nit picky, or what...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Arch, 27 Feb 2008.

  1. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    Just combing my hotmail inbox, came across this link in an old CTC newsletter.

    Now, they are very pricey. Way out of my league, and a fashion statment I'm not bothered enough to make - I tuck my jeans in my socks. But they are nice looking, and ok, some people have money to spend on bling like that.

    But look at the comment!

    "How much weight do they gain when wet, I wonder?"

    A few grammes I'd guess. If that matters so much, I think blowing your nose might be just as effective....
  2. Two poodle diamante dog collars for a fiver would do the same job. More bling, less wring...(ing wet):angry:
  3. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    You can get them at Anne Summers!
  4. simonali

    simonali Guru

    And very stilish, too!
  5. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    What's wrong with elastic bands!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Hover Fly

    Hover Fly Lover of the bunny

    You have to lift your foot up to get them on, proper clips or the straps can be put on with both feet on the floor.
  7. yello

    yello Legendary Member

    Yep, laggy bands work for me too Keith. And they don't get (much?) heavier when wet so we win on 2 counts!
  8. I tuck elastic bands in my socks too...:smile:
  9. Depending on the colour, I'd wear them around my wrist. They're quite nice...
  10. frog

    frog Guest

    Why? What are you planning getting your cuffs caught in?

    On the 'wet problem' I always thought that if you looked after a bit of leather it was almost waterproof - but I'm probably wrong
  11. OP

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    No, I think you're right. The tanning process should stop it getting utterly waterlogged, and the odd application of dubbin, or nobbin, or whatever you choose to call it should do the rest.

    I really think if you were that bothered by extra weight, you'd be wearing shorts made of helium or something anyway...
  12. a fashion accessory...
  13. frog

    frog Guest

    Please tell me you're joking!

    When it comes to cyclists hands and wrists there is a ready made fashion accessory that marks you out as an elite. The good old tanned patch you get on the backs of your hands where the cut out is in the mitts. Add to that the lizard skin effect tan you get from the crochet ones and you have it all:biggrin:

    As an aside: Whoi's still got tan lines on their legs and arms from last year still? :biggrin:
  14. I wear bicycle clips, when I remember to pick them up. But when I went MTBing last week in Grizedale Forest, I had to tuck my trousers into my socks. :becool:
  15. Fiona N

    Fiona N Veteran

    I suspect they look very fetching over a pair of well worn corderoy trews and some nice brogues for the run down to the village store for the Sunday papers - I can imagine Boris with a pair :thumbsup:

    Funny how a whole lifestyle comes to mind from such a small item :wacko:
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