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#105640 - 10/31/08 03:54 PM Modifying cycling shorts
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OK, I admit... I'm semi directing this question to the person on this forum who has directions on their website about making cycling shorts.... Penny, please help.
I have a pair of cycling shorts that are comfortable in many ways except for the one part of the chamy. Its kinda narrow in the middle and the serged edge is giving me a saddle sore on longish rides. The problem is the thread rubbing on my skin. Could I just remove an inch of thread? Would I need to resew a strait or zig zag stich?
As usual, money is tight and the shorts are new. Yah, I bought them from REI and could still return them, but then I will loose a pair of shorts.
Thanks,
scott
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#105641 - 11/04/08 06:39 AM Re: Modifying cycling shorts [Re: TurkeyBacon]
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Registered: 12/31/01
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Loc: Washington
Quote:
OK, I admit... I'm semi directing this question to the person on this forum who has directions on their website about making cycling shorts.... Penny, please help.
I have a pair of cycling shorts that are comfortable in many ways except for the one part of the chamy. Its kinda narrow in the middle and the serged edge is giving me a saddle sore on longish rides. The problem is the thread rubbing on my skin. Could I just remove an inch of thread? Would I need to resew a strait or zig zag stich?
As usual, money is tight and the shorts are new. Yah, I bought them from REI and could still return them, but then I will loose a pair of shorts.
Thanks,
scott


I use a three step zig zag to sew chamois type things down. I don't see a reason to not go for it.
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#105642 - 11/04/08 04:46 PM Re: Modifying cycling shorts [Re: TurkeyBacon]
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Registered: 01/04/02
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Loc: Eastern MA, USA
TB-

My first thought was that I might try placing a piece of duct tape or Moleskin on my leg right in the area that gets rubbed.

Then, I remembered that you are a guy, and probably do not shave that part of your leg.

Ouch! Never mind!

So, I wonder if you could sew a liner/facing over the chamois?

Good Luck!

CamperMom

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#105643 - 11/04/08 10:08 PM Re: Modifying cycling shorts [Re: TurkeyBacon]
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Registered: 12/24/05
Posts: 500
Loc: Spokane & Maple Valley, Wa
Are they REI Shorts..If they are exchange them.
One thing I learned a long time ago is never ever buy house brand and or cheap cycling shorts. It like a sleeping bag, you get what you pay for. Also those one sized thick chamois things don't work either. The presicion cut anatomically specific and egro cut shorts are the best. I also had chamois probelms untill I went to bib shorts, I have not looked back since. Hope this helps
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#105644 - 11/05/08 03:08 AM Re: Modifying cycling shorts [Re: mugs]
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Registered: 10/04/02
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Loc: Boston
Actually, they are canari, and they have a very shaped chamios. Which seems to be part of the problem. I realy beleive it is the stiching that is rubbing against my skin, and not the side of the chamios.
I did remove some of the serged stiching and found a single strait stich still there holding the chamios down. Problem solved? Find out in the spring when I go on rides long enough to find out.
Thanks for the replies.
Scott
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