Sock height ???

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Re: Sock height ???

Postby il padrone » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:48 pm

find_bruce wrote:Nice try BFV, what is the safety benefit to the correct length white socks ? :D

Knife-edge tan-lines make it easier for the doctor to ID the melanomas ???

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Re: Sock height ???

Postby bychosis » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:55 pm

find_bruce wrote:Nice try BFV, what is the safety benefit to the correct length white socks ? :D


Makes it easier for your team car and doctor to pick you out of the pile up - quicker medical attention.
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Re: Sock height ???

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Re: Sock height ???

Postby London Boy » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:30 pm

il padrone wrote:Pride in appearance is all fine. 'Nose-in-the-air' nitpicking is entirely a different thing.

Sock height? :roll:



I realise it is TIC, yes, but there is more than a grain of truth in the attitudes behind it.

Is there anything so wrong in la bella figura? A little pride in your appearance? A desire to fit in?

Maybe it is just fashion, but as shallow as it is, fashion drives a large part of our economy. People are tribal, after all.

Sure, there are people who don't follow fashion, or even an approximation of it. I'd guess that of those who do not follow fashion, it is a minority who simply don't care. The rest are making a statement, oddly enough similar in intent and result as those who do follow the latest trends.
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby il padrone » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:49 pm

London Boy wrote:Is there anything so wrong in la bella figura? A little pride in your appearance? A desire to fit in?

But we're hardly talking about good looks - la bella figura :| Good looks never had anything to do with whether your socks are 4cms long or 15cms, whether your Rudy Projects' temple-pieces are inside or outside your helmet straps :roll:

As I said earlier rampant nit-picking about irrelevancies. Good luck to you if this really matters to you.
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:54 pm

find_bruce wrote:Nice try BFV, what is the safety benefit to the correct length white socks ? :D


Our club socks come in two heights, the longer ones (which everyone wears) have the club colours and LACC on it. Perfect identification for when you're lying in a ditch with your legs sticking out, when you're in the morgue and your loved one can pick you out, and, and ....more material to make make-shift bandages out of? I'm stretching here, I know.


Ooh, the tan lines will distinguish you from runners who wear ankle socks?
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby vbroom » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:04 pm

back in primary school long socks were uncool.
now they're cool? i'm confused!
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby il padrone » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:36 pm

Most MTBers wear short socks, and in black.

Less dirt shows on them, less material for washing :P
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby sumgy » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:58 am

il padrone wrote:Most MTBers wear short socks, and in black.

Less dirt shows on them, less material for washing :P


Black or any colour that is not light.
Most I know wear longer socks and I actually wear knee high socks from time to time.
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby TTar » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:11 am

il padrone wrote:
Oh yes there is also my one trade team retro jersey :wink:

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Never mind team jerseys and socks, what about that saddle bag!?

Clearly, it's the only saddle bag one would deem appropriate to fit to one's bike.

I feel thoroughly ashamed and pathetic for not having one.
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:27 am

TTar wrote:Never mind team jerseys and socks, what about that saddle bag!?

Clearly, it's the only saddle bag one would deem appropriate to fit to one's bike.

I feel thoroughly ashamed and pathetic for not having one.


Carradice bags are also acceptable on Brooks saddles.
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby TTar » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:42 am

bigfriendlyvegan wrote:
Carradice bags are also acceptable on Brooks saddles.


Is there a place in the pantheon of saddle bags for something more befitting my station in life? ;

http://www.bigw.com.au/sports-leisure/b ... -qr-holder
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby il padrone » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:49 am

TTar wrote:
il padrone wrote:
Oh yes there is also my one trade team retro jersey :wink:

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Never mind team jerseys and socks, what about that saddle bag!?

Clearly, it's the only saddle bag one would deem appropriate to fit to one's bike.

I feel thoroughly ashamed and pathetic for not having one.




Same bike.... same hat. Carradice is good :mrgreen:

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Re: Sock height ???

Postby TTar » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:58 am

il padrone wrote:

Same bike.... same hat. Carradice is good :mrgreen:

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Obviously the hat matches everything, but excellent work on matching the handlebar tape and saddle bag straps.

I would imagine you wear the same colour socks when riding that configuration?
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby jules21 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:03 pm

saw a good one this morning for the bike snobs - a guy in lycra with shaved legs, commuting on a Dura-Ace equipped carbon roadie. I was riding about 50m behind him - on my MTB at 25 km/h. he was carrying a few extra kg around the middle and was wearing sand shoes with rubber pedals!

personally, I say well played that man. he wasn't concerned about sock height, that's for sure. he was just enjoying his cycling.
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby London Boy » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:16 pm

il padrone wrote:
London Boy wrote:Is there anything so wrong in la bella figura? A little pride in your appearance? A desire to fit in?

But we're hardly talking about good looks - la bella figura :| Good looks never had anything to do with whether your socks are 4cms long or 15cms, whether your Rudy Projects' temple-pieces are inside or outside your helmet straps :roll:

As I said earlier rampant nit-picking about irrelevancies. Good luck to you if this really matters to you.

My my. You do get wound up easily...
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby il padrone » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:24 pm

London Boy wrote:My my. You do get wound up easily...

You think so???

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby sumgy » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:13 pm

il padrone wrote:
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Are you running away from home?? :D
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:49 pm

TTar wrote:
bigfriendlyvegan wrote:
Carradice bags are also acceptable on Brooks saddles.


Is there a place in the pantheon of saddle bags for something more befitting my station in life? ;

http://www.bigw.com.au/sports-leisure/b ... -qr-holder


It depends on whether you have a beard or not.
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby TTar » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:04 pm

bigfriendlyvegan wrote:
TTar wrote:
bigfriendlyvegan wrote:
Carradice bags are also acceptable on Brooks saddles.


Is there a place in the pantheon of saddle bags for something more befitting my station in life? ;

http://www.bigw.com.au/sports-leisure/b ... -qr-holder


It depends on whether you have a beard or not.


An ironic hipster's beard or recumbent rider's beard?
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby jules21 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:18 pm

TTar wrote:An ironic hipster's beard or recumbent rider's beard?

they're the same thing! one is just recognisable by its wearer being in his 20s, hanging around bohemian cafes and riding a fixie :)
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby Bob_TAS » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:39 pm

jules21 wrote:
TTar wrote:An ironic hipster's beard or recumbent rider's beard?

they're the same thing! one is just recognisable by its wearer being in his 20s, hanging around bohemian cafes and riding a fixie :)


Wow, this explains why everyone (incorrectly) presumes I ride a fixie!

Personally, outside of track I don't see the attraction. Gimme gears any day :D
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:41 pm

I posted this in another thread, but it's relevant here too. This is a fixed version. Most people who ride with a Brooks and Carradice saddle bag (and who doesn't?) will understand.
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby il padrone » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:10 pm

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Oh, you said bikes to beard ratio :oops: :roll: :wink:
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby Bob_TAS » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:33 pm

This thread has reached an appropriate level of cowbell.
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