Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Aus
    Posts
    632
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    It's getting hot here...

    Yes it's warming up in the Southern Hemisphere. So I have a question with a little story attached.

    I went for a ride today. It was the middle of the day getting into the hottest time. I got home and the sweat was still flowing. Now, I am lucky in that we have a pool and today I just felt like diving right in. Perhaps taking my shoes off first.

    So, my question is...how to bike shorts fare in pool water? I mean, I know the padding will be soggy, but will it damage the lycra in any way?

    It's too much effort trying to strip down and then put swimming clothes on, especially covered in sweat when everything sticks.

    This is actually a serious question so please keep replies along the line of nakedness to a minimum,

    Thanks
    Last edited by damnable; 10-07-07 at 09:30 PM.
    I want to live.

  2. #2
    Sophomoric Member Roody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Dancing in Lansing
    Posts
    20,435
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Since a lot of bathing suits are made out of lycra, I doubt if it will be harmed much.

    BTW, I'm in the northern hemisphere, way up at the 45th parallel, and it's hot here too. Today it was 90 degrees F, one year ago we had six inches of snow on the ground.


    "Think Outside the Cage"

  3. #3
    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
    My Bikes
    Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
    Posts
    21,575
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I would assume there's chlorine in the pool? The chlorine is killer on the elastic in the fabric, and will ruin it fairly rapidly unless you rinse your bike shorts really well.

    Let us know how it works!

    East Hill
    ___________________________________________________
    TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...

  4. #4
    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    9,163
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just slip out of them mid-dive.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    959
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rinse them out afterwards. But in the end the chlorine will reduce their lifespan. I go through one swimsuit a year (45 min. swimming each day) basically made out of the same material as your bike shorts. After a year the fabric starts getting thin so I replace them Of course YMMV.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •