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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 11-02-09, 07:34 PM   #1
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any luck shinking bibs?

I have 2 pairs of Sugio bibs I love but fortunately and unfortunately they are getting baggy on me

the bibs where 160.00 each so I'm wondering if anyone has had any luck in shrinking their bibs ?
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Old 11-02-09, 07:57 PM   #2
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Synthetics don't shrink.
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Two ways they go baggy:
1 - the fabric wears out.
2 - the cyclist gets smaller.
Either way it's probably shopping time.
You can prolong the fabric lifespan for the new clothes with close attention to laundering instructions. Stretchy fabric does better with mild detergent, cool water, no wringing; and hang-drying out of direct sunlight. You may need to compromise that to get the chamois padding clean and getting chain grime out and to have the clothes dry in time for the next ride.
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Old 11-03-09, 02:16 PM   #4
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I don't know if this is good advice or not (never having been in your situation), but it's something to consider, anyway. Maybe it would be worthwhile (since the items were so expensive) to consider taking the bibs to a tailor. If they have outside seams, it may be that they could be taken in.
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I'll ask around and see if there is a way luckily they at XL and I don;t think I'll ever be smaller than a cycling large so my next round of bibs in the spring should never become too big
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Check out the "for trade" thread and see if you can use them to get other gear you may need.
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I'm wondering if anyone has had any luck in shrinking their bibs ?
Thanksgiving dinner usually tightens my shorts up. :-) Barring that you might try ebaying them off.
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One of the reasons I really do not want to spend too much money on clothing until I lose much more weight. Same with a bike. Once I have met some of my goals, I will rewards myself with a nice new bike.
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