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Blodwyn Pig

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clothing
« on: May 03, 2020, 12:48:12 pm »
Questions, questions!!   What do you folks wear on your upperbodies. I've tried a cycling top, (outer layer) over an inner layer , with a thin gilet, but it all sort of slides up at the back and rucks up in a bunch.  maybe its the elasticated hem?  gets a bit uncomfortable after a while. Needs an under crutch strap like the old MTB tops, (Buffalo?). 

DaT

Re: clothing
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2020, 01:34:09 pm »
I wore running clothes.

Kim

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Re: clothing
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2020, 01:48:01 pm »
Careful choice of cycling top, mostly.

I've got a Reverse Gear recumbent-specific jersey that works well on the Baron, but bunches a bit at the front on the less reclined Streetmachine.  (Interestingly, they're both fitted with exactly the same model of old-style HPVelotechnik hardshell seat.)

I've de-elasticated the waist of a YACF Owayo Men's jersey, which stops it riding up (also a problem on upwrongs, but you don't end up lying on it), but it catches the air too much on the Baron.

ForceGB and Foska womens-specifc jerseys seem to work well for me on both recumbents and uprights.  I think it's about putting the waistband in the right place.

Waterproofs are always a bit rubbish on reclined recumbents.  I use them as little as possible.

The other thing to watch out for is rear pockets: Obviously they're just useless sweat-absorbers until you get off the bike, but you want to actively avoid any that lead to you lying on zips etc.  See also waistbands of legwear, bra straps, HRM straps, bibshorts, etc.  Sometimes fettling may be prudent (I've modified my HRM strap and Rainlegs so as not to end up lying on the fasteners).
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Re: clothing
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2020, 06:16:39 pm »
I wear my waterproof back to front so I don't get water seeping into my front. That and a hat or cap keeps me comfortable when it rains   :)
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Kim

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Re: clothing
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2020, 10:29:50 pm »
That's your excuse   :P

One of the worst things about waterproofs is that you can end up with a little puddle of water and/or sweat pooling inside the elbow.  If you're clever, which I tend not to be when it's cold and raining, you could extend your arm downwards to let it escape *before* raising your hand to wipe your nose whatever, otherwise.... well, you'll find out in due course.

Rainlegs are helpful on something with a low BB like an ICE trike or Streetmachine (though see above about waistbands).  In a more reclined position they simply serve as comedy aerobrakes.

Whatever you do (short of front fairings), in heavy rain you're going to end up with a wet crotch.  You can comfort yourself with the fact that at least water isn't running down your leg into your shoes.
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Re: clothing
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2020, 01:51:35 pm »
I wear my waterproof back to front so I don't get water seeping into my front. That and a hat or cap keeps me comfortable when it rains   :)

I've seen you wearing a waterproof with a nearly attached sleeve.  That was never waterproof!
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Re: clothing
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2020, 03:35:40 pm »
I wear a recumbent-specific jersey (from Azub) with pockets on the front, with a wool hoodie if it's wet - doesn't keep me dry as such but keeps me warm. For really bad weather (i.e. snow) I swap the hoodie for a jacket with a thick lining (almost halfway to a ski jacket). I've tried wearing a lightweight waterproof when it's rainy but warm, but found it more trouble than it was worth.

Re: clothing
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2020, 06:21:59 pm »
I wear my waterproof back to front so I don't get water seeping into my front. That and a hat or cap keeps me comfortable when it rains   :)

I've seen you wearing a waterproof with a nearly attached sleeve.  That was never waterproof!

Ventilation is important to avoid condensation  :)
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ElyDave

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Re: clothing
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2020, 08:33:16 pm »
normal cycling gear,

jerseys - you can use the two outside pockets
winter jacket has three rear pockets, so use the two outer ones; two front pockets so good there and an upper sleve pocket (keys and a bit of cash).
I prefer bib-shorts or compression running shorts under MTB outer shorts on the bottom half.

If it rains, I have a waterproof, but much as on the upwrong, I expect to get wet, just in a different place. 

Helmets  - no peak, I find it catches the wind and pushes my head up/backwards
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Re: clothing
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2020, 08:47:35 pm »

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: clothing
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2020, 09:17:49 pm »



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Re: clothing
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2020, 11:01:53 am »
Wool
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Karla

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Re: clothing
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2020, 11:30:21 am »
The answer is clearly a skinsuit  ;D

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: clothing
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2020, 11:57:35 am »
Seams to be less of an issue ( see what i did there  ;D) now,  as i'm wearing looser tops, that don't have a tight elasticated hem, and I've adjusted my seat by ,
a) lengthening the back section so that
b) the lower (central ) fixing can now sit fully in its socket,

creating more of a cupped spoon as opposed to a wave,plus lengthening the boom some more. seems much better now.

Re: clothing
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2020, 09:16:53 pm »
I have a light cycling jacket from https://www.reversegearinc.com/. It's got a mesh rear which I appreciate when trying harder for longer, although it isn't waterproof. It's also not on their website right now, but I've seen it some in and out of stock a few times.
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Re: clothing
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2020, 11:05:05 am »
I've recently bought a windshirt from Cioch  http://www.cioch-direct.co.uk/windproofs/windshirt.html
Ideal for these chilly spring mornings on the trike.

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: clothing
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2020, 11:16:29 am »
I've recently bought a windshirt from Cioch  http://www.cioch-direct.co.uk/windproofs/windshirt.html
Ideal for these chilly spring mornings on the trike.

I like that, it is very similar to my 25+ yo parrot windproof smock. Whats the difference between 'beachcomber' and paramo' materials?

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Re: clothing
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2020, 11:31:54 am »
I used to wear bib-longs/shorts, with a 'compression top' inside, so that the shirt didn't ride up. Worked great but defo looked a bit 'specialist'. For weather the best thing I ever found was a gore jacket with a mesh back, and removable sleeves that could be rolled down. The mesh back allowed for ventilation.
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Re: clothing
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2020, 02:08:56 pm »
I've recently bought a windshirt from Cioch  http://www.cioch-direct.co.uk/windproofs/windshirt.html
Ideal for these chilly spring mornings on the trike.

I like that, it is very similar to my 25+ yo parrot windproof smock. Whats the difference between 'beachcomber' and paramo' materials?

Beachcomber is polyester, Paramo polyamide and slightly heavier. See website customer info, materials.http://www.cioch-direct.co.uk/customer_information/materials.html