How do you dress to look cool on yer bicycle?

ChrisLS
ChrisLS Posts: 2,749
edited July 2008 in Commuting chat
...I know it's a matter of personal taste...I'm Humvees and T shirts(hi viz vest) for work and lycra at weekends...so what makes you cool? 8)
...all the way...'til the wheels fall off and burn...

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  • dondare
    dondare Posts: 2,113
    Whatever I wear. I always look awesome.
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  • Surf-Matt
    Surf-Matt Posts: 5,952
    Bolle shades, Endura Singletracks (that look a bit liek boardshorts), Patagonia wicking T shirt.

    The mitts, Giro helmet and SPD shoes do ruin the look a bit though...
    As does the hi-vis vest when it's wet/dull/rainy. :oops:
  • graham_g
    graham_g Posts: 652
    Cool is entirely subjective, some people might think I look cool in my rolled up jeans and cheap poly/cotton collared fruit of the loom t's, but I suspect most think I look like a t'wat. :D
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    honey monster fancy dress outfit
  • graham_g
    graham_g Posts: 652
    M.Cole wrote:
    honey monster fancy dress outfit

    Sponsorship to supplement the day job income, I like it! I'd have words with that future publishing though if you feel it's really necessary ;)
  • Bassjunkieuk
    Bassjunkieuk Posts: 4,232
    I would say as long as your on a bike your already looking cool, but then after some of the atrocities I've seen whilst commuting in London - high heels, flips flops and long dresses! - I don't think that's quite true!

    As for me I'd have to admit I'm a bit of a poser, so unless it's bitterly cold or raining I'm normally out in my baggie cargo pant shorts over lycra cycling shorts, a sleeveless t shirt (to show off my tats, why else would I get em!) mitts, helmet and stealth SPD's!

    Having said this I also felt quite good the other day when I went out with just my cycle shorts and short sleeved cycle jersey on for a ride with some mates, it's probably the most cycling specific clothing setup I've ever done :-)

    As for other people I tend to find the couriers get a good look going, with the jeans and casual t-shirt, whilst making it all look effortless on their SS!
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  • I'm with Dondare on this one, I am always the picture of sartorial elegance. Which is sadly wasted on Joe Public, as I am going so fast they never get the time to fully appreciate it :?
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  • secretsam
    secretsam Posts: 5,117
    Surf-Matt wrote:
    As does the hi-vis vest when it's wet/dull/rainy. :oops:

    Tell me about it...cue builders' jokes at work

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • ChrisLS
    ChrisLS Posts: 2,749
    ...my hi viz is Altura... 8) with a back pocket... :P
    ...all the way...'til the wheels fall off and burn...
  • teulk
    teulk Posts: 557
    Me ,well it dont really matter as i think i still just look like a fat kid on a bike :D:D:D
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  • cee
    cee Posts: 4,553
    just a borat thong......no matter how hot the sun is beating down :shock: i still stay cool :wink:

    course, i have to be very careful to use appropriate sun protection :roll:
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  • andrewc3142
    andrewc3142 Posts: 906
    If you have to consider this question then you are unlikely to ever be cool.
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    something floral.
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  • cee
    cee Posts: 4,553
    If you have to consider this question then you are unlikely to ever be cool.

    unless you wear a borat thong. and nicklouse made a nice point about the floral print. how about a floral print borat thong mankini?
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  • Mithras
    Mithras Posts: 428
    Combats, black t-shirt, black stab vest, Helmet :roll: and Oakleys :D .....Flashing Blue USE Exposure light....... :wink:
    I can afford to talk softly!....................I carry a big stick!
  • justresting
    justresting Posts: 292
    3/4 combats, lime green t, olive/orange giro hex helmet & reflective Buff (a must)
    I'm 58 & don't look a twat @ all !!!!!
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  • ChrisLS
    ChrisLS Posts: 2,749
    ...justresting...you are way off the cool scale...you may infact be the coolest rider on the forum 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
    ...all the way...'til the wheels fall off and burn...
  • Mithras
    Mithras Posts: 428
    ChrisLS wrote:
    ...justresting...you are way off the cool scale...you may infact be the coolest rider on the forum 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

    I second that.....motion carried.
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  • whyamihere
    whyamihere Posts: 7,708
    Why, my dear boy, the only real choice for the discerning user of a velocipede this season is plus fours and a tweed jacket! Why, I dread to think what my chums at the club would think of me if I were to appear in your so called "shorts and a tshirt"! The very idea!
  • DavidTQ
    DavidTQ Posts: 943
    Looking cool on a bike? I have mudguards and panniers on a road bike, I am never going to look "cool" however Im always good looking, just not fashionably so :lol:
  • ChrisLS
    ChrisLS Posts: 2,749
    Mithras wrote:
    Combats, black t-shirt, black stab vest, Helmet :roll: and Oakleys :D .....Flashing Blue USE Exposure light....... :wink:

    ...I take it you it you are a police officer Mithras? If I had my time again I would want the same job...
    ...all the way...'til the wheels fall off and burn...
  • Mithras
    Mithras Posts: 428
    Chris,
    Yes, Local Bobby in Peterborough....job is great, getting paid for riding a bike.....brilliant job
    I can afford to talk softly!....................I carry a big stick!
  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,262
    I get style tips here;

    http://velovogue.blogspot.com/
  • gtvlusso
    gtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    I wear a smile as I pass cars stuck in queues.
  • boybiker
    boybiker Posts: 531
    Sorry are you trying to suggest I don't always look cool??
    I am shocked :roll: :roll:
    The gear changing, helmet wearing fule.
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  • idaviesmoore
    idaviesmoore Posts: 557
    8) Somthing by Rapha one suspects :)
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  • cee
    cee Posts: 4,553
    whyamihere wrote:
    Why, my dear boy, the only real choice for the discerning user of a velocipede this season is plus fours and a tweed jacket! Why, I dread to think what my chums at the club would think of me if I were to appear in your so called "shorts and a tshirt"! The very idea!

    But do you go for the tweed jacket with the leather patches on the elbows, or go for the evil twin version.....leather jacket with tweed patches on the elbows :twisted: :twisted:
    Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I believe in the future of the human race.

    H.G. Wells.
  • garryac
    garryac Posts: 32
    Twead plus fours, stough brown brogues, argyle socks and a servicable hacking jacket with leather elbow pads
  • 2wheelzgood
    2wheelzgood Posts: 373
    Looking cool is necessary, why?.. do chicks (or fellas) dig cyclists like they dig scars?

    I can't say that's the 1st thing on my mind when I'm cycling with my cleverer half. and I think it's the same for her.

    however, I'm gonna have to get a tweed jacket as I'm meant to be meeting up with the local fixie lot sometime.. styleee :shock: :D
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  • My missus reckons I look like a mushroom in my Giro Xen and my reply is I feel like one too, thats only because they keep them in the dark and feed them bulls**t too ...... don't they....... but hey do look cool in lycra tops etc lol :shock: :roll: :?
    Still loving my Carrera Vulcan but also loving my commuter converted Raleigh Record Sprint ooo it's so quick and a great commute hack yippeee get to ride it again in the morning . . . . . can't wait ha ha