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old fashioned cycling cape** SORTED**

Posted: 1 Feb 2019, 2:13pm
by yostumpy
I'm after an XL old fashioned cape, NOT the lightweight plastic things, that fold up into a matchbox, but good old 'oilskin' type, of yesterday, hasn't got to be perfect, but has to be quite large, I'm 6'2" 14st on a touring bike, but not in an upright position. Oh! And YELLOW please.

Re: old fashioned cycling cape

Posted: 3 Feb 2019, 8:54pm
by philvantwo
Carradice the saddle bag makers sell some.

Re: old fashioned cycling cape

Posted: 3 Feb 2019, 9:09pm
by yostumpy
Hi, yes thanks, but they come up small, ..review from carradice website



''Cons
Too small if you are over 6 ft
Pros
Good quality material
Good quality construction but if, like me you are over 6ft tall I think it is too short. Probably fine if you are medium height and ride a sit up style roadster, but I find the forward position adopted on my touring bike causes it to ride up on my back (its too short to sit on and pin to the saddle) and consequently leaves you exposed at the sides. Disappointing and further evidence that there is no such thing as "one size fits all"

Re: old fashioned cycling cape

Posted: 3 Feb 2019, 10:29pm
by philvantwo
Ask if they do made to measure?

Re: old fashioned cycling cape

Posted: 4 Feb 2019, 1:57pm
by NUKe

Re: old fashioned cycling cape

Posted: 17 Feb 2019, 9:52pm
by mercalia
I have the extra large one, I am 6' 3" and it is ok. The only thing I don't like is the hood can't be removed

Re: old fashioned cycling cape

Posted: 18 Feb 2019, 10:28pm
by Ti Carb
I have an XL yellow oilskin cape without a hood. I'm 6'-1'' and it covered me,bars, saddle and traditional saddle bag.

Re: old fashioned cycling cape

Posted: 19 Feb 2019, 7:36am
by yostumpy
Ti Carb wrote:I have an XL yellow oilskin cape without a hood. I'm 6'-1'' and it covered me,bars, saddle and traditional saddle bag.

Are you saying that you have one , and are willing to part with it?

Re: old fashioned cycling cape

Posted: 19 Feb 2019, 6:06pm
by softlips
Brompton do them.

Re: old fashioned cycling cape

Posted: 25 Feb 2019, 8:36pm
by yostumpy
Ti Carb wrote:I have an XL yellow oilskin cape without a hood. I'm 6'-1'' and it covered me,bars, saddle and traditional saddle bag.


Thank you, it has arrived, sqweeeee!