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cycle shorts with a red tag/blob on the back

LeedsblueLeedsblue Posts: 102
edited October 2008 in Workshop
Noticed a few pairs of these recently. The first time I thought it was a ladybird on the back of the shorts.

What make are the shorts?
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FCN is minimal as I don't see many bikes on the way to work

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  • paul27paul27 Posts: 515
    Sounds like they could be Castelli, try here:

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Cycle/7/Caste ... 360035320/
  • Maybe, hard to tell. Not that I check out other cyclists behinds but it is in the centre of the back of the shorts
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    FCN is minimal as I don't see many bikes on the way to work
  • Assos? Like the Swiss and Brazilian riders were wearing in the Worlds?
    They've got a little square tag in the middle.
  • mrushtonmrushton Posts: 5,182
    Sounds like Assos. the new shorts have a blue tag. The older ones (pre 2008) have an orange tag.
    M.Rushton
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    The red tag is to indicate Cytech, a company which specialised in inserts - they make them for Assos, DeMarchi and various other companies - the tag has a little 'V' logo on it. http://www.chamoises.com/
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • Cheers, Assos it was. Probably cannot afford a pair but they did look good quality
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    FCN is minimal as I don't see many bikes on the way to work
  • bobpzerobobpzero Posts: 1,431
    just mentioning CyTech chamois, i hav a pair of gore proteam 3 bib tights and the chamois in them is useless tho this was after getting a pair of assos f1 uno bib shorts, so no contest in chamois comfort level. what waist shorts would you recommend with a chamois that works like assos without spending £76

    after a bit of searching im considering the
    Gore Bikewear Contest Shorts.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Last weeks cycling weekly had a review of shorts in. It may still be in the shops.
  • bobpzerobobpzero Posts: 1,431
    thanks, yes good thing i had that issue. well cw gave the SPECIALIZED COMP SHORTS WORDMARK 08 a mark of 9 and nothing else got 9, maybe because they didnt put demarchi, assos & gore in the test? well i orderd the specialized shorts so i hope the "impact 8" chamois is as shock absorbing as they say it is.
  • bobpzerobobpzero Posts: 1,431
    would it be possible to get a chamois replaced or changed?
  • k-dogk-dog Posts: 1,652
    ^ I'd be interested in that too.

    I have some Nike shorts that are supremely comfortable fit and fabric wise but the pad isn't that great - my Assos pad is much better but the shorts themselves aren't as comfortable.
    I'm left handed, if that matters.
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Assos do a pad replacement service, but doubt they'll touch anything else. Might be worth contacting the Cytec folks.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • k-dogk-dog Posts: 1,652
    Yeah, Assos repaired mine once when the stitching started coming undone.

    Ideally I suppose you could buy the pads direct from Cytec and then have a decent local place stitch them in.

    Just have to make sure you get the padded bits in the right place.
    I'm left handed, if that matters.
  • http://www.alexzebedee.co.uk/cmsms/

    this lady is a keen cyclist and is well known in the Time Trialling fraternity for her repairs and adaptations of cycling clothing. She can also replace chamois i believe.

    try contacting her :D
  • bobpzerobobpzero Posts: 1,431
    erm sure, well cytec dont sell and gore cant be botherd answering me. well good excuse to buy a pair of assos bib tights. also i got the specialized wordmark waist shorts and gave them to my dad. so what am i goin to do with my gore windstopper bib tights with their umcomfortable chamois?
  • k-dogk-dog Posts: 1,652
    Cut the chamois out and use them over your shorts?

    I've done it a few times with different brands - some patience and a stitch unpicker and it's not hard - after you've washed them you wouldn't know there was a pad there.

    I find unpadded longs a lot more useful too as you don't have to wash them after every ride - I rotate 4 pairs of shorts and 2 pairs of longs so can just do a 'lycra load' each week.
    I'm left handed, if that matters.
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