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The sad realisation that your winter wardrode...

Postby spasypaddy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:10 am

... needs replacing :(

4 pairs of tights:
2 have massive rips on the ars* panels
2 have no zippers left
1 was brand new last year and are good

Winter jerseys:
1 the elastic has gone on the wrists
1 the zip has gone
1 the sealed seams has gone
1 was brand new last year and is good

winter boots:
dont close properly any more and let too much water in

Gloves:
midweight ones are gone, lost to the wind last march
heavy ones are somewhere in my drawer

Going to be an expensive month :(

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Re: The sad realisation that your winter wardrode...

Postby rubertoe » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:17 am

I'm in need of some more winter tights; I dont think that you will be the only one spending.

Gonna get another pair of the DHB ones, and some Leg warmers.
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Re: The sad realisation that your winter wardrode...

Postby spasypaddy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:25 am

ive got my eye on some new gore ones and some hincapie ones

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Re: The sad realisation that your winter wardrode...

Postby Paul E » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:25 am

I have built mine up over a few months as I knew I needed a lot of new kit
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Re: The sad realisation that your winter wardrode...

Postby TheStone » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:33 am

In a world where most things are disposable, there's something nice in having to replace stuff that you really have worn out.
Especially if you've done it under your own power!

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Re: The sad realisation that your winter wardrode...

Postby roger merriman » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:38 am

I have been adding to my winter stuff, mainly winter boots, lightweight walking boots since I use flats since. My cycling shoes are vented so start to get a tad cool.

I do need some full gloves at some point but so far mitts are fine.

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Re: The sad realisation that your winter wardrode...

Postby meanredspider » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:45 am

I'm wondering if my Assos stuff will ever wear out - no sign yet
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Re: The sad realisation that your winter wardrode...

Postby spasypaddy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:52 am

meanredspider wrote:I'm wondering if my Assos stuff will ever wear out - no sign yet

its just different level cost though... gore stuff always last well. Im happy with 3+ years out of everything and then needing replacing

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Re: The sad realisation that your winter wardrode...

Postby meanredspider » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:13 am

spasypaddy wrote:
meanredspider wrote:I'm wondering if my Assos stuff will ever wear out - no sign yet

its just different level cost though... gore stuff always last well. Im happy with 3+ years out of everything and then needing replacing


Yup - it is - but it performs brilliantly and seems to last forever. Seems like better value in the long term but I know we all have choices
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Re: The sad realisation that your winter wardrode...

Postby spasypaddy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:18 am

meanredspider wrote:
spasypaddy wrote:
meanredspider wrote:I'm wondering if my Assos stuff will ever wear out - no sign yet

its just different level cost though... gore stuff always last well. Im happy with 3+ years out of everything and then needing replacing


Yup - it is - but it performs brilliantly and seems to last forever. Seems like better value in the long term but I know we all have choices

oh i agree. im tempted by a pair of assos to go with a few pairs of 'cheaper' tights for the daily commute.

which pair do you have and can recommend?

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Re: The sad realisation that your winter wardrode...

Postby meanredspider » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:25 am

spasypaddy wrote:oh i agree. im tempted by a pair of assos to go with a few pairs of 'cheaper' tights for the daily commute.

which pair do you have and can recommend?


I have several types. The most flexible are the bib shorts with leg warmers. Hard to recommend because there are so many options and it depends what you do - how warm you want your shorts to be. The standard ones are great though. I also have the winter bib tights which are fantastic but I only use them when it's icy (a lot of the time up here).
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Re: The sad realisation that your winter wardrode...

Postby Islwyn » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:28 am

Time for new gloves for me... They smell SO bad, even after a wash.... Shocking.

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Re: The sad realisation that your winter wardrode...

Postby Veronese68 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:30 am

spasypaddy wrote:oh i agree. im tempted by a pair of assos to go with a few pairs of 'cheaper' tights for the daily commute.

which pair do you have and can recommend?


If you buy Assos for best and cheaper for the commute you'll wear the cheap stuff more often. The natural progression being that whilst the Assos stuff probably will last a lot better it will exaggerate the difference.
Having said that, I believe MRS's commute is so long and cold that best is used for the commute, so he will actually have a fair appraisal.

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Re: The sad realisation that your winter wardrode...

Postby The Rookie » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:30 am

Don't buy tights*, pedal faster!

*Unless your a women or a bloke into 'specialist parties'!

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Re: The sad realisation that your winter wardrode...

Postby spasypaddy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:33 am

meanredspider wrote:I have several types. The most flexible are the bib shorts with leg warmers. Hard to recommend because there are so many options and it depends what you do - how warm you want your shorts to be. The standard ones are great though. I also have the winter bib tights which are fantastic but I only use them when it's icy (a lot of the time up here).

i dont mind bibs and leg warmers but prefer full tights when it gets to 0 and below. Ive been using shorts (including assos) with leg warmers for about 6 weeks now and its time to progress to full winter kit as im starting to get ill...

Veronese68 wrote:If you buy Assos for best and cheaper for the commute you'll wear the cheap stuff more often. The natural progression being that whilst the Assos stuff probably will last a lot better it will exaggerate the difference.
Having said that, I believe MRS's commute is so long and cold that best is used for the commute, so he will actually have a fair appraisal.

good point well made, by best i mean for days im going training after work or out on a saturday for a longer ride. They will be in the normal rotation but used when doing longer miles than the there and back for work.

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Re: The sad realisation that your winter wardrode...

Postby Paul E » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:35 am

Just bought some dhb roubaix vaeon shorts and tights as they have a deal on for both together, replacing a pair of altura winter tights bought in a rush which rip me to bits everytime I have ridden in them. I have some good leg warmers which I can pair with the shorts leaving the tights for the coldest days.

Like today the shorts and the leg warmers would have been fine, they arrived today so not bad for std delivery and ordered on sunday
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Re: The sad realisation that your winter wardrode...

Postby meanredspider » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:39 am

Veronese68 wrote: I believe MRS's commute is so long and cold that best is used for the commute, so he will actually have a fair appraisal.


Yup - I only buy "best" and not because I'm a flash git but because most of my cycling miles are commuting. It would be daft, to my mind, to buy cheap (and less functional) for the majority of my miles. Equally, I honestly believe it's better value - performs better for longer. It also gets a hard life as I have no more than two of any item so, at best, it gets used on alternate days. Also, I never pay anything like full price but have lurked waiting for heavy discounts.

The only "downside" is that I have absolutely no excuse to buy anything new!
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Re: The sad realisation that your winter wardrode...

Postby meanredspider » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:43 am

spasypaddy wrote:
meanredspider wrote:I have several types. The most flexible are the bib shorts with leg warmers. Hard to recommend because there are so many options and it depends what you do - how warm you want your shorts to be. The standard ones are great though. I also have the winter bib tights which are fantastic but I only use them when it's icy (a lot of the time up here).

i dont mind bibs and leg warmers but prefer full tights when it gets to 0 and below. Ive been using shorts (including assos) with leg warmers for about 6 weeks now and its time to progress to full winter kit as im starting to get ill...
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The winter tights are fantastic then. Ideally get the tights without pad because then they need washing less often and, my only criticism of them, they aren't the warmest around the jewels in the padded version. Shop around (Assos outlet is often the cheapest) and you can get them at a very reasonable price
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Re: The sad realisation that your winter wardrode...

Postby daviesee » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:25 pm

Backing up MRS's view on Assos.
It's been cold up here for a while and my hands were freezing. Anyone who suffers from cold hands will know that you simply can't put too high a price on gloves that work. Previous gloves were Alturas.
I got a pair of the Fugu (fugly name) Gloves and couldn't be happier. Nice and warm. This morning was the first soaking and bone dry after a 25 minute drenching. As a comparison, my Gore Phantom jacket was damp in the sleeves.
Last weekend was sub zero and with a pair of merino liners I was warm, toasty, comfy and zero claminess.

Need I say that I am happy. :wink:
Edit:- Particularly because I got 25% off at Ribble.
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Re: The sad realisation that your winter wardrode...

Postby cyclingprop » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:54 pm

Ordered some Northwave Force tights from PBK. And a couple of DHB jerseys. And some new boots. Still need new gloves.
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