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Old 10-11-06, 04:54 PM   #1
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These gloves for a commuter

Waterproof, visible, cheap:

http://store.pksafety.net/me34waprludr.html



Thinking I might get 'em; why not?
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Old 10-11-06, 05:02 PM   #2
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So dorky it's cool. I think I'll get a couple pairs.
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Old 10-11-06, 05:04 PM   #3
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So dorky it's cool.
well, I think you're half right...

check out the $2.50 Ztek glasses at the site, too.
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Old 10-11-06, 05:11 PM   #4
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Heh. I got a pair of clear glasses at Lowes for $3.99 for nighttime riding. I wuz robbed!
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Any idea where you can try these on locally? I find that I have to try gloves on as there isn't a uniform size that fits me.
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Thanks, just ordered a pair for colder weather.

I find bright gloves a huge advantage for getting cagers to pay attention to my signals.

Here is what I use for cooler weather. They're not padded so not great for long rides though.

http://www.axorace.com/

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Old 10-12-06, 07:52 AM   #7
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I found these cheapo gloves in a local store that sells work clothes last winter. The black leather ones are insulated & cost $5, the other 2 were around $7 for the lightweight ones & $12 for the heavily insulated ones. The reflectorized strip really lights up in headlights & is still very visible in daylight.
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aren't those types of gloves hot?
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Check your calendar, buddy! Hot gloves for cold days!
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Tomorrow will be in the 40's, we'll see how my gloves feel.
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I picked up a pair of "Flex Grip" brand "Subcontractor" style work gloves from home depot. for the 30-50° range, they're great. They're something semi breathable and water resistant looking on the tops of the hands and synthetic leather on the bottoms. nice and thin (seems like when I wear thick gloves my hands feel more fatigued)

I've found that there is such thing as too much padding. The cheap Cannondale half-fingered gloves I got this summer actually wind up hurting during long rides, whereas if I ride ungloved I feel much less fatigue or pain in my hands. These new gloves haven't caused any of the problems of the cannondale pair so far.
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I've found that there is such thing as too much padding. The cheap Cannondale half-fingered gloves I got this summer actually wind up hurting during long rides, whereas if I ride ungloved I feel much less fatigue or pain in my hands. These new gloves haven't caused any of the problems of the cannondale pair so far.
Totally agree. My "nice" PI gloves have a ton of padding and they tend to make my hands fall asleep when I ride on the hoods (which I do about 80% of the time). Never had that problem barehanded or with unlined gloves.
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I know I'm bumping an old thread but...has anyone picked these up and have any 'reviews' about'em? I'm aiming to get some good, reflective gloves for the upcoming winter here and the price on these is just right.
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Check your calendar, buddy! Hot gloves for cold days!
Actually a very good question. My hands tend to sweat uncomfortably in ski type gloves or insulated work gloves while biking unless the temps are frigid (<20F). We've been in the upper 30's this week and I have been wearing a glove liner under a cycling glove. For upper 20's I switch the glove liner for a lightweight Windpro fleece glove.
Costco had some waterproof microfiber gloves for $10 I will try for colder temps, or I may just stick with my lobsters.
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