Saturday, August 16, 2008

On Leather Saddles and Cycling Shorts

Witty wisdom from none other than the late 'Captain Bike' :

Most leather saddles are dyed black. Oiling the saddle will partially dissolve the dye, which will stain on your clothes. This is why cycling shorts are black. Wear light colors at your own risk! If you must wear day-glo pink shorts, put a seatcover on the saddle.

Read more on leather saddles here.

Well ofcourse, there are a handful of other good reasons behind wearing black cycling shorts. I'll be discreet to mention them here. Here's a picture for starters.

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