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How can I........?

nstevonstevo Posts: 42
edited June 2010 in Commuting chat
(a) stop my glasses steaming up when doing a hard uphill??

(b) stop me getting pins & needles in my hands when on a long ride?



  • Mr_CellophaneMr_Cellophane Posts: 690
    nstevo wrote:
    (a) stop my glasses steaming up when doing a hard uphill??
    Mine never steam up. There should normally be enough air flow to stop that. Best way to stop any glasses/goggles from misting over is to smear a thin layer of washing up liquid or liquid soap over them and then polish well. That should last for a couple of hours in extreme conditions.
    nstevo wrote:
    (b) stop me getting pins & needles in my hands when on a long ride?
    That sounds like bad positioning. Shift your hand position regularly and move so that your weight is on different parts of your palms from time to time.
  • itsbruceitsbruce Posts: 221
    1. Fork out on some Oakleys, or something similarly well designed. Adidas Evil Eyes are cheaper but don't work for everybody. If you can't afford that, none of the anti-misting tricks really work that well, unfortunately. Considered contact lenses?
    2. If shifting hand positions isn't working for you (or your handlebars don't allow it), try Specialised gloves; they have extra padding in the right places.
  • amneziaamnezia Posts: 590
    Do you wear gloves on long rides? Padded mitts are pretty good at reducing the pressure on the nerves in your hand.
  • ClarionClarion Posts: 223
    What sort of handlebars/padding do you use?

    (Can't help with the glasses, but my son would like to know the answer)
    Riding on 531
  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    My Oakleys steam up, but only when I stop at the lights after pushing hard.
    Mud - Genesis Vapour CCX
    Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
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  • always_tyredalways_tyred Posts: 4,965
    Move your glasses away from your face to improve airflow.

    Climb faster.

    Keep your wallet closed. Ever see the pros with sunglasses upside down with the arms inseted into helmet vents? Ever wonder why?

    Re: hands - not having death grip can help. Your elbows are suspension. Also, keep your wrists straight.
  • Biffz0idBiffz0id Posts: 123
    Move your glasses further down your nose for climbs.

    Problem solved.
  • mtb-idlemtb-idle Posts: 2,179
    re gloves, +1 on the specialized. you need the ones with padding to protect the ulnar nerve which is what causes pins n needles.

    Re glasses steaming up, I usually just wait until a descent. As soon as the air gets flowing again they soon clear up.
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  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,821
    Specialized Body Geometry gloves did the trick for me (I think you'll get a lot of posts saying the same thing because they work).
    FCN 3: Raleigh Record Ace fixie-to be resurrected sometime in the future
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    FCN 9: B Twin Vitamin - winter commuter/loan bike for trainees

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