General Chat Thread, Cycling to Work in General; I second that re Buffs. You can get lightweight ones or fllece ones and once you warm up you can ...
20th September 2013, 08:31 AM #166
I second that re Buffs. You can get lightweight ones or fllece ones and once you warm up you can easily adjust them.
20th September 2013, 12:00 PM #167
Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx
Been riding in crocs for ages now , they grip the pedals great and as you say water just runs off. i have broke a few of the croc clips for the strap but you dont need that strap.
I must say thou that socks and crocs are a no no . Its like crossing the beams or something.
20th September 2013, 12:44 PM #168
What - not even white sports socks?
Originally Posted by jumpinjamez
Last edited by jinnantonnixx; 20th September 2013 at 12:46 PM.
23rd September 2013, 07:28 PM #169
SPDs are the way forward I use shimno 087 shoes and r540 pedals.
24th September 2013, 08:23 AM #170
SPD-SL (540's too costly for me this time round) for me and 078's
Originally Posted by nicholab
If they get soaked I put them in a cardboard box with the fan heater blowing into them.
24th September 2013, 09:54 AM #171
Bought a bike awhile ago despite living onsite and not through C2W, a Carrera Kraken from 2011 for £150. Pretty good on the few rides into London (I live just on the outskirts) so far, but maaaaan I am unfit, hah.
24th September 2013, 10:04 AM #172
Managed 1067 miles since 5th of June. 730 on my new bike and the rest on an old bone shaker. Fitness has improved dramaticaly.
Originally Posted by rickjames
25th September 2013, 02:57 PM #173
I've been cycling to work as often as I can over the past few months. It's about 1.5 miles cross country (10 minutes) compared to 3.5 miles on the road in a car (anything between 20 and 30 minutes in morning traffic).
26th September 2013, 10:54 AM #174
Just to remind you that Aldi have the kit in today. I stopped off at ten past eight on the way into work a the Aldi in Deepdale, Preston, and there was already a big huddle around the cycling gear. Got myself a pair of their nice winter gloves and they are a definitely an improvement over the ones they have been selling over the past few years (I've had my old ones for over 5 years and they have been unchanged in all that time!), but they have yet to have the 'real world' day top day tests yet
If you do buy something please let us all know what you got and how it holds up
Thanks to Dos_Box from:
StevieM (26th September 2013)
26th September 2013, 10:57 AM #175
Popping out at lunch to have a look, how good are the gloves in very cold weather?
My Aldi Cycle shoes are rubbish. Left foot 'plate' has split
Last edited by Dos_Box; 26th September 2013 at 11:05 AM.
26th September 2013, 10:57 AM #176
There's an Aldi just around the corner from my school. I'll take a look in on the way home today.
26th September 2013, 11:05 AM #177
26th September 2013, 11:06 AM #178
I suffer from Reynaud's Phenomenon so a good pair of gloves is essential.
Originally Posted by E_G_R2
Last edited by StevieM; 26th September 2013 at 11:10 AM.
26th September 2013, 11:12 AM #179
Well for the price I may give them a go. In the depths of winter I usualy wear Ski Gloves but they got wrecked in my RTA this year
26th September 2013, 11:28 AM #180
I don't suffer like that, but my hands really feel the pinch in winter. That's the only part of me that feels the cold. I've tried my snowboarding gloves, Sealskinz mittens, loads of different gloves, but when the temperature drops below, say 3 degrees, my hands sting like nobody's business. I've given up buying new gloves. I read that it's to do with the cold wind blowing away the insulating layer of air, and can be remedied with something windproof (marigolds!) over insulated gloves. Anybody know if this works?
Originally Posted by StevieM
Last edited by jinnantonnixx; 26th September 2013 at 11:30 AM.
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