Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 37 of 37
  1. #26
    pro in someone's theory prooftheory's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Las Cruces, NM
    My Bikes
    FTP
    Posts
    2,219
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bakeoh99 View Post
    No. I have not found them searching the net. Do you have a link?
    These say "self-activating".

  2. #27
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Eugene Oregon
    My Bikes
    2011 Madone 5.2
    Posts
    34
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    These say "self-activating".
    Take a look at the bottom right corner just to the left of the 6 pairs wording. Says Air activated. The hand warmers that my golf shop sells are activated by shaking. I will take a look at the brand tomorrow.

  3. #28
    pro in someone's theory prooftheory's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Las Cruces, NM
    My Bikes
    FTP
    Posts
    2,219
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bakeoh99 View Post
    Take a look at the bottom right corner just to the left of the 6 pairs wording. Says Air activated. The hand warmers that my golf shop sells are activated by shaking. I will take a look at the brand tomorrow.
    I'm sure they are air activated but from the posts it seemed like you were looking for the ones that @pyze-guy mentioned and those are them.

  4. #29
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    6367 km away from the center of the Earth
    Posts
    1,065
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Chemical warmers that use other ways to warm up exist but it seems that they don't get as hot nor last as long as air activated warmers up to 2hrs vs 6hr more or less

    Why Do Hand Warmers Heat Up When Exposed to Air?
    http://www.wisegeek.org/why-do-hand-...sed-to-air.htm
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_warmer

    One they don't talk about here is the icepack in the microwave
    Last edited by erig007; 11-26-13 at 01:16 PM.

  5. #30
    Yup pyze-guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    where the sunbeams end and the starlight begins
    My Bikes
    C-dale Bad Boy, Fixed Wheeler MTB
    Posts
    3,026
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bakeoh99 View Post
    Take a look at the bottom right corner just to the left of the 6 pairs wording. Says Air activated. The hand warmers that my golf shop sells are activated by shaking. I will take a look at the brand tomorrow.
    Those are self activating.
    When sadness fills my days
    It's time to turn away
    And then tomorrow's dreams
    Become reality to me

  6. #31
    ouate de phoque dramiscram's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    St-Césaire, Qc, Canada
    My Bikes
    Bianchi, Nakamura,Suteki, escapade 10 speed, 1973 CCM Elan
    Posts
    1,596
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I got my battery heated socks from eBay last week. I bought the cheap stuff (30$ shipping included) just to try it out.
    Without surprise the cheap stuff is cheaply made, it's 80% cotton, too tight and the heating element felt too weak to overcome the cotton factor.
    So I tried something that in the worst case would waste my 30$ cheap heating sock, I managed to removed the elements from the socks without breaking them and put them between 2 layers of aluminum tape use for heating duct repairs and I tape them over thin syntetic socks and put thick wool socks on top of that. It's now working, This morning at -28° celcius my feet were still warm after a 27.4 kms ride.
    Way better (for me) than chemical warmers.
    Originally Posted by Leebo

    Headwind is like a hill without a soul. Just gear down and suffer.
    Quote Originally Posted by jrickards View Post
    Headwinds are hills dipped in evil!

  7. #32
    etw
    etw is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    356
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Recently I used toe warmers on the top of my shoe under a shoe cover and they worked well

  8. #33
    Senior Member rumrunn6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    25 miles northwest of Boston
    My Bikes
    Bottecchia Sprint
    Posts
    12,028
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dramiscram View Post
    I got my battery heated socks from eBay last week. I bought the cheap stuff (30$ shipping included) just to try it out.
    Without surprise the cheap stuff is cheaply made, it's 80% cotton, too tight and the heating element felt too weak to overcome the cotton factor.
    So I tried something that in the worst case would waste my 30$ cheap heating sock, I managed to removed the elements from the socks without breaking them and put them between 2 layers of aluminum tape use for heating duct repairs and I tape them over thin syntetic socks and put thick wool socks on top of that. It's now working, This morning at -28° celcius my feet were still warm after a 27.4 kms ride.
    Way better (for me) than chemical warmers.
    brilliant! got a picture?
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

  9. #34
    ouate de phoque dramiscram's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    St-Césaire, Qc, Canada
    My Bikes
    Bianchi, Nakamura,Suteki, escapade 10 speed, 1973 CCM Elan
    Posts
    1,596
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    brilliant! got a picture?
    There's two pics. You can see that after only 3 use the foil tape is already tearing up so it may not last long. I'll try to find something to make it stronger so the heating element won't break.IMG_2827.jpgIMG_2828.jpg
    Originally Posted by Leebo

    Headwind is like a hill without a soul. Just gear down and suffer.
    Quote Originally Posted by jrickards View Post
    Headwinds are hills dipped in evil!

  10. #35
    Senior Member rumrunn6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    25 miles northwest of Boston
    My Bikes
    Bottecchia Sprint
    Posts
    12,028
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    hmmm OK interesting!
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

  11. #36
    ouate de phoque dramiscram's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    St-Césaire, Qc, Canada
    My Bikes
    Bianchi, Nakamura,Suteki, escapade 10 speed, 1973 CCM Elan
    Posts
    1,596
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    hmmm OK interesting!
    I went from 'brilliant' to 'interesting', I can't wait for 'WTF!!!'

    As you can see in theory the plan is almost perfect, in real there's room for improvement. It may also be a bad idea from the start. At least I know that heating socks or insole can produce enough heat to keep my feet warm at -28°celcius for a 1h50 ride , which I never achieved at - 15° with chemical warmers.
    Originally Posted by Leebo

    Headwind is like a hill without a soul. Just gear down and suffer.
    Quote Originally Posted by jrickards View Post
    Headwinds are hills dipped in evil!

  12. #37
    Senior Member Pibber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    AdMo
    My Bikes
    cannondales 84 ST500; 87SR500; 95 CAAD 3 Silk Road 500; 99 CAAD 3 Frameset(project)
    Posts
    428
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ok. WTF.

    no, jk dude...

    what if you were able to cut an insulated food bag, the type you'd buy at your larger modern supermarket, and form a partial sock with that? or, even a piece to simply layer over the instep, down your foot, over and then under your toes? maybe even removing the insulation from an insulated water bottle?


    also: http://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/...g&gclsrc=aw.ds

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •