Would you buy "used" bib shorts or tights?

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  • I think Queen Victoria once commented that the streets of Portsmouth were awash with discharged seamen. Could have been QEI
    I have only two things to say to that; Bo***cks
  • elderone
    elderone Posts: 1,410
    Wouldn,t bother me at all. Washing machines work fine.
    Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori
  • navrig
    navrig Posts: 1,352
    arran77 wrote:
    johnny25 wrote:
    Apparently semen is almost impossible to get out of fabric. So based on that watertight fact, no I wouldn't buy used bibs etc.

    I don't know what you get upto on your bike rides but semen in your shorts :shock:

    Probably a very narrow saddle - Google "Prostate massage" and ypu'll get the picture.
  • I'd buy used womens shorts and tights but not mens.

    That'd just be weird. :shock:
  • This thread is making me want to hurl. :o
  • 964cup
    964cup Posts: 1,362
    Rationally, of course I would. Washed is washed.

    On the other hand, I never have (and I've bought several tops, arm-warmers etc off here). There's a yuk factor, and there's no getting away from it.
  • Grill wrote:
    Underwear bunches
    You speak for yourself, mine doesn't :D
    Is the gorilla tired yet?
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Grill wrote:
    Underwear bunches
    You speak for yourself, mine doesn't :D

    You need to up your cadence ;)
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  • RDW
    RDW Posts: 1,900
    Lots of bugs aren't killed by a standard warm wash. A 60 C wash with a detergent that contains bleach is a lot more effective, but who does that with sports fabrics? So if the previous owner had a nasty infection...
  • Beave
    Beave Posts: 31
    You end up with much more bang for your buck .
    Its not something I could or would ever wish to do personally . I wouldn't be keen on the idea of wearing anyone else`s sweated in Jersey so to wear Bib shorts that others sweaty dangly bits have been squidged against is actually quite repulsive , washed or not .
  • smoggysteve
    smoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    If Victoria Pendleton, Lucy Garner or Laura Trott decide to sell theirs I'll take 10 pairs.
  • arran77 wrote:
    johnny25 wrote:
    Apparently semen is almost impossible to get out of fabric. So based on that watertight fact, no I wouldn't buy used bibs etc.

    I don't know what you get upto on your bike rides but semen in your shorts :shock:

    Eddy Planckaert said he ejaculated when he won the Tour of Flanders in 1988!

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    I don't know if sells stuff on eBay.
  • All my stuff is second hand, inc bib shorts. One even had a skid mark on em when I got em ! Don't bother me in the slightest
  • stueys
    stueys Posts: 1,332
    RDW wrote:
    Lots of bugs aren't killed by a standard warm wash. A 60 C wash with a detergent that contains bleach is a lot more effective, but who does that with sports fabrics? So if the previous owner had a nasty infection...

    This. A wash at 30 gives stuff a reasonable clean, it's not going to blitz everything.
  • Dudders29 wrote:
    All my stuff is second hand, inc bib shorts. One even had a skid mark on em when I got em ! Don't bother me in the slightest
    I wouldn't buy them either,got a kind of phobia about that kind of thing but if I did and found skids in them they'd be burnt in 10 secs flat......just tooooooo far the skids mate :lol::lol:
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  • elderone
    elderone Posts: 1,410
    Amazing how many are saying no as they have been used, but wouldn,t think twice about sticking there pecker in a old mary jane rotten crutch on a Friday night out :D
    Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori
  • elderone wrote:
    Amazing how many are saying no as they have been used, but wouldn,t think twice about sticking there pecker in a old mary jane rotten crutch on a Friday night out :D

    Very funny, i almost spat me tea out !

    I really cant see the problem with used bibs. you wash em, wear em and then forget that they once belonged to someone else.
  • taff..
    taff.. Posts: 81
    elderone wrote:
    Amazing how many are saying no as they have been used, but wouldn,t think twice about sticking there pecker in a old mary jane rotten crutch on a Friday night out :D


    and also the number of blokes that will pull on the rugby club's kit on a saturday afternoon forgetting about the bloke that was wearing it a week ago spent 70 mins sweating into it before he had his nose smashed in and bled all over it.

    REALLY hygenic that is :lol:
  • eeeeeewwwww, no way, i'd be like wearing someone elses underpants, gross
  • tapscrew wrote:
    eeeeeewwwww, no way, i'd be like wearing someone elses underpants, gross

    my thoughts exactly.....
  • taff.. wrote:
    elderone wrote:
    Amazing how many are saying no as they have been used, but wouldn,t think twice about sticking there pecker in a old mary jane rotten crutch on a Friday night out :D


    and also the number of blokes that will pull on the rugby club's kit on a saturday afternoon forgetting about the bloke that was wearing it a week ago spent 70 mins sweating into it before he had his nose smashed in and bled all over it.

    REALLY hygenic that is :lol:

    or at the cricket club, wear the communal box when u forgot yours (i never have..but had someone 'borrow' mine without asking which i promptly put straight in the bin whilst handling it in someone elses batting gloves) ...not that your meant to wear them next to your skin.

    i would never wear used bibs. im too squeamish even if someone could medically prove there was nothing dirty about them.
  • Hell , some of you should have been brought up where I was, hand me down clothes from family ,mams friends etc.
    So a pair of washed bib shorts is nothing compared to that.
    Anyone of you who would NEVER wear second hand shorts , I asume you would never sell second hand shorts.
    Therfore if you have a pair sat in a drawer somewhere , a pair you do not get on with and they are a 32/34 inch waist let me know and i will have them and free up a bit of your drawer space.
    regards
    ILM
  • kajjal
    kajjal Posts: 3,380
    ilovegrace wrote:
    Hell , some of you should have been brought up where I was, hand me down clothes from family ,mams friends etc.
    So a pair of washed bib shorts is nothing compared to that.
    Anyone of you who would NEVER wear second hand shorts , I asume you would never sell second hand shorts.
    Therfore if you have a pair sat in a drawer somewhere , a pair you do not get on with and they are a 32/34 inch waist let me know and i will have them and free up a bit of your drawer space.
    regards
    ILM

    The difference is most hand me down clothes haven't continually had someone's sweaty nether regions spending hours rubbing in them while they do intensive exercise. If that person has hygiene or health issues it doesn't bear thinking about.

    :shock:

    Good luck with your pants collection :)
  • Exactly it's not the fact they are 2nd hand. It's the nature of the kit, what it's exposed to and what it's suffered. Family hand me downs are different again especially as a kid, at least you would know, at least I hope, that some dirty bstard with god knows what wrong with him, hadn't been wearing family hand me downs before they got to you. Also are u really saying u had hand me down pants/ boxers.
  • Exactly it's not the fact they are 2nd hand. It's the nature of the kit, what it's exposed to and what it's suffered. Family hand me downs are different again especially as a kid, at least you would know, at least I hope, that some dirty bstard with god knows what wrong with him, hadn't been wearing family hand me downs before they got to you. Also are u really saying u had hand me down pants/ boxers.
    Everything.
  • DavidJB
    DavidJB Posts: 2,019
    Based on the state of my shorts after a 120 mile base ride or a super tough road race where I'm ramming myself in the saddle to get every bit of power out...I'd say that's a no from me ;)
  • top_bhoy
    top_bhoy Posts: 1,424
    I've never considered it because the time taken to source them and the hassle and cost of collecting would outweigh the savings when pairs can be had fairly inexpensively from the online retailers. Each to their own.
  • pete.b
    pete.b Posts: 25
    no way ;

    whats the point anyway, i get lots from china, maybe copies but there great quality and wear very well.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 39,890
    I'd consider bib tights if they were a real bargain and in good condition but only if they were unpadded (as all my tights are) as then I'd have my own sorts in between in the critical area. Shorts? No way. It doesn't necessarily make sense though considering we all happily dry ourselves off using hotel towels etc. having no idea how well they are laundered.
  • Bumo_b
    Bumo_b Posts: 211
    Totally a matter of choice, although it does worry me that people do not wash their shorts properly to have skids remaining and leftover bits of their crotch area, and assume others would as well. That being said, unless it was an absolute rare item I could not get elsewhere, I would buy new, the price of good shorts these days is quite reasonable.