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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tck13, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. John Doe

    John Doe Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if the shirts are 100% cotton or a polyester blend; couldn't find it on the site.
     
  2. otc

    otc Well-Known Member

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    I don't think AA uses anything besides cotton on their bulk t-shirts (like these guys are using)
     
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  3. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Well-Known Member

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    True. I hate being a walking billboard but they have a few stealthy models. The problem is they all start to look the same with minor variations in appearance. I'm going to try Spidi for my next jacket
     
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  4. TRINI

    TRINI Well-Known Member

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    You see the Spidi Aether jacket?

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    vimeo.com/90244436
     
  5. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Well-Known Member

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    Never seen it before. God that's hot. Don't know if it is $1200 worth of hot but it is still nice enough to have pissed you off. And if that didn't, Roland Sands Clash jacket with an asymetric zipper for $700 surely did


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  6. MarioImpemba

    MarioImpemba Well-Known Member

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    I would own a Vanson over a Dainese any day. For starters, they are much cheaper, used. Secondly, they are made in USA (except the occasional made in hondurus, or whereever it was, models). The leather is thicker and seems sturdier than Dainese, having handled both. It should provide better abrasion resistance, though I'm confident most Dainese jackets are more than up to the task of protection under any falls. I have never been impressed with Dainese for the money, and their aesthetic is way too race-boy for me (this is a style forum, right?).


    This is my experience. I have a Vanson jacket in my suit size and it is a very tight fit over a t-shirt.

    Vanson is known to have a very tight cut and you will often see suggestions on sizing up one, two, or even three sizes; not sure where you're getting your information.
     
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  7. Pennglock

    Pennglock Well-Known Member

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    I use a vanson mk3 as my street jacket and I would not call it tight at all. It's tagged a 44, which is my exact measurement in a suit, and the vanson is borderline loose. Especially in the waist. Wouldn't be an acceptable fit for the track, IMO.

    I still love it in terms of style and quality though.
     
  8. BostonHedonist

    BostonHedonist Well-Known Member

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    I tried that
    I tried on the clash in red when I was at RSD HQ a few months back. I'm not a hipster, but if I was I probably would have gone for it - that red color is pretty sweet.

    I did, however, just get my dirty off-white RSD Ronin jacket finally tailored by the one decent leather guy in Boston. A dude's leather jacket is his signature. I say pick carefully and stick to it. The exception is if you actually need performance gear.

    Everyone get some good rides in this spring? Just rounding my first 1,000 miles on my new Street Triple R. Chased out my first clutch-up wheelie this week. I'm really connecting with the new bike; totally different than riding my old cruiser. Everything you think of the bike needing to do just sort of happens.

    I got back on the cruiser this past weekend and took the lovely lady for a pillion ride. Amazing how much less steady my middleweight cruiser is with a passenger than a sport standard - I would have assumed it the other way around. On the STR, with a passenger I feel even more planted and stable than alone. (This is probably the stock suspension settings' fault though.) And on the cruiser I've got this big handlebar apparatus in front of me that needs to be bossed around to make the bike move, compared to the scalpel-like precision of the STR.

    But once you get to riding on the back roads... well the cruiser does have a certain charm. Like floating on comfy chair that soaks up all the bumps and grunts along comfortably. Don't really have to think as much or be as much in the "zone" as with the STR. Just put on your best frown and wave to all the baggers puttin' along.

    Gonna miss this one when someone finally buys it.
     
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  9. BostonHedonist

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  10. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Well-Known Member

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    If bought new the prices for jackets are very similar.

    That made in the USA isn't really a selling point for me but I know it means something to some people. I'm not sure if Vanson jackets are thicker but they sure are stiffer. Most Dainese jackets feel pre-broken in from the moment you put them on

    Not mine but then again I don't own one. Any oversize (read: fat) riders that I know that wear gear wear either Joe Rocket or Vanson
     
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  11. MarioImpemba

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    Oh, so that's why it's tight on me [​IMG] Damn getting old and slowing metabolism.
     
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  12. Rumpelstiltskin

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    ahahaha. Join the club. I was gogin to sell 1 jacket as well as my 1 piece because of that pesky metabolism. SOmehow I lost weight over teh winter so I am keeping them
     
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    While out riding this morning, saw a fun visual - a guy in his 20s riding a Street Triple with his dad, who was on an old Bonneville. :)
     
  14. BostonHedonist

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    Ain't that adorable.
     
  15. otc

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    There is a CB350 with bar mitts parked next to me at work(on my similar age kz400)

    I've seen and talked to this guy once before, but its funny that he still has the mitts on...don't think we are going to see such low temps anytime soon.
     
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    The adorable part is me assuming they're father and son. This was near Boystown, so it could have been some young dude and his sugar daddy. ;)
     
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    It's weird. I ride year-round in Chicago if the roads are clear and it's not the rides in the teens and twenties that get me, it's the chilly days after it's supposed to be warm, as I'm not geared up. We had a morning in the 50s last week that had my hands and face freezing without my heavy-duty gloves and neck gaiter.
     
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    Finally fixed my brake issue. I bled the brakes, then they started locking up after 10 min of riding. I took apart the MC and cleaned it all out - was pretty gunky. Put everything back together and couldn't get any lever pressure no matter what I tried. I thought maybe I couldn't air past the MC banjo bolt, so I bought a banjo bolt with bleeder. While I bought that, I bought a SS line, because why the hell not? I went on vacation and had the parts shipped while I was gone. Put everything on and still couldn't get line pressure. Noticed the fluid leaking a little @the MC banjo bolt. Tightened everything up on the new copper washers. Suddenly, lever pressure. Bled until there was no air. Topped off fluid. Good to go. Can't believe it was something so stupid like not tightening the bolt enough. Live and learn. Used a clothes hangar and zip ties to guide the brake line. Perfect weather in the NW, been riding since I fixed it.

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  19. TRINI

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    BH - how's that Striple R treating you?

    I'm getting mad tempted....
     
  20. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Well-Known Member

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    Fastest Lap Ever at the Isle of Mann TT
    Average speed: 132.298 mph
    Bruce Anstey is a beast

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