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Title: Should I replace my Yellow Bag with another Yellow Bag?
Post by: DrD on August 20, 2008, 07:30:01 pm
I bought my Aerostich Roadcrafter one-piece in neon-yellow about 7 years ago.  It is getting worn, the color is all messed due to bug guts and road junk (yes, I have washed it regularly).  I've had it adjusted twice as my riding style -- and body -- have changed.  For a total of five years I commuted in it.  The design is great for that, except for the dreaded damp crotch.

Now I'm thinking it is time for a new suit.  I will likely stick with Aerostich since it does work so well for commuting, long distance, and otherwise.

Also, a few years after I got the Yellow Bag, other riders I know started to buy Yellow Bags.  I may have started a trend.  So, should I stay faithful to my roots, or branch out into a new color and look?

This is the back:
(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n302/peter_anon/DSC02309.jpg)

This is the front:
(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n302/peter_anon/thumbsup.jpg)

Neither pic shows the true, undiluted, unwashable grimyness.  It could walk away by itself.



Title: Re: Should I replace my Yellow Bag with another Yellow Bag?
Post by: twist on August 20, 2008, 07:41:43 pm
I don't remember what color your ballistics are, but I vote hi-vis suit with black ballistics.


Title: Re: Should I replace my Yellow Bag with another Yellow Bag?
Post by: DrD on August 20, 2008, 08:38:00 pm

I don't remember what color your ballistics are, but I vote hi-vis suit with black ballistics.


Gray.  Kind of washed out now.   :shrug:


Title: Re: Should I replace my Yellow Bag with another Yellow Bag?
Post by: dbduchene on August 20, 2008, 09:21:39 pm
Take a look at these guys stuff.
http://www.motoport.com/Default.asp
About the same prices but it appears to be a little bit safer, More options and they well build some of the pices custom to you. I do not have one yet but a friend that is very picky does and he is very happy with the gear and there service

Denis D


Title: Re: Should I replace my Yellow Bag with another Yellow Bag?
Post by: Walker on August 20, 2008, 09:55:51 pm
Hmmm... Only 7 years of use and you're looking to replace already?  Methinks you ought to invest in some quality leather :)


Title: Re: Should I replace my Yellow Bag with another Yellow Bag?
Post by: hovmaven on August 20, 2008, 10:07:26 pm
Hi-Viz 'stich/silver ballistics.  Didn't Dot's work buddy have one????   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Should I replace my Yellow Bag with another Yellow Bag?
Post by: 1KPerDay on August 21, 2008, 01:17:56 am
Who cares if it's the color of bug guts? If it's not worn out/damaged, why replace it? :headscratch:


Title: Re: Should I replace my Yellow Bag with another Yellow Bag?
Post by: bobnflorida on August 21, 2008, 05:31:28 am
Take a look at the Olympia one-piece. You could save some money and your crotch would be much happier!


Title: Re: Should I replace my Yellow Bag with another Yellow Bag?
Post by: DNA on August 21, 2008, 10:32:23 am
Personally I'd get the black with silver for myself, but this poll isn't about me. :(

I say stay with what is working for you.

As long as you don't get that satanic green/yellow sun going nova Mac has then  I'm all for staying with the yellow you got. :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Should I replace my Yellow Bag with another Yellow Bag?
Post by: Hardware on August 21, 2008, 05:52:31 pm
Go with a yellow 'Stitch w/ black ballistics...sort of a Bumblebee effect...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/df/BumblebeeMan.gif)


Title: Re: Should I replace my Yellow Bag with another Yellow Bag?
Post by: DrD on August 21, 2008, 06:13:06 pm

Hmmm... Only 7 years of use and you're looking to replace already?  Methinks you ought to invest in some quality leather :)


That is a good idea.   :thumbsup:


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