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Pure Silk Balaclava
« on: October 27, 2018, 12:12:32 pm »
Winter draws on, as they say, so if anyone wants a balaclava that won't disturb your helmet fit, you might want to try a silk one:
I've been buying these Patra ones for 20+ years:
https://www.patra.com/Products/SB/pure-silk-balaclava

Super-thin, warm, saves on cleaning your helmet lining.
Lasts 4-5 years, sometimes more.

Other makes are available (Jasmine) which look pretty good too, but I can't vouch for them.

Since its not wind-proof, depending on your jacket, you might also want a neckwarmer too.
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Re: Pure Silk Balaclava
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2018, 02:01:02 pm »
EDZ are the ones for me, but I only use skull-caps, not a balaclava, too much palaver...

I also use Buff tubes as neck warmers, sun hats etc. A million ways to wear one and you'll look as daft as me.

I have a wind and rain proof neck tube thingy but it is VERY warm.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2018, 02:04:11 pm by Phmode »

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Re: Pure Silk Balaclava
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2018, 06:21:46 pm »

... not a balaclava, too much palaver...


V good!

You're a poet, but you don't know it.

As they say.
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Re: Pure Silk Balaclava
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2018, 06:37:41 pm »
 ;D ;D

PS You'll notice I only have smiling smilies left on my toolbar and I am sick of smiling all the time.

Also, I can't remember what it was you did/sent me to get them working again.

No one said you had to be clever to run a madhouse...  ;D

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Re: Pure Silk Balaclava
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2018, 07:11:18 pm »
Ah I have one of those! Somewhere! When I bought my first helmet and was paranoid about tearing my ears off the guy said "have this," and then thought, "fucksake I hope he leaves my shop that probably won't exist in ten years time."

I've used it once. But now you mention winter, and I recall I get cold on the flipping motorway in the head zone, so maybe I'll have a look for it again.

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Re: Pure Silk Balaclava
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2018, 08:59:00 pm »
;D ;D

PS You'll notice I only have smiling smilies left on my toolbar and I am sick of smiling all the time.

Also, I can't remember what it was you did/sent me to get them working again.

No one said you had to be clever to run a madhouse...  ;D

It's yer cache timing out, and not refreshing, Brian.
Here's the relevant post in this thread:
https://eurokclub.bike/index.php?topic=3044.msg36605#msg36605

Visit each of them and you'll have that smiley for 7 days.

Although the cache expires, after 7 days the image should be re-fetched. For some reason it's not refreshing for you properly - that's the odd bit.
Anyway, remind me in 7 days time* to look again, Brian.


*Nothing to do with your cache - it's just I'm away on holiday tomorrow for, well, about 7 days :-)
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Re: Pure Silk Balaclava
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2018, 09:56:28 pm »
Much Ta'ly  8)

I've now bookmarked the bookmark  ::)