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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by crabmeat thompson » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:48 pm

it dipped to 19 here.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by alakaboo » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:57 pm

Was swimming off the west coast of Sweden last week and it was 18.
People were in bikinis and boardies. Meanwhile a kid fell off a sailing boat about 70m away and people were stressing out that she was going to get hypothermia.

I've got two 3-2 steamers that haven't got wet in 3 years except on trips or for snorkelling.

Though I do need a new springy

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Post by bobjs » Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:58 pm

Does anyone know if a wetsuit deteriorates even if it is not used. Like is a new, but 2013 model going to have a significantly shorter life than a new 2015 one.

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Post by Trev » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:07 pm

Legion wrote:Yes.
How?
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Post by Trev » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:32 am

Legion wrote:You're a rubber guy. You know that old rubber dries, cracks and perishes. OK, a couple of years won't make much difference but it does perish.
Rubber doesn't perish unless it's affected by outside conditions.
It will go hard though.
But my point was what you alluded to. A couple or a few years won't have any noticeable effect. I still have an O'Neil steamer from 1996, cut down to a springie coz the knees wore out. Just a bit stiffer than when new.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by petulance » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:49 am

My Xcel wetsuit is taking in water around the shoulders and arms. I had a look at the lining on the inside and noticed the bits around the shoulders are pretty thread bare. Could be time to get some neoprene cement or Seam Grip.
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Post by Beanpole » Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:44 pm

Washing remains a major issue.

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Post by swvic » Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:23 pm

Take the tyre talk elsewhere. While I'm at it, petulance, you electronic piece of junk, put your wetsuit issue into context or it's worthless. AI, my arse
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Post by Trev » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:37 pm

Legion wrote:I've dug some old ones out of the shed and they've fallen apart like old cardboard. 3 or 4 times.

I do have some bar treads from 1966 that are still in great condition and roadworthy new old stock but they suck to drive on and they're hardly regular tyres. Seen plenty of perished old tyres that just start to perish through age, not being stored in a controlled environment (just in a shed or whatever).
In a shed? With the heat?
Good one.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by alakaboo » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:32 am

I hear roadbike tyres are particularly susceptible to heat

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Post by swvic » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:13 am

Hahahaha
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Post by petulance » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:20 pm

swvic wrote:Take the tyre talk elsewhere. While I'm at it, petulance, you electronic piece of junk, put your wetsuit issue into context or it's worthless. AI, my arse
Eh? I said that the inside of my wetsuit around the shoulders are a bit "threadbare" and need to be filled up. I bought some Shoe Goo yesterday for this purpose.
alakaboo wrote:I hear roadbike tyres are particularly susceptible to heat
Tubulars apparently are. More so than clinchers.
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Post by swvic » Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:16 pm

petulance wrote:
swvic wrote:Take the tyre talk elsewhere. While I'm at it, petulance, you electronic piece of junk, put your wetsuit issue into context or it's worthless. AI, my arse
Eh? I said that the inside of my wetsuit around the shoulders are a bit "threadbare" and need to be filled up. I bought some Shoe Goo yesterday for this purpose.
Yes, you did, you bubble-headed booby. What you didn't say was anything about the history. Ffs, if you bought it 11 years ago, you've done well, but if it's only 11 weeks, it's a different story. Context, mate, context. If you can't do a successful self-reset, I'm afraid its back to the factory for you. Artificially think carefully
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by petulance » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:33 pm

Eh? I just wanted to post a general comment about my wetsuit needing some patching up. I didn't realise any context was needed.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:11 pm

Those Victorians tend to get very serious about wetsuits.......so do QLanders given the temp up there.

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