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    Cee Bailey Windshield Review In RoadBike Magazine, December 2011 Issue

    For those interested in another opinion on the Cee Bailey replacement windshield, RoadBike Magazine has just published the one I did for them in their December 2011 issue. A copy of the page is attached.


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    If perfection is a limo with the windows up... why ride a bike?
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    Interesting report. I have tried National Cycle.....returned it as it cracked around mounts.

    Does this or is this Cee Baily same thickness are stock? Shouldered bolts could be problem if thickness not same.

    9 air management rating interesting compared to stock 7.5-8. I like good air management....something many modern bikes do not have. For the rain up the stock I made sponge that fits in gap/vent. Works.

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    The CB shield I tried was the same thickness as the stocker and fit well. Air management is subjective. I felt there was an improvement but not a night and day difference. As I said, the stock shield, in my opinion, does a pretty good job. The Cee Bailey, for me, did it better. I also found the people at CB to be good folks and you cannot complain about the warranty.

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    My first CeeBailey + 2 was a first generation screen; I understand that there have been some changes -- like changing the lower profile so the screen doesn't interfere with the mirror mounts if the wind deflectors are used and adding the "flip" to the + 2" and up sizes.

    Mine broke during one of the three falls the bike took on our local hospital's fudge-surfaced parking lot. Good samaritans picked the bike up all three times, but on one of the falls, the screen must have hit an adjacent vehicle. It was broken off, but the parts where the mounting screws were were still firmly attached with no cracks around the holes.

    I ordered another +2 and learned that (regardless of what good ol' Tom at CeeBailey says, something is different. It's not quite as tall when mounted. I always rode with the first one in the first notch down from the highest. If I put this one there, it's lower than the first one. If I put it at the same height at the top, I'm up to a position about halfway between the top notch and the first one down and the notch at the bottom is higher.

    I called Tom and I'm in the production pipeline for a +4" screen. He did make me pay the $10 difference in cost between a +2" and a +4", but I've got no problems with that.

    Once again, CB has good folks and good customer service/relationships.
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    my +4 is due to arrive thurs this week...very excited!

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    I am thinking of getting a CB. I like the stock windscreen but can't find a position that works for me. I ride with two notches up most of the time. If I bring it up one more notch, the top is in my line of vision. One more notch makes it worse. I am 5'10 with a 30" inseam. Would a +2 or a +4 be a better fit?

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    Assuming I get my +4 on time, you can check it out in Freeport this weekend to help you decide.

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    My experience is that the current +2" CB works as if it's shorter than the gen-one model did. I rode with it in the 1st notch down from the top and could either look through it or over it ... without an uncomfortable amount of slouching or of stretching.

    With the current +2" if it's one notch down, I can't comfortably slouch enough to look through it, and it it's at the top notch, I can't comfortably stretch to look over it plus the notch at the bottom is too open. Following a truck on a wet road, I got muck all over my dash and my GPS. Never did that with the old one.

    I'm waiting for a +4 to exchange for my +2".

    BTW, I'm 5'8" or 5'9" w/ a 29" inseam.

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    Well written review, Bob. Thanks!

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