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  1. #1
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    Oct 2018
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    Chamois Always in the wrong place

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    I've been trying for years to find a pair of shorts or bibs that work for me, but nothing seems to fit right. The problem is always the same: the chamois seems to be half way up my butt and never under my sit bones where I need it to be. I've tried a huge variety of styles, sizes and brands of both bibs and shorts including Specialized, Gore, Terry, Pearl Izumi, Louis Garneau, Giro, Performance, and several other brands that I can't remember at the moment. Bibs seem to work slightly better, and so do smaller sizes, but nothing is really right. I did a little mock-up to show the problem - I've marked where my sit bones always end up with Xs.

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    Has anybody out there ever had this problem? I'm really at a loss. In desperation, I've even tried cutting the chamois out of a few pairs, moving it 2 inches forward and sewing it back in... which sorta works, though it's hard to get the thing to fit correctly in the shorts that way, and I have to cut off a chunk of the front. I'm "short waisted" - meaning that my waist is waaaay up high just under my ribs, so I have a really hard time finding pants that fit properly too - I wonder if that's part of the problem? Anyhow, I'm 5'8", 145lbs, waist: 29", hips 36". Anybody have any suggestions?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
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    Honestly I have no idea other than to have the chamois moved. Do you have actual sewing skills? If that were me, I'd take a class just to get myself accurate enough to do a good job.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Taylor, MI
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    Shebeest has a new removeable chamois that might be of interest.

    https://www.shebeest.com/products/in...ovable-chamois

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    2011 Trek Madone 5.2 WSD -Selle SMP Glider
    2013 Giant TCX W - Oura 143

 

 

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