/ Christmas Stocking for a road/mtb cyclist.

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Solar - on 16 Dec 2012
What would you ask Santa for?

So far all I've got is some good espresso coffee and the Cycling Anthology....trying to keep it reasonable but it's for someone who's a bit of a biking geek.

Looking forward to some inspiration :)

Enty - on 16 Dec 2012
In reply to Solar:

Wiggo's book.

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Solar - on 16 Dec 2012
In reply to Enty:
Read already. Those silly bits when you're on a ride you think, "I wish I had...." would be ideal.
andy - on 16 Dec 2012
In reply to Solar: Spare KMC chain link (which fortunately someone had when my chain snapped last week)?

These:

http://www.evanscycles.com/categories/accessories/lights/f/infini

Which are amazing - I have two red ones on my helmet (fnarr) - unobtrusive when they're not on but super bright when they are.
Solar - on 16 Dec 2012
In reply to andy:
Chain links sound good - would never have thought if that :)

Already has lights which could be used for the illuminations so no need for anymore.

Found cycling top trumps which looks good.

Lisa
andy - on 16 Dec 2012
In reply to Solar: I got one of these for my birthday:

http://www.rapha.cc/cross-winter-hat

Totally indulgent but toasty warm.

And Rapha.
Solar - on 16 Dec 2012
In reply to andy:
Totally over budget! I'm hoping not to go bankrupt or need to sell a kidney :)
lost1977 - on 16 Dec 2012
In reply to Solar:

chamois cream overlooked by many cyclist but when you discover it
Solar - on 16 Dec 2012
In reply to lost1977:
Thanks for the suggestion :) Any ones better than others?
sleavesley on 16 Dec 2012
In reply to Solar: Overshoes, arm warmers, Wheel bag, Cycling cap? All of reasonable prices. Multi tool or Co2 canister/pump.

This as a coffee table book http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mountain-High-Europes-Greatest-Climbs/dp/0857386247/ref=pd_ys_qtk_general_re...

or this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Another-100-Greatest-Cycling-Climbs/dp/0711232652/ref=pd_ys_qtk_general_recs...
Solar - on 16 Dec 2012
In reply to sleavesley:

Got the Highest climbs book (very good), CO2 canister appeals to my inner geek. Thanks :)
VS4b - on 16 Dec 2012
In reply to Solar:
How about these off the top of my head.
Buff
Ti skewers
Gels
New bar tape
Shoe covers
Tiny led lights
Lights that attach to valves so people can see you from the side
Sportive entry
Muck off
Brushes
lost1977 - on 16 Dec 2012
In reply to Solar:

i have used udderly smooth or assos
lost1977 - on 16 Dec 2012
In reply to sleavesley:

have seen the first book and would agree its a nice book certainly makes me want to do some climbs
Orgsm on 16 Dec 2012
In reply to Solar:

Carradice saddlebag
Unknown Climber - on 16 Dec 2012
Kimono - on 16 Dec 2012
In reply to Solar:
i got myself one of these:

http://www.runsun-hardware.com/Bell%20&%20Horn/20110824054847.html

Looks great on my MTB :)
MHutch - on 16 Dec 2012
Solar - on 16 Dec 2012
In reply to MHutch:
I wanted one of the fuelled by cakes ones but they've discontinued them. Grrr Alpkit!
nniff - on 17 Dec 2012
In reply to Solar:

One of the new Vaseline lip salves - don't know about anyone else but my nose streams when it's cold - stops sore noses and lips. The little tins are great but no good once on the move.

Decathlon LED armbands - for the wrists, as turn indicators (about 7/pair)

Shoe covers - the windstopper ones that just do the forefoot.

A pair or two of Bolle Contour glasses - one clear, one smoked. 8/pair.
ChrisJD on 17 Dec 2012
Orgsm on 17 Dec 2012
In reply to Solar:

Are they a MTB, road cyclist or both?

You could always get them mountain bike guide to an area they are not too familair with (yet!).

Or if they like hill climbs on the road bike. You could always get the 100 best hill climbs book.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=100+best+hill+climbs&tag=googhydr-21&index=a...
Frank4short - on 17 Dec 2012
In reply to MHutch:

If you're going to be a tart you may as well go the whole way and do it right! http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=39588
JLS on 17 Dec 2012
In reply to Solar:

These take about a week to come from France so you might struggle to get them for Chistmas but no cycling geek should be without some of these...

http://www.fonderieroger.fr/us/images/commande/R_2011_vignette.jpg

http://www.fonderieroger.fr/us/commande-us.html
Solar - on 17 Dec 2012
In reply to Solar:
Thanks for all the inspiration. Stocking will contain:

Espresso coffee
Cycling Anthology
Gels
Chain link thingy
Stem cap
Pair of cycling socks (got to have socks in a stocking)
Top trumps
Lip salve

Loved the lead figures, and will look at for birthday.

Hope you all get what you wish for,

Lx

Rigid Raider - on 19 Dec 2012
In reply to Solar:

100 Best Road Climbs. Nice little book. There's a sequel too with another 100.
Bob Hughes - on 19 Dec 2012
In reply to lost1977:
> (In reply to Solar)
>
> or assos

a ready-made brand for chammy cream.
jethro kiernan - on 23 Dec 2012
In reply to Solar:
http://cyclistmag.co.uk/
http://www.rouleur.cc/
subscription to one of these?

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