New Life for My Old Bike Tights
A few weeks ago I gave my old thermal tights a new life as x-country ski tights.
It took 30 minutes of easy, if tedious, work with a seam splitter to remove the old chamois. The tiny holes that were left from the thread came out after one wash and now they look just like regular tights.
We took a quick ski out behind our house yesterday in the new snow. The fleecy brushed interior of the fabric makes the tights perfect for mild weather (around 30°) nordic skiing. They resist wind, stay dry and I didn’t overheat going up hills.
If you have a favorite pair of Terry bottoms that are past their useful life as bike bottoms, it might be worth a little bit of work to remove the chamois and find a new use for them. I’m glad I did.