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General cycling advice ( NOT technical ! )
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UrbanManc
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Postby UrbanManc » 7 Dec 2008, 8:39pm

I wonder if they sell these for mtb's , motor cycle brake lever guards .

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It's the wind thats the problem, hide your hands behind these would be great. :)

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DougieB
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Postby DougieB » 7 Dec 2008, 8:49pm

yep, those in the second pic are Bar Muffs.

you can fashion your own hand guards/wind-deflectors from the plastic milk bottles (the ones with handles) and a pair of scissors.

tad
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Postby tad » 7 Dec 2008, 9:21pm

I have a pair of Specialized Radiant gloves, thay have a little pocket in the back to put in one of the hand warmer pads.

I have heated handlebar grips on my motorbike - it's easy enough to make your own. I've never thought about it, would it be possible to make a pair powered by a hub dynamo? hmmmm this requires some hours in the shed me thinks!

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Postby meic » 7 Dec 2008, 9:28pm

I dont think the 3W of the dynamo is adequate heat for the job.

Personally I found the heated grips on motorcycles burnt my palms while my fingertips froze.

On the cycle I have hidden my hands behind the barbag to good effect.
It would be much easier to fit plastic bottles around cycle handgrips than it is on motorbikes because the wind force is so much less.



For the motorcyclists only :lol:
Never had any cold hand problems with a BMW RT fairing
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paulah
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Postby paulah » 7 Dec 2008, 11:01pm

DougieB wrote:yep, those in the second pic are Bar Muffs.

you can fashion your own hand guards/wind-deflectors from the plastic milk bottles (the ones with handles) and a pair of scissors.


surely they're just a pair of oven gloves

EFMax
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Postby EFMax » 8 Dec 2008, 12:07am

Thanks for all those tips..

I do wrap up.. Runners vest next to skin, then a light weight fleece and then my light Hi Viz jacket.. also wear a skiers hat under the helmet..

My body never gets cold, even if I under dress, but the hands and toes.. wow..

Today I tried a cotton lined household rubber glove and a single thermal glove (the thiniest of my three sets). This appeared to work for the first 90mins, but it did start to get cold.. not as bad as Friday morning but still not the full works.. will look at some of those suggestions..

random37
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Postby random37 » 8 Dec 2008, 1:24am

If the rubber glove was inspired by me, I meant plastic coated work gloves, not marigolds.

EFMax
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Postby EFMax » 8 Dec 2008, 8:17am

chris667 wrote:If the rubber glove was inspired by me, I meant plastic coated work gloves, not marigolds.

I know but the marigolds were close to hand so I tried them just to see..

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Postby random37 » 8 Dec 2008, 9:41am

But you'll get washaday hands! :wink: