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Do you still use a cap?

Old 03-20-11, 09:53 PM
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Do you still use a cap?

For some reason, I haven't been seeing many of these lately... why do you think that is? Are they not in style? The fixie culture loves them. Do you wear one on your rides? Why/why not?

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Old 03-20-11, 09:56 PM
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Sure. I wore one under my helmet on my ride today.
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HAHA! That's my cap! I still use mine darn near religiously. On cold days I wear it under my helmet. I carry it with me so when I get off my bike, I can toss it on really quick when I take my helmet off to go in somewhere, that way there it hides my helmet head (that just sounds so wrong). Sad thing is, I don't own a single Campy product :/
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Old 03-20-11, 09:57 PM
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Cycling caps are PRO because they're very functional. They soak up and redirect your sweat from your eyes, their short peak shields sun and rain without blocking your vision even when in the drops, and they complete the Belgian Spring Classics "hard men" look (ala Bartoli, VDB, etc).

These are all true regardless of whether the Hipsters like them.
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Old 03-20-11, 10:29 PM
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Yep. Eddy Merckx cap on rain or very hot rides.

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Old 03-20-11, 10:36 PM
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I have a cap but don't wear it often. I tend to wear my under armour skull cap on cold days instead of the cap. I should wear it more as it just hangs on my coat hanger collecting dust.
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Yes. I always wear a cap, as I have for the last several decades.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Fly View Post
Cycling caps are PRO because they're very functional. They soak up and redirect your sweat from your eyes, their short peak shields sun and rain without blocking your vision even when in the drops, and they complete the Belgian Spring Classics "hard men" look (ala Bartoli, VDB, etc). These are all true regardless of whether the Hipsters like them.

Including, of course, Andrei Tchmil...



... and Sean Kelly.

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I wear em' under my helmet sometimes when it's a little chilly, mainly because I keep my head shaved. I'm a lot more likely though to wear them when I'm working at the bike shop or just hanging around.
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Yesterday was the first day I broke out my PDM cap since getting it last month and it was sweet. It kept my noggin warm and the sun out of my eyes

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Sun + sweat
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I have ... I dunno, lost count. And I always wear one under my helmet. Keeps the head warm on chilly days and cool on hot days, with the application of water.

During the coldest days of winter, I have a beautiful (30-year) old Campitello wool cap that keeps my head toasty.
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I tried one under my helmet a few times many years ago, but didn't like it, so I don't wear one.
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I don't wear a helmet and so I will wear a cap. Yesterday- temps in the 40's and an early spring thunderstorm caught me while wearing an Ibex wool cycling cap. I wear glasses and like the visor which kept the rain off my glasses, even in yesterdays deluge.
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Old 03-21-11, 05:13 AM
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Originally Posted by surgeonstone View Post
I don't wear a helmet
Oh that's brilliant.
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Old 03-21-11, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Oh that's brilliant.
Grow up. Or at least learn to use sarcasm entertainingly rather then sounding whiney.

(And save helmet debates for A&S.)
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lightweight wool cap under my helmet helps keep my head warm on cooler days. if it's truly cold, I'm ditching that for the balaclava, but probably wear the cap after the ride when the balaclava and helmet are gone.
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Originally Posted by surgeonstone View Post
I don't wear a helmet
lol
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on cooler (not cold) days and rain. my helmet is very well ventilated, and if i want to keep my noggin a little warmer i'll wear one.
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I'm not a hat-guy, but I do always have a cycling cap in my handlebar bag for when I ride into the sun; a bandana for sweat.
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I always wear a cap, even when I wear a helmet.

But hey, if you don't want to wear a cap, it's cool with me, the world needs organ donors.
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I tend to overheat easily, and my hair is fine and thick, so the only thing I wear under my helmet near my low temp riding limit (usually in the 20's deg F) is my Gore Windstopper headband. I keep my head as free as possible for convective and evaporative cooling at all times.
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I too use the under armour skull cap version w/o a visor. My helmet has a decent visor & can't see the need for 2.
The skull cap is a remarkable product that absorbs sweat and keeps it from going in my eyes. I was sketpical at first, but using one religiously has saved the replacement liner of my helmet from the same demise as the original.
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