Author Topic: ronhill bikester tights..?  (Read 10511 times)

ed_o_brain

Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2010, 11:51:21 pm »
Thankfully I'm well stocked up on bikesters. Well worn and plenty bobbled but no holes in them yet  :thumbsup:

I tend to wear them as an extra layer on the really cold days. And sometimes around the house too!

I'm getting a bit annoyed with wiggle at the moment for not actually stocking the things I used to buy from them that I'm most likely to be again.

microphonie

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Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2010, 09:53:12 am »


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

d.


Their website seems to suggest they still sell both Bikesters & the DXB version (plus a women's version): clicky .

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Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2010, 11:22:24 am »
Their website seems to suggest ...
... and round we go again! :)
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citoyen

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Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2010, 11:49:57 am »
Their website seems to suggest they still sell both Bikesters & the DXB version (plus a women's version): clicky .

So it does. It definitely didn't when I looked a few months ago.  ???

d.

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Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2010, 08:15:12 pm »
Arrived. With new fluoro-yellow side piping. (which clashes with the silver band on the back of yer ankles)

And they're a teeny bit smaller. [luckily my weight is on the way down currenty!] Not a lot, but a bit.

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 #30 on: October 01, 2012, 11:48:42 pm »
So what does the panel recommend as Bikester replacements, as I haven't found a current source of them, two years on from this discussion?

I'm looking for lightweight, autumn/spring longs, not bib style, and reasonably loose fitting tracksuit type, as Bikesters always were. Waterproofing not important. Don't want/need padding (I'll wear shorts under them when I do). I basically ride into work in them, and no longer have the figure, if I ever did, nor the desire to wear tight-fitting lycra in the office :-[

hellymedic

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Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2012, 11:58:12 pm »
Amazon seem to stock them.

Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #32 on: October 02, 2012, 12:06:11 am »
Not in my size :-[ but I did Google a bit more and find some, thanks.

fuaran

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Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #33 on: October 02, 2012, 12:15:51 am »
Note the Bikester Classics have now been replaced by the Bikester Origin, they seem to be a pretty much the same thing.
There is also the Bikester Evolution, which is a baggier version with thicker material.

They seem to fairly easily available from running shops. eg http://www.run4it.com/shop/bikester-origin/ or http://www.startfitness.co.uk/product.asp?strParents=4070,4072&CAT_ID=4093&P_ID=42044
Plus a few on Ebay.

Auntie Helen

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Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #34 on: October 02, 2012, 07:55:38 am »
I bought a pair from Go Outdoors (may have been tracksters) and another air from Ebay thistime last year.
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Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2012, 08:05:19 am »
I've gone for Origins, ordered from Newitts, which is not a firm I knew before.

clarion

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Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #36 on: October 02, 2012, 10:09:29 am »
I find Altura Cruisers a suitable replacement.
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Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #37 on: October 02, 2012, 11:35:57 am »
I used to wear Ronhill Bikesters over Endura singletrack shorts in the winter.

When worn out I replaced them with a pair of Polaris Bikeze - slightly more difficult to get over the baggy style shorts.

Better quality than the bikesters

http://www.polaris-apparel.co.uk/product/bikeze


Cudzoziemiec

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Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #38 on: October 02, 2012, 11:41:34 am »
I thought half the point of baggy shorts is that you can wear tights under them!
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

clarion

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Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #39 on: October 02, 2012, 11:46:36 am »
Naph look.

I wear bibshorts with longs over.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2012, 11:59:33 am »
Naph to keep the riph out of Rapha!
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #41 on: October 02, 2012, 01:27:59 pm »
I've gone for Origins, ordered from Newitts, which is not a firm I knew before.

are those pad free ?

Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #42 on: October 02, 2012, 04:07:16 pm »
Unfortunately my waist has seemed to have forgotten its relationship to my leg size. Ronhills I quite like,  but their leg length is just silly for my waist size ahem.
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ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #43 on: October 02, 2012, 04:08:39 pm »
Don't you like the Simon Cowell look?
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clarion

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Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #44 on: October 02, 2012, 04:09:13 pm »
I have that problem with my Lusso tights.  I can barely get them over my leg muscles, but there's plenty of length to spare :(
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jogler

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Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #45 on: October 02, 2012, 04:18:11 pm »
Unfortunately my waist has seemed to have forgotten its relationship to my leg size. Ronhills I quite like,  but their leg length is just silly for my waist size ahem.

My Ronhills must have been made by the same machinists ::-)

We can't both be wrong ;)

Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #46 on: October 02, 2012, 09:08:30 pm »
I've gone for Origins, ordered from Newitts, which is not a firm I knew before.

are those pad free ?
I assume so. Bikesters have never had pads to my knowledge.

Kim

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Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #47 on: January 30, 2020, 03:43:45 pm »
This seems like a reasonable thread to resurrect...

My Altura Winter Cruisers are dying.  I'm down to one pair of non-winter Cruisers.  Bikesters no longer appear to exist.

What are people using for unpadded loose-fitting cycling longs these days?  Stirrups and winter warmth preferred.  Bonus points for women-with-arses-and-quads sizes.

(I've just discovered that Endura Thermolite tights still exist, and have ordered a couple more pairs.  Those work well for serious cycling in cold conditions, but are a bit much for more relaxed or utility riding, and - crucially - the ankle zips are incompatible with MT91 boots.)
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #48 on: January 30, 2020, 04:02:53 pm »
Ron Hill tracksters are still available and they're virtually identical to bikesters.
https://www.ronhill.com/mens-everyday-trackster
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: ronhill bikester tights..?
« Reply #49 on: January 30, 2020, 04:04:03 pm »
Here's the women's version, more appropriately:
https://www.ronhill.com/womens-everyday-trackster
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.