Undies?????

glasgowbhoy
glasgowbhoy Posts: 1,341
edited November 2010 in Road buying advice
For the last year I've been cycling with my sports Y's that were really for running.
Boxers are too bulky under cycling shorts.

Any advice on cheap underwear, especially for long days in the saddle when the Y's begin to cut me across the cheek.
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  • redddraggon
    redddraggon Posts: 10,862
    ???

    You're supposed to go commando under cycling shorts.
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  • ???

    You're supposed to go commando under cycling shorts.

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  • Glasgowbhoy

    Unbelieveable question.
  • danowat
    danowat Posts: 2,877
    ???

    You're supposed to go commando under cycling shorts.

    What he said

    +1
  • Monkeypump
    Monkeypump Posts: 1,528
    No undercrackers with cycling shorts. It's the law.
  • ShutUpLegs
    ShutUpLegs Posts: 3,522
    ^

    WTS
  • glasgowbhoy
    glasgowbhoy Posts: 1,341
    :lol: aye, right ye are. Too cold up here for that carry on.
  • bennj
    bennj Posts: 76
    you can wear them over your cycling shorts if you want :idea:

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  • :lol: aye, right ye are. Too cold up here for that carry on.

    Crickey! If you're that cold do the following:
    1) Have a large glass of MTFU.
    2) Get some longs.

    Sheesh :roll:
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  • danowat
    danowat Posts: 2,877
    Windproof bibs are the way to go if Steven and the twins get a bit chilly.
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    VPL is the sure-fire sign o' the numptie!
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  • bobtbuilder
    bobtbuilder Posts: 1,537
    :lol: aye, right ye are. Too cold up here for that carry on.

    You need to MTFU.

    Get yourself a pair of Roubaix shorts or longs.

    No-one wears undies under their bibs.
  • softlad
    softlad Posts: 3,513
    clucking bell.....
  • markos1963
    markos1963 Posts: 3,724
    My God!!! A Scotsman asking cyclists about wearing underwear? It's like us asking as Scotsman if they should wear underwear under a kilt! As the others have said MTFU.
  • greasedscotsman
    greasedscotsman Posts: 6,962
    edited November 2010
    No-one wears undies under their bibs.

    Yeah, unless there the wife's :D
  • glasgowbhoy
    glasgowbhoy Posts: 1,341
    Mentalists!
  • cee
    cee Posts: 4,553
    :lol: aye, right ye are. Too cold up here for that carry on.

    ahem....

    man up wet pants....nothing under the cycling shorts....longs on top if really cold...

    :D
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  • gavintc
    gavintc Posts: 3,009
    Mentalists!

    So, we can take from that comment that you wear boxers under your kilt.

    As someone has said, VPL is such a cycling sin, about as bad as sandals with socks.
  • paul64
    paul64 Posts: 278
    Forget the bravado of all these replies, it's disgusting from a personal hygiene POV. I unashamedly wear either Speedos or similar shaped Joop under shorts, bibtights and so on. Means the underwear goes into the wash but the shorts/bibs can get a 2nd ride. I also like something to tuck the undercarriage up out of the way.

    Same clothing approach with upper layers. Base layer will go in the wash after every ride, jacket usually hung up and used for a 2nd ride before going in the wash.

    Many riders never smell the felt strips inside their bike helmets either. I keep two lids (well three if you include off-road) and particularly in the summer alternate between rides to give the lids a chance to recover or wash said felt strips.

    Nowt worse than standing in a cake stop queue and thinking about the rider next to you "christ you fuc41ng stink!" and it happens far too often. :shock:
    Good to know none of this applies to folks on here.
  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,111
    How on earth is it 'disgusting' from a personal hygiene perspective? :roll:

    More pertinently, undercrackers beneath your shorts will chafe the hell out of your gooch and lead to saddle sores and the risk of infection, regardless of how clean you are.
  • nickwill
    nickwill Posts: 2,735
    paul64 wrote:
    Forget the bravado of all these replies, it's disgusting from a personal hygiene POV. I unashamedly wear either Speedos or similar shaped Joop under shorts, bibtights and so on. Means the underwear goes into the wash but the shorts/bibs can get a 2nd ride. I also like something to tuck the undercarriage up out of the way.

    Same clothing approach with upper layers. Base layer will go in the wash after every ride, jacket usually hung up and used for a 2nd ride before going in the wash.

    Many riders never smell the felt strips inside their bike helmets either. I keep two lids (well three if you include off-road) and particularly in the summer alternate between rides to give the lids a chance to recover or wash said felt strips.

    Nowt worse than standing in a cake stop queue and thinking about the rider next to you "christ you fuc41ng stink!" and it happens far too often. :shock:
    Good to know none of this applies to folks on here.
    :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :!: :!:
  • Paul64, 3 lids for hygiene? Most people seem to manage by replacing the pads. Why would I smell the pads in my helmet? You may have invented a new fetish.
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  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    No-one wears undies under their bibs.

    Yeah, unless there the wife's :D

    Having just observed you coming out of the closet re: Womens underwear!... I thought this topic had something to do with you!... :wink:
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  • glasgowbhoy
    glasgowbhoy Posts: 1,341
    Excellent some debate.

    The old saying was 'a true Scotsman never wears anything under his kilt' . Many Scotsman see the kilt as an invention of Sir Walter Scott and just a Victorian fashion, so, wouldn't wear the bloody thing anyway. :)

    I appreciate that going commando is pretty common amongst cyclists but I feel a bit 'loose' around the crown jewels with nothing on under. I've had the chaffing on long rides wearing Y's so know they're no use.

    What about these cycling specific undershorts?
  • nickwill
    nickwill Posts: 2,735
    Excellent some debate.

    The old saying was 'a true Scotsman never wears anything under his kilt' . Many Scotsman see the kilt as an invention of Sir Walter Scott and just a Victorian fashion, so, wouldn't wear the bloody thing anyway. :)

    I appreciate that going commando is pretty common amongst cyclists but I feel a bit 'loose' around the crown jewels with nothing on under. I've had the chaffing on long rides wearing Y's so know they're no use.

    What about these cycling specific undershorts?

    Sounds like you need some better fitting shorts.
  • glasgowbhoy
    glasgowbhoy Posts: 1,341
    Nickwill wrote:
    Excellent some debate.

    The old saying was 'a true Scotsman never wears anything under his kilt' . Many Scotsman see the kilt as an invention of Sir Walter Scott and just a Victorian fashion, so, wouldn't wear the bloody thing anyway. :)

    I appreciate that going commando is pretty common amongst cyclists but I feel a bit 'loose' around the crown jewels with nothing on under. I've had the chaffing on long rides wearing Y's so know they're no use.

    What about these cycling specific undershorts?

    Sounds like you need some better fitting shorts.

    Nah, it's not that. Just feels a bit weird commando. Maybe I need to try it out again
  • glasgowbhoy
    glasgowbhoy Posts: 1,341
    Nickwill wrote:
    Excellent some debate.

    The old saying was 'a true Scotsman never wears anything under his kilt' . Many Scotsman see the kilt as an invention of Sir Walter Scott and just a Victorian fashion, so, wouldn't wear the bloody thing anyway. :)

    I appreciate that going commando is pretty common amongst cyclists but I feel a bit 'loose' around the crown jewels with nothing on under. I've had the chaffing on long rides wearing Y's so know they're no use.

    What about these cycling specific undershorts?

    Sounds like you need some better fitting shorts.

    Nah, it's not that. Just feels a bit weird commando. Maybe I need to try it out again
  • hopper1 wrote:
    No-one wears undies under their bibs.

    Yeah, unless there the wife's :D

    Having just observed you coming out of the closet re: Womens underwear!... I thought this topic had something to do with you!... :wink:

    Oh, I was speaking for others or something as I'm not married :D
  • redddraggon
    redddraggon Posts: 10,862
    paul64 wrote:
    Forget the bravado of all these replies, it's disgusting from a personal hygiene POV. I unashamedly wear either Speedos or similar shaped Joop under shorts, bibtights and so on. Means the underwear goes into the wash but the shorts/bibs can get a 2nd ride. I also like something to tuck the undercarriage up out of the way.

    Same clothing approach with upper layers. Base layer will go in the wash after every ride, jacket usually hung up and used for a 2nd ride before going in the wash.

    Many riders never smell the felt strips inside their bike helmets either. I keep two lids (well three if you include off-road) and particularly in the summer alternate between rides to give the lids a chance to recover or wash said felt strips.

    Nowt worse than standing in a cake stop queue and thinking about the rider next to you "christ you fuc41ng stink!" and it happens far too often. :shock:
    Good to know none of this applies to folks on here.

    You are bonkers, are you related to Bhima?

    Normal people would wash their bib shorts after wearing them once, but you say you don't so it must be you who's the smelly one.
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  • redddraggon
    redddraggon Posts: 10,862
    Nickwill wrote:
    Excellent some debate.

    The old saying was 'a true Scotsman never wears anything under his kilt' . Many Scotsman see the kilt as an invention of Sir Walter Scott and just a Victorian fashion, so, wouldn't wear the bloody thing anyway. :)

    I appreciate that going commando is pretty common amongst cyclists but I feel a bit 'loose' around the crown jewels with nothing on under. I've had the chaffing on long rides wearing Y's so know they're no use.

    What about these cycling specific undershorts?

    Sounds like you need some better fitting shorts.

    Nah, it's not that. Just feels a bit weird commando. Maybe I need to try it out again

    Where do you put the Chamois cream? Between your Y-fronts and bibs or between your skin and the Y-fronts?
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