Cheap alternative to expensive cycle socks

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Re: Cheap alternative to expensive cycle socks

Postby warthog1 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:38 pm

mikesbytes wrote:
AUbicycles wrote:A vote for prendas as well.

Ah they have Ducati socks. Warthog will ever be very happy with that or won't touch them with a barge fork :)

I'm tempted to buy some, which site is best to get them from?


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Re: Cheap alternative to expensive cycle socks

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:55 am

I could never afford a Ducati back in my cash strapped youth, if I did it would of been a Pantah 600. Nowadays I'm not interested in a luxury toy, I need my drivers license for work...

However socks won't cost me my drivers license
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Re: Cheap alternative to expensive cycle socks

Postby caneye » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:48 am

I bought a couple of pairs from Velo One a few months back when they were half-price ..

https://veloone.com.au/shop/socks

Love the fit, cutting and overall quality.

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Re: Cheap alternative to expensive cycle socks

Postby RobertL » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:25 am

caneye wrote:I bought a couple of pairs from Velo One a few months back when they were half-price ..

https://veloone.com.au/shop/socks

Love the fit, cutting and overall quality.


Ditto. I did the same thing and love the socks. I will be getting more soon.

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Re: Cheap alternative to expensive cycle socks

Postby mikgit » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:08 pm

mikesbytes wrote:
AUbicycles wrote:A vote for prendas as well.

Ah they have Ducati socks. Warthog will ever be very happy with that or won't touch them with a barge fork :)

I'm tempted to buy some, which site is best to get them from?


probably from prendas
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Re: Cheap alternative to expensive cycle socks

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:32 pm

caneye wrote:I bought a couple of pairs from Velo One a few months back when they were half-price ..

https://veloone.com.au/shop/socks

Love the fit, cutting and overall quality.

Lovely, would of snapped them up at half price :) Full price is a bit past my budget :(
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Re: Cheap alternative to expensive cycle socks

Postby snortin » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:39 pm

if you are after some cheaper (on sale) socks check these out...

http://www.apresvelo.com/products/men/on-sale

i have 3 pairs, i prefer the compression socks as the others are fairly thin, but that is just personal preference

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Re: Cheap alternative to expensive cycle socks

Postby RobertL » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:24 pm

Hmm - I decided to wear some work/casual socks on my ride on Saturday. I have some "proper" cycling socks and some other non-cycling sports socks that I ride in. However, I decided to wear non-cycling, non-sports socks on Saturday - just because the colour matched my jersey better.

I noticed the seam across the toes from the outset, and they rubbed annoyingly. It was only a short ride, so I didn't get blisters, but it was a good experiment from my point of view about the need for proper socks.

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Re: Cheap alternative to expensive cycle socks

Postby Ross » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:16 pm

There are heaps of new cycling socks on eBay from around $2.50pr, no idea of the quality, for that sort of money it's worth taking the gamble I reckon.

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Re: Cheap alternative to expensive cycle socks

Postby cancan64 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:37 am

I thought these http://www.wiggle.com.au/defeet-wooleator-socks-1/ were cheap...$11 for merino blend... I grabbed some and wear them all day...incl the commute..
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Re: Cheap alternative to expensive cycle socks

Postby booge » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:02 pm

Check out "Zeffs" cycling socks from Melbourne. Just got them online $30 for three pairs delivered. They are a fantastic quality summer weight sock with a 6 inch cuff and great modern designs.
I actually get offended when i see the price of boutique brand cycling socks, i'm sorry but your branding doesn't mean they're worth around $40 each !!!!! Cycling kit does not need to cost that much and people that pay that much are doing it for the "look at me" factor. It annoys me more and more the older i get!

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Re: Cheap alternative to expensive cycle socks

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:14 pm

Ross wrote:There are heaps of new cycling socks on eBay from around $2.50pr, no idea of the quality, for that sort of money it's worth taking the gamble I reckon.
Hi Ross, got a link to one of these?
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Re: Cheap alternative to expensive cycle socks

Postby sogood » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:13 pm

Chipping in late, but what defines 'cycling socks' these days? What's special with them apart from all the colours and patterns? Sporting socks these days all advertise special performance properties. LOL
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Re: Cheap alternative to expensive cycle socks

Postby Ross » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:59 pm

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Unisex-Profe ... qUwnGnplWQ

Just do a search for socks in cycling and there are 4,452 results (not all of them $2.50 of course!)

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Re: Cheap alternative to expensive cycle socks

Postby Ross » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:07 pm

sogood wrote:Chipping in late, but what defines 'cycling socks' these days?


They usually have an extra digit in the price to the left of the decimal place...
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Re: Cheap alternative to expensive cycle socks

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:52 pm

In the lead up to McHappy Day they were selling red and white "clown" socks at Maccas for $3 a pair. Turned out to be extremely nice quality so i bought 5 pairs :) you just need to be prepared to look a little odd haha.
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Re: Cheap alternative to expensive cycle socks

Postby Bunged Knee » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:46 pm

^^^ They might have found you as the missing "Where`s Wally?" if you wear the red and white socks. :)
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