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lsalley
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USA
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Posted - 02/21/2012 :  06:27:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This may be a silly question and I know I can wear whatever I want, but since I no longer need padding for my rear, I dunno exactly what shorts to wear when riding recumbent, the spandex I do find on the interwebs is underwear. Thx.

Larry Lem
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South Sandwich Islands
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Posted - 02/21/2012 :  07:15:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I buy the compression shorts from Aerotech Designs for $20.
http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/classic_fitness_short.htm

Larry Lem
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warren
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4825 Posts

Posted - 02/21/2012 :  10:15:08  Show Profile  Visit warren's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I buy whatever spiffy roadie shorts are on sale at bikenashbar.com or wherever and then surgically remove the pad. Also they sell shorts with no pads.

-Warren.
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Speedbiker
human power expert

USA
2412 Posts

Posted - 02/21/2012 :  11:00:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I buy regular bibs, and since they pad is almost impossible to remove from some high end models, I just leave it in. Bibs rule!
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Dreamer
recumbent guru

USA
601 Posts

Posted - 02/21/2012 :  17:14:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a couple of pair of running shorts purchased from Brooks that work real well on the recumbent. My wife also sews shorts using Rain Tree patterns purchased from Seattle Fabrics. In my opinion these are preferable over the boughten ones both for fit and for comfort.

Edited by - Dreamer on 02/21/2012 17:15:59
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lsalley
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USA
6 Posts

Posted - 02/21/2012 :  19:22:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks all!
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jimincolorado
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USA
27 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2012 :  22:33:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've found polyester or nylon cargo shorts or zip off pant/shorts (commonly sold at REI, various outdoors outfitters) good for casual riding, especially when I know I'll be spending time off the bike at my destination. Having a zipper on one of the cargo pockets comes in handy for storing an IPod, bandanna, etc.

Jim
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