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post #16 of 27
Spoke to soon; here's the link http://outlier.cc/ and http://shop.outlier.cc/index.html
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by marco_rol View Post
While I like the Rapha jacket as a cycling jacket, not sure I'd want to wear it to the office once I actually got to the office. Secondly, as someone else suggested, I think it'd be easier to pick up a nice inexpensive commuter bike with an upright riding position than retailor my wardrobe just for riding.

It appears (given the lack of response to the upright-styled bicycle idea) that folks are more interested in funky niche apparel. From a practicality standpoint I cannot wrap my head around that reaction... but this is Styleforum.
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by random-adam View Post
It appears that folks are more interested in funky niche apparel...

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Originally Posted by lakewolf View Post
did you notice the back pocket detail ? truly thought by cyclists for cyclists

No, I had missed that- it makes me laugh every time I see it. I like it.
post #19 of 27
Nau's got a few offerings that may do the trick, like their half-lined (I think) Vice Blazer
post #20 of 27
Thread Starter 
I'm not talking about a racing bike here with 3" saddle to bars drop .... more a light touring bike but that one has still some drop and road handlebars but has chain protectors and fenders etc. I'm already doing it now, but my jackets are suffering. I'll go the alternative wardbrobe option for the moment, on a cycling jacket and carrying the suit jacket on the bag... anyway I am interested in options and experiences.
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by lakewolf View Post
However I have to go to work on suit and tie and my bikes have all a sportive setup ( low handlebars ) so I have a bit of a problem when I ride on a suit jacket, the jacket would need more room at the back to allow me the right position.

Raise your handlebars. There's no reason a man confident enough to ride a bike wearing a suit should be a sissy about riding in an upright position. Get a stem with some rise, and some standard handlebars with some sweep. They look fine on older road bikes, as well. Get some proper fenders, if you haven't already.
post #22 of 27
I don't know if such a thing is still made, but about 15 years ago I bought a garment bag pannier. It was a nylon garment bag with a stiff inner side with hooks that allowed it to be draped over a rear rack and attached to it in the same way touring panniers are attached. It allowed me to carry clothes without having to fold or to roll them and without causing wrinkles. I believe it was made by the Jandd (Jannd?) company.
post #23 of 27
Just checked, Jandd still makes a garment bag pannier, look for it on their website.
post #24 of 27
That back pocket is useless - it's flapped, small, and on the right. You can't get your right hand into it and I doubt your left could either while riding.

Be aware your jacket is only one part of the problem - your trousers are likely loose fitting too and now you have chainring/chain worries too.
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by Icehawk View Post
Be aware your jacket is only one part of the problem - your trousers are likely loose fitting too and now you have chainring/chain worries too.
True, but if your trousers don't have much extra room in the thighs they'll wear out much faster from biking - it just seems like there's a lot more stress on the crotch. For cycling you probably ideally want loose thighs and not too much extra room around the lower leg.
post #26 of 27
For a 10 block commute, get an upright bike with a chain guard for $100. End of discussion.
post #27 of 27
where are you going to store the bike? Its not too professional to have a bike lying around your office. ..also cyclist
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