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Offline RedSlayer

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Home-made hand wind-deflectors
« on: August 27, 2014, 09:47:58 PM »
I have bad circulation in my hands and heated grips don't really hack it (they warm the palms, not the backs of the hand / knuckles etc.) so I've been looking for over-sized handlebar wind deflectors - with no joy.

Won't be to everyone's taste (I'm a 'function over form' kind of guy, if it works - I don't give a damn about how it looks), but I decided to make my own.

1  x Tesco A4 clipboard (the type with a flip cover) - 1mm thick pvc - £2.72.
20 x 6mm plastic bolts (£2 EBAY).

These seem to do the job. We'll see how they go during winter ;-)

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/62vodbzrdpqvzo7/AABtpUUGdMTU2Ye-lp0M02eSa?dl=0#/
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Re: Home-made hand wind-deflectors
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2014, 10:10:01 PM »
If it helps you enjoy riding the bike mate, its a winner in my book  :152:

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Re: Home-made hand wind-deflectors
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2014, 11:10:34 PM »
Actually not to bad at all for a lash up  :002:

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Re: Home-made hand wind-deflectors
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2014, 11:17:17 PM »
Yep, I agree, if it does the job its worth a try.

I have problems with cold hands, invested in some Gerbing heated gloves couple of years ago and they have been fantastic, warm the whole hand.  Seem expensive to buy, but good quality and well worth the investment, and can be switched between bikes. 

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Re: Home-made hand wind-deflectors
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2014, 11:55:56 PM »
Yep, Gerbing heated gloves are ace and they have a lifetime warranty on the electrics.

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Re: Home-made hand wind-deflectors
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2014, 01:20:40 PM »
+1 for Gebring however they HAD a lifetime warranty...it's no more. If you have gear and it's broken then tough....the standard manufacturers warranty still applies for however long. 
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Re: Home-made hand wind-deflectors
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2014, 04:17:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by RedSlayer [+]
Won't be to everyone's taste (I'm a 'function over form' kind of guy, if it works - I don't give a damn about how it looks), but I decided to make my own.

I with you on that.

But actually, I think they look perfectly OK.

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Re: Home-made hand wind-deflectors
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2014, 08:59:20 PM »
 :0461:
Good solution to a problem, I have the same issue. Looking at bark busters at the moment but not as cheap or creative as ur solution
My only worry is if something happens to me, my wife sells all me toys for the price a said I paid, hehehe