How long should longs last?

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sturmey
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How long should longs last?

Postby sturmey » Thu May 28, 2009 16:21 pm

I have done around 2000 miles in a pair of Northwave padded longs-but now a hole has worn through in the seat and the stitching in that area has completely worn away.

Is this a normal lifespan for these garments or is it a case of you get what you pay for?

(I have never slid down the road in them and my saddle is smooth as a baby's bottom )

Not Another Hill
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Postby Not Another Hill » Thu May 28, 2009 17:58 pm

I've a pair of Northwave bib longs which are about 4 years old and still fine. Wear them all winter/autumn (commuting and Club rides).

sturmey
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Postby sturmey » Thu May 28, 2009 21:50 pm

I'm thinking it's my riding position that's to blame. My saddles (on two bikes) show the same pattern of wear on the left hand side only and the hole in my tights is under the left a*se cheek. I must ride lopsided.

cougie
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Postby cougie » Thu May 28, 2009 22:31 pm

Patch it ?


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