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    Default Anyone replace the chamois on a pair of bibs?

    Had a rare weekday of no work or kids. It is almost 70 here in Atlanta today. Took the old beat to hell fixie out for a few hours. A few things sprang to mind.

    1. Anyone that says that there is nowhere to ride in Atlanta or that there is to much traffic has not been trying. Rode about 35 miles today and except for about a mile going through the middle of downtown, there was no traffic to speak of.

    2. Riding a fixed gear shows you pretty darn quick how sloppy your pedaling mechanics have gotten. Have not ridden fixed in about a year and I was pedaling worse than squares for the first half of the ride. Everyone really should get on a fixed gear regularly to clean up their mechanics. I will definitely be more diligent about it myself.

    3. I have to replace the pad on my pearl knickers. It just plain sux. And riding fixed really made me realize how much. Anyone ever change the pad on a pair of bibs? How did it turn out? Did you do it yourself or have someone else do it? Any source for a high quality pad?

    4. 2 miles from downtown. 2 miles further out and I almost hit 2 deer crossing the street.


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    Default Re: Anyone replace the chamois on a pair of bibs?

    buy new.
    not worth the effort if you don't have the skillage or sourcing.
    "make the break"

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    Default Re: Anyone replace the chamois on a pair of bibs?

    Kucharik: Pads and Cream - Kucharik

    No idea which pad you might want...

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    Default Re: Anyone replace the chamois on a pair of bibs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chance Legstrong View Post
    buy new.
    not worth the effort if you don't have the skillage or sourcing.
    Unfortunately, as economically minded as I might be (funds and resources alike), I have to agree.

    My buddy's beagle ate the crotch out of my girlfriend's Zank bibshorts. By the time you figure in shipping and the cost of a new chamois, you're better off just getting a new pair.

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    Default Re: Anyone replace the chamois on a pair of bibs?

    Beagles are smart dogs.

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    Default Re: Anyone replace the chamois on a pair of bibs?

    I've done this. Replaced the too-thin pad on an older pair of Ibex knickers (they've since redesigned these) with a thicker one from another pair of shorts where the pad was fine but the shorts uncomfortable. I can sew, so that part was not a problem. Main issue is sourcing the padding if you don't already have it. I wouldn't even know where to start.

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    Default Re: Anyone replace the chamois on a pair of bibs?

    replace it with what?

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    Default Re: Anyone replace the chamois on a pair of bibs?

    Quote Originally Posted by echelon_john View Post
    Beagles are smart dogs.
    No, they are not. But, like the rest of us, most of them are hungry and horny. ;-)
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    Default Re: Anyone replace the chamois on a pair of bibs?

    I used to have Boure replace the chamois in some bibs I was buying. At the time I could pick up some Voler shorts which fit well but had a sucky pad and put in my then-favorite Boure pad, all for under $100 for the final product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rowdyhillrambler View Post
    replace it with what?
    Well, not with a nice flank steak. That might get expensive.
    Something like my assos, demarchi or capo bibs use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by christian View Post
    Kucharik: Pads and Cream - Kucharik

    No idea which pad you might want...
    Thanks. I will check them out and give them a call.

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    Default Re: Anyone replace the chamois on a pair of bibs?

    Bouré definitely sells pads. Give em a ring.

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