Discussion in 'General Questions' started by jacliny, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. jacliny

    jacliny New Member

    has anyone experimented with making a windshield for winter riding?
    i think i searched the threads properly but couldn't find anything about windshields. thanks , Joe

  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    There's been a thread or two on the subject, but I don't know if anyone has followed through.

    I've certainly considered it. But I can't help the feeling that the more effective the fairing in protecting you from wind, the more that same wind is gonna push you all over the place. There's likely to be a very fine balance between weather protection and safety.
  3. jacliny

    jacliny New Member

    it seems that if you could just get the wind off your face a little it would help, nothing as large as a fairing. but as you say it would be a fine balance.
  4. mabman

    mabman Member

    Try a full face helmet.
  5. jacliny

    jacliny New Member

    lol, thats no fun!
  6. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    I think alaskavan has a windsrceen fairing on his trike.
  7. mabman

    mabman Member

    Funny, I always thought that was some sort of a Moose Flicker.
  8. augidog

    augidog Banned

    high-rise bars, lexan, steel-rod, works great, good for 2-3mph when i tuck behind it, and marvelous in the rain :cool:

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  9. Bill Tarling

    Bill Tarling New Member

    I have a windshield on my electric bicycle (the scooter looking type).

    Took it off for one day to ride without it -- too much wind, getting pelted with the rain, and gravel being kicked up at my by the trucks. I put it right back on, and love it.

    Hasn't really slowed down the bike, and has actually helped keep me pretty dry when it rains. I like it.
  10. Mairead

    Mairead New Member

    A balaclava worked pretty well in Minnesota, back when there was still real weather (-30F on cold days).