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ronhill bikester tights..?
« on: March 29, 2010, 01:47:34 pm »
Just looking to replace the ones I've just rubbed on the road and put a hole in.  Wiggle don't seem to stock any longer.  Are the Bikester (w/o pads) the same as tracksters?  Anyone know of retailers, or a good value equivalent?

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Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010, 01:53:35 pm »
JFGI!

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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010, 01:55:00 pm »
The tracksters, beloved of '70s PE teachers, don't have the high cut back of the bikesters.

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2010, 02:20:27 pm »
Ggling didn't seem to turn them up on bike sites.  I'm obviously after the unpopular stuff.. ;)  They are out there though.
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2010, 02:52:43 pm »
There are some on ebay :)
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Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2010, 03:06:44 pm »
PBK do them. Or used to, at least.
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2010, 05:46:18 pm »
I couldn't find any biking kit on the ronhill site today.  Have they stopped bikester production?

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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2010, 06:01:36 pm »
I couldn't find any biking kit on the ronhill site today.  Have they stopped bikester production?

Thanks all.  IME when wiggle says discontinued it means the manufacturer has stopped them (but not always I suppose). e.g. smart lights I wanted a while back...Smart had brought out a new line.
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Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2010, 06:15:37 pm »
Wiggle also say "discontinued" when they have decided to stop supplying an item even when the manufacturer is still making it.
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Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2010, 06:46:26 pm »
JFGI!
Do you mean 'Google'? Cos the problem with old stuff is that Google doesn't know when product lines are discontinued.

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Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2010, 09:57:43 pm »
I Googled for 'bikester' and got several sites that appeared to sell them, mostly for around £22.

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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2010, 10:05:53 pm »
When I was looking I settled on the Altura Winter Cruisers from Wiggle, the ones without a pad, for about £25. These are very comfy and I wear them over bib shorts, or 3/4 if very cold.
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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2010, 10:06:51 pm »
Bikesters are quite useful - they are my preferred over-wear in the Winter 6 months of the year. This doesn't explain why they are so hard to come by.

When I first bought some, a few years ago, they were £22 for Two Pairs on a Wiggle special.

Now you can just about get one pair for that if you dig about on the interweb. What's going on? Am I the only person who uses them? Surely not!

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« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2010, 10:36:01 pm »
When I was looking I settled on the Altura Winter Cruisers from Wiggle, the ones without a pad, for about £25. These are very comfy and I wear them over bib shorts, or 3/4 if very cold.

I couldn't get any Bikesters when I was looking and did the same, went over to winter cruisers. They have been very good over this winter. Wore them with boxer shorts and long john's when it was very cold and just the boxer shorts when it warmed up a bit, very comfy and cosy.

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« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2010, 09:21:16 am »
No, Bikesters are for spring! For winter I wear the aforementioned Tudor things - nice fleecey lining.
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« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2010, 10:23:36 am »
I Googled for 'bikester' and got several sites that appeared to sell them, mostly for around £22.
"appeared"
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« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2010, 09:57:49 pm »
No, Bikesters are for spring! For winter I wear the aforementioned Tudor things - nice fleecey lining.

I used my bikesters for winter tights, used to start wearing them when it got to cold for shorts, and wore them until it got warm enough to go back to shorts.

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« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2010, 12:49:13 pm »
Winsport sell biksters Ronhill Bikester Trackster | Running Clothes | Wynsport.com as do pro4sport Pro4Sport Ltd - Ronhill Bikester Trackster (03116) both at £16.99
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« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2010, 11:27:21 am »
pro4sport Pro4Sport Ltd - Ronhill Bikester Trackster (03116) both at £16.99
( + £2 p&P )
Ordered - thanks fungus. I'll update if they turn out to be fictitious stock!

(the chap on the phone didn't suggest they'd be getting to me very quickly, so don't expect 'modern' overnight delivery times.)
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Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2010, 11:33:28 am »
A real actual LBS that stocked the Ron Hill Bikesters a year or so ago is Bigfoot Bikes in Hayes, Kent; 020 8462 5004. They may know more about the state of supply.

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« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2010, 01:06:42 pm »
I had to replace a pair after an off late last year. I got something else from a bike shop - Altura - no idea what "model" - as the web supplies turned out to be a bit ficticious. Prefer the Alturas which cost a bit over £30.
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« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2010, 11:48:01 pm »
I Googled for 'bikester' and got several sites that appeared to sell them, mostly for around £22.
"appeared"

Quite. Google search results often promise more than they deliver. I asked the same question a few months ago when I was looking for new Bikesters. I was also given the "JFGI" response then.  ::-)

I'm pretty certain Ronhill aren't making Bikesters any more.  :(

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