Fitting Pogies (bar mitts) to my ICE

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DGG1941
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Fitting Pogies (bar mitts) to my ICE

Postby DGG1941 » 30 Dec 2020, 1:06pm

Having suffered cold fingers and hands for far too long I have finally fitted a pair of Pogies to the trike. They are made by https://www.hotpog.co.uk/collections/cycling in the UK. One enormous plus - they really do keep your hands and wrists warm; it’s like having your hands in your jacket pockets! - and three downsides:

The first is that all of my handlebar furniture had to be moved to allow the Pogies to drop over the vertical bars properly: mirrors, bell, e-motor controller, gps holder and wrist supports. But being someone who likes redesigning the way things work on my trike this was part of the fun. The most challenging were the wrist supports as they had to use a U shaped piece, version 1.5 of which can be seen in the picture.

The next (small) challenge was to keep the pogies in place so that they did not tip forward every time I withdrew my arm.

And something that is probably a feature of all such items on a trike is that trousers rub slightly against the pogies when pedalling, although this is unlikely with Lycra clad thighs.

All in all an excellent addition which is extending my triking further into the winter months.


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rjb
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Re: Fitting Pogies (bar mitts) to my ICE

Postby rjb » 30 Dec 2020, 1:53pm

Very nice but when I first saw your photo it reminded me of those ventilation funnels you see on big ships. With all the water around currently you could be mistaken for a boat. :lol:
Mrs Rjb could do with pogies on the tandem as she suffers from cold hands.
At the last count:- Peugeot 531 pro, Dawes Discovery Tandem, Dawes Kingpin, Raleigh 20, Falcon K2 MTB dropped bar tourer, Longstaff trike conversion on a Falcon corsa. :D

reohn2
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Re: Fitting Pogies (bar mitts) to my ICE

Postby reohn2 » 30 Dec 2020, 5:25pm

I've fitted a pair on my motorcycle(made by Givi),they certainly do make a big difference.
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