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    Researcher in bike innovation

    Hello, I'm a searcher in bike innovation from Copenhagen Business School. I am working on a new project in order to come up with new lead-user ideas. It would be very helpful to have ideas from you by answering a question. My question is the following: "When it's raining, ma face and my glasses are wet. Do solution or prototypes exist to protect face from the rain?" Thank you all for your collaboration.

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    contact lenses

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    Yes, a solution exists. A cycling cap.

    Works with or without a helmet.

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    let me formulate it better: we are trying to find a solution that is attractive especially for females...PROBLEM: Most of the people move thanks to their bikes. However, when it’s raining, your face (MAKE-UP, eyes,...) is not protected. How can you keep your face dry without obstructing your vision and therefore your safety? thank you all.

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    Don't wear makeup when bicycling. Or get the waterproof stuff that synchro swimmers wear.

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    Heh, heh.

    Værsgo!

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    I, for one, never wear make-up while riding. Otherwise I might end up looking like this:


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    its going to rain here in 29681, USA all day Friday. i was just thinking yesterday that i need like a face-shield like mortorcycle helmets have to attach to my helmet so my face won't get cold (50 degrees Farenhet) and wet.

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    This seems like the solution! And it makes you look like you might happen to be a French Canadian and other associated things.

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    So you want us to give you ideas you can turn into a successful business? If I had a great idea, why would I give it to you instead of selling it myself?

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    Fenders?

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    My son just bought snowmobile gloves for winter riding. They have a wiper blade built into the side of the index fingers.

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    There's plenty of stuff out there. It's called a rain hat.

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    Makeup? Cultural change. I've always found those who don't wear the stuff more attractive.

    The problem with face shields and partial face covers is fogging. With a well ventilated helmet, it's not a problem on motorcycles due to the faster speed and lower rate of physical exertion.

    I would prefer my face uncovered (no makeup) with a pair of regular glasses with extra large "glass" area (for protection) and some coating that lets the water run off.

    There is such a product for windshields (Rain-X) that works well. When it's fresh applied you can literally leave the w wipers off. It may not be compatible with the plastics used for glasses.

    Could spray a like coating over the makeup. They have lip-gloss right?

    Got to have fenders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    yes, a solution exists. A cycling cap.

    Works with or without a helmet.
    +1000

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    If it is raining and you are concerned about looking like a drowned rat after your ride, don't ride. Take the car/bus/train/etc.

    If you aren't concerned with your looks, I find riding without glasses to be best.

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    You might want to do some market research to gauge the demand for a bicycle fairing.

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    I wasn't done writing, I had to move my car (blocked someone in the driveway).

    I know of two manufacturers of bicycle fairings:

    http://www.zzipper.com

    http://www.mueller-hp.com

    Bicycle fairings may protect the cyclist from crashes, as well as the weather.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11629987@N02/sets/72157639939606343/

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    I think what we have here is a solution looking for a problem.
    If we learn from our mistakes, I must be a goddamn genius.

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    I wear a long-brimmed fishing hat for rain.
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