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Offline KildareMan

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Sniff sniff
« on: December 01, 2020, 12:03:58 PM »
Overly dramatic but my 15 year old AltBerg Clubman Roadster have finally worn through their waterproof membrane. To be fair Altberg said as much when I had them resoled recently. As boots go they were a great pair. They are now double the price of what I got them for in 2005!! I used probably a tin of their Leder Gris proofing a year on them.

I wore through the gear change pad several years ago and patched it with some old boot leather I had.

They will now be my standby boots.



Replacements arrived this morning - Revit Compass H2O. Very sturdy looking and feeling boots. Must wear them at lunchtime for a stomp around before the ride home.

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Re: Sniff sniff
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2020, 12:25:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
... They will now be my DRY DAYS standby boots.
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Re: Sniff sniff
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2020, 12:39:27 PM »
Can't have too much kit 😉 for all those different occasions.

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Re: Sniff sniff
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2020, 01:02:24 PM »
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Replacements arrived this morning - Revit Compass H2O. Very sturdy looking and feeling boots. Must wear them at lunchtime for a stomp around before the ride home.

the new ones are nice but I must admit that IMO none of the new kit can match the Altbergs for style and attitude :-)
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Re: Sniff sniff
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2020, 01:25:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by PapaTom [+]
Can't have too much kit 😉 for all those different occasions.

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True.  Only have 6 pairs of gloves.
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Re: Sniff sniff
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2020, 01:39:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
True.  Only have 6 pairs of gloves.

... just enough for a Wales Megameet weekend, provided they're all waterproof ones.  :005: :008:
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Re: Sniff sniff
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2020, 01:45:33 PM »
Hi KildareMan,

Sorry to hear of the demise of your Altberg boots, I too have a pair which I purchased in 2005 and so far they are still going strong. They really are a super pair of boots but the current replacement cost is eye-watering.
I suppose the old adage is 'You get what you pay for' applies.

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Re: Sniff sniff
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2020, 04:36:09 PM »
Strange how my feet felt as if in clown boots on 1st ride. 2nd ride more feel back. Just recalibrating my feet in the new boots.
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Re: Sniff sniff
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2020, 05:47:48 PM »
Bought some new boots a month or so ago,adjusted the gear lever about 4 times before got used to them,and yes I think it's probably back where  it was,kept missing second from first,as boots are thicker :157:

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Re: Sniff sniff
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2020, 12:45:31 PM »
My All weather hoggs are in a similar state after 11 years of dail commuting.

I've replaced them with a pair of Sidi adventure, but quality wise they are not a patch on the Altbergs. If only Albterg could have given me a better delivery time than 12-24 weeks, best case    :087:

next time I'm shopping I'll probably be going back to Altberg

 


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