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


Example: Framebuilders:Chris Pauley

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Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 09:29:43 -0800
From: Jim Merz <jameshmerz@gmail.com>
To: paccoastcycles <paccoastcycles@sbcglobal.net>
Cc: Jon Spangler <jonswriter@att.net>, Dale Brown <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] Brooks introduces the world's most fashionable rain cape(KOF candidate)


I don't understand the aversion to fashion in the bike industry, or in any industry for that matter. It is really hard to make a living selling bikes or bike parts. I rode a Brooks leather saddle on the trip from Portland to Panama. It worked, but I never wanted to use a leather saddle again. So I think of them as a fashion item in any case.

Jim Merz Big Sur CA

On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 9:21 AM, paccoastcycles < paccoastcycles@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> 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" <ajft1942@yahoo.com>
> To: "Jon Spangler" <jonswriter@att.net>; "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