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Old 12-12-22, 04:20 PM
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Good clothing for cold basements or garage

I have my trainer in a cold basement where the temperature is currently around 3 degrees Celsius (37 F) I wear warm clothes my first 5-10 minutes then take them off when I get warm. I start to sweat and can get a little cold when the technical jersey gets soaked after about 20 minutes. Have not used a fan when the temperature is so cold. Does anyone have good tips for comfortable clothing when the indoor temperature is so low?
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Old 12-12-22, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by bikeamateur70 View Post
I have my trainer in a cold basement where the temperature is currently around 3 degrees Celsius (37 F) I wear warm clothes my first 5-10 minutes then take them off when I get warm. I start to sweat and can get a little cold when the technical jersey gets soaked after about 20 minutes. Have not used a fan when the temperature is so cold. Does anyone have good tips for comfortable clothing when the indoor temperature is so low?
with no wind chill (I assume), I'd probably just be in some bib knickers, shortsleeve baselayer and longsleeve thermal jersey.
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Old 12-12-22, 06:28 PM
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Those are the temps I ride in in my garage too. I hate it but I just tough it out. Cycling shotlrts an t shirt. 5 mins in and the fan is on.
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If this was the C&V forum, wool would be the only way to go.
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Why not use a space heater and get the temperature up to something more comfortable?
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Old 12-12-22, 07:42 PM
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i ran a heater a few times but roasted. you generate enough heat, hence the fan.
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about what my garage is. T-shirt and shorts. 5 or 10 minutes sweating like a pig and have been riding the rollers for an hour and when I am done it feels good to cool down in the cold garage before going inside. I need to get a fan.
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Not on topic but is your basement really at 37 F ?. Where do you live ?. Not for nothing but thats really close to a temperature where pipes freeze. I would never let my basement get that cold. My unheated basement that has 2 really cheap single pane windows really only ever gets to about 60 F.
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Originally Posted by Atlas Shrugged View Post
If this was the C&V forum, wool would be the only way to go.
I have some light wool long sleeved base layers I wear in the winter. I think back in the C&V days I always wore cotton because wool base layers weren't really something easily available. Wool jerseys and wool shorts, yes.
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No cotton is my suggestion.
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Old 12-13-22, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by jon c. View Post
Why not use a space heater and get the temperature up to something more comfortable?
Itís a big room 30 square meters, so rather expensive to warm up.
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post
Not on topic but is your basement really at 37 F ?. Where do you live ?. Not for nothing but thats really close to a temperature where pipes freeze. I would never let my basement get that cold. My unheated basement that has 2 really cheap single pane windows really only ever gets to about 60 F.
I am living in Scandinavia. Itís getting down to 3+ during winter, but not below this temperature. No pipes in the this part of the basement, but fortunately no issues with temperatures below 0 Celsius.
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
with no wind chill (I assume), I'd probably just be in some bib knickers, shortsleeve baselayer and longsleeve thermal jersey.
I been worried I would just end with two layers soaked in sweat, but guess I should give multi layers a try.
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Hoodie + shorts
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Originally Posted by bikeamateur70 View Post
I am living in Scandinavia. Itís getting down to 3+ during winter, but not below this temperature. No pipes in the this part of the basement, but fortunately no issues with temperatures below 0 Celsius.
Yes, that makes sense now.
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Old 12-22-22, 02:06 AM
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Originally Posted by bikeamateur70 View Post
Itís a big room 30 square meters, so rather expensive to warm up.
The better space heaters don't heat the room, they only heat you, and they have thermostats so Roast Cycliste should not be on the menu. I keep a cheap one handy in my garage cuz SWMBO won't let me bring the bike in the house (when she is home) to fix flats or perform light maintenance.
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I think the best suggestion here was avoid cotton.

I also ride an indoor bike in the basement. Not as cold as your basement but it gets chilly. And then I get hot, sweat, etc. By the time I'm done, my shirt is soaked. And like a fool, I always seem to be wearing a t-shirt.

Brrrr! Taking the shirt off my skin freezes! Unlike me, be smart and go with a fabirc that breathes! :-)
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Most of your heat is lost through extremities. So you might try wool socks, full fingered gloves, and a toboggan (some might call it a "skull cap"). Then your usual cycling top and bottoms. Might allow you to maintain warmth without getting overly heated.
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Originally Posted by Atlas Shrugged View Post
If this was the C&V forum, wool would be the only way to go.
Well, Merino base layers are still hard to beat!

BTW, what is a SWMBO?
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