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    • CommentAuthorbluedog
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2007
     
    To kick this off, I just received my Loki hoody, bought on recommendation of Aaron in this thread's previous incarnation, and it rocks.

    http://lokiusa.com/home.php

    check 'em out.that's when I reach for my revovler...
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      CommentAuthoraarn
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2007
     
    My winter gear is as follows:
    Arc'teryx Sigma softshell Jacket w/ windstopper (layered with a hoodie and longsleeve if needed) - I fucking love this jacket.
    Biemme Windstopper Cycling Cap
    Pearl Izumi Tights
    Pearl Izumi Windstopper toe covers (retired due to how much of a pain in the ass they were to keep on the shoes)

    I need some new gloves, right now I'm rocking some old burton snowboard gloves with neoprene wrists.
    I also need some neoprene socks, and fenders for the newly restored winterbike.

    It's all about stopping the wind out here, because it doesn't really get cold, just windy.(moscow)
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      CommentAuthorMungoRocks
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2007
     
    2005's budget shell, bought in 2007 on sale.
    American Apparel thermal-lined hoodie
    K-mart Ankle socks
    Plastic bags over shoes when appropriate.

    Hobo steez.dongpincher 1000
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      CommentAuthorbrandonc
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2007
     
    i have the arcteryx soft shell jacket. it's fantastic: very light & thin. no armpit zippers, but i usually just de-layer when i get that hot.
    i've got a cheap balaclava and a varying assortment of cheap gloves, which usually don't last all that long.
    currently looking into leg warmers and/or tights; i usually just wear jeans during the winter, and i'm looking for alternatives..
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      CommentAuthorkaryatid
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2007
     
    If you're skinny, you can rock the thigh-high socks from Sock Dreams. They aren't technical, but damn, are they cute.

    I really like my Seirus all-weather gloves and matching balaclava from REI. They were cheap and they've held together for the past 3 years or so. But they both suck it in the pouring rain (neither one is really waterproof or dries out quickly -- and a balaclava just means the rain goes down your neck). I also have some zip-on neoprene shoe gaiters, but those don't protect you from getting water down your ankles. So, I just wear waterproof boots instead.
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      CommentAuthorHamburger
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2007
     
    Posted By: brandonc
    currently looking into leg warmers and/or tights; i usually just wear jeans during the winter, and i'm looking for alternatives..


    i just bought a pair of wool tights from sierra trading post for about $60 including shipping and they're so (so!) nicePeople make decisions.
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    i like wearing clothesride bikes for money not for fun(unless your drunk)
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    Rei makes a version of the archteryx soft shell, its the same fabric (powershield or something like that) but a good deal cheaper. The only real difference ive noticed is it doesnt have sealed zippers.im the mad midnight bomber what bombs at midnigh! yeah baby yeah!
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    Boxers, Long Johns, Wool Socks (sometimes 2 pair), T shirt, Wool Thermal, Long sleeve shirt if needed, Hoodie, Moto like jacket (for windbreaking). In rain, I have a marmot waterproof shell, though I hate it. I would prob get a Loki, but need to watch the money.

    Oh, and beanie/cycling cap and bandana over the mouth. Need to get some better waist down clothes and maybe a balaclava. Oh, and booties.

    New gloves prob wouldn't hurt either.



    i like to be preparedclockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
    • CommentAuthorHowardR
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2007
     
    Seirus gloves are awesome. I use Seirus glove liners for weather above 40 degrees, and then full Seirus gloves for anything below that.

    Also I was just at Target the other day to stock up on gear, and they have a ton of Champion gear for $8-18, good deal for what you get.
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      CommentAuthorjacobs
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2007
     
    i just bought a sweet coverall. i'll be wearing it pretty much nonstop til june.
    • CommentAuthorboundgear
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2007
     
    Wool. shirts, vests, etc.
    Also windproof fleece gloves and a helmet liner.

    Good times.
    • CommentAuthorPugatch
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2007
     
    Loki stuff is awesome, I was talking to the Rep guy up in Maine this past weekend and he showed me their line and I creamed myself.

    !!!!ATTENTION!!!! Marshall's at Downtown Crossing has Gore Gloves for $20 get em before they are all gone!!!!

    My gear:

    Craft Soft Shell Jacket
    Walmart brand Under Armor Baselayer
    Pearl Izumi XC Training Wool Socks
    Seirus Gloves
    Seirus Balcava with modeled nose
    Lip Service Tight As Fuck Jeans
    Bike Shoes
    Wool Sweater from Goodwill when needed for extra warmthThink of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world
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      CommentAuthorDan Roch
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2007
     
    spiewak jacket
    a bomber hat (which does a nice job of keeping my ears warm)
    scarf (its really fucking cold)
    and golves if i can find any in my roomEverybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaning they are unemployed - Prince Philip during the recession in 1981
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      CommentAuthorMr. Shelby
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2007
     
    Posted By: ilikeitfixedi like wearing clothesi dont know what to type here. but i did beat marty at the halloween race!


    werd

    i like that some of yall have jackets worth more then my complete wardrobe
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      CommentAuthorMr. Shelby
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2007
     
    Posted By: jacobsi just bought a sweet coverall. i'll be wearing it pretty much nonstop til june.


    hot
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      CommentAuthorgregwhits
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2007
     
    softshell. looking for a new one this season, my old one blows.
    hoodie
    base layer of some sort, wicking is best... even it just a wicking t shirt
    shorts with leg/knee warmers, wool socks, booties, over pants. don't really need the warmers for short rides in the high 30's/40's though, but good for longer stuff to keep the knees warm.
    good gloves. this is the most important thing.
    for the rain, waterproof shell/rain pants with ankle biters (reflective bands) to prevent catching.
    hats that fit under helmets... may get a skid lid too for the winter. my cheap giro can fit most things, though. maybe i'll get a better winter cycling hat this season.

    actually, does anyone have any links for winter cycling caps?

    if i had my way, i would have a pair of sidi winter shoes and a loki alpinist shell. but no dice on that.
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    All you monied gearheads! It doesn't take much:

    fleece balaclava or scarf
    ski goggles
    leather hiking boots
    platform pedals
    mittens instead of gloves

    Should be able to get anything you need from thrift stores. No need for fancy stuff, if you won't use it for other stuff. I use the same gear I would for winter mountaineering, so admittedly have some brand names, but it's not necessary.
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      CommentAuthorbrunop
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2007
     
    fully g'd for coldest days:
    underarmour cold gear tights and shirt
    chrome shants
    smartwool shirt
    ibex heavier woolen pullover
    ragged mountain jacket
    ragged mountain heavy duty fleece mitts and shells
    ragged mountain thickest ever fleece hat
    mountain hardware balaclava
    thickass socks but my feet get cold anyway

    how does everyone keep their hooves warm? that's my only problem. i have only 11 miles to go in the morning to work and can make it but if i had to go much farther i'd have to stop somewhere and warm up my feet. what do yall do?
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    plastic bags help the feet, as well as booties if you have the money.
    maybe try riding with a different shoe if you have that option (straps and pedals)there ain't no magic in the breakdown baby
    • CommentAuthormannnnnn
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2007
     
    Posted By: moscow
    BiemmeWindstopper Cycling Cap

    How warm/comfortable is that cap, and just how one size fits all is it really? Oh, and how much do they cost (Sorry, couldn't find much with the searching)?
    • CommentAuthorbluedog
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2007 edited
     
    Posted By: brunophow does everyone keep their hooves warm? that's my only problem. i have only 11 miles to go in the morning to work and can make it but if i had to go much farther i'd have to stop somewhere and warm up my feet. what do yall do?


    I find that smartwool socks do the trick for me, but then my commute is only three miles.that's when I reach for my revovler...
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    These wind stop shell lobster gloves layered with a liner is an awesome combination! For $15.00, how could you go wrong?
    [all your base are belong to us]
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      CommentAuthorhowl
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2007 edited
     
    For real cold weather- i like to rock it storm-trooper style:



    keeps the ol lungs happy.Troglodytarum is latin for troll
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    the lobster gloves are the best, they have them at REI too!there ain't no magic in the breakdown baby
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    My buddy makes covers for toe clips. Heavy canvas or cordura that fits over your pedal and cage and keeps the front of your shoe out of the weather and the pavement level grossness. I think last winter he was asking 20 or 25 for them.im the mad midnight bomber what bombs at midnigh! yeah baby yeah!
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      CommentAuthorstickyfoot
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2007
     
    Oh snap, I seriously want some. I've been trying to figure out how to make cordura shoe covers for the winter that don't look like I'm tying garbage bags to my feet. Hook me up with your friend's contact info, yo!MC Chunky Ice in da howse
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      CommentAuthorhowl
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2007
     
    After a number of bad boston winters, i've been motivated to get some good winter gear.

    On the head- cycling cap/ earflap cycling cap/ knit cap under a bmx helmet.
    real cold weather=the abomination above.

    hands- insulated work gloves or lobster claws +/- wool liners.
    torso- softshell jacket or my ancient, gross semi-yellow rain jacket with appropriate layering underneath.
    legs- running/biking tights under pants, or overalls if it's really cold.
    feet- i have a pair of the lake winter cycling shoes, but they're really trashed now. Trying to figure out if i want to buy another pair of winter shoes (probably diadoras/northwave) or switch to platforms/clips.
    in any case, wool army surplus socks FTW.Troglodytarum is latin for troll
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      CommentAuthorMungoRocks
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2007
     
    +1 on wool surplus socks, or smartwool if you can swing it.dongpincher 1000
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    Posted By: ilikeitfixedi like wearing clothes


    says the guy that got the biggest boner after trying on my Loki...Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
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      CommentAuthorhowl
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2007 edited
     
    germane to this thread: some pictures from a day's pointless riding around in the snow, from the schlitz and giggles race (back in the year nought), featuring stickfoot, myself, and alexigigantic. note the stunned expressions derived from sudden exposure to warmth.

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    Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketTroglodytarum is latin for troll
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    • CommentAuthorrichard q
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2007
     
    where was that shot? it almost looks like the studios in AIB
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    Ah yes, those pictures remind me of good times. My picture is in there somewhere.
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    mine too!!!there ain't no magic in the breakdown baby
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      CommentAuthorgazzer
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2007
     
    Nothing too special or technical, mainly just layering:

    Under Armour cold gear turtle neck
    plus thermal if necessary
    sweater with hoody or fleece
    softshell
    tighter jeans or if necessary fleece lined jeans
    bike shoes and wool sox
    thick wool scarf, long enough for neck and from eyes down
    wool hunting hat or bomber
    north face gloves
    plus extra pair of dry sox

    Still want to buy tights and eyewearYou know, if I were to die right now, in some sort of fiery explosion due to the carelessness of a friend...well, that would just be ok.
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      CommentAuthorstickyfoot
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2007
     
    That's a terrible picture of me. Later, after those pants dried, they could stand on their own. Eventually I just threw them out.MC Chunky Ice in da howse
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    ^Stickyfoot looks especially youthful there. Was that really less than two years ago? Seems like a long time ago.
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      CommentAuthoraarn
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2007
     
    Posted By: mannnnnn
    Posted By: moscow
    BiemmeWindstopper Cycling Cap

    How warm/comfortable is that cap, and just how one size fits all is it really? Oh, and how much do they cost (Sorry, couldn't find much with the searching)?


    I think i got mine on ebay for like $30...it was a buy it now extra from a set of team equipment, says "mercatone uno" on it. I have had it for about 3yrs and it is borderline too small for my big head. Keeps my head really warm, but it doesn't cover my whole ear (could be because it barely fits me, or because this is how it is supposed to be...a question i have wondered for a while). One big plus is that it fits under my helmet well, and has held up really well over time.

    blue one on ebay
    that's the only one i could find...i hope that they didn't stop making them...it is suddenly much more valuable to me.(moscow)
    • CommentAuthormannnnnn
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2007
     
    Thanks, I'll be keeping an eye on that auction.
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      CommentAuthortravisW
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2007 edited
     
    these are very decent gloves. i have just one, someone took the other hand on st. pats day last year. But anything xcountry skiing uauslly works well, cause they stop wind and meant to sweat in.boooyah
    • CommentAuthorkanst
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2007 edited
     
    ^dead link

    Posted By: travisWtheseare very decent gloves. i have just one, someone took the other hand on st. pats day last year. But anything xcountry skiing uauslly works well, cause they stop wind and meant to sweat in.my dad could beat up your dad


    You wrote hraf instead of href
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    Best winter hat thing ever.... For the Beard Challenged?
    clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
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      CommentAuthorbrunop
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2007
     
    i'm rockin' black diamond guide gloves today. these are my second to the top big guns. i wear ragged mountain thickass fleece mitts with windproof shells over 'em when it gets real cold. i get cold hands easily.
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    Army surplus polypro long underwear (best invention ever)
    Korean War-era olive drab wool shirt
    Goretex-lined Danish Army field jacket
    British Army rain pants when it's sloppy
    Acrylic knee-length socks
    Matterhorn Goretex combat boots (platform pedals or huge toeclips)
    Bag full of MREs, flares, and 7.62mm ammoThink you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.
    • CommentAuthorPugatch
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2007 edited
     
    sick of wet and cold feet plus my 2 year old summer shoes which are more mesh than rubber and fake leather are falling apart. just got last year's model of winter sidi's for 140. didnt feel like spending 320 on this years which uses goretex instead of lorica.

    Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world
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    I might have to consider buying winter cycling shoes too.... my feet are really the only part of me that get consistently cold.clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
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      CommentAuthorstickyfoot
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2007
     
    I'm curious as to how those winter shoes perform in the sloppy wet that we get here. Anybody ride these in previous winters? How well do they stay dry, etc? I'm fine with layering socks to keep warm in the dry cold, but I'm looking for a way to keep the feet dry on slushy days, etc.MC Chunky Ice in da howse
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    plus those shoes look so badassthere ain't no magic in the breakdown baby