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Old 06-28-2005, 07:36 PM   #1
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Held Akira's

Well I bid a fond farewell to my Held gloves today. Three years of hard service has left them unspeakably filthy and with a funk that has finally forced the wife to issue an ultimatum of either getting rid of them or I have to stay at least 20 feet away after I wear them.
I tried one last ditch effort to cleanse them of their impurities and they pretty much disintegrated....

Im not one to get attached to gear but damn I loved those gloves. Im now in the market to start a relationship with a new pair and the Held "Akira's" are starting to look like a candidate. I dont know where to get them in seattle though. Im not going to Ride West....

Anyone know of a Held Retailer? Seattle Cycle Center didnt have them.
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Old 06-28-2005, 07:47 PM   #2
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Ah! I think I found that Ducati Seattle sells 'em and eastside Motorsports....
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Old 06-28-2005, 08:31 PM   #3
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Is that a picture of them in your avitar with the adv rider salute?
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Old 06-28-2005, 09:10 PM   #4
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Is that a picture of them in your avitar with the adv rider salute?

LOL! Yep. I dropped one and it landed like that (they were gnarly) so I whipped out the camera phone.

Ill miss 'em!
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Old 06-28-2005, 09:56 PM   #5
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FWIW, I've seen Held gloves at Cyclebarn in Lynnwood. In case you strike out elsewhere...
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Old 06-28-2005, 09:57 PM   #6
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LOL! Yep. I dropped one and it landed like that (they were gnarly) so I whipped out the camera phone.

Ill miss 'em!
EastSide Moto had them Kangaroo gloves the other day. Does $135 sound right???
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Old 06-28-2005, 10:32 PM   #7
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EastSide Moto had them Kangaroo gloves the other day. Does $135 sound right???

$135 - $200 or so depending on the "model" of Held.... I need to get over there and check them out... maybe tomorrow night...
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Old 06-28-2005, 11:35 PM   #8
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If your not attached to a local dealer order 'em off tha intanet. Cheap. Actually, don't Held use kanga skin instead of leather? Perhaps a trip to down under is in order!
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If your not attached to a local dealer order 'em off tha intanet. Cheap. Actually, don't Held use kanga skin instead of leather? Perhaps a trip to down under is in order!

I use the Kanga's. I definitely need a trip home but as usual dont have the time....

I'd order them off the interweb but I like to try them on n' stuff.
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Old 06-29-2005, 03:22 PM   #10
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Eastside does have a very good selection of Held's in at the moment, if you haven't already been over there.

I just took two ratty pair of Steve's and a pair of Krypton's over to Leather Maids in Kirkland. She was able to breathe a little more life into them, but I'll be buying another set of Held's soon enough, it seems.

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Old 07-01-2005, 08:13 AM   #11
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Got mine at a the Spokane rally. I see them at different shops hereabouts now. I love 'em.

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Old 07-01-2005, 08:35 AM   #12
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Derby Cycles had them on sale a couple weeks ago. Their service is exceptional.
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First thing I noticed about these gloves - after a day of riding in pouring ass rain, they won't turn your palms black from the leather dye. It took me 3 days to get the black dye off my hands after my last wet weather ride. I might just need a pair of these...
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Old 07-01-2005, 04:51 PM   #14
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I went to Eastside Motorsports today and checked out the gloves. I dunno what theyve done with the Held touring gloves but compared to my old pair they seemd to suck. I went for some blue/brown/black Held Akira's, busted that tags off, paid for 'em and rode on home. Very nice! (Pricey though....)
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