5 January, 2013 at 12:33 pm #10140
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?
5 January, 2013 at 1:02 pm #14467AnonymousInactive
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.
5 January, 2013 at 4:19 pm #14468AlisonKeymaster
Stick it in your bra?
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.
6 January, 2013 at 4:24 pm #14469
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?
6 January, 2013 at 6:59 pm #14471AnonymousInactive
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.
6 January, 2013 at 7:00 pm #14472AnonymousInactive
Wasn’t there an interview with a diabetic pro-cycler you did?
6 January, 2013 at 7:16 pm #14473Annette AParticipant
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.
7 January, 2013 at 9:25 am #14474
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31 January, 2013 at 9:11 am #14513
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.
2 February, 2013 at 5:50 pm #14516AnonymousInactive
Did you do the same as me??
… “There was no size option, that’s too small to fit a pump”
… Try it, discover it fits
… Wonder how it fits
7 February, 2013 at 1:41 pm #14518DaveParticipant
Veeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyy late to this but….
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.
8 February, 2013 at 8:46 am #14519
8 February, 2013 at 8:48 am #14520
– 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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