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  • elstoof 5 Dec 2012 15:11:44 7,516 posts
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    Yep, I can vouch for them, they're awesome. Super comfy, I've worn them under nylon jerseys and amazingly the jersey on top starts to smell long before the base layer does. The only downside is they're so good that you only really need a few. I got a bundle of three for 140 and I don't really need any more.
  • Psychotext 5 Dec 2012 15:14:02 54,309 posts
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    /points at another stinky fucker
  • Trafford 5 Dec 2012 15:15:46 5,807 posts
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    It's a wonder fabric. I got a Sombreo mtb jersey in it, probably my favourite top ever.

    @Mike , thanks for the reply.
  • MikeP 5 Dec 2012 16:33:42 1,885 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    ...and don't smell funny, even if you wear them for a few days of riding.
    I've heard this sort of thing a lot. Do you people not have washing machines or something? As soon as I get in my stuff goes in the wash.

    Even if I'm travelling I don't wear the same stuff more than once if it's directly in contact with my crotch or my pits.
    Normally yes, but when I did John O'Groats - Land's End unsupported last year it wasn't practical to launder stuff every day.

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  • Megapocalypse 5 Dec 2012 16:43:32 5,443 posts
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    I predict it will show everyone in a bad light and offer impractical solutions to problems that could be solved by both cyclists and drivers not being dicks.
  • Psychotext 5 Dec 2012 16:46:12 54,309 posts
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    Sounds about right.
  • Psychotext 5 Dec 2012 16:50:44 54,309 posts
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    Daaant u taatch mah caaab.

    God I hate everyone.
  • elstoof 5 Dec 2012 16:52:26 7,516 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    I've heard this sort of thing a lot. Do you people not have washing machines or something? As soon as I get in my stuff goes in the wash.
    Depends, if I'm soaked through with sweat then it goes in the wash. With weather like it is now, if I do a short 6km commute then I don't get hot enough to sweat with the cold wind rushing at me at 30kph. Don't see the point washing it in that situation to be honest.
  • Megapocalypse 5 Dec 2012 16:54:45 5,443 posts
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    I'm the same. No need to wash stuff after every ride unless its actually dirty/sweaty.
  • Psychotext 5 Dec 2012 16:56:35 54,309 posts
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    Stig of the dump, all of you.

    I'm not exactly OCD about my cleanliness, but I just can't be dealing with wearing the same underwear / base layers over multiple days. Even if I'm not particularly sweaty.
  • elstoof 5 Dec 2012 17:05:04 7,516 posts
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    Woah woah woah big boy, who said anything about underwear?
  • Psychotext 5 Dec 2012 17:17:00 54,309 posts
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    A merino baselayer is underwear. You wear it under a jersey / shirt / whatever.

    It may not be rubbing against your arsehole but it's still underwear. :p


    Edit - That said, I know people who are happy to wear shorts with liners multiple times too.

    /voms

    Edited by Psychotext at 17:22:51 05-12-2012
  • MikeP 5 Dec 2012 17:17:47 1,885 posts
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    There's a bit of a shitstorm gathering around that 'documentary.'

    The BBC are using commercial footage from a 2006 DVD about Alleycat racing (fixie riders being paid to ride like douchebags, in other words) and claiming it's representative rider behaviour.

    Editorial complaints will be made, no doubt.

    This is pretty much like taking footage from Madness on Wheels: Rallying's craziest years, and trying to claim it's representative of commuting.

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  • elstoof 5 Dec 2012 17:25:46 7,516 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    A merino baselayer is underwear. You wear it under a jersey / shirt / whatever.

    It may not be rubbing against your arsehole but it's still underwear. :p


    Edit - That said, I know people who are happy to wear shorts with liners multiple times too.

    /voms
    You've got kind of half a point there, but if I don't wear a base layer, my jersey doesn't magically become underwear all of a sudden. They're all just tops to me, one of them just happens to be called "a base layer". I don't have any qualms wearing work shirts etc 2 days on the trott so long as I'm not kicking up a stick.
  • christourlord 5 Dec 2012 17:32:41 2,498 posts
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    Gross.
  • Psychotext 5 Dec 2012 17:33:03 54,309 posts
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    Oh, and nice job BBC.
  • MikeP 5 Dec 2012 18:46:06 1,885 posts
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    Would anyone be interested in a 54cm Surly Pacer Frameset complete with headset and brakes?

    It's just a bit too big for me. :sadface:

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  • Vortex808 5 Dec 2012 18:56:17 7,216 posts
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    MikeP wrote:
    Just in from Rapha, they are offering 30% off merino base layers, which takes them to just over 40 each.

    Simply enter offer code RBL30 at checkout."
    Cheers Mike! One toasty merino base layer will be winging it's way to me as an early Xmas present.
  • Megapocalypse 5 Dec 2012 21:43:02 5,443 posts
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    I think I have disliked every single person interviewed so far, the cyclist they keep going back to. He's such a twat.
  • Deleted user 5 December 2012 21:56:39
    Its pretty terrfying stuff. I think you have to be pretty mental to cycle in london. Properly mental.

    I live in a rural area and the roads are really busy here as it is. No where to really ride at all.

    Have to move to france!
  • CharlieStCloud 5 Dec 2012 22:14:00 5,219 posts
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    graysonavich wrote:
    You pedal pushing hippies really didn't come out of that documentary very well did you.
    It had to be in LAANNN-DON though ...

    ... still, it shows that while cyclists swear and wave their hands about, drivers actually get out of their car to either abuse or charmingly assault them.

    The thing that bothers me the most is people using their mobile phones in the car - a 50 fine is simply not high enough; 500 would teach them a lesson or a point deducted from their license.
  • Trafford 5 Dec 2012 22:18:44 5,807 posts
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    They did pick a couple of self righteous pricks.
    Wear a helmet cam, go looking for trouble it seemed.
    Although personally I do love catching up with red light runners and having a quiet word.
  • Trafford 5 Dec 2012 22:25:59 5,807 posts
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    Gracie's just having a little troll, as ever.
  • Stickman 5 Dec 2012 22:32:27 29,666 posts
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    You don't need to cycle, you can just get everywhere on your high horse.

    THIS SPACE FOR RENT

  • X201 5 Dec 2012 22:33:38 15,523 posts
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    I liked the way they kept the old taxi driver's story under wraps until the end. Made the share the roads story hit harder.
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