so, i got a little inspired at the bike show last week. and then this week, after i spent an entire day on the couch in a feverish haze of some non-descript malaise and cycling knicker dreams; i got a little manic with the sewing machine. but not before going to the local vintage shop for some snazzy men’s trousers circa 1970 - which i proceeded to fashion into my very own custom cycling knickers.
twenty eight dollars and several hours later, i have myself two pairs of knickers. one a lovely polyester hounds tooth, the other a snappy wool plaid. both complete with tab on the backside from which to hang a blinky light, velcro-fastened back pockets, an added side pocket for cell phone or flask; and, here is where i surprise even myself: articulated knees!
i’m taking the single speed and my custom knickers out for a spin.