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These are a few of my favourite things

Postby AUbicycles » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:42 pm

My most loved cycling gear and wear:

Blue GORE mtb jacket which is about 13 years old and going strong
Charge "spoon" bike saddle - great comfort
Prendas Deluxe Track Mitts (summer gloves) - no velcro, and a great fit
GroundEffect Turbine jacket - suits different weather

What is you most loved cycling gear and stuff that you would hate to be without?
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Re: These are a few of my favourite things

Postby Crowz » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:43 pm

joggers, shorts and t-shirt.
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Re: These are a few of my favourite things

Postby NhiTrac » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:29 am

Halo headband.

Couldn't go without it.
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Re: These are a few of my favourite things

Postby BarryTas » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:15 am

kong usb rechargeable rear light with 4 flash settings
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: These are a few of my favourite things

Postby WestcoastPete » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:31 am

NhiTrac wrote:Halo headband.

Couldn't go without it.


Yes, I love this when touring.

- Brooks B17 Imperial; so comfortable!

- Dynamo lights; doesn't matter where I go nor what time it is, I always have excellent lighting. No worrying about batteries or charging etc

- Fenders; again, I can be anywhere at any time and keep my bum dry!

- Feedback Sports bicycle work stand

- Having the right tools

There are plenty of other things that I really like - Rohloff, Nitto Noodles with padded leather tape, 35mm tyres - but these are all variable and can be replaced by other things.
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Re: These are a few of my favourite things

Postby MichaelB » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:56 pm

Disc brakes on my roadie, especially when it rains :D
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Re: These are a few of my favourite things

Postby HelmutHerr » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:49 pm

AUbicycles wrote:Charge "spoon" bike saddle - great comfort

Popped one on last week. Coming from a plush commuter saddle, "comfort" is relative!
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Re: These are a few of my favourite things

Postby rkelsen » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:00 pm

HelmutHerr wrote:
AUbicycles wrote:Charge "spoon" bike saddle - great comfort

Popped one on last week. Coming from a plush commuter saddle, "comfort" is relative!

If I've previously read you rightly, that saddle will be way too narrow for you Mr. HelmutHerr. A saddle needs to be wide enough for your bones to be on it, not the squishy bits[1] between them. I struggle too, but I've finally succumbed to the fact that I need a saddle at least 16cm wide. I get too much pain from anything narrower.

[1] Proper medical terminology.
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Re: These are a few of my favourite things

Postby open roader » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:07 pm

Assos Mille bib knicks and bib tights. A revelation for my 'undercarriage' .... like wearing the Emperor's New Clothes.........

Selle SMP Glider saddle, again, the undercarriage thanks thee........

Mavic Zxellium Ultimate shoes, put them on - take them off, never give them a moment's thought in between. :D
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Re: These are a few of my favourite things

Postby AUbicycles » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:11 pm

On the Charge Spoon it is a great fit for me but yes, everyone has different backside.
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Re: These are a few of my favourite things

Postby jamesn184 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:34 am

My Pbk bib shorts.. By far the best chamois I've seen so far
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Re: These are a few of my favourite things

Postby im_no_pro » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:34 am

In no particular order:

1 - Speedplay's. Not my favorite thing but my knees sure do love them.
2 - Campag Gilet I picked up for $50 at a clearance sale
3 - My garmin
4 - The old healing path racer frame in a box in the shed that I picked up from the tip shop for $20.... my 'one day' project :roll:
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