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  • Gilets………

     mr-marty-martin updated 11 years, 8 months ago 7 Members · 16 Posts
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  • Gunner

    Member
    20 May 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Just been considering the idea of getting a gilet,

    what’s your views?

    I was looking at this:

    http://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/clothing-7/gilets-44/endura-laser-gilet-9690.htm

    Looks quite nice and damned reasonable price.

    Or what about this:

    http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/productdetail.asp?productcatalogue=LUSSZGIL220

    😕 😕 😕

  • hugo15

    Member
    20 May 2009 at 7:45 pm

    I love my gillet, one of the bits of kit I use the most. They are great for keeping the wind chill off your body without you overheating. They also roll up small so easily go in your pocket if it warms up. Would not hesitate to recommend one.

    I have a Castelli Gore Windstopper one that I got years ago in the sale in Biketraks.

    One choice you need to make is whether you want a mesh back to it. Mine has a mesh back (lets the steam out when I working hard to hold on to your wheel!!) and I would go for the same again.

    The Endura one would be the one I would go for for the two you have linked to (plus you could pop to Westbrooks and try it on).

  • Gunner

    Member
    20 May 2009 at 7:52 pm

    The Endura one would be the one I would go for for the two you have linked to (plus you could pop to Westbrooks and try it on).

    Yes, I thought that. 😀

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    20 May 2009 at 8:24 pm

    TBH, I’ve never considered one.

    As long as my hands and feet are there, I’m OK. :mrgreen: Anyway, I usually carry a fold-up windproof top.

  • Richard A Thackeray

    Member
    20 May 2009 at 8:44 pm

    I wore the ‘Club one’ for the Hospice ride on Sunday, over a t-shirt (Hospice 10K) & a long-sleeve top.

    I felt ‘toasty’ all day despite it being a bit chilly, it could be opened as required, but also allowed any heat build-up in the ‘armpit region’ to disappear ASAP

    If it had got too warm, it could have been rolled up & stuffed in a jersey pocket (or into a bottle cage)

    I also wore it on Monday for the amended version of the 25 mile route I followed.

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    20 May 2009 at 9:07 pm

    yeah one of my fave bits of kit… i allways were my nfm team gilet…

  • HarryB

    Member
    21 May 2009 at 5:22 am

    Agree with Hugo. I used to think they were pointless until I got one but I wear it a lot. I’m waiting for Westbrooks to get the new Mavic ones in my size and then I’ll be getting another.

    I prefer ones with pockets in the back.

    The Endura is superb for that money

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    21 May 2009 at 2:43 pm

    dont get the white mavic stuff, everyone gets the mick taking out of them s it looks like morrisons with the yellow m…

    but the mavic stuff is realy good, the shoes look class…

  • HarryB

    Member
    21 May 2009 at 2:46 pm

    dont get the white mavic stuff, everyone gets the mick taking out of them s it looks like morrisons with the yellow m…

    but the mavic stuff is realy good, the shoes look class…

    Bike advice, training advice and now fashion tips. Is there no end to your talents Marty?

    How about we do a deal? I’ll teach you to spell and you can sort out my wardrobe.

    Yeah, i was going to get the opaque white but I’ll go for black now 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    21 May 2009 at 2:50 pm

    lol, the white mavic socks are cool aswell

    although i wear my socks realy high so get the piss takin from some of the riders 😆

  • ShinSplint

    Member
    21 May 2009 at 3:27 pm

    lol, the white mavic socks are cool aswell

    although i wear my socks realy high so get the piss takin from some of the riders 😆

    I often wonder why folk do this, one of my mates does to… do you really wish you were playing netball instead? 😆

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    21 May 2009 at 3:31 pm

    not that high, just a decent bit higher than ankle socks…

    tbh its a abit of a youth thing…, as it makes the back of your muscles luck abit more defined, and we’ve got that alfa male thing going on 😆

    ive just uploaded pics on the race round up section, you can see my soks there 😀 😆

  • Richard A Thackeray

    Member
    22 May 2009 at 9:38 am

    Bike advice, training advice and now fashion tips. Is there no end to your talents Marty?

    How about we do a deal? I’ll teach you to spell and you can sort out my wardrobe

    😆 😆

    Ahh, the impetuousness of youth 🙄

    Although I do sometimes wonder if he’s trying to wind all us oldies up with his spelling, punctuation, & advice ❓

  • HarryB

    Member
    22 May 2009 at 11:12 am

    Although I do sometimes wonder if he’s trying to wind all us oldies up with his spelling, punctuation, & advice ❓

    No it’s not a wind-up. He has English as a second language.

  • Richard A Thackeray

    Member
    22 May 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Although I do sometimes wonder if he’s trying to wind all us oldies up with his spelling, punctuation, & advice ❓

    No it’s not a wind-up. He has English as a second language.

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