Lance's socks

BikingBernie
BikingBernie Posts: 2,163
edited August 2009 in Pro race
I've noticed the socks that Lance uses aren't like other pros use - does anyone know why this is, or even what type of socks they are? They look a lot longer than many other pros use.

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  • Mark's and Spencer's 3 for £10.
  • frenchfighter
    frenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    May help:
    Velonews
    LANCE_1.jpg
    Contador is the Greatest
  • Kléber
    Kléber Posts: 6,842
    Apparently they are rebadged Addidas socks
  • andy_wrx
    andy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    Isn't the tale that when he was a teenager doing his first triathlons, he only had had normal black socks, not white sports socks.
    People - older, experienced competitors with more money and fancy bikes, etc - laughed at him, but being Lance all that did was irritate him and make him even more determined to beat them.
    So even to this day he defiantly rides in long black socks as a 'f*ck you' statement.
  • afx237vi
    afx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Mark's and Spencer's 3 for £10.

    Why would anyone buy 3 socks? 2 yeah, 4 yeah. 3, no.
  • LangerDan
    LangerDan Posts: 6,132
    They're not socks at all. They are carbon fibre feet. With motors

    When he retired and said he was "putting his feet up", he meant it literally.
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • zippypablo
    zippypablo Posts: 398
    I wear black socks on the bike reguarly, can't quite see the fuss myself.



    Those "special" Trek bikes however :roll:
    If suffer we must, let's suffer on the heights. (Victor Hugo).
  • frenchfighter
    frenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Apparently Landis won his first race in very high multi-coloured socks...
    Contador is the Greatest
  • bompington
    bompington Posts: 7,674
    Has he got his lunch stuffed down his jersey or is that a gut there? Speaking as someone who knows about bellies...
  • Stuey01
    Stuey01 Posts: 1,273
    afx237vi wrote:
    Mark's and Spencer's 3 for £10.

    Why would anyone buy 3 socks? 2 yeah, 4 yeah. 3, no.

    2 for your feet, 1 to keep your junk warm, red hot chilli pepper style.
    Not climber, not sprinter, not rouleur
  • Ramanujan
    Ramanujan Posts: 352
    People - older, experienced competitors with more money and fancy bikes, etc - laughed at him, but being Lance all that did was irritate him and make him even more determined to beat them.
    So even to this day he defiantly rides in long black socks as a 'f*ck you' statement.

    good to see he doesn't hold grudges
  • dennisn
    dennisn Posts: 10,601
    bompington wrote:
    Has he got his lunch stuffed down his jersey or is that a gut there? Speaking as someone who knows about bellies...

    No, that's where the pros carry their spare tubulars. I think. At least that's how I do it.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Wiggins was sporting black socks in the tour this year too...
  • secretsqirrel
    secretsqirrel Posts: 1,731
    andy_wrx wrote:
    Isn't the tale that when he was a teenager doing his first triathlons, he only had had normal black socks, not white sports socks.
    People - older, experienced competitors with more money and fancy bikes, etc - laughed at him, but being Lance all that did was irritate him and make him even more determined to beat them.
    So even to this day he defiantly rides in long black socks as a 'f*ck you' statement.

    I think they are the very same socks, having seen the state of his saddle on the 'Lance's Saddle' thread.
  • dennisn
    dennisn Posts: 10,601
    Here in the states the black sock thing has come and gone 3 or 4 times.
  • Gazzaputt
    Gazzaputt Posts: 3,227
    Rebelling against euro cyclist rules.
  • mikeq
    mikeq Posts: 141
    I've noticed the socks that Lance uses aren't like other pros use - does anyone know why this is, or even what type of socks they are? They look a lot longer than many other pros use.

    Hahaha, you'd start a fight in an empty house
    Cycling from Glasgow to Paris to raise funds for Asthma UK

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  • bompington
    bompington Posts: 7,674
    mikeq wrote:
    I've noticed the socks that Lance uses aren't like other pros use - does anyone know why this is, or even what type of socks they are? They look a lot longer than many other pros use.

    Hahaha, you'd start a fight in an empty house
    Only if everyone else in it was an LA fan...
  • iainf72
    iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Gazzaputt wrote:
    Rebelling against euro cyclist rules.

    I remember when the UCI rules stated you had to wear black shorts and white socks.

    I'd happily have that reintroduced. Especially on the shorts front.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • Percy Vera
    Percy Vera Posts: 1,103
    I wear black socks as well, for both cycling & running.

    It annoyed me when Wigley Braggins was mentioned a few times for wearing black socks during the Tour, even (dare I mention his name) LA commented on it. Now when I go out people think I'm wearing black socks to be like them! I'm not - honest!
  • andy162
    andy162 Posts: 634
    Your mother cooks socks in Hull....isn't that a line from Disney's The Exorcist or summat?
    Just that all this talking "socks" got me thinking about er....socks.
  • Long black socks are soooo 2005 dahlings! What about Pellizotti in a pair of these bad-boys at this years TDF.......

    TUBEPOLKADOTSOCK.jpg
    Let's close our eyes and see what happens
  • attica
    attica Posts: 2,362
    afx237vi wrote:
    Mark's and Spencer's 3 for £10.

    Why would anyone buy 3 socks? 2 yeah, 4 yeah. 3, no.

    Ask Heather Mills...

    ...or Rolf Harris (OK so maybe they're pitching at a niche market)
    "Impressive break"

    "Thanks...

    ...I can taste blood"