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    • #10140
      Tim
      Keymaster

      What do other cycling / sporty types do with their pump when exercising? I’ve been clipping the pump onto the waistband of my cycling shorts and it’s not very good or elegant. Are there any other solutions I wonder?

    • #14467
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Ok, I can’t claim to be a cycling or sporty type, but I may be able to help anyway. Have you tried a Spibelt? They are very comfy and designed for runners. This means they don’t move or bounce. You can get one from http://www.spibelt.com/ or support local business by getting one from http://www.funkypumpers.com/ Pump Spibelts are available but the standard ones work just as well, if you don’t mind your tubing coming out the front.

    • #14468
      Alison
      Keymaster

      Stick it in your bra?

      Or if you’re going braless, as I know you do sometimes @Tim, I’d clip it inside my cycling shorts waistband (so the pump sits against my skin rather than on the outside of my shorts, that way it moves less). I’d normally do that round the back so it doesn’t get in the way when you bend over.

    • #14469
      Tim
      Keymaster

      The Spibelts look good – despite the silly name – do you know how you get the tubing out through the hole? Do you need to poke the infusion end through?

    • #14471
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I’ve switched to using a spibelt as my permanent pump holder, its comfortable, convenient & hidden.

      Inside the zipped pouch is a ‘button hole’ (slit which has been sewed/hemed) & is just the right size for the bit on the end of the tubing that plugs into the site to fit through.

    • #14472
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Ps. Wasn’t there an interview with a diabetic pro-cycler you did?

    • #14473
      Annette A
      Participant

      I put mine in a hard camera case in case i fall off onto it. I then put that onto an elastic belt that i wear under my top to keep it from getting caught in anything.

    • #14474
      Tim
      Keymaster

      @furrypaul – we did indeed do an interview with a pro-cyclist, but he didn’t reveal where he kept his pump. Maybe he’s not diabetic after all! #Monday’s conspiracy theory

      Ah – the button hole solution sounds ideal.

    • #14475
      Tim
      Keymaster

      @annette – I suppose a hard case and spibelt would be just the job for when I fall off again. I’ve already written off one helmet!

    • #14513
      Tim
      Keymaster

      I’ve finally got around to ordering (and receiving) the diabetic Spibelts from Funky Pumpers. I haven’t tried it while on the bike yet, but it looks, as they say in Scotland, the very dab.

    • #14516
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Did you do the same as me??

      Open package
      … Swear
      … “There was no size option, that’s too small to fit a pump”
      … Try it, discover it fits
      … Wonder how it fits

    • #14518
      Dave
      Participant

      Veeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyy late to this but….

      +1 for the Spibelt. I hope my retrospective recommendation is helpful. :)

      How’s the cycling going? Hope the snowy weather provided a big enough challenge for you.

    • #14519
      Tim
      Keymaster

      @furrypaul – I did exactly that – it’s a great bit of design!

    • #14520
      Tim
      Keymaster

      @seasiderdave – cycling is going well, though it’s a bit bloody cold at the minute. I go out with two pairs of gloves, two pair of socks and neoprene overshoes to try and keep extremities warm. The Pentlands are frozen at the minute, which makes cycling over ice fun. I’ve already fallen off twice and written-off one helmet! :-)

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