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    What brand of detergent do you use for washing cycling clothes

    This is a follow up question to the following post

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...Clothes-Washes

    Is woolite better or does Tide irritate skin?
    How does different detergents effect the plastic (syntethic cloth) cloths?

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    That is a very personal issue, because some people are sensitive to various detergent ingredients. As long as I launder and line-dry my cycling shorts regularly, I don't seem to have a problem, irrespective of detergent selection.
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    WOW - I think we need a double-blind controlled study here.

    I just use whatever we buy on-sale at the Sooper. As long as it is well rinsed makes no difference to me.

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    I use the same detergent as we use with the rest of the laundry. I think it currently is All Stainlifter, but it varies by what is available at a good price. We stay away from the heavily perfumed stuff that seems to be the norm now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    WOW - I think we need a double-blind controlled study here.

    I just use whatever we buy on-sale at the Sooper. As long as it is well rinsed makes no difference to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    I use the same detergent as we use with the rest of the laundry. I think it currently is All Stainlifter, but it varies by what is available at a good price. We stay away from the heavily perfumed stuff that seems to be the norm now.
    +1 on both. What ever I have I use. Double rinse always.

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    I wash my cycling clothes in Win in cold water on the hand wash cycle and hang to dry.
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    I have a magic hamper.

    I throw the dirty items in the hamper and a day or two later they show up clean in my bikewear basket ready to wear again.

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    I am strictly a "Cheer" woman for all my bike clothes. The reason? It smells good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by love2pedal.com View Post
    I have a magic hamper.

    I throw the dirty items in the hamper and a day or two later they show up clean in my bikewear basket ready to wear again.
    My wife has provided me with a magic hamper also, we are a lucky lot.
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    All dark colored clothes get washed in cold water and Woolite for dark colors....keeps them from fading. Everything else gets washed in the regular laundry detergent - non bleach or perfumed variety.
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    My cycling clothes look brand new although I've had alot of the jerseys for years. I used liquid detergent (generally All - Free - no dyes or scents) for everything, including my cycling gear since I have allergies and the powder stuff is irritating. I wash on perm press and hand dry. Viola! Like new!
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    Whatever you use, don't use much of it.

    You can get them clean with very little detergent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by love2pedal.com View Post
    I have a magic hamper.

    I throw the dirty items in the hamper and a day or two later they show up clean in my bikewear basket ready to wear again.
    Hmmm. That sounds like a handy item. Wish I had one. I've been the house-husband since 2000 when my job was outsourced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    Hmmm. That sounds like a handy item. Wish I had one. I've been the house-husband since 2000 when my job was outsourced.
    So...Mrs. Ron has a Magic Hamper...nothin' wrong with that.

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    Mostly Dr. Bronners peppermint, hand washed in the sink directly after ride.

    Once a month or so, shorts go in the machine with whatever's on sale (All, Surf, etc) and 20-mule Team.
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    El cheapo laundry soap at 1/2 strength and dry on the cloths rack
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    Boraxo mainly because I used to watch Death Valley Days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamestique View Post
    Viola!
    If you throw a violist and a soprano off a cliff, which one will hit the ground first?

    The soprano.

    The violist will have to stop and ask for directions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamestique View Post
    Viola! Like new!
    Perhaps you meant "Voila" and not a musical instrument??

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Perhaps you meant "Voila" and not a musical instrument??
    Hey, I snarked at her first. The rest of you are just going for green jersey points.

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    Whatever is in the laundry room at the time. Cold water, gentle cycle, gentle spin, hang to dry. It must work; I've got jerseys older than my oldest son (25) that still look good.
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    Woolite (which my wife insists upon).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    Boraxo mainly because I used to watch Death Valley Days.
    It's still available!? I had no idea...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ciocc_cat View Post
    Woolite (which my wife insists upon).
    In my house I buy the Woolite.

    I won't use anything stronger and a minimum of this. I come in from a ride and I undress in the laundry room immediately and wash my kit mostly in plain cool water and maybe once a week with a small amount of Woolite or the like. I have two kits I alternate (and winter and summer kits) so they get a good air dry between uses.

    I am convinced residual soap has caused saddle sores and chafing on my main contact point in the past. No problems since I reduced my use of detergents. If I have to hand wash because I'm on the road away from home they soak for a long time with lots of rinses and I'll use no detergent until I'm home. If my kit smells I haven't noticed and I know my family wouldn't be silent to spare my feelings...
    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
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