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Concerning gloves...

Discussion in 'The Charging Post' started by Steve Bowles, Apr 16, 2018.

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    Steve Bowles

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    I can understand why mountain bikers wear gloves, and I can understand the utility of wearing gloves in winter, but being a brand-new pedelecer (?), I'm not clear if most riders wear gloves on their bikes, and if so, why? I will wear them until my brain remembers how to balance on a bike for longer than 100 feet in case I take a header. What about others?
     
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    soundwave

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    hand brake :(
     
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    danielrlee

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    Kenny

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    I never wear a helmet but always wear gloves, even in summer.

    Generally your hands are first to hit the ground to protect yourself if you have a spill.
     
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    anotherkiwi

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    Gloves on the trike because of insects and stones, looking for summer ones at the moment. I wear a helmet in summer even on the upright because it is more comfortable than a cap for sun protection and it keeps bees and wasps out of your eyes when you are doing over 40 km/h... :eek:
     
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    Steve Bowles

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    I'd be worried about bugs on my teeth at 40 km/h.
     
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    I try to keep my mouth shut and breath through the nose... :rolleyes: Seriously last year an unidentified flying beast struck me right in the tonsils, I almost suffocated trying to spit it out. I eventually swallowed it. :eek:
     
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    spanos

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    Gloves for grip in summer (sweaty palms!)
    Gloves for warmth in winter
    Gloves for indicating in winter (reflective strips)
    But
    Gloves for protection all year round !
     
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    JPGiant

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    Fingerless gel padded gloves in summer (carpel tunnel).
    Padded reflective full-fingered gloves in winter/cold periods.
    Always wear a helmet, plus snood in winter to reduce cold and wind through vents.
    Shades in summer, clear wrap-arounds in winter
     
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    No lid you must be mental
     
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    Probably from not wearing a helmet!
     
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    soundwave

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    my cut off speed is 35mph ;)
     
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    @ around 45 seconds into the video I take my gloves off to assess the damage sustained. I assume that they protected me, at least somewhat? :oops:

     
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    After a recent knee op and speaking to the anesthetist about my ebike plan after recovery - he commented how he’s seen some nasty elbow injuries from people coming off bikes :eek:
    I am seriously considering some knee and elbow protection going forward :cool:
     
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    Steve Bowles

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    Are you riding a speed e-bike? Do you think knee and elbow padding is appropriate for a 25 km/h e-bike? At 68 I think I would shatter if I hit the ground no matter what speed I was travelling.
     
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    grldtnr

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    No,no, ...you won't shatter, you might bounce and skip and skid about a bit just like Barnes Wallis's bouncing bombs!

    P.s.just noticed your name, maybe you would just bowl along till you clatter into a set of skittles
     
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    Parky

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    And your point is? o_O

    Your post is neither relevant or doesn’t add any substance to the thread what so ever...
     
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