FWIW, I picked up the standard Carradice rain cape off here and used it for the first time yesterday. Once I'd figured that I could tuck it in between my top tube and my pump to stop it riding up my legs it was excellent, I mean I could feel the drag but I rode for an hour in a downpour on the way home and the only wet bit of me was a little dampness around the ankles (insert Victorian porn reference here). I will be fitting some sort of loop to keep it attached to the top tube in the future, and despite the fact I look like a pillock I can see myself using it whenever heavy rain is forecast. I've also gone from only wearing black cycling clothing to wearing six square metres of high viz, which felt weird, but not altogether unpleasant.
Not really sure why it’s ‘riding up your legs’. You do the tape up round your middle, put your thumbs or wrists through the loops, the cape covers your bars and creates a kind of tent above your legs - what bit of it tucks around your top tube?
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