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Cycling Caps

Old 01-17-09, 11:52 PM
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Cycling Caps

I am wondering what the general thoughts on cycling caps in the fixed gear group are.
like, when you see the general jackass bike or hipster rider wearing one, or even someone who rides a nice bike, and appears to be an honest, experienced rider wearing one, what do you think?


also, in my case, i received this cap: for free from my lbs. i dont ride a cinelli ( though i often fantasize that i do) and i wear it. is this bad, lol?
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Old 01-17-09, 11:58 PM
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i have that hat too. i'll wear it underneath a helmet sometimes, even though i definitely don't ride a cinelli.
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Old 01-17-09, 11:59 PM
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as long as you at least have cinelli bar tape, you're good.
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Old 01-18-09, 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by thehappyrobot View Post
as long as you at least have cinelli bar tape, you're good.
lol, no such luck! should i get into the market for a new cap? haha, or perhaps new tape
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Old 01-18-09, 12:07 AM
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I have a few that I wear. Ironically I don't really have anything to do with any of them. Cofidis, Surly (made of wool), Columbus, and LPR. Used to have a Castelli cap but I lost it somewhere.

They're functional, at least for me. Stay on better than baseball caps, and do a good job of keeping rain out of my eyes.
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Old 01-18-09, 12:28 AM
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I think they're great. I actually started making my own out of old fabric I've had laying around. I made two for my brothers for christmas presents out of an old kid's blazer. Found the pattern for these hats from a guy on flickr. very fun DIY project. I've made some for myself out of old T shirts. (these are my brother's actual faces, they're hideous I know)



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Old 01-18-09, 12:44 AM
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what do I think? it's just a cap that has the function of flipping the bill up or down to keep sun out your eyes and also helps keep your hair from blowing around. they are also thin enough to fold up into your jersey or pocket when you want to take it off and can easily be flipped around to prevent sunburn on your neck during long rides.

I wear a cycling cap, but I dont think much of it or consider it a worthy subject of serious analysis outside of listing the practicality of the design.

I have a 7/11 cap, but I never raced or wrenched with 7/11.
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Old 01-18-09, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Geordi Laforge View Post
I wear a cycling cap, but I dont think much of it or consider it a worthy subject of serious analysis outside of listing the practicality of the design.
What's your take on 3-panel vs. traditional 4? I find that 3 panels tend to have a bill that's much more level (and larger overall). Better for under-helmet wear, but look dorky as crap without a helmet on.

Kinda this weird middle ground between



and Syncmaster's caps.
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This particular headgear will make you a ******bag. Avoid it and you'll be fine.
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Old 01-18-09, 12:58 AM
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I dont really have an opinion of 3 panel vs 4 panel.

but that cap looks stupid
like some sort of cross between a midget baseball cap and a bodega tupac t-shirt.

and what's with the button?

I guess the fashion makes sense with the flat-brim hat people getting into bikes lately.
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Old 01-18-09, 01:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Geordi Laforge View Post
I guess the fashion makes sense with the flat-brim hat people getting into bikes lately.
I wish I'd gotten a photo of it, but a guy (who probably hasn't ridden a bike in years) was wearing an old 3-panel Colnago hat flat-brim style last year (like, side of the head, brim pointed at the sky) at school. I cried a little bit inside.
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You mean the 3 panel caps like these?

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Something like that, yeah. Except as the head the cap sits on gets larger, the bill gets flatter and flatter and becomes flatter and flatter.
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I had used cycling cap when I was teen ages. I love it. I gave some cycling caps away to my friend.. Now I want to buy it again..
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Originally Posted by Syncmaster View Post
I think they're great. I actually started making my own out of old fabric I've had laying around. I made two for my brothers for christmas presents out of an old kid's blazer. Found the pattern for these hats from a guy on flickr. very fun DIY project. I've made some for myself out of old T shirts. (these are my brother's actual faces, they're hideous I know)
link to pattern?
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i wear cycling caps a lot. in cool weather they keep my head warm. i don't need something for my ears until around 25deg F.

the brim can be tilted to keep the sun out of your eyes, and it's also great for keeping rain or snow out of your eyes or off your face.

plus I have one that says Arse Sport. how could i not wear it?
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Originally Posted by vegipowrd View Post
This particular headgear will make you a ******bag. Avoid it and you'll be fine.
unless you're Pantani.

then it's okay.

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Old 01-18-09, 06:39 AM
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It's summer, I wear a cycling cap under my helmet ... and look like a goose. However, where I'm not bald, my hair is very thin and I already have skin cancers on my scalp despite wearing hats all my life.

Even if you're young and don't think you're bald or balding, give some thought to your scalp in summer - if there's any hint of sunburn, even under a helmet, wear something. It doesn't have to be a cap - I wear them because they're easier than a bandana (not that a bandana is hard to tie) and I got them free at last year's Tour Down Under.

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Originally Posted by dddave View Post
link to pattern?
Yeah check it out here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pandafa...7594370790399/

What I did first was to use that patern with an old T shirt I had lying around to make sure I knew how it would end up fitting on my head, then once that was done I modified the pattern accordingly for my own head or for whose ever head I was making one for.


and look at some of the hat's he's made in his flickr. They're awesome.
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It's summer
You lucky *******.
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Originally Posted by dddave View Post
link to pattern?
+1

I have an Ireland Cycling Team cap. I'm Irish and I ride bikes and I like the hat so I give it a
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I just cut the front half off my ball caps w/ tin snips
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It's a hat, whatever
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i like and hate them.

they're functional, but i feel like an idiot in them when i'm not on my bike. kinda like walking around with my work bag when i'm on, say, an amtrak or airplane.

granted, a lot of the handmade, non-branded ones are perfectly attractive.
they're pretty crucial for under-the-helmet wear (if that's your thing), especially in the winter.
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they're great. I have a few in different patterns & use them all the time. being in FLA, they help with keeping the sun or rain out of your eyes
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