General Cycling Discussion - Cycling Survey for Industrial Design Student
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11-09-08, 11:42 AM
Hi, I am a 4th year industrial design student at Carleton University doing my major project on a all season cycling jacket. I was hoping if anyone here could take about 2-5minutes to fill out my survey. I would really help out my research and development. Thanks a lot, here is the link!
11-09-08, 06:40 PM
Another??? Design student trying to invent another magic bullet??
Seriously are they serious or are all these ridiculous product concepts an very very well thought out and elaborate troll??
11-09-08, 08:15 PM
The questions on your survey suggest that you no very little about cycling or cyclists. Perhaps you should start by reading up on the sport, the clothing cyclists wear, and why they wear it.
11-09-08, 08:35 PM
Also that you know little of cycling in cold conditions. Really one of the questions I need to answer is "Where do you feel the most uncomfortable HEAT when riding in cold conditions". The answer for which is chest, back, and parts of my head, by the way. That's why I end up carrying more than one hat and switching them on and off, and I usually end up doing half my ride with my jacket flapping open in winter if the temperature isn't subzero.
11-10-08, 09:10 AM
Question Number Eight:
I put "Legs", because the survey required an answer, but I meant "Feet".
I would like to see (or be seen in) a jacket (or vest) with LED turn signals built in.
I'm having difficulty responding to most of the questions because of the way that the survey is designed.
For example, in the first question, you ask, "Which of the following items do you use when cycling in cold weather such as autumn weather?" What do you mean by "cold weather" and "autumn weather"? I've cycled in temperatures this autumn ranging from the 30s (F) and in the 70s (F), and I'll wear a jacket only when it gets down to about 45 degrees (F). Why not refer to specific temperature ranges to eliminate this ambiguity?
Moreover, you have options in the responses to this question whose use doesn't depend on temperature. For example, whether I use a light doesn't depend on whether or not it's cold; it depends on the times at which I'll be riding. Similarly, whether I use a backpack has nothing to do with temperature and everything to do with whether I am commuting or riding recreationally. I could check these boxes, because I do use these items when it is cold, but I also use them when it is warm, so I don't think that you will receive meaningful data in your responses with respect to these items.
As noted by another poster, question 8 omits "feet," which in the most significant area of discomfort for me when riding in the cold.
Finally, question 9 asks, "Would you prefer pockets that were easy accessible while riding such as on the sleeves or chest?" Do you really think that people would prefer pockets that are inaccessible? Moreover, this question implies that pockets on the sleeve are more accessible than pockets in some other location (i.e., on the back) which is not my experience. It's much easier for me to reach into a pocket on the back of my jersey while riding than to reach across my body to reach into a pocket on the sleeve.
11-10-08, 01:50 PM
If this OP is like the other "design students" who have posted here on Bikeforums, he will not give us the courtesy of a reply.
I'm getting tired of this, and if MarvinLara does not reply, I'm going to avoid replying to other questions like this in the future.
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