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i can't believe that it makes really any difference to a regular cyclist, but i'm willing to be proved wrong

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thebungle [103 posts] 2 years ago
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that first night under the sheets...

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TheHatter [770 posts] 2 years ago
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you don't snag your stockings

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 2 years ago
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So surgical tape sticks after road rash.

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TheHatter [770 posts] 2 years ago
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when pro's are asked reasons range from the practical:
Makes massages and rubbing in creams easier
to the macho:
makes cleaning dried up road rash easier
to the honest:
it just looks better and all pros do it

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joc [58 posts] 2 years ago
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thebungle wrote:

that first night under the sheets...

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zzgavin [193 posts] 2 years ago
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the stubble gets annoying though, feels a bit odd in shorts on my Brompton through London, but looks the part on my road bike

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gordon748 [2 posts] 2 years ago
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I done it because the pros do it made no difference at all and will never do it again. I do like to keep the hair short now but never with a razor  1

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Vic Brown [43 posts] 2 years ago
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Shaving my legs for the 2nd season and yes, it's mainly peer pressure/looking like a cyclist. Shaved legs look better in lycra shorts.

However, about ten days ago I had a crank break and ended up on the tarmac. Luckily i was going uphill and it was a relatively low speed tumble nothing worse than road rash on my leg and arm. It is much easier to deal with cleaning and treating road rash on shaved legs - glad they were smooth.

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Valkyrie [6 posts] 2 years ago
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Guys, guys, guys,

For greater muscle definition, why shave when Veet does the job for you, just read the reviews...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/health-beauty/dp/B000KKNQBK
...they are hilarious!

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Krd51 [24 posts] 2 years ago
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It looks good for a start. All these newbies with hairy legs and black socks should be shot!!!!!

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Leviathan [1789 posts] 2 years ago
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gordon748 wrote:

I done it because the pros do it made no difference at all and will never do it again. I do like to keep the hair short now but never with a razor  1

Yep, tried it once too but the constant swishing of my trousers against bare skin was very distracting. Annoying to be reminded every five seconds you have shaved your legs. So I now trim to a No.1 once a month, same effect just much less hassle.

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RichTheRoadie [67 posts] 2 years ago
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Benefits? I'm sorry, I don't understand...

It's just how it should be if you ride a road bike. If you don't shave your legs you ain't doing it right.

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BBB [296 posts] 2 years ago
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Baaa!

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farrell [1950 posts] 2 years ago
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Chicks* dig it**.

*By "chicks" I mean other males, possibly even ten or fifteen years your senior.

**By "dig it" I mean acknowledgement via a chin jut or barely perceptible nod of approval.

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SideBurn [890 posts] 2 years ago
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Krd51 wrote:

It looks good for a start. All these newbies with hairy legs and black socks should be shot!!!!!

Except I am not a newbie!
I just can't be arsed anymore and all my socks are black; but I accept Lycra and hairy legs do not look right...

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SideBurn [890 posts] 2 years ago
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Valkyrie wrote:

Guys, guys, guys,

For greater muscle definition, why shave when Veet does the job for you, just read the reviews...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/health-beauty/dp/B000KKNQBK
...they are hilarious!

Well spotted!!! This was the most helpful review...

"DO NOT PUT ON KNOB AND BOLLOCKS
Being a loose cannon who does not play by the rules the first thing I did was ignore the warning and smear this all over my knob and bollocks. The bollocks I knew and loved are gone now. In their place is a maroon coloured bag of agony which sends stabs of pain up my body every time it grazes against my thigh or an article of clothing. I am suffering so that you don't..."

You have got to read the one, "Oh the shame..."
Thank you Valkyrie; you have made my day....

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notfastenough [3661 posts] 2 years ago
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Seen those review before, they were crying with pain whereas I was crying with laughter...

Personally I like the hairy legs look for blasting past others. It's kinda like putting V6 in a Mini and leaving the outside to look completely standard.

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SideBurn [890 posts] 2 years ago
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notfastenough wrote:

Personally I like the hairy legs look for blasting past others. It's kinda like putting V6 in a Mini and leaving the outside to look completely standard.

My thoughts entirely..... but a friendly, nonchalant, "Alright mate!" as you go by helps

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lball9 [10 posts] 2 years ago
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It's just for looks but I seriously don't understand why guys want to look like they have women's legs. I've been pushed to do it for years by peers but I shall never cave!

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pirnie [198 posts] 2 years ago
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There is something satisfying about having flies squashed on your legs, rather than getting trapped in the hair as you ride along

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Some Fella [890 posts] 2 years ago
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If you arent getting paid to ride your bike and you shave your legs then you are a bit of dick.
In my opinion.

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pdows47 [101 posts] 2 years ago
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Some Fella wrote:

If you arent getting paid to ride your bike and you shave your legs then you are a bit of dick.
In my opinion.

I get paid to ride (not in a pro manner, I do Sky Rides) and I shave  10

Anyway, I like the clean sheets and fresh legs feeling, my MTB crashes are easier to clean, and since started the management tells me off if I don't shave- she hates my legs being stubbly

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bike_food [167 posts] 2 years ago
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Don't think it makes any difference but if you are ripped it looks ace.

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Spooks [59 posts] 2 years ago
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Real question should be Veet, shave or wax.

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dreamlx10 [144 posts] 2 years ago
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Valkyrie wrote:

Guys, guys, guys,

For greater muscle definition, why shave when Veet does the job for you, just read the reviews...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/health-beauty/dp/B000KKNQBK
...they are hilarious!

Hilarious reviews.

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dreamlx10 [144 posts] 2 years ago
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Some Fella wrote:

If you arent getting paid to ride your bike and you shave your legs then you are a bit of dick.
In my opinion.

Spoken like a true ""Gringo".

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joc [58 posts] 2 years ago
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Some Fella wrote:

If you arent getting paid to ride your bike and you shave your legs then you are a bit of dick.
In my opinion.

quite ironic really because that's quite a dickish thing to say...just saying

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Colin Peyresourde [1638 posts] 2 years ago
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I shaved my arm pits once. The itching is horrendous. Never again, and never will I seek to defluff anything but my face.

The only reason to shave is that if you're regularly getting massaged. It's hard enough to get my girlfriend to do the part that really aches, let alone my legs alas.

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PhilRuss [352 posts] 2 years ago
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Krd51 wrote:

It looks good for a start. All these newbies with hairy legs and black socks should be shot!!!!!

[[[ Quite right, KRD51.....black socks???? Armstrong shoulda bin prosecuted for that alone. Looked like he'd forgotten the long suspenders. UGLY!
P.R.

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SideBurn [890 posts] 2 years ago
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What is wrong with black socks? You are making me feel all self conscious  39

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