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probably the best thing your gunna buy this winter

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by walker, 23 Oct 2007.

  1. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
  2. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    What kind of temperatures / distance would you need to be riding to need something like that?
     
  3. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    british Winters anything from 10 miles to 70 miles.
     
  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Just buy a decent thermal............I'd melt in that !
     

  5. I agree, if you need that, you should just pedal harder!!
     
  6. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    maybe its just me then. I thought Sunday morning was extremely cold, and I did have 3 layers on, But then I did forget my overshoes.
     
  7. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    The last three days here is essex have been bloody cold...horrible easterly wind. I have had a base layer, two shirts and an Altura night vision jacket on...this morning I added arm warmers..all this on top of my Gore bib tights. I also have 2 pairs of warm wooly socks and neoprene overshoes on. Oh yeah then there is the high vis vest, gloves, sweatband & for half of todays 20 miles I wore a Bayern Munchen wooly hat under the helmet!
    I am not sure how much more I can wear when it gets really cold...so maybe this is a plan.
     
  8. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    that is a hell of a lot of clothes, what sort of pace do you go at?
     
  9. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Do they have them in Maplin stores?
     
  10. Unkraut

    Unkraut Master of the Inane Comment

    Location:
    Germany
    As an Englishman (presumably) you admitted wearing a Bayern München wooly hat!! You have been found guilty of a most heinous crime, and it is the sentence of this Court that you be taken hence .....

    How cold is cold in Essex at the moment? The morning commute here has been around 2 to 6 centigrade and a bit breezy. Headband, mask (at the lower end of the temp), lightish jacket, bib longs and thick Tchibo boots and I have kept reasonably warm. I wonder if perhaps you are putting too much on, this is making you sweat which in turn causes you to freeze. OTOH you are clearly doing a bit over double the distance that I have to to get to work, so the cold has a time to freeze those parts that other weathers cannot reach.

    When I first started doing winters, I wore too much, especially a good jacket replete with detachable fleece lining. I have since discovered that I only really need the fleece if it gets below about minus 7° or 8° C.
     
  11. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    TBH it's my extremeties that get cold. A tight base layer, thin fleece and waterproof is all I've ever needed in the coldest of weathers. Whereas my nose can be agony sometimes.

    Do they do heating elements you can stick up your nostrils?
     
  12. Unkraut

    Unkraut Master of the Inane Comment

    Location:
    Germany
    I bought a skiing mask, with a bit that goes over my nose. As this causes the specs to steam up, I pulled it down a tad, and the effect is that the warm air you breath out is directed over the rest of your face, keeping it warmish.

    The alternative, I suppose, is to ride along with two fingers stuck up your nose .... :evil:
     
  13. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    I got one today, so I can safely say that the Edgware Road Maplins doesn't have any in stock.

    Haven't bought it for the bike, just for those days when i end up having to stand around in the cold for ages.

    Migth take it out on the bike as a gilet, and turn it on iff I stop somewhere cold for a ciggie/pint!!!!
     
  14. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    You great big soft southern jessies!
     
  15. yenrod

    yenrod Guest