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Jorgan




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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:39 am    Post subject: Cycling Rain Trousers - Recommendations Reply with quote

I'm going to resist asking this on the FB page, for now Smile

After having to put-on wet shorts for the ride home yesterday (they did dry very quickly in the afternoon sun) I thought it might be good to try and limit water exposure over autumn/winter. Any recommendations for form-fitting cycling over trousers?

Must get those mudguards on too; they've been gathering dust in the garage for last 4 years Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Id just go with fast drying, normal shorts. Ive learned to forget trying to stay dry, just be quick to dry out.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Full mudguards and you'll only need waterproofs if it's actually raining torrentially.

I have some btwin ones from decathlon from commuting in Germany but not really used in anger... what I really needed then was waterproof overshoes.

Saw some altura ones on sale in Halfords the other day so may be an option.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rear mudguard installed and front most of the way there. It took me so long because a) I haven't commuted on it for 4 years and b) it involved sawing the metal stanchions to the correct length and making a mounting bracket extender for the front guard, as the only screw mount is on the back of the fork and these guards are designed to be bolted on front of the fork. Just some fiddling to get it aligned and get the bracket arrangement rattle-proof tonight.

Keeping feet dry is aided massively by a front mudguard iirc!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Just some fiddling to get it aligned and get the bracket arrangement rattle-proof for the rest of time.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jibberjim wrote:
Jorgan wrote:
Just some fiddling to get it aligned and get the bracket arrangement rattle-proof for the rest of time.


That would be a feat, for a strip of beer can folded-over a few times, covered in black tape & drilled out Laughing
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