What are your boots?

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Re: Deerskin gloves

Post by Steve in Golden » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:48 pm

I have had the same pair of deerskin gloves for about 25 years. They are incredibly wear resistant.

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Re: What are your boots?

Post by Steve in Golden » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:51 pm

OK, I don't really wear shorts or sandals when I ride.

My boots are probably not the best choice for motorcycling. They are a pair of steel toed safety boots, can't remember who makes 'em. Bought 'em from an industrial supply place. They are not laceups and I suppose in a bad crash they might come off. Probably not the best boot for the job.

So I make sure not to crash. ;)

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Re: What are your boots?

Post by dougie » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:44 pm

Steve in Golden wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:51 pm
So I make sure not to crash. ;)
+1
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The rest of it I just wasted.

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Re: What are your boots?

Post by Rob » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:47 pm

A really old pair of BMW moonboots®.

They are not really safe for riding, as the stitching on one of them has fallen apart on the lower.
But they are still waterproof as hell. I use them when I need to go wading (geocaching) or for the freak deep snow.

My glove lady (Bertie) has closed up shop. :(
She was the one that took over the glove patterns from Thurlow when they closed up.
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Re: What are your boots?

Post by Zombie Master » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:20 pm

dougie wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:32 pm
Little known fact -
Deerskin is more abrasion resistant than cowhide.
My gloves are deerskin.
Roo is more abrasion resistant than deer.
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Re: What are your boots?

Post by SteveD » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:35 am

TCX X-five gortex for touring distances. Walkable,comfie, w'proof. I bought the TCX before the Oz Boxerworkers Tintaldra ride. When was that?
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I have a pair of BMW gortex boots, unused, that I scored for a song on Gumtree. They'll replace the touring TCX eventually.

TCX X-action for commuting. They're an inch shorter, are very comfie, but slightly more fiddly to zip up. The flap and zip are laterally positioned. I prefer the inside but these are fine boots. Gumtree bargain. They replaced an old pair of BMW boots that finally lost their sole!
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Held boots..a very recent bargain score...to replace the commuters when the time comes.
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TCX are a non-descript boot, but excellent value. Hard wearing, excellent protection. Not too expensive.

I usually buy boots from www.motoin.de when they have a sale. Excellent savings.

Cheers, Steve
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Re: What are your boots?

Post by dougie » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:22 am

Zombie Master wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:20 pm
dougie wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:32 pm
Little known fact -
Deerskin is more abrasion resistant than cowhide.
My gloves are deerskin.
Roo is more abrasion resistant than deer.
I did not know that.
I've spent most of my money on women, motorcycles, and beer.
The rest of it I just wasted.

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Re: Roos

Post by Steve in Golden » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:09 am

So where do I get some rooskin gloves?

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Re: What are your boots?

Post by Rob » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:46 am

Held used to have a nice touring gauntlet glove that had roo palms.
I looked around for them last night and couldn't find them.
But apparently most of their current lineup continues the tradition.

Falconers like roo, too: http://northwoodsfalconry.com/products- ... full-cuff/
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Re: Roos

Post by Zombie Master » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:21 pm

Steve in Golden wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:09 am
So where do I get some rooskin gloves?
Held makes the "Steve" which I use for dry weather with a Roo palm. They are not water proof. BTW Gloves are one item you want to buy a bit tight.You want them to fit...like a glove!

https://www.fc-moto.de/en/Held-Steve-Cl ... _FEALw_wcB

They also make one called the tour guide which are all Roo. The are on closeout right now. They have perforated palms. You'd think there would be lots of Roo riding gear coming out of Oz. But I think those guys like their mutant rabbits.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/hel ... ide-gloves
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