Castelli bib shorts

cjcp
cjcp Posts: 13,345
edited February 2009 in Commuting chat
Jash/JonGinge

What are these like, chaps? (As our resident Castellied-up commuters/tarts, I'm assuming you've got these. :wink: <Assuming, JonGinge doesn't have them, cue the frantic scramble to buy a pair. :wink: >

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Cycle/7/Caste ... 360041676/
FCN 2-4.

"What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
"It stays down, Daddy."
"Exactly."
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  • jonginge
    jonginge Posts: 5,945
    I may have some of these. Will need to do a stock check ;)

    I do have a number of Castelli bibs and tights, yes. For me, the Kiss pad is very comfy even for long rides. (I do also have the free bibs and the chronos, which have the AC pad, and while they are better not that much of an improvement in comfort).
    Go for it. I'm a medium in Castelli. They are euro-sized ;)
    FCN 2-4 "Shut up legs", Jens Voigt
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  • cjcp
    cjcp Posts: 13,345
    Yes. The Euro-size issue. I'm an Extra-Large. I'm a large in club kit, and that's Nalini. But Castelli's sizing has just made me feel very good about myself...
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • <butts in>

    What size are you?

    Around that price point, I'd recommend these or these. Limited sizes though.
    Swim. Bike. Run. Yeah. That's what I used to do.

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  • <butts in>

    What size are you?

    Around that price point, I'd recommend these or these. Limited sizes though.

    Unless, of course, you're looking to go for the full head to toe single solid colour look.

    I hear that's going to be MASSIVE in 09. :wink:
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  • cjcp
    cjcp Posts: 13,345
    Ha ha, hardy-ha. :wink:

    Cheers. Too small for me though. And I'm a modest 33in waist.
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    edited February 2009
    I'm a 32 waist and take Castelli Large!

    Have the "Free" bibs longs and 2 pairs "Free" shorts (destroyed one on the Etape though, they don't like tarmac). They are unutterably fab but alas, not free.

    In other news, I've finally dropped below the 12 stone mark (for the year), woohoo!

    Castelli also make very fine mitts and their Rosso Corsa range is excellent.
  • jonginge
    jonginge Posts: 5,945
    Just checked my wiggle account. Yep, I have these in black/red. They're pretty good. IIRC I wore them on that RP ride in october...
    FCN 2-4 "Shut up legs", Jens Voigt
    Planet-x Scott
    Rides
  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    I note Castelli now do Cervelo's* team clothing. I wish they still did Pinarello stuff, that would suit my tarty tendencies to a T.

    *the best thing about Cervelo...
  • jonginge
    jonginge Posts: 5,945
    I note Castelli now do Cervelo's* team clothing. I wish they still did Pinarello stuff, that would suit my tarty tendencies to a T.

    *the best thing about Cervelo...
    Saw those on wiggle..., seen footage of Qatar and ToC... there's even a cap Jash
    FCN 2-4 "Shut up legs", Jens Voigt
    Planet-x Scott
    Rides
  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    JonGinge wrote:
    I note Castelli now do Cervelo's* team clothing. I wish they still did Pinarello stuff, that would suit my tarty tendencies to a T.

    *the best thing about Cervelo...
    Saw those on wiggle..., seen footage of Qatar and ToC... there's even a cap Jash

    Yeah but I don't want anything with Cervelo on it, it'll just break.
  • I'm a 32 waist and take Castelli Large!

    Have the "Free" bibs longs and 2 pairs "Free" shorts (destroyed one on the Etape though, they don't like tarmac). They are unutterably fab but alas, not free.

    In other news, I've finally dropped below the 12 stone mark (for the year), woohoo!

    Castelli also make very fine mitts and their Rosso Corsa range is excellent.

    since taking up road biking as living in london not many mountains out the back gate like before...

    i've never had to buy so many XXl stuff....some of the "large" shorts are any thing but, not just the waist which is fair enough as i'm about a stone somthing over, but lot of large and Xlarge shorts are too tight on one's legs, any way thats my grump for the day.
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,061
    What we're they thinking when they ask this guy to model tights

    dhb-merston-wt-09-zoom.jpg

    Since star wars ended finding work has been particularly bad for Chewbacca.

    :shock:
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    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
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  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    Thanks for that Boffin. Feeling a tad sick now.
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,061
    Thanks for that Boffin. Feeling a tad sick now.

    Scroll down and look at the feet, once you've stop heaving take a closer look at the toenails :? :cry: :?
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    At least he has toenails. I'm missing one of mine. For good.
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,061
    Back OT for a mo are Castelli clothes generally small, i'm usually large but judging by the size chart a large jersey is 39.5" - how can that be?
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,061
    At least he has toenails. I'm missing one of mine. For good.

    TIME OUT

    TMI

    Yuk! :oops: :?
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    itboffin wrote:
    Back OT for a mo are Castelli clothes generally small, i'm usually large but judging by the size chart a large jersey is 39.5" - how can that be?

    Bad luck fatty!
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,061
    Not so it seems i'm an XXL in jackets thanks to my 42" chest :D thanks to lots of time in the gym in my youth, somet of which was even spent working out :lol:

    Bad new on the waist, looks like several of my top body inches have headed south thanks to my love of food and drink - DDD, biondio & don_don NO! :wink:
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • At least he has toenails. I'm missing one of mine. For good.

    Oooh weird. Why?
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,061
    At least he has toenails. I'm missing one of mine. For good.

    Oooh weird. Why?

    Why did you have to ask, it's not going to be a nice answer.
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • At least he has toenails. I'm missing one of mine. For good.

    Oooh weird. Why?

    If I had to guess...

    Persistently ingrowing and infected toenails, leading to removal and cauterization of the nail bed?

    Excuse me. I have to go and do a sick now. :shock: :cry:
    Swim. Bike. Run. Yeah. That's what I used to do.

    Bike 1
    Bike 2-A
  • itboffin wrote:
    What we're they thinking when they ask this guy to model tights

    dhb-merston-wt-09-zoom.jpg

    Since star wars ended finding work has been particularly bad for Chewbacca.

    :shock:

    thats not hairy! ;-)
  • cjcp
    cjcp Posts: 13,345
    :lol: I daren't ask! Are you a bit of a mountain man/Grizzly Adams cross?
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • cjcp wrote:
    :lol: I daren't ask! Are you a bit of a mountain man/Grizzly Adams cross?

    pritty much yes!
  • cjcp
    cjcp Posts: 13,345
    Greg66 wrote:
    At least he has toenails. I'm missing one of mine. For good.

    Oooh weird. Why?

    If I had to guess...

    Persistently ingrowing and infected toenails, leading to removal and cauterization of the nail bed?

    Excuse me. I have to go and do a sick now. :shock: :cry:

    But what caused the ingrowing action and infection? You can sometimes resolve the ingrowing bit by lifting the nail away from the skin with some tweezers and, if there's a pointy bit on the nail, cut it wth some scissors to round it off.

    Did you drop something on it?
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • cjcp wrote:
    Greg66 wrote:
    At least he has toenails. I'm missing one of mine. For good.

    Oooh weird. Why?

    If I had to guess...

    Persistently ingrowing and infected toenails, leading to removal and cauterization of the nail bed?

    Excuse me. I have to go and do a sick now. :shock: :cry:

    But what caused the ingrowing action and infection? You can sometimes resolve the ingrowing bit by lifting the nail away from the skin with some tweezers and, if there's a pointy bit on the nail, cut it wth some scissors to round it off.

    Did you drop something on it?

    Yeah, see I've lost a few toenails by impact, dropping things on my foot mostly. But they've always grown back...
  • cjcp wrote:
    Greg66 wrote:
    At least he has toenails. I'm missing one of mine. For good.

    Oooh weird. Why?

    If I had to guess...

    Persistently ingrowing and infected toenails, leading to removal and cauterization of the nail bed?

    Excuse me. I have to go and do a sick now. :shock: :cry:

    But what caused the ingrowing action and infection? You can sometimes resolve the ingrowing bit by lifting the nail away from the skin with some tweezers and, if there's a pointy bit on the nail, cut it wth some scissors to round it off.

    Did you drop something on it?

    Hey - I'm fine. Got all my bits thanks. Not like circus attraction and amputee boy Jash over there (eeeeeeeeerrrr) wandering round with half his foot in a jar of formaldehyde.

    I did lose a toenail once from running, when I switched from heel striking. Kept hitting with the toes, and pulling the skin from under the big toe nail.

    And I once lost a middle finger nail by missing a nail and hitting it instead with a club hammer whilst pissed. That hurt. A lot.

    Much more than the ultimate pain of banging your shin really badly. *Much* more.
    Swim. Bike. Run. Yeah. That's what I used to do.

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    Bike 2-A
  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    Greg66 wrote:
    At least he has toenails. I'm missing one of mine. For good.

    Oooh weird. Why?

    If I had to guess...

    Persistently ingrowing and infected toenails, leading to removal and cauterization of the nail bed?

    Excuse me. I have to go and do a sick now. :shock: :cry:

    Got it in one you insufferable no it all!

    Original cause of damage/infection = I dropped a beer barrel on it. A proper pub beer barrel. Now that chuffing hurt.
  • Greg66 wrote:
    At least he has toenails. I'm missing one of mine. For good.

    Oooh weird. Why?

    If I had to guess...

    Persistently ingrowing and infected toenails, leading to removal and cauterization of the nail bed?

    Excuse me. I have to go and do a sick now. :shock: :cry:

    Got it in one you insufferable no it all!

    Original cause of damage/infection = I dropped a beer barrel on it. A proper pub beer barrel. Now that chuffing hurt.

    Two things:
    1. It's "know".
    2. Learn to hold your drink (boom boom!) :lol::lol::lol:
    Swim. Bike. Run. Yeah. That's what I used to do.

    Bike 1
    Bike 2-A