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Wrinkle Free Riding

Old 07-27-08, 04:18 AM
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Wrinkle Free Riding

I am a new commuter. I recently changed jobs so that I could commute in a short-time with a view toward eliminated a car. I landed the job and I am required to wear a nice shirt and pants, shoes to work. I can't wear these when I ride my Lemond and have no way to mount a rack. Do the garment bags I see advertised in nashbar and performance actually work? Are there better choices out there?
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Old 07-27-08, 04:24 AM
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i use the eaglecreek pack folder, and i find it really good.
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Old 07-27-08, 05:40 AM
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Wrinkle-Free Commuting

I leave my business casual shoes and belt (along with a dop kit with soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc.) at the office. My shirt and pants go in an Eagle Creek folder that I got at REI. The folder, a towel, underwear/socks, and my lunch all go into a backpack. Once I'm at work, I hang the shirt and pants up while I cool off and check e-mail, and then head to shower. By the time I'm done showering, any wrinkles that may have developed have smoothed themselves out nicely.
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Old 07-27-08, 05:59 AM
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I've learned from many business trips that leaving (or in your case adding) that thin clear plastic from the drycleaners that comes over the hangers somehow greatly reduces wrinkles when the shirts, slacks, jackets, etc. are all scrunched up in a garment bag.
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Old 07-27-08, 06:04 AM
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I loosely roll my pants, with shirt under pants socks inside the pants roll and place in waterproof sack and they don't wrinkle. Also use the disposable wash cloth and sink shower method. Each disposable last over a week that way and mine are machine washable. Very economical and don't need to carry soap as the disposables have bacteriera/odor fighting agents in them. Also use Power Grips so I can wear my work/casual shoes as I ride.
Thanks for your carfree efforts.
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Old 07-27-08, 06:55 AM
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Avoiding wrinkles is possible with the right choice of trousers. Dark colors show less shadows of wrinkles and wool works pretty well for them. With light colors, it's better to choose the microfiber synthetics. Mine don't hold a wrinkle, ever.
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Old 07-27-08, 11:16 AM
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Take a large 3-ring binder, fold up your clothes, then put them in the binder and close. Then stick your binder with folded clothes in your backpack and your golden... No more having loose things in your backpack or pannier messing up the nice folds since the binder protects them, yay!
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