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Thursday
Oct212010

Warm, practical and styling

I recently bought a pair of bib top, over the knee knickers. These are great for chilly mornings when it is too cold for shorts, but not yet cold enough for full length tights.

Now I have found these “Over the Calf” long sports socks that are advertised as suitable for soccer, baseball or volleyball; as far as I’m concerned they can add cycling to that list.

I find them ideal; they are warm, being 75% acrylic, and the rest a nylon, polyester and spandex mix.

They are inexpensive at $8.99 a pair, and they are made in the USA.

They are extremely practical; it now saves me the expense of buying another pair of full length tights.

And if a chilly morning ride turns into a warm sunny afternoon, I can remove these knee-highs and replace with ankle socks.

There is a wide choice of patterns and colors; I bought a lime green and black checkered, and an orange and black pair.

The top picture does not do the lime green color justice; they are bright, almost fluorescent; grabbing the kind of attention I need most, that of the distracted driver.

They are stylish and take me back to the 1950s when I wore plus-fours and fancy socks similar to those shown above worn by Fausto Coppi (Left.) and his brother Serse Coppi (Right.)

Then in the 1970s I had a pair of woolen over the knee knickers that I wore in similar style with knee length socks. (That's me on the right.)

I bought the socks from AbsoluteSocks.com and the over the knee knickers from ProBikeKit.

Once again I should point out that I was not paid for this endorsement.

 

 

 

 

                       

Reader Comments (7)

Holy crap Dave! Your chain is almost dragging on the ground.

October 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlemmiwinks

Lemmiwinks,
Minimum friction. That's a gear I never use anyway, smallest chainring, smallest sprocket.
Dave

October 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDave Moulton

Thanks for the socks tip. My father in law favors the over the calf socks for winter riding. His are getting a bit ratty and the only place he'll buy socks is in Skipton Yorks. He has lived in the US for about 40 years now...

October 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteril Bruce

Winter preparations: Warmer socks + replace 53-42 with 48-34 + shorten winter chain. Dave hasn't had the time to get to #3 (too busy enlightening his base).

October 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJack

Well, if this starts a cycling fashion trend, at least it's one more thing I can be a contrarian about :-)

October 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPierre

id wear the red ones --- awesome !! :D

October 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermeligrosa

A definitely great idea! Well, fashion just come and go and I will owe it to you when I become trend setter to my fellow cyclists! A $9 socks, that sure is cheap!
And yes, another point to the red one.

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPedals Cycling

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