Commuting Gear Advice

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geomickb
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Commuting Gear Advice

Postby geomickb » Mon Oct 29, 2012 21:17 pm

Hi

Just started commuting to work, its only 4.7 miles so no excuses really.

As the weather gets colder I want to stay comfy so I keep using the bike.

At the moment I am wearing a wicking top, DWR Ron Hills and an Altura sweaty waterproof. What should will be more comfy as It gets cooler?:

I was thinking a windproof may be more breathable:

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/gore-bike-wear- ... cket-2012/

And maybe some altura night vision tights?

Also, can anyone recommend some lights? Most of my route is lit but some of it has no streetlights.

Cheers,

Mick

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Re: Commuting Gear Advice

Postby unixnerd » Mon Oct 29, 2012 21:32 pm

For lights I'd get Cree XML-T6 torches from ebay, cheap and powerful. With two I can ride happily at 30mph on unlit roads.

In winter I wear my summer top under my thicker winter top. If it's very cold or wet I wear the summer top under a smock, it has zips up the sides to keep me cool if needed. You'll also want a helmet liner / skull cap and some neoprene overshoes.
http://www.strathspey.co.uk - Quality Binoculars at a Sensible Price.
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Re: Commuting Gear Advice

Postby geomickb » Fri Nov 16, 2012 23:20 pm

Bought an amazing Cree front light. What should I do on the rear?

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Re: Commuting Gear Advice

Postby unixnerd » Fri Nov 16, 2012 23:34 pm

If I didn't already have my SMART I'd get one of these:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0808709054

I also have a small Cateye rear light that comes on an elastic cord and ties onto my helmet, can't find a link to it alas. Got it last year.
http://www.strathspey.co.uk - Quality Binoculars at a Sensible Price.
Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert 2012, Cannondale CAAD5,
Marin Mount Vision (1997), Edinburgh Country tourer, 3 cats!


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