Re: [CR] Brooks introduces the world's most fashionable rain cape(KOF candidate)


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From: "paccoastcycles" <paccoastcycles@sbcglobal.net>
To: "Anthony Taylor" <ajft1942@yahoo.com>, "Jon Spangler" <jonswriter@att.net>, "Dale Brown" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 09:21:17 -0800
Subject: Re: [CR] Brooks introduces the world's most fashionable rain cape(KOF candidate)


Mark Lawrence says that he's growing tired of the "new Brooks". I say this: Dude, it's owned by Italians! What can you expect?

Chuck Hoefer
Pacific Coast Cycles
Oceanside, Ca.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Anthony Taylor"
To: "Jon Spangler" ; "Dale Brown"


<classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 6:02 AM Subject: Re: [CR] Brooks introduces the world's most fashionable rain cape(KOF candidate)


> This is a development of the standard rain cape used before the days of
> rain
> jackets and pants. It's nice that a hood has been added, but, I suspect it
> would
> not be compatible with a helmet. The old ones had thumb loops inside to
> hold the
> cape in place over the handlebars. The cape would be carried rolled up
> behind
> the saddle, usually with the spare tub in the middle.
>
> They clain that your lower parts will not get wet. Your own forward motion
> is
> enough for your pants to get wet. We always used "leggings" that came up
> mid
> thigh and attached to your belt. The whole ensemble, made of yellow
> oil-skin
> fabric guaranteed one would become nice and sweaty!
>
> Tony Taylor
> Manchester, NH