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 Post subject: road bike clothing
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:30 am 
Dirt Disciple

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hi people going to take my bike out first time . but what should i be wearing in this weather and also don't want to look stupid ....


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 Post subject: Re: road bike clothing
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:09 pm 
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Um, a minor point - where are you?

Spain or southern California - shorts and shirt spd moses sandals
UK - N Ireland (where i am) thermal base layer, long sleeved shirt, coat, warm socks, shoes, over shoes, thermal cap (beanie), face guard, helmet, glasses - clear lenses, winter gloves, bib tights.

As you can see, it depends where you are and what the weather is doing.

More info required,

Richard


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 Post subject: Re: road bike clothing
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:45 pm 
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Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
TGR wrote:
UK - N Ireland (where i am) thermal base layer, long sleeved shirt, coat, warm socks, shoes, over shoes, thermal cap (beanie), face guard, helmet, glasses - clear lenses, winter gloves, bib tights.


In the absence of a long sleeved jersey, a summer one + "Roubaix" type armwarmers works just as well. Thermal headband/ear warmer thingies like this....

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....are quite effective too in cold weather (I've used a Scott one for yonks), but take care - they are also quite good at muffling approaching traffic noise too. :(

David


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 Post subject: Re: road bike clothing
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:10 pm 
MacRetro rider
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On a road bike you can get away with looking stoopid as all the bright skin tight lycra is expected. In winter who cares what others think you look like if its practical and warm !


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 Post subject: Re: road bike clothing
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:44 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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in Scotland and its cold should i have loads of layers on


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 Post subject: Re: road bike clothing
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:09 pm 
retrobike rider
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supermario wrote:
in Scotland and its cold should i have loads of layers on



Yes!


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 Post subject: Re: road bike clothing
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:41 pm 
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Ooooops, i forgot to mention a rain coat on top of everything.

Richard


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 Post subject: Re: road bike clothing
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:19 pm 
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I use thermal leggings under endura cycle trousers, nothing worst than frozen nicky nacky noos.


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 Post subject: Re: road bike clothing
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:22 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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At this time of year I would suggest without a shadow of doubt is to wear very bright day glow yellow/orange tops
you see far too many 'modern cyclists' these days who wear nothing but black and are hidden in the gutter until
the very last second by passing cars, Be seen be safe!


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 Post subject: Re: road bike clothing
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:27 pm 
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I wear dark colours ion the garage and have been reasonably safe so far this winter - even the wife has probs finding me - especially when i 'borrow' her cleaning materials...

I'll get my fluro coat ...........


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