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Burt
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5430 posts since 3/1/10

10 Aug 2014 22:27
Aren't they about 500 quid brand spanking new? If so, I reckon £350 for a second hand bike is taking the piss - especially if it's to a mate.
mtthrvy2
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1856 posts since 8/11/10

posted 11 Aug 2014 00:42, edited 11 Aug 2014 00:42
rain today has made me start planning for winter riding Laughing out loud

gone for some hestra windstopper tracker gloves (£45) to be paired with some merino liners on colder days



are rapha winter tights any good? I always freeze my nads off cycling in the winter with my current dhb winter bib shorts.
Hanto
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1660 posts since 30/11/09

11 Aug 2014 05:22
I've been looking to try the Hestra gloves for ages, could never find them, even online. Where did you get them?
JacktheHat
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1655 posts since 26/2/10

11 Aug 2014 07:04
Rapha winter rights are great. Hard shell jacket is pretty good too. Rode the coldest days with only a base layer under and a merino collar and was perfect.
mtthrvy2
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1856 posts since 8/11/10

posted 11 Aug 2014 08:33, edited 11 Aug 2014 08:33
Hanto wrote: I've been looking to try the Hestra gloves for ages, could never find them, even online. Where did you get them?

I found a black pair - probably more practical for winter anyway..

that white snot wiper tho Cool

C:GB:3160">http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hestra-Windstopper-Sr-Bike-Glove-Black-Black-/141355692288?ssPageName=ADME:LShockedC:GB:3160

they ship from a hestral europe warehouse so might be able to get other pairs?

JacktheHat wrote: Rapha winter rights are great. Hard shell jacket is pretty good too. Rode the coldest days with only a base layer under and a merino collar and was perfect.

cheers, will probably invest this winter, going to spread the cost out over a few months
roophees
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1502 posts since 18/12/10

11 Aug 2014 08:58
Crudeoyle, dont think £350 for a year old allez is THAT bad but reckon if you have some time and you hunt around you can find a bit more for the same price…

having said that dont know what mates rates for a 2nd hand bike would be. provided its in good cond i would maybe say £300 is fair?
Jesus
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5969 posts since 7/10/08

posted 11 Aug 2014 09:06, edited 11 Aug 2014 09:06
are rapha winter tights any good?

i used all last winter for on/offroad the Rapha Cyclocross 3/4 ones, nice warm roubaix inside, under Rapha touring shorts, cannot remember having cold legs, although last winter was not a particularly cold one
Hanto
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1660 posts since 30/11/09

14 Aug 2014 20:41
Did anyone get a Kask Vertigo in the end. Tried one on today and the fit was perfect, but just wondered how it compared to the mojito?
Jesus
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5969 posts since 7/10/08

15 Aug 2014 06:23
need to up my helmet game, still in a Livestrong branded Giro Ionos

think ill wait until December for this

http://www.giro.com/eu_en/synthe.html/
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

18 Aug 2014 12:59
mtthrvy2 wrote: rain today has made me start planning for winter riding Laughing out loud

Same for me after this weekends showers and wind. Leg warmers and overshoes are top of the list.

What are people's typical set ups for autumn/winter. On saturday, I had a mesh base layer, short sleeve jersey, arm warmers and lightweight windproof jacket. Don't really like riding with a jacket and would prefer a gillet for windy days with possible showers. Anyone got any recommendations.
haz
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4334 posts since 7/1/04

18 Aug 2014 13:07
I roll with a gillet with detachable sleeves for the winter. Hardly anyone makes them which is annoying.

Autumn/Spring, Base layer (vest), s/s jersey, arm warmers, bib shorts, leggings underneath.

Maybe add a l/s base layer, hat, gloves (x2), overshoes when it gets colder.
mtthrvy2
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1856 posts since 8/11/10

posted 18 Aug 2014 13:52, edited 18 Aug 2014 13:52
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff471/mtthrvy/ScreenShot2014-08-18at145857_zps46c0ac45.png

http://www.strava.com/activities/181567406

cycled to brighton for the weekend, generally slow as one of my friends was struggling but ditchling beacon is a good climb.

roophees
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1502 posts since 18/12/10

19 Aug 2014 09:02
my set up for this autumn/winter will be:

base layer
SS wool jersey
arm warmers
knee warmers
gilet
gloves

any colder/wetter than that and i plan to reschedule my ride
mtthrvy2
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1856 posts since 8/11/10

19 Aug 2014 09:58
reccomendations for a gillet?
roophees
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1502 posts since 18/12/10

posted 19 Aug 2014 10:24, edited 19 Aug 2014 10:24
i got a morvelo hemisphere one which seems pretty decent and very well made, but havent actually tested it in winter yet. would recommend the gore active wear one on wiggle, fits well for the cash (was about £45 when i looked last) and has nice pocket access and a zipped one on the front.

EDIT: anyone able to recomemnd me any overshoes in return? Just want a pair for warmth more than rain so not sure what to go for.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

19 Aug 2014 10:25
mtthrvy2 wrote: reccomendations for a gillet?

From the research I've been doing, I think I'm gonna go with the Castelli Fawesome
Hanto
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1660 posts since 30/11/09

posted 20 Aug 2014 17:33, edited 20 Aug 2014 17:33
Just come back from London and was in Soho earlier. Rapha has further reductions, picked up a club jersey for £55. Kinoko has gone into clearance as they are closing down. The owner apparently is more interested now in climbing. Loads of thomnson stems, bars, seat posts downstairs for MTB riders. Tonnes of wheels, parts down there too, ENVE etc.
Hanto
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1660 posts since 30/11/09

20 Aug 2014 18:02
trailofdavid wrote:
mtthrvy2 wrote: reccomendations for a gillet?

From the research I've been doing, I think I'm gonna go with the Castelli Fawesome

Also, probably designed more as a pre/post bit of pretentious kit that Rab could do just as well, but Rapha's Transfer Gilet is down to £50 online and in store. They have some of the navy one's in store if the bright blue is too ott.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

20 Aug 2014 18:04
Yeah i saw that today online (black is £75), but from the reviews i've read it seems that it'd be too warm if you're riding a decent pace for any length of time on all but the coldest days
mtthrvy2
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1856 posts since 8/11/10

posted 20 Aug 2014 18:06, edited 20 Aug 2014 18:06
isnt raphas transfer stuff made to be worn when not on the bike? meant to be shit for riding