Forum home Road cycling forum Workshop

Length of Leg Warmers?

Barry NiceBarry Nice Posts: 50
edited October 2008 in Workshop
New to forums, so 'Hello Everyone"

Two questions:-

How long (Just inside shorts, mid thigh, top of thigh)?

Is it OK to feel slightly perverted wearing what is basically fleecy stay up stockings? :shock:

PS obviously the second question is the serious one but I'd still like your views on the first.
Cobbles are all very well but I'd rather be riding towards the South of France


  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    I'd say just inside shorts is prob too short. They'd ride down a bit. Mine come up about half way between I guess, Or prob a bit higher if I pull harder.

    What is bad is when you have your socks and legwarmer on first, and you've yet to pull your bibs on. Thats just not a good look for the wife to wake up to of a Sunday morning.
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Mid-thigh is about right - too low and they slip down, too high and you can get a ridge that rubs on the edge of the saddle. The fit/make of legwarmer is important too - some stay up better than others.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • damage36damage36 Posts: 282
    Welcome barry nice! You're not connected to barry roubaix are you?

    Mid thigh is the way to go. I enjoy the stockings look.... ahem

    Legs, lungs and lycra.

    Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
  • No - no connection, racing to the sun in Spring is for puffs
Sign In or Register to comment.