Real men wear pink

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Test riding Velotoze shoe covers and their new wind/waterproof gloves, which are like scuba gloves. Review forthcoming on PEZ.

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Wiscot
Wiscot(@wiscot)
February 20, 2019 7:59 pm

I might not go YJA, but I’m getting a pretty obnoxious green and white POC helmet soon.

Wiscot
Wiscot(@wiscot)
February 20, 2019 7:34 pm

Picked up a Bellwether top last year that has quite a bit of pink to go with the base black. It’s pretty nifty looking. And pretty hi-viz without going full YJA.

RobSandy
RobSandy(@robsandy)
February 21, 2019 10:21 am
Reply to  chuckp

I wear a YJA every day in autumn and winter for commuting, so I can arrive at work in my office clothes dry. I also keep a YGA (Yellow Gilet of Authority) in my pocked or bag at all times – when you need to put it on, you usually also appreciate the high-vis of it. And the warmth just a superlight gilet can add is astounding.

Teocalli
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Teocalli(@teocalli)
February 21, 2019 10:31 am
Reply to  RobSandy

Yeah I like a Gilet for those in between Spring/Autumn days. Though I stick to bright red. It did bug me a bit when I bought a red Castelli Perfetto Gilet only to find the back is black.

RobSandy
RobSandy(@robsandy)
February 20, 2019 1:02 pm

Velotoze are a PITA. They just end up shredded. I bought them as waterproof, and it kind of works, but you end up really clammy underneath. Then I used them for aero shoe covers (pfft) but if I TT this year I’ve decided to ride them as Eddy intended, i.e. on a normal road bike, no aero bars, no pointy helmet; and NO shoe covers.

RobSandy
RobSandy(@robsandy)
February 20, 2019 1:46 pm
Reply to  chuckp

To be fair the most shredded ones are probably quite old. I just didn’t have the patience to put them on and off carefully. I now use some basic neoprene zip-ups in any rubbish weather, and I probably replace those every 2 years.

Teocalli
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Teocalli(@teocalli)
February 20, 2019 10:20 am

I tried the Velotoze shoe covers some years ago. Put a finger through them on second wearing! Then found I was far from alone in discovering their fragility. Have they made them any more robust?

For the Glove they look a bit like a pair of Marigolds – are they the same construction as the shoe covers?

(And you can get the Marigolds on OTR Teal……..)

PS – I moved this over to Chaicchierio

PPS – What front light are you using there that seems to mount under the GPS mount?

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Teocalli(@teocalli)
February 20, 2019 3:07 pm
Reply to  chuckp

Ta, I’ve got a bit of a cludge to mount a light central under my GPS. I have integrated bar/stem so mount options are a bit limited. The fabric light mounting under the gps was great – till it broke! Might be changing over to a Wahoo gps which is (I think) lighter than the garmin 800 so might give the fabric light another go when I do.

I do like my cockpit to be uncluttered and symmetrical.

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Teocalli(@teocalli)
February 20, 2019 7:55 pm
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