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Bumperlicious Thu 17-Jul-08 10:06:11

Ok, humour me here, I have just bought this with a special scheme at work and I need some accessories!

I need a helmet that isn't going to make me look like an idiot (is that possible?) and a waterproof jacket befitting my beautiful bike <swoon>, with the way the weather is atm a pac a mac (urgh I know) might be a good idea. Not too expensive

justRia Thu 17-Jul-08 13:56:11

I picture you in a Pebelope Pitstop type outfit bumpergrin

justRia Thu 17-Jul-08 13:56:36

bugger, obviously that says PENELOPE

OverMyDeadBody Thu 17-Jul-08 14:01:55

Bumper that is a beautiful bike!

There is no such thing as a helmet that won't make you look like an idiot though (although personally, I think people cycling around without helmets look more like idiots), but there ar either the classic cycling helmet style ones or more motorbikey round ones.

MrsBadger Thu 17-Jul-08 14:17:17

Don't worry what the helmet looks like, try lots on and get the most comfortable. A peak helps keep the sun/rain out of your eyes.

I know high-vis clothing doesn't fit with the beautiful bike (I'd suggest a pretty sundress and some flowers in the basket wink) but wearing a high-vis jacket with sleeves was shown in one trial to be the one thing that makes motorists give you more room when they pass as they perceive you as wider.

DH swears by Wiggle for well-priced bike kit.

OurHamsterisevil Thu 17-Jul-08 14:17:56

What a gorgeous bike envy I would love one. Agree with OMDB about cycle helmets

blithedance Thu 17-Jul-08 18:45:43

Well I use a lightweight walking jacket for cycling (a Wynnster Stowaway not sure whether they still do them). It's breathable and 100% waterproof, but isn't specially for cycling so doesn't cost a fortune. And you don't look too odd when you get off your bike to walk around town.

It is helpfully longer at the back to cover your (ahem) seat

Would suggest getting a bright colour for visibility, though.

Bumperlicious Fri 18-Jul-08 09:22:46

Ok I've found the perfect website!

MrsBadger Fri 18-Jul-08 09:58:25

[swoon] at the reflective tweed cape

Velorution is cool too - they're the place that did the Vamoose high-vis pink waistcoat with reflective skull and crossbones (not quite they style you wanted but still)

Dragonbutter Fri 18-Jul-08 10:00:50

cyclechic - that stuff looks so great.
loving the bike too.

Bumperlicious Fri 18-Jul-08 14:05:35

So for helmets I just need to decide whether to go for the purple matt of cranberry gloss?

Dragonbutter Fri 18-Jul-08 22:00:10

tough choice but i think i like the cranberry gloss.
or maybe cranberry matt if they do it.

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