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Going with the sheep, I'm committing to wool this winter...(16 posts)

Going with the sheep, I'm committing to wool this winter...Djudd
Oct 16, 2003 2:05 PM
This is the winter of sheep for me. As much as I can I will get rid of the plastic fabric and get my big butt in some wool. I have two merino wool sweaters both lightweight and half-zip that I will wear like the old-style trainers. I also have wool underwear i.e. baselayer, socks, tights and jerseys. I'll have to concede when it comes to rainwear and shorts that the new stuff is better...I am old enough to remember the wool shorts that drooped at the end of a long ride I am not going back to that. However, just about everything else is wool. Wool is much more comfortable than the high-tech stuff and wicks just as well and looks way cooler. Anyone else in wool?
socks and jerseys nmDougSloan
Oct 16, 2003 2:17 PM
SmartWool socks. The best. Use 'em summer & winter. nmKG 361
Oct 16, 2003 2:45 PM
re: Going with the sheep, I'm committing to wool this winter...toomanybikes
Oct 16, 2003 3:03 PM
Cotton undershirts, Wool Jerseys, Wool socks (esp in winter)Wool winter tights (with suspenders no less!! - remember that?) I even still have a bunch of Castelli wool shorts in original bags, they go with suspenders too - that way they don't sag!

Wool everything pretty much - I must admit though - in the HOT summer weather - I do now wear the modern fabrics.

Anyone else here remember when you had to hand wash wool jerseys and shorts - warm water and woolite - then hang it up and let it drip!?
clip on suspenders were the rage for tights...Djudd
Oct 16, 2003 3:14 PM
in the late seventies when I was teen wannabe race. For some reason wool shorts drooped no matter what. But the tights were the best the more you washed them the better looking they got. The best ride was the first one after a washing..they were snug and real comfortable. How come wool doesn't funky like the new stuff?
hated clip-ons ...toomanybikes
Oct 16, 2003 4:01 PM
... I actually sewed buttons onto tights and shorts - suspenders were the only way to keep the damn things up!
you are (were) the man...sewing buttons on tights and..Djudd
Oct 16, 2003 5:13 PM
shorts...I wish I could say I had done that. We did get the wildest colors for our clip-ons
Year roundramboorider
Oct 16, 2003 3:26 PM
I wear wool jerseys and socks year round. I occasionally wear a plastic jersey for early evening rides when I want to be really visible - plastic comes in MUCH brighter oranges and flourescent greens - but otherwise wool. Wool layers in the winter except for the outer shell.

Plastic shorts and tights though, no question.

-Ray
Just got my hands on a Castelli s/s wool jerseyLone Gunman
Oct 16, 2003 3:54 PM
Honestly it is too nice to go sweat in, way cool black with grey and white stripes. Just may keep it for casual wear. Did buy a l/s Woolistic that i will wear this fall/ winter. Will find out what the wool experience is all about on a bike.
I agree....Wool is King!!coonass
Oct 16, 2003 4:15 PM
I even wear the Smartwool socks in the summer...always comfortable and always dry...and you never have the 'after-odor' as from some high-tech fabrics....you might also want to visit Smartwool's site: http://www.smartwool.com/
I still have ...toomanybikes
Oct 16, 2003 8:29 PM
a real nice Castelli winter jacket I got years ago. Zip up pocket in the back, long sleeves, all wool and nylon windbreaker panels sewn onto the front, full zip, The damn thing is gorgeous, it's comfortable and it lasts!

Wool is really nice!
Baaa ....I loove sheep- I mean wool...;)...nmrwbadley
Oct 16, 2003 10:18 PM
worn for Paris Brest Paris 750miles, a woollen replica...the flying bean
Oct 17, 2003 1:43 AM
racing jersey. I wore it day and night. Slept on the roadside with it on. It was cool in the heat of day and kept me warm during the nights. A lady friend smelt the armpits on my return to home and reported it smelt OK! I reluctantly washed it as there had been a squashed butter biscuit in one of the rear pockets. Incidentally, any PBPers viewing this, it was a MOLTENI jersey.
The Flying Bean
wool makes me itchy just talking about ittarwheel
Oct 17, 2003 5:56 AM
I've got some old wool cycling shorts with real chamois that I'll sell you for a good price. I do like wool socks, though.
depends on the wool.Steve_0
Oct 17, 2003 6:48 AM
I own some wool products which are softer than silk. Year round, on bike and off here.
WTF? The Amish Cycling Team? (nm)Dropped
Oct 17, 2003 6:59 AM