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Recommend me some.... plus fours?

Post by jameso » Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:45 pm

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Waterproof 3/4s work well but a bit clammy. So how about Japanese touring longs? I just want something I can ride in cooler weather maybe with longer socks to keep leg and feet warm w/o the Mr Under Armour shorts over tights look. Touring shorts and knee warmers are ok but for full leg coverage, really, is the plus fours look so bad? :grin:

A company called Rin Project in Japan do them and I think BQ have imported something similar to the US. Anything similar in the UK?

I reckon these would be great for winter riding -
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https://www.rinprojectshop.com/SHOP/3158.html

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Re: Recommend me some.... plus fours?

Post by rudedog » Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:55 pm

I have no idea what you are on about- googled rin project and looked at the images section but all that came back was a bunch of weird anime pics :shock:

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Re: Recommend me some.... plus fours?

Post by ScotRoutes » Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:15 pm

I've been wearing 3/4 tights and knee-length Sealskinz this past couple of weeks.

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Re: Recommend me some.... plus fours?

Post by ton » Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:16 pm

her you go James. plenty to choose from.
i have some musto moleskin ones in black. pricey but so good.

https://www.ardmoor.co.uk/mens-breeks

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Re: Recommend me some.... plus fours?

Post by jameso » Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:03 pm

rudedog wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:55 pm
I have no idea what you are on about- googled rin project and looked at the images section but all that came back was a bunch of weird anime pics :shock:
There's a link at the bottom of my post - try that : )

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Re: Recommend me some.... plus fours?

Post by jameso » Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:15 pm

ton wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:16 pm
her you go James. plenty to choose from.
i have some musto moleskin ones in black. pricey but so good.

https://www.ardmoor.co.uk/mens-breeks
Thanks, interesting. Breeks, that's a new word to me. Moleskin - do you ride in them? I saw some on there that are polyester and wind/waterproof, seems obv. now that spending time on a moor might have similar needs as pootling on a bike.

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Re: Recommend me some.... plus fours?

Post by ton » Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:42 pm

james, yes i do ride in them. they are warmer than three quater baggies from cycling brands like endura and fox.
they get damp when raining but stay warm. but i use keela overtrouser in the rain so never a problem.

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Re: Recommend me some.... plus fours?

Post by rudedog » Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:02 pm

jameso wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:03 pm
rudedog wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:55 pm
I have no idea what you are on about- googled rin project and looked at the images section but all that came back was a bunch of weird anime pics :shock:
There's a link at the bottom of my post - try that : )
Ah you’ve edited your post now :grin:

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Re: Recommend me some.... plus fours?

Post by Lazarus » Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:38 pm

I've been wearing 3/4 tights and knee-length Sealskinz this past couple of weeks.
Why , what is the advantage of this ? Genuine question ta

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Re: Recommend me some.... plus fours?

Post by htrider » Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:51 pm

I've been wearing 3/4 length shorts for yonks now (3/4 length shorts sound cooler than plus fours but maybe less hip :mrgreen: ) Madison trail shorts or Endura singletracks. For reasons unknow my knees seem to get sore with tights but not when I'm wearing loose shorts or trousers. As with Colin I wear them with knee length socks (stripy natch) in cooler weather.

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Re: Recommend me some.... plus fours?

Post by ScotRoutes » Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:50 am

3/4 length tights keep my knees warm.

Knee length socks keep my feet dry.

If I wear full length tights then water tends to wick upwards, cooling my whole leg.

Shorter socks tend to get wet from water running down my leg and into them.

And yes, when it's very wet I'll end up with either waterproof shorts or waterproof trousers too.

It's not that I'm against getting wet, it's that wet becomes cold very quickly when riding through icy water and slush when it's around freezing.

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Re: Recommend me some.... plus fours?

Post by rudedog » Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:06 am

Due to crappy Scottish weather, when biking I’m currently wearing waterproof trousers, waterproof walking boots and waterproof gaiters.

Its been keeping me dry when riding but also means I can just hose myself down after a wet muddy ride

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Re: Recommend me some.... plus fours?

Post by jameso » Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:14 am

3/4 length shorts sound cooler than plus fours but maybe less hip :mrgreen:
What's hipper/cooler, hip or cool? : ) No idea here..

Normal 3/4 shorts would work but I hadn't seen many about recently, thought they'd faded away with the rise of enduro kneepads. Humvees will never die will they. If there were some that were more fitted than the Madison or Humvees, the touring shorts equivalent, they'd be ideal. Like an FS260 cut.
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Re: Recommend me some.... plus fours?

Post by BigdummySteve » Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:50 am

Having looked at plus fours I honestly can’t recommend any, I do however have a pair of Endura 3/4 length shorts which are very nice when combined with a set of long tights.

https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Endura-Hummvee ... 2oQAvD_BwE
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Re: Recommend me some.... plus fours?

Post by Cheeky Monkey » Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:12 am

I dare you, no, I double dare you ....... Gumleaf Shooting Kilt

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I bet all the bankers look right, well, bankers in that sort of get up :lol:

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Re: Recommend me some.... plus fours?

Post by techno » Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:32 pm

maybe these guys would make you a set: https://www.weatherwisewear.co.uk/legwear
they do cycling trousers and bespoke gear so........
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Re: Recommend me some.... plus fours?

Post by Lazarus » Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:21 pm

3/4 length tights keep my knees warm.
Cheers i have summer weight and winter weight 3/4 - usually on;y used for commutes- and just wondered why the ectra long socks

Dont have any longer waterproof socks to test out though

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Re: Recommend me some.... plus fours?

Post by jameso » Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:14 pm

Cheeky Monkey wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:12 am
I dare you, no, I double dare you ....... Gumleaf Shooting Kilt

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I bet all the bankers look right, well, bankers in that sort of get up :lol:
Put me in that in the LA hills at sunset with a Ti pipe and a rusty rando bike (a randy rusto bike even), I reckon no one would bat an eyelid - except me maybe, getting into the part.. OK ENOUGH

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Re: Recommend me some.... plus fours?

Post by TheBrownDog » Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:20 pm

R@ph@ used to make a 3/4 softshell troo that was mildly waterproof and mostly windproof. One of the best bits of kit I've ever spent far too much money on. I literally wore the arse out of them over 5-6 years of London commuting. Loved them. I just checked. They don't do them anymore. Shame.

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(I realise this is not helpful.)
I'm just stepping outside ...

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Re: Recommend me some.... plus fours?

Post by jameso » Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:22 pm

^ More helpful than some other contributions / suggestions, to be fair :grin:


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Re: Recommend me some.... plus fours?

Post by jameso » Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:03 pm

That's the sort of thing - plain, few pockets, light fabric. Wonder what the cut is like for cycling?

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Re: Recommend me some.... plus fours?

Post by Cheeky Monkey » Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:05 pm

jameso wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:22 pm
^ More helpful than some other contributions / suggestions, to be fair :grin:
Ouch!

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Re: Recommend me some.... plus fours?

Post by jameso » Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:18 pm

Cheeky Monkey wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:05 pm
jameso wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:22 pm
^ More helpful than some other contributions / suggestions, to be fair :grin:
Ouch!
:grin:...was funnier though

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Re: Recommend me some.... plus fours?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:51 pm

Just cut some MOD Gore-tex trousers down? Think mine were about £15 off ebay.
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