how much stuff does one need?

gavroche

Getting old but not past it
Location
North Wales
My wife says I have too much cycling equipement and moans everytime I buy some more.
So far I have:
2 short sleeves jerseys
2 long sleeves jerseys
1 winter jacket
1 rain jacket
cycling socks
2 sets of cycling glasses
2 lycra shorts
1 3/4 length trousers
1 full lenght trousers
2 pair cycling gloves
1 pair winter gloves
1 balaclava
1 woollen hat
What I reeeeeally need now is proper cycling shoes .Is that too much to ask?
 

paulb55

Über Member
Location
Birmingahm
Just ask her how many pairs of shoes she has and does she really need all of them
 

Herbie

Veteran
Location
Aberdeen
My wife says I have too much cycling equipement and moans everytime I buy some more.
So far I have:
2 short sleeves jerseys
2 long sleeves jerseys
1 winter jacket
1 rain jacket
cycling socks
2 sets of cycling glasses
2 lycra shorts
1 3/4 length trousers
1 full lenght trousers
2 pair cycling gloves
1 pair winter gloves
1 balaclava
1 woollen hat
What I reeeeeally need now is proper cycling shoes .Is that too much to ask?
 

Herbie

Veteran
Location
Aberdeen
My wife says I have too much cycling equipement and moans everytime I buy some more.
So far I have:
2 short sleeves jerseys
2 long sleeves jerseys
1 winter jacket
1 rain jacket
cycling socks
2 sets of cycling glasses
2 lycra shorts
1 3/4 length trousers
1 full lenght trousers
2 pair cycling gloves
1 pair winter gloves
1 balaclava
1 woollen hat
What I reeeeeally need now is proper cycling shoes .Is that too much to ask?
Have you got a bike to go with all that stuff :laugh:
 

DCLane

Found in the Yorkshire hills ...
Erm .... I've got (about):

10 s/s jerseys
8 l/s jerseys
4 winter jackets
2 rain jackets
1 gilet
3 l/s base layers
6 s/s base layers
6 pairs socks
2 shorts
2 bib shorts
2 bib longs
3 tights
2 trousers
No 3/4 length trousers (yet)
1 w'proof trouser
1 helmet
2 skull caps
3 sets of overshoes
2 prs arm warmers
2 prs leg warmers
10 pairs of gloves - a glove fetish?
2 pairs cycling shoes (winter & summer)

Oh, and 4 bikes.

That's not including the stuff that's about to be sold. Not bad for 18 months!

Tell her she's wrong.
 

RAYMOND

Well-Known Member
Location
Yorkshire
You can never have too much, i mean theres always something you need.
Tell your wife its better than being addicted to cigs,alcohol or drugs.
 

numbnuts

Legendary Member
8 short sleeves jerseys
6 long sleeves jerseys
3 winter jacket
1 windproof jacket
1 rain jacket
loads of cycling socks
2 sets of cycling glasses
10 lycra shorts
6 pairs lycra tights
1 3/4 length trousers
1 full lenght trousers
2 pair cycling gloves
3 Autumn gloves
2 pair winter gloves
1 balaclava
1 woollen hat
 
1 short sleeved cycling top
1 set of cycling shorts
1 set of cycling 3/4's (knickers)
1 set of winter bib tights
1 waterproof jacket
1 windproof/water resistant jacket
1 skull cap
2 pairs short fingered gloves
1 pair long fingered gloves
1 pair waterproof cycling gloves

guess you could include the buff, but its not cycling specific and asking me how many pairs of shoes, won't get far (1 set of hiking shoes, 1 pair of hiking boots, 2 pairs of mountaineering boots, 1 set of teva saddles and 1 pair of wellies...) normal everyday shoes - none! OK maybe I'm not normal ^_^

missed the 1 pair of cycling thermal tights & 1 pair of dedicated cycling waterproofs
 

Saluki

World class procrastinator
Your list seems very reasonable to me. You need cycling shoes though, and overshoes. Maybe a Buff?

What hobbies does Mrs Gavroche have? Does it entail a lot of kit/clothing? Shoes and handbags?
My mate Dawn says that I have too much rock climbing stuff but as she has over 400 handbags I don't think that she has any room to squark.
 

MrB1obby

Well-Known Member
Location
Derby
:eek:

I feel a bit embarrassed to say I have.... 1 pair of cycling gloves. That is all.

I cycle in normal clothes, and have a pair of trainers which I've partly chosen to designate to cycling.
 
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