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Old 25-11-2007, 01:34 PM
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don`t know if these are any good have not tried them yet http://www.mandp.co.uk/productInfo.aspx?catRef=805795
Well you seem to have the matter well in hand, however I have heard that rubbing rancid yaks milk on your chest can help keep the cold at bay...Or was it something else it keeps away???... John
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Old 25-11-2007, 04:37 PM
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Going back to hands, I have just recent;y bought a pair of very thin knitted thermal liner gloves from a snowboarding website, and tested them today for the first time.

They are comfortable under my normal gloves, don't bulk them out too much and made a real difference to my hands as I rode.

Think I'll still be fitting heated grips when I get round to it (I had some on my Eliminator and they were great) but these liners definitely made a difference.

http://www.bargainboards.co.uk/P/Horizon-THERMOLITE-Thermal-Liner-Gloves(656).aspx
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Old 25-11-2007, 04:41 PM
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Bargainboards do a heated footwarmer too, works off a rechargeable battery pack, might get Himself a set of these for Xmas actually.......

http://www.bargainboards.co.uk/P/Hotronic-M3-Electronic-Footwarmer(3265).aspx
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Old 25-11-2007, 04:42 PM
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Bugger, it appears my links don't work!

Ah well, type em into your browser or do to the homepage www.bargainboards.co.uk and you should be able to find them..........
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Old 25-11-2007, 05:12 PM
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I think from the stuff thats been said i've definitely had my mind changed about heated grips, so will look at getting myself a set as soon as possible.

Liking the idea of heated socks!!! I could use them in bed too!!!!
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Old 25-11-2007, 06:17 PM
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I think from the stuff thats been said i've definitely had my mind changed about heated grips, so will look at getting myself a set as soon as possible.

Liking the idea of heated socks!!! I could use them in bed too!!!!
When I had a dog and I had to walk him in the snow, I used to shove a hot water bottle under my coat, against my chest. The warmth would rise up and I could stay out for ages, warm as toast...in the depths of winter I often walk around the town with one now, people still laugh when I show it to them. I never worry what people think about these strange things I do...why suffer when you don't have to... John
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Old 25-11-2007, 06:21 PM
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I never worry what people think about these strange things I do...why suffer when you don't have to... John
Damn right John, in my younger days I used to worry about looking a prat in all the gear I had to wear on the bike in the wet & cold - soon realised I looked a bigger prat piss-wet through & shivering
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Old 25-11-2007, 06:30 PM
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When I had a dog and I had to walk him in the snow, I used to shove a hot water bottle under my coat, against my chest. The warmth would rise up and I could stay out for ages, warm as toast...in the depths of winter I often walk around the town with one now, people still laugh when I show it to them. I never worry what people think about these strange things I do...why suffer when you don't have to... John
Yep, spent a week with a wheat bag in the handy pocket hein gericke left in my jacket just on the base of my back to ease the pain, but the warmth was an added bonus! No idea what the pocket is really there for, but its mighty handy when you've got a bad back!
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Old 25-11-2007, 06:32 PM
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No idea what the pocket is really there for
It's probably for a back protector
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Old 25-11-2007, 06:37 PM
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To be honest, all MX boots are good for is protection. They aint very weather proof
I'd have to disagree wi' you there, Rob, I wear me Oxtar crosser boots all Winter and it's very rare that I get cold/wet feet.
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Old 25-11-2007, 06:39 PM
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I'd have to disagree wi' you there, Rob, I wear me Oxtar crosser boots all Winter and it's very rare that I get cold/wet feet.
Mine are totally waterproof - even after instructing all day when it's pissing it down.
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Old 25-11-2007, 06:52 PM
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It's probably for a back protector
Nope, got one of them in the big pocket that runs down the back. THis runs across the base of my spine/hips side to side. It's not that big, wouldnt take a hot water bottle but perfect size for a wheat bag!
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Old 25-11-2007, 06:55 PM
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Nope, got one of them in the big pocket that runs down the back. THis runs across the base of my spine/hips side to side.
Oh, one of them pockets. Nope, I've got bugger-all idea what that's for either (unless it's to put the rabbits in when you've been out poaching)
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Old 25-11-2007, 07:13 PM
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Oh, one of them pockets. Nope, I've got bugger-all idea what that's for either (unless it's to put the rabbits in when you've been out poaching)
That's what they call 'em - poacher's pockets.

They're for putting waterproofs n' stuff in, according to my mate who sells clothing. I'd always wondered too.

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That's what they call 'em - poacher's pockets.

They're for putting waterproofs n' stuff in, according to my mate who sells clothing. I'd always wondered too.

OK, I'm clearly missing the point of this pocket - you put a pocket, in a waterproof jacket, for waterproofs......
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Old 25-11-2007, 07:23 PM
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It'll be for carrying yer wetproof strides in when it's not raining.......
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OK, I'm clearly missing the point of this pocket - you put a pocket, in a waterproof jacket, for waterproofs......
Oversuit or light trewsers, I'd imagine.
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Old 26-11-2007, 10:58 AM
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I'd have to disagree wi' you there, Rob, I wear me Oxtar crosser boots all Winter and it's very rare that I get cold/wet feet.
Depends on what you wear under your boots Nik but they are only made for protection, its your socks or whatever that provides the warmth.
Believe me, they get very wet inside
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Old 26-11-2007, 03:11 PM
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Depends on what you wear under your boots Nik but they are only made for protection, its your socks or whatever that provides the warmth.
Just socks, mate, normal socks. Just been down to MK and back to get a toy and while the rest o' me is pretty cold, my feet are still toasty.
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Old 26-11-2007, 04:26 PM
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Just socks, mate, normal socks. Just been down to MK and back to get a toy and while the rest o' me is pretty cold, my feet are still toasty.
Dont get me wrong, i prefer them to normal bike boots and the likes. Just been out meself and ive got some new Alpinestar Tech3's im breaking in (i hate new boots). They seem warmer than my Oxtars so far but im still trying to get used to the moulded sole agaisnt the more traditional looking MX boots.
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I've just bought a set of Hein Gericke heated grips for my bike...only 20 whereas Oxfords are 52. Got an on/off switch to avoid battery drainage... plus always have trickle charger attached to battery especially during winter months...due to the alarm running off it...
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I've just bought a set of Hein Gericke heated grips for my bike...only 20 whereas Oxfords are 52. Got an on/off switch to avoid battery drainage... plus always have trickle charger attached to battery especially during winter months...due to the alarm running off it...
Oooh handy tip about Hein Gericke, might have to investigate... but everytime i walk in that shop i end up spending 200!
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Are they the ones where 2 fingers go in the same hole?

Mates got heated grips and its screwed his battery....
Sorry but this has gotta go down as the finest quote I've seen on a bike forum, for me.
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Old 26-11-2007, 05:56 PM
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Sorry but this has gotta go down as the finest quote I've seen on a bike forum, for me.
I was actually quite surprised no-one pulled me up on it before, but clearly the filth factor has gone down hill a bit
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