Join Date: Jun 2004
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I always figured that's why God made bike shorts black...
I have a couple of brown B-17s, too, and I haven't noticed any transfer the few times I've ridden in light-colored street shorts. That would be all short trips, though, so maybe I'm not giving the dye a fair shot.
I have no idea if this will work, but how about giving them a good washdown with saddle soap, rinsing well and then Proofhiding them after they dry? Shouldn't hurt them if you don't ride them wet (mine have been soaked several times) and let them dry at room temp. DON'T use a hair dryer or any other heat source to hasten the drying, though.