washing bib shorts

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  1. dorian

    dorian New Member

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    I have been hand washing my bibs in the sink with cold water and ivory bar soap. This gets them clean, but not quite 100%. I think I may need a detergent.

    I'm wondering what other people do?

    -Dorian
     
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  2. Cipher

    Cipher New Member

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    Tide 'Free' detergent, and line dry.
     
  3. concord

    concord Member

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    I just toss them in the laundry basket and next time I need them I find them washed and folded along with the rest of my clycling stuff. So I dunno. The little woman does them.
     
  4. Jakebrake

    Jakebrake New Member

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    Sweet arrangement you have working for you there Concord. Does she wash your bicycle when you get back from riding too? :)
     
  5. ncamille

    ncamille New Member

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    There's no reason you can't put your bibs (or any other cycling clothes) in the washer with everything else. If you're worried about making them last longer then wash them in cold water, line dry, keep them away from velcro and don't yank on them when you put them on.
     
  6. stealie72

    stealie72 New Member

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    I've always just tossed all my cycling/other lycra gear in a cold wash, and dried em over my shower curtain rod.

    I use uncented/undyed or hippie-natural detergent anyways so there's no problem.

    Bam.
     
  7. acjaz

    acjaz New Member

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    I bought a sweater bag that is made of mesh. This prevents the straps from getting caught in the mechanism of the machine wash and tangling with other clothes.
     
  8. concord

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    The arrangement works very well, she picks up after me, cooks, washes dishes and cleans house. I go to work and hand over my pay check, but she won't true my wheels or clean the drive train. I'm happy with it.
     
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    crystal_tears_ New Member

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    I chuck mine in the washing machine, put a bit of washing powder in for good measure, start the machine and then wait until they've been washed. A rather excellent invention :)
     
  10. sorebutt

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    Washing machine... on a gentle cycle.. in to the dryer on a "Synthetics" setting.. works fine for the past 3 years...
     
  11. turbosnail

    turbosnail New Member

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    Bang 'em in the washing machine and dry them in the shade works for me.
     
  12. ibike73

    ibike73 New Member

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    In the washing machine with everything else in warm/cold water.

    Ron
     
  13. mikem

    mikem New Member

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    My Santini bibs ain't holding up well with the machine (I think). Anyone else having this prob?
     
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