UK users looking for a Lasko fan, check this out... Thanks to Hugo1!


#69

Yes. Just email them. They respond and ship quickly. I paid through paypal after getting an invoice.


#70

I don’t think I’d even want a greater spread. If you got the fan aimed at your face it feels like sticking your head out of a car window - dry mouth and difficulty breathing. Aimed at my torso it’s great. The air that hits my face and crotch, around the main stream of air, is enough in those areas.


#71

All my torso, and can also feel it on my knees at the top of the upstroke. Doesn’t get my head, but I’d think i’d have to wear glasses if it did. That’s just on the lowest setting so far, as the pain cave has been cold.


#72

My experience is the same as @Macy one pointed at the body gives plenty of cooling, as it hits from the top of your knees (on the upstroke) and covers all your torso. I use a weaker Honeywell fan at face level. see picture above


#73

Boom – ordered. I’m excited to see what I can achieve without overheating.


#74

I think we should agree to call it a Hugo Fan from now on :smile:


#76

I received mine last week. They send it on Tuesday and by Friday I got my package - in Poland. Shipping cost 10 pounds.

I am on business trip now and what I can say - it is much more portable than a standard fan, it’s important when you have to travel with your bike, turbo trainer and other stuff.


#77

I ordered mine a couple of days ago, hopefully it’ll come tomorrow!


#78

Do you like it? How are your feelings about fun? It is worth of money?

btw. Greetings PL friend :slight_smile: There are not a lot of us lol


#79

Like other people said - it is great, but the stream of air is pretty narrow so it must be carefully positioned. And for me - not in front of you and not straight into your face, it’s too powerful. Definitely worth money - I finally paid 348PLN including shipping and transaction fees.

Here my yesterday’s hotel setup for FTP test. Worked great :slight_smile:


#80

Did my 1st workout yesterday with the new Hugo fan. 3 things worth mentioning, my HR was lower by 10 beats, cadence avg went up by 3rpm and there was not a single drop of sweat from the drops compared to the drenched towels before. It’s the first time when 110tss felt ok. I may need to redo the ramp test.

I still wonder if being cooler during indoor workouts does any good for actual performance on the road…


#81

Absolutely. Think about it, your body is artificially reducing your ability to work indoors due to thermoregulation. Artificial cooling (fan) replicates the cooling outside and enables you to train more productively and in the correct zone.

The question is, if you did an FTP test without cooling did you underperform as a result? If so you are potentially training indoors at too low a level


#82

Thanks. During my last ramp test (only 2-3 weeks ago) I stalled once I hit my “cycling” max HR, still gained 2% somehow. I’ve seen HR to be higher, but in cycling, for some reason, when I hit that number, things become blurry and dizzy. Legs seem to be outperforming my HR capacity it looks like. Anyway, if cooling gives me those few extra beats, I guess, it should result in ramping longer…


#83

This is another reason why HR doesn’t work as a consistent measurement of effort.

You may well have hit max rate early as it was elevated due to heat stress. My heart is always elevated during the ramp test due to nerves but it doesn’t impact my performance


#84

Got my fan, recommended. Positioned directly in front of front wheel feels perfect to me:

Might get rid of the Honeywell, I’ll see how it goes. The Cleva feels ten times as strong which is impressive considering it’s only 150W vs 40W for the Honeywell. Even its weakest setting is impressive.


#85

I like how you’ve got that shelf to levitate despite the weight of 2 TVs, fans etc on it.


#86

The TV you can’t see is a 40" one as well, and not a super-light new one :smile:

You’ve probably guessed already but the secret is that the windowsill that the other end of it is on is about a foot deep and there’s a stack of 30kg+ of weights in the corner of it…

It’s been like that for a while without a problem, but this morning I’ve just added a couple of screws to it, just straight through the shelf into the windowsill for peace of mind, as it’s only a matter of time before my wife or I absent-mindedly lean on it while chatting to the other and taking our shoes off, or similar!


#87

Is it working ok on the 230v? Don’t need portability but an upgraded fan experience would be nice. Warsaw here :wink:


#88

Yep, works fine on UK power supply. But I bought it in the UK and it came with a UK plug, why wouldn’t it be ok? I’m confused! :confused:


#89

Peter asked about Europe, especially Poland,

I did not think about it. I sent a request to them and let you know if it works with 230v and is fit with our electric socket.