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Offline mike the bike

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Waterproof
« on: August 15, 2019, 01:37:23 PM »
I bought some waterproof bike trousers on ebay for £30 and found they ain't waterproof.   I find the el cheapo plastic ones keep the rain out better. 
Is it me that's not doing something right, like spraying the crotch area with chain grease or have I bought some useless Chinese shite from fcuking Indians.
Just as well there's a few tumble dryers in work.
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Re: Waterproof
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 03:36:36 PM »
 Why is it always the crotch ;D ;D
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Re: Waterproof
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2019, 04:30:26 PM »
You get what you pay for Mike.

When I was a daily rider (ie before I retired ), I was a 2 hrs/day 5 days/week biker.

I had a £1000 Gore-Tex Pro suit from Halvarssons that was warm and dry for the 5 years that I used it.
That’s 2500 hours @ 40p/hr

It’s a lot of money, but beats showing up for work soaked and cold.

I must admit to a smug smile sometimes when the heavens opened and I just kept on going.

The only thing that defeated me was freezing fog. I wouldn’t venture out in it.


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Re: Waterproof
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2019, 04:50:40 PM »
If I had a spare grand that I was itching to spend I'd buy one. I haven't and I didn't.
The eBay listing does say that they're waterproof and I naively expected them to be waterproof for more than 200 yards.
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Re: Waterproof
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2019, 05:46:12 PM »
I used to work in oil refineries and we had one piece PVC suits for protection against chemicals they were great for biking 100% waterproof, I used these for long journeys like rallies.
Mind you from age 16 to 28 my bike was my only form of transport so the weather could not be allowed to stop me. The other gear that I had was a Belstaff and leggings (Trialsmaster?) they never let me down either.
Crikey just looked up the Belstaff gear on the internet wow, it was never that expensive in the olden days.

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Re: Waterproof
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2019, 07:52:54 PM »
I  venture out in all weathers and find cheep plastic ones are the most reliable or mid spec RST and make sure you zip the tops to the bottoms. Your crouch is always the week spot  a heavy dose of WD40 helps
I have more trouble finding gloves that keep you dry.

The biggist mistake you can make with textiles is wash them as there never the same again even if treated.
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Re: Waterproof
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2019, 08:31:14 PM »
I only work 6 miles away so cheap Screwfix ones will do me.
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Re: Waterproof
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2019, 08:47:30 PM »
Do like Mick in previous post,  just spray your crotch with WD 40 and don't bother with the waterproofs  ;D

Never heard of WD40 used like that before.


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Re: Waterproof
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2019, 09:08:22 PM »
It'll be easier to get your underpants on and off too  ;D

OK I'll get me coat.

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Re: Waterproof
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2019, 09:14:31 PM »
I have tried all sorts of sprays and there all as crap as the next. WD40 dooes work but make sure you work it in.  ;D
Don't try it with plastic trousers
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Re: Waterproof
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2019, 08:01:29 AM »
I second the use of WD for the crotch area, I have never suffered with rusty, tight nuts following a heavy application of the product.
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