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Commuting Gear Advice

geomickbgeomickb Posts: 147
edited November 2012 in Road beginners
Hi

Just started commuting to work, its only 4.7 miles so no excuses really.

As the weather gets colder I want to stay comfy so I keep using the bike.

At the moment I am wearing a wicking top, DWR Ron Hills and an Altura sweaty waterproof. What should will be more comfy as It gets cooler?:

I was thinking a windproof may be more breathable:

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/gore-bike-wear- ... cket-2012/

And maybe some altura night vision tights?

Also, can anyone recommend some lights? Most of my route is lit but some of it has no streetlights.

Cheers,

Mick

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  • unixnerdunixnerd Posts: 2,864
    For lights I'd get Cree XML-T6 torches from ebay, cheap and powerful. With two I can ride happily at 30mph on unlit roads.

    In winter I wear my summer top under my thicker winter top. If it's very cold or wet I wear the summer top under a smock, it has zips up the sides to keep me cool if needed. You'll also want a helmet liner / skull cap and some neoprene overshoes.
    http://www.strathspey.co.uk - Quality Binoculars at a Sensible Price.
    Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert 2012, Cannondale CAAD5,
    Marin Mount Vision (1997), Edinburgh Country tourer, 3 cats!
  • geomickbgeomickb Posts: 147
    Bought an amazing Cree front light. What should I do on the rear?
  • unixnerdunixnerd Posts: 2,864
    If I didn't already have my SMART I'd get one of these:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0808709054

    I also have a small Cateye rear light that comes on an elastic cord and ties onto my helmet, can't find a link to it alas. Got it last year.
    http://www.strathspey.co.uk - Quality Binoculars at a Sensible Price.
    Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert 2012, Cannondale CAAD5,
    Marin Mount Vision (1997), Edinburgh Country tourer, 3 cats!
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