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New Alternative to Knicks

Postby wombatK » Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:21 pm

These Chamois Panties (undergarments) could be a winner if you think you don't look good enough in standard knicks, but would they work any better ?

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Re: New Alternative to Knicks

Postby thecaptn » Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:57 pm

They definitley look better.
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Re: New Alternative to Knicks

Postby newie » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:17 pm

Can't say they would work for me. They don't come down far enough so the leg hem would bunch or chafe. I have some underpants with a chamois but they are more in the style of a short. I would be up for something that looks a bit more stylish though like those ones are.
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Re: New Alternative to Knicks

Postby Eleri » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:33 am

If I ride, say 20km, on my SMP Lite without knicks then the only thing that happens is chafing around the knicker line. These wouldn't solve that problem because they still have a knicker line. But they look cute I guess.
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Re: New Alternative to Knicks

Postby gorilla monsoon » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:33 pm

I reckon I'd look pretty good in those stripey ones. I'd wear those and leave my bibs at home. Nice with summer coming on.
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Re: New Alternative to Knicks

Postby wombatK » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:41 pm

Eleri wrote:If I ride, say 20km, on my SMP Lite without knicks then the only thing that happens is chafing around the knicker line. These wouldn't solve that problem because they still have a knicker line. But they look cute I guess.

Could the stretch lycra fabric get them to fit and stay in place a bit better than non-cycling knickers ? Maybe the result would depend on what type of shorts you wore over the top - anything too loose with a bulky seam might work towards the knicker line and give you grief.

My daughters don't like wearing cycling knicks - it makes them look more pro than they are, and I suspect it's a fashion thing too. So might be worth them giving these a try out.
gorillamonsoon wrote:I reckon I'd look pretty good in those stripey ones.

So maybe there's a market for a male version :)

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Re: New Alternative to Knicks

Postby gorilla monsoon » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:51 pm

No "maybe" about it, Mr Wombat. Pair those with a bluey singlet and a pair of cleated thongs (flip-flops, jandals, whatever ya want to call 'em) and you have some serious kit.
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Re: New Alternative to Knicks

Postby KBike » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:48 am

I think they are a great idea. They would be useful touring when you want or need to wear everyday clothing but other than that I am not sure when they would be useful. The only time I wear Knicks is if i am going on a ride 30kms or more which is when I need padding.

I cringed when I saw they were called 'panties'.
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Re: New Alternative to Knicks

Postby Leiothrix » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:24 pm

Admittedly I'm male, but they don't look particularly useful.

Doesn't look to be enough width in the padding at the rear, plus you'd chafe at the hems.

Whenever anyone has a problem with chafing the first thing everyone says is "don't wear underwear under your knicks", so I'm not really sure the point of these.
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Re: New Alternative to Knicks

Postby gorilla monsoon » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:33 pm

Well I'd wear them instead of knicks. (if I was a female person.)
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Re: New Alternative to Knicks

Postby Parker » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:35 pm

I wouldn't wear them
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Re: New Alternative to Knicks

Postby gorilla monsoon » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:45 pm

I'd be going with the bigger stripey pair rather than the black, skimpy ones with the see-through sides. I am a fuller-figured chap after all. :D
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Re: New Alternative to Knicks

Postby Baldy » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:03 pm

In all those tv ads for female hygiene products the ladies are riding bikes.

Just sayin...

The other thing worth mentioning is no man ever chose a pair of undies based on the chance he might get to show them off at some stage during his ride or day.
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Re: New Alternative to Knicks

Postby gorilla monsoon » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:49 pm

Baldy wrote:The other thing worth mentioning is no man ever chose a pair of undies based on the chance he might get to show them off at some stage during his ride or day.


Speak for yourself!
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