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    Buying riding gear...in Seattle..

    Hi All,

    I am in the market for riding tights and helmet to start with. Which would be a good place to go ? I know there are many LBSs around but any particular preference/suggestions ?

    This is my first bike and I want to start riding as soon as possible before it gets too cold so a riding tights and couple of layered Tshirts on top with a fleece jacket should get me going correct ?

    Thanks in advance.

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    REI is a pretty good place to buy bike clothes. Another place with a decent stock of stuff to look at is Gregg's.

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    ah ok, Thanks Forrest.

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    Btw, here is my first bike


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    Saw your other thread. Nice bike for Seattle. I know others will disagree but I like the triple ring setup for an area as hilly as it is around here. And the bars are set up high enough to be comfortable but the drops still can get you down out of the wind. You could flip the stem for another inch or two or take out spacers if you want lower bars later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InvisibleRider View Post
    riding tights and couple of layered Tshirts on top with a fleece jacket should get me going correct ?
    There's only maybe 10 days per year that warrant fleece, IMO. Get a nice shell. One or two longsleeve Tees underneath, or just a wool jersey underneath.

    I wear a Marmot Precip shell on and off the bike. The arms are a little flappy in the wind, but nice overall.

    Helly Hansen has a good shell HALF OFF right now.

    http://shop.hellyhansen.com/US/item/...src&t_type=cat

    Only bummer is I don't think it's stuffable like the Precip, which you can stuff into one of its own pockets and it packs to about 6x6x4".
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsForrest View Post
    Saw your other thread. Nice bike for Seattle. I know others will disagree but I like the triple ring setup for an area as hilly as it is around here. And the bars are set up high enough to be comfortable but the drops still can get you down out of the wind. You could flip the stem for another inch or two or take out spacers if you want lower bars later.
    Well the reason why I went with the secteur is because of comfort. I like the not too low handle bars and yeah I am planning to flip the stem so that I gain some more height increase.

    Mainly I will riding long distances and touring On thus bike. I will never race.

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