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I was lookion at cycling clothing and came across a few sites offering Cycling Casual wear. I was wondering if people wore cycling clothes when there not cycling? Also I included a pic there called Commuter knickers but there just Capri's. They want $55 american.
 

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Ha! That's the funniest thing I've seen in a long time! How DO you boys carry that extra baggage around, that would be...uhm...annoying. :eek:
It took me a while to get used to it. I suppose it's really only an issue if you have too much, too little, or some sort of complex.

Biking shorts on guys are the equivalent of low cut dresses on women. It's OK to take a peek, but staring is rude.
 

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"I was wondering if people wore cycling clothes when there not cycling?"

Well, if your day-to-day includes spontaneous cycling, then yes!

If you're looking for cycle-able clothes that look ok in public, try a super lightweight pair of dress pants (a few dollars from any thrift store) with the legs rolled up. Dark colors make it harder to see butt sweat.

As for shirts, I own some champion "C9" plain black t's that are all synthetic but look normal and cotton-y.

The aforementioned combination of tops and bottoms is super discrete but works quite well in all but the hottest weather. Wear actual lycra cycling shorts under the pants when actually planning on cycling in such casual wear.
 

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There are a number of types of mountain bike shorts available which look like "normal" shorts but have an inner compression liner with or without chamois.
 
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