Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Winter Cycling Don't let snow and ice discourage you this winter. The key element to year-round cycling is proper attire! Check out this winter cycling forum to chat with other ice bike fanatics.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-08-11, 08:00 PM   #1
DOOM_NX
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
DOOM_NX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Greece
Bikes: None at the moment
Posts: 314
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How do you carry your hardshell jacket?

This might have been answered before, but I'm having trouble figuring out how to carry my new Endura Flyte jacket. I own a road bike, I have jersey pockets and I have a Camelbak Rogue. It's not a superlight jacket and it won't really fit in a pocket nor in the Camelbak. Any suggestions?
DOOM_NX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-11, 08:02 PM   #2
electrik
Single-serving poster
 
electrik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Toronto, Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 5,098
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You could roll it up and strap it to the frame.
electrik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-11, 08:41 PM   #3
DOOM_NX
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
DOOM_NX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Greece
Bikes: None at the moment
Posts: 314
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for the quick answer. Strap it like with a velcro or something?
DOOM_NX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-11, 08:51 PM   #4
electrik
Single-serving poster
 
electrik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Toronto, Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 5,098
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DOOM_NX View Post
Thanks for the quick answer. Strap it like with a velcro or something?

Yup, any strap...just don't let it rub because it will rub the DWR finish off. You are using this for road riding i'm thinking?
electrik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-11, 09:06 PM   #5
DOOM_NX
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
DOOM_NX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Greece
Bikes: None at the moment
Posts: 314
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I haven't used it yet, but I plan to take it with me whenever there's a chance of rain or really cold or windy. I need it for solo training and group rides. I don't do MTB or commuting. Was this a wise choice? Or I should have opted for a softshell?
DOOM_NX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-11, 11:10 PM   #6
electrik
Single-serving poster
 
electrik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Toronto, Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 5,098
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If it's only a chance of rain, most guys usually pack a super-light waterproof cheap rainjacket that can fit in a jersey pocket or even a tennis-ball container/water bottle.

This jacket is something to take when you know for SURE it will be raining most of the ride.

For simple cold wind it's better to take something that is just wind-resistant and treated with a water repellant... like polartec's wind-pro
electrik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-11, 11:47 PM   #7
DOOM_NX
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
DOOM_NX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Greece
Bikes: None at the moment
Posts: 314
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh... That makes sense... Cause I've never seen anybody pack a jacket like this. I guess I'm gonna use it only in really bad weather.

I'm not familiar with Polartec's products, but I have also ordered these:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=26756
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=61641
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=18079

3 days ago I was out with 10 C wearing a short sleeved merino base layer + summer jersey + arm warmers. Well it wasn't enough. Not to mention my lycra shorts + leg warmers didn't do a thing to warm me. So I ordered this:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=34845

I just hope I can layer up or something so I can enjoy the winter rides. It was all good during the warm days. Now I feel the Flyte jacket was unnecessary since I don't plan to ride with rain

Last edited by DOOM_NX; 11-09-11 at 12:09 AM.
DOOM_NX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-11, 12:05 AM   #8
electrik
Single-serving poster
 
electrik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Toronto, Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 5,098
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, the important thing is to keep your core warm. If you sweat out the clothes they'll be quite cool, so the trick is to keep body temperature in the appropriate zone by adjusting all the time and thus preventing the sweating. Anyways, all nice gear you've got, i'm sure you'll figure out the right combo!
electrik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-11, 12:11 AM   #9
DOOM_NX
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
DOOM_NX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Greece
Bikes: None at the moment
Posts: 314
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks a lot electrik! I'm just waiting for the new clothes to be shipped. Then I'm gonna try and see.

Again, thanks for your answers.
DOOM_NX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-11, 06:48 AM   #10
Barrettscv 
Have bike, will travel
 
Barrettscv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Edwardsville, Illinois
Bikes: Colnago Nuova Mexico, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Pinarello Gavia, Schwinn Paramount, Motobecane Grand Record, Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Origin8 monstercross, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2
Posts: 10,495
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 34 Post(s)
https://www.revelatedesigns.com/inde...=1&ProductID=5
__________________
When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.
Barrettscv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-11, 10:31 AM   #11
hairytoes
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 467
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Carradice saddlebag

Not cheap, especially as you'll need a 'bagman' as well as the bag. However, they'll fit on pretty much any bike, including an out and out road bike. Sizes range from 10l bags up to 23l.

See the peter white site for info. http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/carradice.asp
If you are in Greece, you might find it cheapest to buy from a local or UK supplier.
hairytoes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:11 PM.