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Shorts pilling?

on-yer-bikeon-yer-bike Posts: 2,974
edited June 2012 in Road buying advice
Is it normal for bib shorts to start to pill on the inside of the thy? All mine are doing it, usually on one leg more than the other where the edge of the pad is situated. I Use Spec Romin saddles.


  • ajb72ajb72 Posts: 1,178
    It is almost certainly due to your thigh brushing against a rough edge somewhere on the bike. Typical areas to check could be a raised scuff on your saddle, an exposed area of saddle rail clamp, a bolt if you have a stubby type seat cap or the velcro tab on a saddle bag (the type has a strap around the seatpost).
  • nferrarnferrar Posts: 2,511
    Yeah chances are it's a seat bag (Romins are pretty smooth at the sides).
  • ajb72ajb72 Posts: 1,178
    I've had issues mainly with narrow-nosed saddles leaving areas of the seat clamp exposed. Made a right mess of my Assos Uno's before I realised where the rubbing was
  • comsensecomsense Posts: 245
    could also be velcro from a jacket or cape
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