Knicks, for look or comfort?

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Postby X-wing » Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:07 pm

+1 sogood... especially this time of year, when I drink more on my rides, it would be good to have a full zip jersey!
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Postby LuckyPierre » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:10 am

I've come to this late, but I usually plug the Uno Ghia knicks that I wear, so here goes. They're not that expensive, fit and wear well, and are well padded. Get the 'sumpremo' ones with the orange insert, rather than the basic ones with the blue 'club' insert - it's worth the extra ten bucks.
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Postby peter » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:16 pm

Quick question: do you supposed to wear the bib inside or outside (i.e. cover with another top)?
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Postby sogood » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:25 pm

peter wrote:Quick question: do you supposed to wear the bib inside or outside (i.e. cover with another top)?

Inside. Outside if you want to add some warmth, but just don't have it on the very outside. Real fred material. :wink:
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Postby peter » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:35 pm

I thought so, but I was having second thought after seeing how proud this guy is:

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Postby Mulger bill » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:42 pm

:lol: Maybe he's a weightlifter in another life...

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Postby kukamunga » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:24 pm

peter wrote:I thought so, but I was having second thought after seeing how proud this guy is...

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Proud? Didn't he get a free pair of socks with those nix? :?

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A: "How do you breathe through that ??!!"

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Oh, sorry.... I think that's an under-shirt he's wearing, something the Assos girl.....

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....could do with! :shock:

(Hmm... nice elbows!) :roll:
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Postby sogood » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:28 pm

peter wrote:I thought so, but I was having second thought after seeing how proud this guy is:

Models do funny things. :shock:
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Postby Crawf » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:53 pm

Guys any recommendations on material?
And whats the deal with the number of panels, how does that help?

Some are...

-Nylon/Spandex
-Polyamide/Lycra
-Lycra/Polyamide/Elastane
-Nylon/Elastane

So much marketing BS, I don't know whats better than what?
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Postby peter » Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:05 pm

Ok I picked up the UNO Supremo with the orange insert (recommended by LuckyPierre), feels good but have to test it out this weekend.

Can it be machine washed?
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Postby kukamunga » Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:10 am

peter wrote:Can it be machine washed?

What's the label say? I wouldn't put lycra materials any where near a top-loading agitator-type machine (too rough). Front-loader on delicate cycle with minimal detergent or woolwash for my gear after a longer, sweaty ride, or rinse in the shower after shorter rides. Drip-dry in shade. Do not wring. Chamois creme for longer rides.

If they turn out to be good value for money knicks, get a second pair.... :wink:

Oh, and you can wear a breathable under-t-shirt with them (with a jersey over), just not a daggy, baggy t-shirt!
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Postby toolonglegs » Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:15 am

put em in a bra bag :lol:
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Postby kukamunga » Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:16 am

+ 1 for bra bags!
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Postby peter » Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:01 am

Good idea! I'm going to pre-wash it before the 1st use for hygiene reason.
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Postby kukamunga » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:07 am

peter wrote:Good idea! I'm going to pre-wash it before the 1st use for hygiene reason.


Uh, pre-wash what?
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Postby peter » Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:30 am

kukamunga wrote:
peter wrote:Good idea! I'm going to pre-wash it before the 1st use for hygiene reason.


Uh, pre-wash what?


The knicks, others may have tried it on prior to my purchase.
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Postby Bnej » Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:47 pm

peter wrote:Can it be machine washed?


Others have answered but I'll throw in my opinion too.

I wash all my synthetic bike gear in the machine (top loader), delicate cycle, using a green choice detergent. Hasn't damaged anything or faded anything over the course of a year.

Don't use enzyme based detergents though as the enzymes that make them work can attack synthetic fibres and cause the clothing to wear out very quickly.

The most damage I've done to my bike gear has been from the legs rubbing on the velcro on the seat bag, so make sure that's tucked in out of the way.
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Postby Aushiker » Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:47 pm

G'day

Related this to topic, Cell have jerseys going out for $19.95 and knicks from $19.95. Just goto http://www.cellbikes.com.au and scroll down the page.

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Postby sogood » Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:55 pm

Aushiker wrote:Related this to topic, Cell have jerseys going out for $19.95 and knicks from $19.95. Just goto http://www.cell.com.au and scroll down the page.

http://www.cellbikes.com.au/

And free advertising for Cell. Not a bad deal.
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Postby Aushiker » Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:56 pm

sogood wrote:
Aushiker wrote:Related this to topic, Cell have jerseys going out for $19.95 and knicks from $19.95. Just goto http://www.cell.com.au and scroll down the page.

http://www.cellbikes.com.au/

Thanks for the correction.

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Postby Boognoss » Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:48 pm

Has anyone used the Cell knicks and jerseys? What are they like in terms of durability, etc? I have bought a few different brands from Torpedo 7 and so far they're all OK but less than 3 months old (and with 5 pairs of knicks and 6 jerseys there's a good rotation to ensure no one items gets heaps of wear).
n = 3 for now

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Postby Addict » Wed May 14, 2008 10:07 pm

im using the all black cellbike knicks (no logo) :D

for $25 cant complain. 8 panel, good stretch and fit. Looking to try a different brand to mix up the warddrobe though.
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Postby CB » Thu May 15, 2008 12:23 am

got some nalini bib nicks

comfort is awesome. just feels like im sitting on any old chair.

fdj colours look good too.
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Postby MH » Thu May 15, 2008 2:26 pm

Don't like paying too much for gear. Bought a pair of bib knicks (Santini) from Ride in Style (Cottesloe, Perth) for $59 cash the other day. They are selling off old team gear. As long as you don't worry about being colour coordinated they do the job.
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