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Old 07-21-15, 03:20 PM
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Lint inside jersey pockets

Does anybody else have this problem? Am finding lint inside all of my jersey pockets, mostly on the seams. Pretty easy to remove when the jersey is wet after washing, before hanging outside to dry.

Maybe I just have a crappy washing machine?
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Seems to come out in the dryer. /shrug
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Seems to come out in the dryer. /shrug
What would happen if you wash and dry your jerseys inside out?? where would the lint go then??
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Originally Posted by Fastfingaz
What would happen if you wash and dry your jerseys inside out?? where would the lint go then??
I shudder to think.
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What would happen if you wash and dry your jerseys inside out?? where would the lint go then??
Probably the same place as all my missing socks.
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I had the exact same problem until I upgraded my washing machine to carbon fiber at the suggestion of my LBS.
Best part was that since the new machine only weighed 3.5 lbs they delivered it for free!
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Isn't lint a religious holiday period? Siri, spellcheck?
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If your cycling jerseys have pockets placed on the small of your back, it is possible that the airflow over your body is causing airborne lint to be deposited in the pockets due laminar air flow, standing pressure waves or localized areas of low pressure. To minimize these unwanted phenomenon you could keep your maximum relative airspeed under 9mph. In strong head or side winds this would entail riding backwards, or positioning yourself side-saddle. You could also try wearing your jersey inside out with the pockets on the inside, but that would hamper their ease of use. You could also wear your jersey right-side-out, but backwards, which would minimize that blind awkward reach-around, and actually enhance utility, since you'd be able to see what you're grabbing at, although from a distance you may appear to posses a beer-gut or appear to be a marsupial. I can also envision solutions involving velcro to either close the pockets or hold in place the rear spoiler from a 1969 Opel GT, or replacing your CO2 cartridge with an ionized nitrogen injection system, and one more that hinges on re-purposing pneumatic tubes from the bank drive-through. I, myself, don't wear cycling jerseys, but I do notice lint in my navel after my daily commutes. Please send me one of your used jerseys which I will wear inside out and backwards in the hope my belly-button lint will be coaxed from my navel and migrate to one of the pockets of your jersey.
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Leave it in there. Let it build up over the summer. It will make good insulation when the weather cools.
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Isn't lint a religious holiday period? Siri, spellcheck?
Not sure about that. But we have a similar sounding period called "lent".
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Originally Posted by bikejrff
Does anybody else have this problem? Am finding lint inside all of my jersey pockets, mostly on the seams. Pretty easy to remove when the jersey is wet after washing, before hanging outside to dry.

Maybe I just have a crappy washing machine?
I'd upgrade to lint free jersey's. Get the red carbon fibre ones, they're faster.
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Originally Posted by bikejrff
Does anybody else have this problem? Am finding lint inside all of my jersey pockets, mostly on the seams. Pretty easy to remove when the jersey is wet after washing, before hanging outside to dry.

Maybe I just have a crappy washing machine?
This is a huge problem for me. I've weighed the lint, and find that it can easily add .05 grams to the weight of my jersey and increase drag by a half watt. Bad stuff, that lint!
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If your cycling jerseys have pockets placed on the small of your back, it is possible that the airflow over your body is causing airborne lint to be deposited in the pockets due laminar air flow, standing pressure waves or localized areas of low pressure. To minimize these unwanted phenomenon you could keep your maximum relative airspeed under 9mph. In strong head or side winds this would entail riding backwards, or positioning yourself side-saddle. You could also try wearing your jersey inside out with the pockets on the inside, but that would hamper their ease of use. You could also wear your jersey right-side-out, but backwards, which would minimize that blind awkward reach-around, and actually enhance utility, since you'd be able to see what you're grabbing at, although from a distance you may appear to posses a beer-gut or appear to be a marsupial. I can also envision solutions involving velcro to either close the pockets or hold in place the rear spoiler from a 1969 Opel GT, or replacing your CO2 cartridge with an ionized nitrogen injection system, and one more that hinges on re-purposing pneumatic tubes from the bank drive-through. I, myself, don't wear cycling jerseys, but I do notice lint in my navel after my daily commutes. Please send me one of your used jerseys which I will wear inside out and backwards in the hope my belly-button lint will be coaxed from my navel and migrate to one of the pockets of your jersey.
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Dude, lint is far better than the forgotten gu packet...

My jerseys don't end up in the dryer (for no particular reason), maybe try hanging on a chair or outside. Will be dry in no time.
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I just can't believe somebody would make such a big deal out of something so minor as some little lint inside a pocket.
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Old 07-23-15, 05:44 PM
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Not a big deal, just a regular deal. Just a Bike Forum, get over yourself.
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