
    What is up with SSers wearing lycra? Do some guys just like showing off their package? That sleek look? Or maybe the chance to let your cheeks hang out after some tiny fall shreds that paper thin layer?
    On a SS there simply is NO need.
    On my SS Ive never gotten even close to a saddle sore or sore butt or "Nummies". When on the road(more n'more seldomly) I wear em and when I rode my geary all day Id wear them. But on my SS? no way.

    You Gals out there disregard this message and stick with the tight clothes.

    No no. None of this. Guys, keep wearing the lycra too. Rawr.

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    Baby sock?
    Carefull Ken In K is gonna rip you on that one.
    Didn't you mean calfhugger gym-sock?

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    Yep...

    Quote Originally Posted by TubeSSnapper
    "Thou doest protest too much"
    It may not be thick, but it sure is short.

    Pot, Kettle, Black there, tiny.

    I'm more of a function over style type person. So the fact that I have a small pecker doesn't bother me too much. Besides, I have a 12-inch tongue that the ladies seem like, for some reason.

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    This thread can easily be summarized and delat with using a simple logic and symbol routine:


    If A, then B
    If B, then C

    The key variants are as follows:

    A = tubesnapper
    B = no lycra
    C = POLESMOKER.

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    At first glance

    Quote Originally Posted by jennytalia
    This thread can easily be summarized and delat with using a simple logic and symbol routine:


    If A, then B
    If B, then C

    The key variants are as follows:

    A = tubesnapper
    B = no lycra
    C = POLESMOKER.
    At first glance I saw C= potsmoker and thought "damn she's smart"
    But polesmoker?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    In the winter, I was thinking of wearing one of Annabel's baby socks where the unit counts. it's like having a hood ornament out inthe open...sometimes, I'd get to work, and I'd think of the detachable penis song...because that's how my midget felt, detachable.

    I feel kinda icky responding, ernesto, but you are talking about the famous 1960s trousers design, the "Cleaver Sleave" designed by Eldridge Cleaver. It never made it "big."

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    Cleaver Sleave

    Quote Originally Posted by BadHabit
    I feel kinda icky responding, ernesto, but you are talking about the famous 1960s trousers design, the "Cleaver Sleave" designed by Eldridge Cleaver. It never made it "big."
    What the heck is a Cleaver Sleave?

    Here we go...The rest of his life (he died last year, at 62) was spent in desperate attempts at personal reinvention, a fast-forward blur of shifting identities. Fame had become an addiction, and headline-seeking helped turn him into a parody. At one point, Rolling Stone magazine reported that he was a clothes designer with a line in men's pants, featuring a codpiece that emphasized the genitals -- "a Cleaver sleeve," he called it. That didn't work, and neither did anything else.

    So yes, you bet your wanker I need a sleeve for my unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impy
    No no. None of this. Guys, keep wearing the lycra too. Rawr.
    Hey! Would you tolerate comments like that in the WL?

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    You can wear what you want and I will wear what I want.

    Simple as that. There is no SS or MTB dress code.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Hey! Would you tolerate comments like that in the WL?

    Yeah! Don't Objectify Us!

    I feel so cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TubeSSnapper
    What is up with SSers wearing lycra? Do some guys just like showing off their package?
    Lol. Dude, what's up on your mind? Looking at other people crotches?

    Lycra shorts are comfortable, functional, keep you genitals comfortably and securely and NORMAL people do not not have any issues with the look.

    May I recommend therapy? Then go and buy yourself some REAL biking shorts and stop looking at other people bulges.

    (I know it is a troll, but can not resist. American males are so suppressed, it is not even funny.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken in KC
    Yeah! Don't Objectify Us!

    I feel so cheap.

    Ken
    Me, too!

    Of course I am cheap. Easy, too. shiggy needs woman. Auditions now being scheduled.
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    not an SSer but I like my leather

    tutu ....

    sometimes I go the tarzan look --- keep the air circulating

    it's a troll but can't help myself ...
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    Gotta agree. Who cares what others are wearing. Some like lycra/spandex stuff because it doesn't catch onto the saddle. I wear baggies, hell even jeans, but if someone wants to wear lycra and that helps them enjoy the sport then that's cool.

    You know you don't have to look at their package if you don't like it. It's a free country

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Hey! Would you tolerate comments like that in the WL?

    Hey! Only as much as I tolerate this here:
    Quote Originally Posted by tubesnapper
    You Gals out there disregard this message and stick with the tight clothes.
    All is fair in love and lycra...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe
    Lol. Dude, what's up on your mind? Looking at other people crotches?

    Lycra shorts are comfortable, functional, keep you genitals comfortably and securely and NORMAL people do not not have any issues with the look.

    May I recommend therapy? Then go and buy yourself some REAL biking shorts and stop looking at other people bulges.

    (I know it is a troll, but can not resist. American males are so suppressed, it is not even funny.)
    People looking at other peoples crotches is what keeps the internet alive!

    Besides IF you read my whole post you'd know Ive been there done that with REAL shorts. And Im left wondering why anyone chooses paper-thin over-priced lycra over shorts that will last through many hip sliding butt banging wipeouts. Not to mention the windchill factor on nipply days. I think alot of it is habbit. Going riding...put on REAL riding shorts.
    I've gotten a few good answers. this wasn't one of them.
    Lycra shorts are made for sitting. how much do you sit on your SS? That is where Im coming from.
    Also why is this such a touchy subject?(joker fodder) are people insecure about their choice and have to vitriolically defend their choice?

    As for therapy....I just gotta fix a flat and(and leave work) Im off for a two+ hour session.

    Obviously this is wrong forum to rip lycra on....I'll just drop into the DH section to get some support.
    Don't resist it

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    Used baggies yesterday for the first time and hated them. I'm a lycra rider and couldn't stand the pants rubbing on my kness while pedaling. Maybe they were a bit on the long side but who cares.

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    My logic still proves tubesnapper is a POLESMOKER

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    He can't help it...

    Quote Originally Posted by jennytalia
    My logic still proves tubesnapper is a POLESMOKER
    He was raised Catholic.... sorry, the shot was too easy.

    I love your user name, BTW. It makes me laugh.

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    I fell

    on my SS. And got saddle sores. Both this weekend.
    Why don't you?




    I'm cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpinWheelz
    Precisely. My thick and gorgeous c0ck is like a third crank arm on my SS.
    Hilarious.
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    Agreed,

    ...only I wear my thong backwards...taint burn's a beeyotch.

    Sean

    Quote Originally Posted by riderx
    I prefer a thong, keeps things nice and cool on those hot days. And yes, I like to show off my package...
    Professional Amateur. Disagree? Submit your grievances here.

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    That is the funniest thing I've seen here yet. And I've wasted years on this stupid site.
    Just a regular guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TubeSSnapper
    And Im left wondering why anyone chooses paper-thin over-priced lycra over shorts that will last through many hip sliding butt banging wipeouts. Not to mention the windchill factor on nipply days. I think alot of it is habbit. Going riding...put on REAL riding shorts.
    ok not a troll, maybe

    for the one guy in my group :
    a) lycras cost 9 EUR at the local sport store - not over-expensive
    b) he does not wipe out - not ever (errr, almost never)
    c) he an SSer, he strong, what wind chill factor, he tarzan, me monkey
    d) washes down easily with a hose
    e) his wife knows he's riding now not mowing the lawn, bye honey
    f) some grams less, feels smoother, does not catch (seat or branches)
    g) does get a descrete look and smile from the girls (and some o' the boys) while drinking a beer (or fighting a bear) afterwards


    habit ? mayber, he is also a fireman, here they wear tights toooo
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    Paper thin lycra? what you shop at Walmart?

    I guess my taste in skin tight outerware is much higher that yours.

    I have 8 year old shorts that have been crashed way too many times and still haven't ripped or have holes, but I guess that what I get for spending $80+ a pair.

    Any one price out Assos Lately!!! Ouch!

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    ... and if we just ...

    The distance between grabby trees here is so narrow that baggy shorts would cause me to crash.... Plus everyone knows baggies are for fatasses

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    Could you post a stupider msg?

    Why do some people have a problem with SS'ers or any other type of riders wearing lycra? Is it that you have a small package and may be mistaken for a girl? bird legs? fat a$$? have you ever tried wearing lycra?
    I wear both, Nema Crown Jewel and lycra shorts, lycra shorts are way more comfortable than the baggies.
    I ride mostly single speed offroad, but I also ride geared bikes and road bikes, I even (gasp!) shave my legs.
    I can't really understand why it is cool to for-go the comforts of bike riding ie: lycra shorts and front suspension to try to be a'"core" single speeder, but whatever.
    We all ride single speeds because of how efficent they are, not because how cool we are riding them, at least thats my take.

    Anyway, just shut the F@%* up and ride and quit worring about what other people are doing!

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    Ha!

    Quote Originally Posted by lucifer
    Plus everyone knows baggies are for fatasses
    HBFKs in lycra sickens me. Just fookin' sickens me.

    HBFKs with lycra = manginas. Oh, so McSexy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Hurricane
    Why do some people have a problem with SS'ers or any other type of riders wearing lycra? Is it that you have a small package and may be mistaken for a girl? bird legs? fat a$$? have you ever tried wearing lycra?
    I wear both, Nema Crown Jewel and lycra shorts, lycra shorts are way more comfortable than the baggies.
    I ride mostly single speed offroad, but I also ride geared bikes and road bikes, I even (gasp!) shave my legs.
    I can't really understand why it is cool to for-go the comforts of bike riding ie: lycra shorts and front suspension to try to be a'"core" single speeder, but whatever.
    We all ride single speeds because of how efficent they are, not because how cool we are riding them, at least thats my take.

    Anyway, just shut the F@%* up and ride and quit worring about what other people are doing!
    Its STAR testing week here in CA and you'd fail the reading comprehension test. Go back and reread like a good little kiddie. It says yes Ive worn em and sometimes still do. Just not when they are superflous, as when SSing. Not about being CORE, it is more like youre brainwashed by marketing hype. Cotton T-shirtsd are great for short rides, yet most people "need" their jersey. Get over it
    Are you lining up at sea otter or going for a sunset ride to the look-out. They are different rides.
    The bird-leg insult was nice and original all the others people already used. Im suspecting decision insecurity though based on the level of anger/defensiveness.

    And the shut and ride comment is hypocritical unless you are surfing the web WHILE riding. If that IS the case ...I feel sorry for you, not belittled.

    And im not worried about what you wear, Im judging what you wear, even worse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TubeSSnapper
    It says yes Ive worn em and sometimes still do. Just not when they are superflous, as when SSing. Not about being CORE, it is more like youre brainwashed by marketing hype. Cotton T-shirtsd are great for short rides, yet most people "need" their jersey. Get over it
    Are you lining up at sea otter or going for a sunset ride to the look-out. They are different rides.
    I'm a baggie shorts kind of guy (except when sporting the thong) but your posts seem to imply SS rides are putzing along beach style cruises. I'm not sure where you got this idea. Maybe for you, but most of us it's a ride like any other MTB ride you'd be riding on a multi-speed, suspension enhanced machine.
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    Idea!

    Quote Originally Posted by TubeSSnapper
    What is up with SSers wearing lycra? Do some guys just like showing off their package? That sleek look? Or maybe the chance to let your cheeks hang out after some tiny fall shreds that paper thin layer?
    On a SS there simply is NO need.
    On my SS Ive never gotten even close to a saddle sore or sore butt or "Nummies". When on the road(more n'more seldomly) I wear em and when I rode my geary all day Id wear them. But on my SS? no way.
    Perhaps you could offer your fashion consulting advice over here on the Beginner's Corner. Or just go back over to the DH forum and sell your SS.

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by riderx
    I'm a baggie shorts kind of guy (except when sporting the thong) but your posts seem to imply SS rides are putzing along beach style cruises. I'm not sure where you got this idea. Maybe for you, but most of us it's a ride like any other MTB ride you'd be riding on a multi-speed, suspension enhanced machine.
    Good point, it does sound like that. But alas I know SS bikes can and should go where ever wheels can roll. Im a fan of high performance clothing just not every time, every ride. And as for putzing, can't really do that with a 2:1 ratio. My slow speed is not from lack of trying. And what joy to see a FS boinging along in their granny when your passing them with fried legs and lungs. Defintiely belong on every ride, maybe even everytime.

    Ironically I do my putzing on a geared bike since it has a child seat for my little ones. And I definitely don't wear my lycra on those rides.
    It appears you and I are the only SSers who prefer baggies. who would have guessed?

    And whats up with those skinny thongs...summo style (cloth diaper style) g-strings are where it is at. there is is simply no need for skinny thong. Plus that summo thong can be your after ride towel too. Summo wrestlers know whats up.

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    here's a thought:

    Some wear baggies because they dont want to look fast. or part of the xc race weenie group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meat Foot
    Perhaps you could offer your fashion consulting advice over here on the Beginner's Corner. Or just go back over to the DH forum and sell your SS.

    Cheers!
    Sell my SS cuz I think poorly of Lycra? what is the connection there?
    And go Back to the DH forum? what makes you think my roots are there?
    I've progressed from wieght weenie XC and I'll never go back.

    Those beginers have boring opinions since its all Bu#@#@$. Much better to hear opinions based on experience.

    A long time ago people cruelly heckled me for riding with one gear....not anymore.
    Today Im all for baggy/comfort/toughness and Im just trying to help you get past the marketing. Dont believe the hype. The revolution will not be (on geared bikes and lycra will not be worn) televised

    like you said, Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TubeSSnapper
    It says yes Ive worn em and sometimes still do. Just not when they are superflous, as when SSing. Not about being CORE, it is more like youre brainwashed by marketing hype. Cotton T-shirtsd are great for short rides, yet most people "need" their jersey.
    How are lycra shorts superfluous when SSing? (BTW, if you're going to nag on our reading comprehension, I've only just begun to nag on your spelling and grammar).

    The alternatives are baggy bike shorts, or non-bike shorts. The former interfere with my pedaling and prevent the use of legwarmers (have you ever gone SSing in cold or rainy weather?), The latter interfere with pedaling too, and chafe the buttocks something fierce if you ride for more than, say, 2 miles. And cotton T-shirts are certainly not great if it's cold and wet -- even for short rides.

    Not all of us view SSing as something to be reserved for pansy-ass sunset rides on a quiet beach in July. We do real mountain bike rides on our SS bikes -- and many of us do all our mountain bike rides on singlespeeds -- so there's no reason to choose technically inferior clothing to what we would wear on a geared ride. Many of us choose the SS route precisely because the weather's crappy or because we like a drivetrain that is quiet and dependable on long rides. I suppose the argument could be made that shorts matter less on an SS ride because you stand up for climbs, but you still spend the majority of your time seated.

    Just how narrow minded are you?
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