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Cold/rain gear for ankles/feet

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jonawebb

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Nov 23 2013 at 8:33am #

@ed, you need a tailor.


edmonds59

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Nov 23 2013 at 8:48am #

Ha! I need to get off my butt and start making stuff – again. Winter projects! When I was 15, I sewed my own panniers and handlebar bag for the Transamerica tour. Even made bike shirts. That has somehow fallen by the wayside.


Marko82

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Nov 23 2013 at 9:48am #

Edmonds, try here, but just to be safe, hand your charge card to your wife before you click the link.

http://www.ecouterre.com/dashing-tweeds-reflective-cycling-suits-for-a-well-groomed-night-out/dashing-tweeds-suit-1/

Edit: My mistake, it’s safe to hold your plastic, they don’t sell, but it’s a cool site.


edmonds59

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Nov 23 2013 at 10:18am #

^Oh yeah.


Marko82

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Nov 23 2013 at 12:30pm #

^ in case you want to try making your own. http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Spats

Also, I find it amazing that you cant find reflective tweed spats online, what with the global economy and all. But I turned up nothing.


jonawebb

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Nov 23 2013 at 12:42pm #

Dude.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/99160515/brown-tweed-linen-spats?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_search_query=spat+tweed&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all

You could add some reflective tape. Or request it be added.

Also

http://www.etsy.com/listing/57836549/cycling-spats-made-to-order-wool-one?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_search_query=cycling+spats&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all

http://www.etsy.com/listing/168800873/urban-spats-for-bike-rain-made-to-order?ref=sr_gallery_36&ga_search_query=gaiters&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all


neilmd

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Nov 25 2013 at 5:36pm #

I have Endura neoprene booties (MT500) and my feet were quite cozy this morning.


littleyellow

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Dec 3 2013 at 10:19am #

I just wear my snow boots with wool socks underneath :) LL Bean makes a great boot, very warm and waterproof.


Pierce

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Dec 16 2013 at 7:42pm #

This Saturday my feet ended up being wet from like 12pm until I got home around 7pm. First time I can recall that I actually changed my plans due to weather/condition of my clothes

Only my feet were wet though

That slush/water mixture is the worst

Ordered the Rivendell splats, hope they’ll help

Anybody with the Shimano boots have any experience stepping in puddles? I think with the splats I would have still be screwed with my current shoe if I put my foot down in some spots on the trail that seemed to have a couple of inches of watery slush


reddan

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Dec 16 2013 at 9:44pm #

Anybody with the Shimano boots have any experience stepping in puddles?

Mine haven’t leaked yet. Admittedly, I haven’t stood in ankle-deep water for extended periods of time, but they’ve done a fine job of resisting water whilst casually strolling through slush and icy puddles.


jonawebb

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Dec 16 2013 at 9:50pm #

Same here.


WillB

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Dec 17 2013 at 8:58am #

me too. the shimano’s have a waterproof barrier that goes all the way around and under the footbed, so unless the water comes in over the top, you keep dry. (this will be a huge hassle if I ever have to replace the spd plate though)


Benzo

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Dec 17 2013 at 11:38am #

Pierce wrote:Anybody with the Shimano boots have any experience stepping in puddles?

I’ve put my feet in to some deep puddles and stayed dry with the shimano winter boots. They really do a good job of keeping the water out (except from the top). However, my tights tend to wrap over the outside of the cuff and keep water from getting down in that way.


kbem

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Dec 23 2013 at 12:22pm #

I have to agree with ajbooth with the 45Nrth’s, I was very impressed with them

I have a pair of BRAND NEW 45nrth fasterkatts, size 44 for sale…


Benzo

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Dec 23 2013 at 6:05pm #

kbem wrote:I have a pair of BRAND NEW 45nrth fasterkatts, size 44 for sale…

Let me guess, they were too small and had to get a bigger size? I normally wear a 43, had to get a 45 before I could safely zip them up.


jkoutrouba

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Dec 24 2013 at 8:37am #

+1 on flats. Then you can just get a pair of “outdoors” boots (I’d call them hiking boots, but that conjures a trip to REI — all you need is something cheap; I’ve seen perfectly fine boots at Target). Get good pedals, something with lots of spikes a la BMX, they make a huge difference over the crappy plastic bear traps that some people have.


andyc

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Dec 24 2013 at 11:32am #

I get around on spiky platform pedals and hiking boots just fine. No speed records will be broken but it works just fine.

If you want extra ankle protection against wetness and grime, you could always wear a pair of gaiters.


Pierce

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Dec 25 2013 at 10:21pm #

I got the largest pair of MUSA splats from previously mentioned website and it looks like they’ll set a new dorky-look record

They almost make me look like I’m wearing scuba flippers


kbem

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Dec 27 2013 at 9:16am #

Benzo wrote:

kbem wrote:I have a pair of BRAND NEW 45nrth fasterkatts, size 44 for sale…

Let me guess, they were too small and had to get a bigger size? I normally wear a 43, had to get a 45 before I could safely zip them up.

good guess… haha

Sucks cause I really like the boots and no one has them in stock.
I’m going to return the Fasterkatts this week.
I have a pair of Lake MXZ303’s on order


Benzo

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Dec 27 2013 at 10:21am #

I like the Fasterkatts, but I wish I didn’t have to size up so much to get my wide feet in them.

It throws off my usual system for cleat positioning and wish they could be a little more snug at times. However, they have been keeping my feet warm better than my shimano winter boots. However, unlike the shimanos, I generally won’t wear them when the temp is over 40 degrees, I’m just sweating at that point.


Pierce

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Sep 8 2014 at 12:23pm #

The getting ready for winter thread got me thinking on boots again… For people with those Shimano boots, do they fit true to size or did you get a size or two larger for socks?


Benzo

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Sep 8 2014 at 1:37pm #

Size up at least one size for socks. They do fit true to size, but if you wear bigger socks, you’ll probably want bigger shoes.

I had to use shoe covers when it was under 20 degrees or add a plastic bag over my socks due to the breatability of the shoes. But that also means they are better for warmer weather, I use them a lot in spring and fall rainy seasons and my feet don’t get soaked from the inside or the outside.


WillB

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Sep 8 2014 at 1:48pm #

Yep, went a size up for socks. Also preferred to use covers on the coldest days (below 10 degrees or so)

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