Sock hunt

greg66_tri_v2.0
greg66_tri_v2.0 Posts: 7,172
edited May 2009 in Commuting chat
No, not the domestic one, hunting around the washing machine, washbasket and under the bed for orphaned socks.

I'm not a big fan of visible cycling socks. I prefer the ones that sit below the ankle bones, along the line of the top of your cycling shoe.

[Feck off, the lot of you. They're not women's socks.]

Where can I get some? In black. Thin as possible.
Swim. Bike. Run. Yeah. That's what I used to do.

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  • lost_in_thought
    lost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Greg66 wrote:
    No, not the domestic one, hunting around the washing machine, washbasket and under the bed for orphaned socks.

    I'm not a big fan of visible cycling socks. I prefer the ones that sit below the ankle bones, along the line of the top of your cycling shoe.

    [Feck off, the lot of you. They're not women's socks.]

    Where can I get some? In black. Thin as possible.

    Primark.

    Try the section called 'Hosiery'.
  • cjcp
    cjcp Posts: 13,345
    PBK?

    A sports shop?
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • Kieran_Burns
    Kieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    Sainsburys do them believe it or not - I got all my pairs from my local store
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  • cjcp
    cjcp Posts: 13,345
    Next? Niketown?

    Taking the other extreme, you could wear football socks pulled up to the knees. That's just the wrongest thing.
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • jonginge
    jonginge Posts: 5,945
    These do?
    http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=C8530

    @CJ DId you manage to get your 2for1 stuff from lewiskit? They'd sold out of my stuff :(
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  • Rich158
    Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    I use M&S, not sure if they do black though
    pain is temporary, the glory of beating your mates to the top of the hill lasts forever.....................

    Revised FCN - 2
  • cjcp
    cjcp Posts: 13,345
    JonGinge wrote:
    These do?
    http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=C8530

    @CJ DId you manage to get your 2for1 stuff from lewiskit? They'd sold out of my stuff :(

    Got my socks, but not the gloves. Was a bit miffed for about 30 secs, but they're too nice there to get worked up about it.
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • lost_in_thought
    lost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Primark was a serious suggestion, BTW. If you want thin socks go somewhere budget!
  • cjcp
    cjcp Posts: 13,345
    Primark was a serious suggestion, BTW. If you want thin socks go somewhere budget!

    He should have asked the girl on the scooter last night. :P
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • Kieran_Burns
    Kieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    So was Sainsburys! £11 for one pair of socks???? YIPE! :shock:

    (and they're black)
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
    2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • lost_in_thought
    lost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    cjcp wrote:
    Primark was a serious suggestion, BTW. If you want thin socks go somewhere budget!

    He should have asked the girl on the scooter last night. :P

    Yep, women know where to get women's socks.

    Ooooh look:

    http://www.milletsports.co.uk/productmore.php?pid=7746
  • Decathlon do them quite cheap if there's one near you
  • Stuey01
    Stuey01 Posts: 1,273
    Next.

    I got 8 pairs of black "trainer socks" from there for a very reasonable sum.
    Not climber, not sprinter, not rouleur
  • whyamihere
    whyamihere Posts: 7,708
    I get mine from Tesco.
  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    JonGinge wrote:

    Just the ones I was going to recommend!
  • tardington
    tardington Posts: 1,379
    cjcp wrote:
    Next? Niketown?

    Taking the other extreme, you could wear football socks pulled up to the knees. That's just the wrongest thing.

    Ahem, it is fine and looks cool. Just don't have the same colour as your 3/4 baggies. That looks odd.

    I normally have on plain black socks from m&s though. I did get Biggles socks for my birthday though.

    PS Gregg66, if they are wee socks, the end of the spin cycle can stick them round the rim. Or maybe they are in your gf/wife's sock drawer?
  • gtvlusso
    gtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    I have black ones - called trainer liners - from Tesco of all places. Bought 20 pairs.
  • greg66_tri_v2.0
    greg66_tri_v2.0 Posts: 7,172
    Feck me! £11 for a pair of easy-to-lose socks! Deyerthinkimmadeofmoney?!

    Millets ones look thick. Primark doesn't have an online view of its products.

    The Next ones look promising though. How thin are they?

    And yes, thanks, I've searched through Mrs G66's sock drawer for them. It's fecking sock-orphan central there, but none of mine have been let into the orphanage.
    Swim. Bike. Run. Yeah. That's what I used to do.

    Bike 1
    Bike 2-A
  • lost_in_thought
    lost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Greg66 wrote:
    Feck me! £11 for a pair of easy-to-lose socks! Deyerthinkimmadeofmoney?!

    Millets ones look thick. Primark doesn't have an online view of its products.

    The Next ones look promising though. How thin are they?

    And yes, thanks, I've searched through Mrs G66's sock drawer for them. It's fecking sock-orphan central there, but none of mine have been let into the orphanage.

    I'm surprised Primark has a website. Their socks are wafer-thin, almost disposable - last ones I bought were £3 for 5 pairs.
  • greg66_tri_v2.0
    greg66_tri_v2.0 Posts: 7,172
    The Next ones (seven pack of black trainer socks for £8 ) are the current leaders.

    I remembered why they have to be black. I've ridden in the rain before, and rung them out to find the water coming out of them is blacker than the socks. Not good if they're white.
    Swim. Bike. Run. Yeah. That's what I used to do.

    Bike 1
    Bike 2-A
  • linsen
    linsen Posts: 1,959
    Hmm I like your thinking but had you thought that it is the dye you are squeezing out of them? Which wouldn't be black if ther socks were white.....
    Emerging from under a big black cloud. All help welcome
  • lost_in_thought
    lost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    linsen wrote:
    Hmm I like your thinking but had you thought that it is the dye you are squeezing out of them? Which wouldn't be black if ther socks were white.....

    I'm wearing my sandals atm, and on wet days pour about a shot of pure black water out of them when I get changed. And I don't wear them with socks. It's London - the streets are paved with black... :shock:
  • always_tyred
    always_tyred Posts: 4,965
    Grey would appear to be a good compromise.
  • greg66_tri_v2.0
    greg66_tri_v2.0 Posts: 7,172
    Grey would appear to be a good compromise.

    Grey = white you've had a while.
    Swim. Bike. Run. Yeah. That's what I used to do.

    Bike 1
    Bike 2-A
  • always_tyred
    always_tyred Posts: 4,965
    I'm wearing my sandals atm,

    The Horror.


    The Horror
  • always_tyred
    always_tyred Posts: 4,965
    Greg66 wrote:
    Grey would appear to be a good compromise.

    Grey = white you've had a while.
    Dark grey = black that you have a while.
  • lost_in_thought
    lost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    I'm wearing my sandals atm,

    The Horror.


    The Horror

    :lol:

    At least I'm not wearing them with socks...
  • gtvlusso
    gtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    Holy moly:

    http://www.marksandspencer.com/gp/produ ... cks&page=2

    If you go in-store to M and S - you can get 5 pairs in black in a bundle for a fiver.....!
  • always_tyred
    always_tyred Posts: 4,965
    They are ribbed, I notice.
  • Stuey01
    Stuey01 Posts: 1,273
    They are ribbed, I notice.

    for her pleasure.
    Not climber, not sprinter, not rouleur