Shaving of legs

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mattr
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by mattr

TheBugMan wrote:I shave because if I don't, people mistake me for Borat. Minus the ladies.


and the moustache....... i hope

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by Flossie

Leg shaving is a 'mark of commitment to the cycling fraternity'

You also dont get loads of midges stuck in the leg hairs on summers evening rides.
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allezkmiec
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by allezkmiec

I shave my legs because, honestly, I've got nice calves and I like the way they look shaved. I figure, being a bike rider, I don't have a lot of impressive, muscular parts... so why not show off the few I have to best effect?

Nobody's gonna be impressed by my arms, so I leave 'em alone.

And, pubes? Stubble sucks in bike shorts. Take my word for it, boys.

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bJay
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allezkmiec wrote:And, pubes? Stubble sucks in bike shorts. Take my word for it, boys.



Haha. No stubble trouble if you wax :wink:
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allezkmiec
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Brother, if you wax south of the border, you're a braver man than I.

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beatnik
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by beatnik

Biomechanical spreadsheet. Sizing&Fitting.

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... 8e319d185b

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bJay
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allezkmiec wrote:Brother, if you wax south of the border, you're a braver man than I.


It only hurts the first time - but if you find a good waxer hang onto them, some are just shocking at it :D
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CharlesM
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by CharlesM

Kermithimself wrote:
So my question to you:
Why don't bikeriders shave their arms, or do they actually shave them as well?




Oh God Damn it...

That's an annoyingly good question! :lol:

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lite pete
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by lite pete

well its that time of year to remove the winter fluff.

i do it cause i like the feel of it.
:lol:

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hockinsk
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by hockinsk

Can't believe nobody has said "I shave because it saves weight"

phil s
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by phil s

Anyone tried that bodygroom and is it any good? I've always been a razor man myself, but the shower set-up in our new bathroom makes it a real chore. My mate, who is a former top pro, said electric's the way to go as the skin doesn't get so irritated but am wondering what to get? A burd's electric epilator, a bodygroom thing like the one above or a regular electric for the face? Do these things really shave close enough to eliminate stubble?

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by flameboy

hockinsk is right. You could lose 4 grams with shaved legs... :lol:

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... c&start=15

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Anaszi
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by Anaszi

irishdave wrote:just do it. you look like a d!ck in lycra with hairy legs, end of.


There you have it.

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by bmpete

@ Phil s

Got a bodygroom a couple of years ago (when they first came out) and I dont use it anymore
My hair seem too thick for it. A fiend (Fairhaired) has no probs.

An electric Epilaters much better. bleedin hurts though at first. I started with a few sqaure inches with the eppi and the rest shaved, and increased from there. after a while its ok and lasts much longer
How women manage it i don't know :shock:

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by phil s

Cheers mpete. I may stick with the razor and stop being a tightass and also use shaving gel rather than showergel. Women manage with an epilator because their hair roots aren't as deep as men's.

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