Tall socks.

Herbsman
Herbsman Posts: 2,029
edited April 2013 in Road general
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Simple question: do you like them or not?
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  • imposter2.0
    imposter2.0 Posts: 12,028
    Tall? they're more like 'mid height' ;)
  • They're not too bad you know!
  • goonz
    goonz Posts: 3,106
    Is this just an excuse to show off your massive calves? :wink:
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  • doug5_10
    doug5_10 Posts: 465
    Pretty much perfect, see OREC rule #6:
    6. The socks of the Euro Cyclist shall extend to within two (2) cm. of the main bulge of the calf muscle, and shall never extend further than one (1) cm. past said primary calf muscle bulge. All socks SHALL BE WHITE in colour with prominent logo placement.
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  • declan1
    declan1 Posts: 2,470
    Yup, I think they look pretty good. Who can argue with this?

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    I have no idea what's going on here.
  • andi1363
    andi1363 Posts: 350
    declan1 wrote:
    Yup, I think they look pretty good. Who can argue with this?

    wiggins-yellow1.jpg

    That's just wrong. Way too long. Looks like a beginner.
  • Yes, we all know who started the black sock thing. Its not big, or clever. 3.25 or 5 inch just about acceptable.
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  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    doug5_10 wrote:
    Pretty much perfect, see OREC rule #6:
    6. The socks of the Euro Cyclist shall extend to within two (2) cm. of the main bulge of the calf muscle, and shall never extend further than one (1) cm. past said primary calf muscle bulge. All socks SHALL BE WHITE in colour with prominent logo placement.

    OREC - Organisation of Rice Exporting Countries?!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OREC

    Is this another equally tedious alternative to the Velominati cobblers?
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  • team47b
    team47b Posts: 6,425
    think of the quality tan lines you could achieve when changing back to short socks (when or if the weather gets hot where you are) :D
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  • declan1
    declan1 Posts: 2,470
    team47b wrote:
    think of the quality tan lines you could achieve when changing back to short socks (when or if the weather gets hot where you are) :D

    Hot weather? What's that?

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  • binkybike
    binkybike Posts: 104
    Rolf F wrote:
    doug5_10 wrote:
    Pretty much perfect, see OREC rule #6:
    6. The socks of the Euro Cyclist shall extend to within two (2) cm. of the main bulge of the calf muscle, and shall never extend further than one (1) cm. past said primary calf muscle bulge. All socks SHALL BE WHITE in colour with prominent logo placement.

    OREC - Organisation of Rice Exporting Countries?!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OREC

    Is this another equally tedious alternative to the Velominati cobblers?

    I imagine so, the "rules" are almost universally embarrassing.

    I wear ankle socks, to keep cool.
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    team47b wrote:
    think of the quality tan lines you could achieve when changing back to short socks (when or if the weather gets hot where you are) :D

    Ahh, but this sort of thing needs to be carefully planned. Long socks and 3/4 shorts - then shorter socks and longer legged shorts, then proper shot socks and shortest shorts. Combine that with well planned arm stripes and ideally a bald noggin with a bike helmet vent tan pattern and you'll be fending the girls off with a stick! :lol:
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  • nferrar
    nferrar Posts: 2,511
    Long socks look gash, long black socks look hideous - regardless of the quality of the rider sporting them
  • Buckie2k5
    Buckie2k5 Posts: 600
    so is it wrong to wear trainer socks, the little 1s that you cannot see? ;)
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    edited April 2013
    Buckie2k5 wrote:
    so is it wrong to wear trainer socks, the little 1s that you cannot see? ;)

    About as wrong as wearing trainers when cycling IMO :lol:

    The clue is in the name, Trainer socks = To wear with trainers :wink:

    Sorry, am a bit snobby about cycling socks :oops:


    What is the point of longer socks anyway?
  • Jon_1976
    Jon_1976 Posts: 690
    Seriously..who gives a shit about sock length or colour? I thought cycling was an enjoyable way of staying/getting fit, not a pissing fashion show :D I know when I'm heaving my lungs up, dragging my arse up a hill, what socks I'm wearing is right at the bottom of the list of priorities.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    So would you wear Hello Kitty ones then?
  • Jon_1976
    Jon_1976 Posts: 690
    of course :D
  • doug5_10
    doug5_10 Posts: 465
    Rolf F wrote:
    doug5_10 wrote:
    Pretty much perfect, see OREC rule #6:
    6. The socks of the Euro Cyclist shall extend to within two (2) cm. of the main bulge of the calf muscle, and shall never extend further than one (1) cm. past said primary calf muscle bulge. All socks SHALL BE WHITE in colour with prominent logo placement.

    OREC - Organisation of Rice Exporting Countries?!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OREC

    Is this another equally tedious alternative to the Velominati cobblers?

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  • Bobbinogs
    Bobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    Jon_1976 wrote:
    Seriously..who gives a shoot about sock length or colour? I thought cycling was an enjoyable way of staying/getting fit, not a pissing fashion show :D

    ^^ This...but those calf length compression socks are about as wrong as sleeveless tops and camelbacks :wink:
  • GGBiker
    GGBiker Posts: 450
    These are long socks:

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    I have seen older guys wearing knee length socks whilst racing, looks awful but was maybe de rigeur in the past for cool weather?
  • Buckie2k5
    Buckie2k5 Posts: 600
    maybe the long socks so he can tuck it in. the guy beside him has no need for them he just wears a pixel.
  • nevman
    nevman Posts: 1,611
    Long socks ie ones that run up to the knee are excellent when the weather turns sh*te and you can pull them and feel cosy in the cold and rain.Push em down when its warm.No,you`re right,its against the rules and still look awful.Shame really as they work.
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  • Herbsman
    Herbsman Posts: 2,029
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  • Coach H
    Coach H Posts: 1,092
    GGBiker wrote:
    These are long socks:

    DSCF7073.jpg

    I have seen older guys wearing knee length socks whilst racing, looks awful but was maybe de rigeur in the past for cool weather?

    Never mind the socks, insn't anyone outraged that his bike is obviously too small for him?
    Far more important I would have said :roll:
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  • Well said jon 1976, are the previous postings meant to be serious ? I CANNOT BELIEVE IT.