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too skinny for arm warmers :/

tom22tom22 Posts: 59
edited July 2011 in Road buying advice
hi, i ordered some arm wamers and got them today, but unfortunately my upper arms are too skinny for the gripper :(
what could i do to make them fit (the forearm is perfect btw)?
also i cant change them as i have takeen the tags off...
any advice welcome :) thanks


  • Berk BonebonceBerk Bonebonce Posts: 1,245
    The quality manufacturers wil offer armwarmers in a range of sizes.
  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    Pump some iron maybe?!?! - a site for sore eyes
  • danowatdanowat Posts: 2,877
    Eat more pies
  • deswellerdesweller Posts: 5,175
    +1 pies... if you want to be dull as ditchwater.

    The fun solution is beer.
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  • gorgorachagorgoracha Posts: 25
    To sew it is the easiest and cheapest option... Done that with my DHB one and it works well...
  • cornerblockcornerblock Posts: 3,228
    Use them as leg warmers. If your legs are too skinny for them then it's no wonder you feel the cold! Or what about a couple of colour coordinated scrunchies( I think that's what the missus calls them!!) at the top of your arms, look rather fetching I think :) . If scrunchies are not your thing, and I admit they don't suit everyone, what about a couple of good old fashioned elastic bands.
  • HerbsmanHerbsman Posts: 2,029
    I have the same problem. The solution is to either pin them to the jersey with safety pins, or lift some heavy dumbbells until your biceps increase in size.
  • cyberknightcyberknight Posts: 1,238
    i got some generic lycra armwarmers off ebay , the picture shows a basket ball player using them but do not be fooled, they are tight so they would probably do the job for you.

    .. goes and looks for them ... ... 43a5b9485f
    FCN 3/5/9
  • danowatdanowat Posts: 2,877
    Can I just say, you skinnies make me sick :lol:
  • DesWeller wrote:
    +1 pies... if you want to be dull as ditchwater.

    The fun solution is beer.

    No the fun solution is the girls in lycra thread :wink:

    Mind you he might need to go to the options once he's built up his arms :lol:
  • JRookeJRooke Posts: 243
    There is a chance you may of just ordered $hite arm warmers, lower priced ones just don't have decent grips on the top, I am of a very slim build and just slip the warmers over my short sleeved jersey arms, does the job just fine.

    Only fatties really keep arm warmers up with no problems.
  • toontratoontra Posts: 1,160
    I'd tried all the well-known brands and they were all to baggy for me around the upper arm, rendering them as useful as a chocolate teapot. Cost be a bloody fortune in returns.

    Then, of Friday, went to the Rapha sample sale. Bought a pair for £10 and they are absolutely perfect. Rapha obviously make them for proper cyclists (i.e. bulging quads and sparrows biceps) :wink:

    PS I do actually work out upper body using fixed weights in the gym 2-3 times a week but make sure I don't put on muscle mass where it's not needed.

    a serious case of small cogs
  • JRookeJRooke Posts: 243
    LOL thanks for that last bit toontra, its good to share
  • YossieYossie Posts: 2,600
    Elastic bands - work perfectly. Mate does it all the time as he's some skinny climbing dude.

    Under the arms of your top you can't see them, and it means that you can still pull them down whenyou get too hot unlike pinning.

    CRC are also doing deals on Assos arm warmers at the mo' - £10 off or something.


  • crankycrankcrankycrank Posts: 1,830
    Take them to your local seamstress/seamsman?? Should take an experienced stitcher about 5 min and not expensive.
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