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    In Banff, AB Dwagenheim's Avatar
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    What NOT to do with your cycling shorts

    I just ruined a pair of $50 dollar shorts a few days ago by washing them with my gloves. The velcro caught on the lycra and totally frayed up an area the size of a few square inches.
    I'm going to be a cheap ass and return them at to the store. I had just bought them and wore them once before washing them.
    So, the moral of the story is Don't be stupid like me! Wash your gloves seperate.
    I wanted to choke the life out of those gloves, until I realized they weren't alive in the first place...


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    It's also a good idea to close the velcro fastener on the gloves before you wash them.
    Hindsite is 20/20, eh?
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    Come on, take responsibility for your actions, don't make the shop pay for your stupidity (your word, not mine). Keep the shorts. It will remind you for the next time you try something like that.

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    Ummm, yea, I think I've already been reminded not to do that again.

    And you can bet your ass I am going to return the shorts.

    I think if I return them, it might help to send Cannondale a message that their Chono shorts are made with less durable material that is susseptible to this kind of thing. I don't think my mistake was all that outrageous. Sure it was upsetting.
    I have two pairs of Cannondale Hpx shorts that seem to be made of different material and have washed them with gloves with no negative side effects.
    Just like Dirt said, hindsight is 20/20, and I will be sure not do it again. But I don't mind the LBS, cannondale, or whoever, picking up the tab on this one. I think I've put in enough $$$ to live peacefully with this decision.


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    For what it is worth, I always turn my bike clothes inside-out when washing them.
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    yall wash your bike gear?
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    I always wash my gloves by hand. My question sorta related to this thread..I have a couple pair of shorts with colored panels on the side...All of them...The material gets thin quickly..I always wash my shorts in a pillow case..
    Those with colored panels...I have not been happy with getting the odor out (Jerseys and shorts) by hand washing them..Others feel this way? Those with thinning material think maybe I should start hand washing only? Any special detergents to hand wash with,that seems effective.
    Yes, I did that stunt with my gloves once....Luckily, the damage to the shorts was minor...That is part of the reason, I put my shorts in a pillow case.. I fear putting gloves in a washing machine..That seems pretty hard on gloves also..

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    Quote Originally Posted by AutoAudio
    yall wash your bike gear?
    you *don't* wash your bike gear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwagenheim
    I just ruined a pair of $50 dollar shorts a few days ago by washing them with my gloves. The velcro caught on the lycra and totally frayed up an area the size of a few square inches.
    I'm going to be a cheap ass and return them at to the store. I had just bought them and wore them once before washing them.
    So, the moral of the story is Don't be stupid like me! Wash your gloves seperate.
    I wanted to choke the life out of those gloves, until I realized they weren't alive in the first place...


    Dave
    Sorry bout the loss but I'd go along with the others and say don't make the bike shop eat your loss. Unless the frayed patch is between your legs or on your butt, it shouldn't make any impact on the life of the shorts.
    I too ruined a $24 pair of smartwool socks when the velcro in my hiking pants snagged it. Fortunately it was near the ankle and didn't really affect it.

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    Sorry bout the loss but I'd go along with the others and say don't make the bike shop eat your loss.
    The problem here is the LBS isn't going to eat the loss, nor is Cannondale, you and I get to pay for Dwagenheim's carlessness and inability to accept responsibility. Thanks Dwagenheim, I hope you appreciate our generosity. I also hope your LBS tells you to pound sand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stealthman_1
    The problem here is the LBS isn't going to eat the loss, nor is Cannondale, you and I get to pay for Dwagenheim's carlessness and inability to accept responsibility. Thanks Dwagenheim, I hope you appreciate our generosity. I also hope your LBS tells you to pound sand.
    You realize your responding to a thread from june 2002.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyze-guy
    You realize your responding to a thread from june 2002.
    Nope, still...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyze-guy
    You realize your responding to a thread from june 2002.
    Cyclezealot! He started this, this is all his fault!

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    Big deal. The same dam questions are asked over and over and over without a search for the answer. We need some new,fresh questions.
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    Hey, guys. Here's an idea. Go to the laundry detergent aisle of the store, look for one of those "lingerie" bags. They're made of a durable net material and can hold stuff like gloves, headbands and other small items that might get lost in the wash or ruin other clothes.

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    slvoid...There is always a trade off...Did not want to start a duplicate thread to current on running thread, which seemed not quite on topic.. Did a search and this came out second billing.Did not realize it was 02.
    Someone was criticized for starting a similiar thread to one started two weeks ago.. So I tried to use what I thought to be a running thread.

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    I know, I thought it'd be funny to blame you

    Personally I don't mind people starting new threads, I'm sure others don't either unless it happens to be about that biker who got convicted for slashing all those tires, there's like 6 new threads that went up in a day about that.

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