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Old 07-03-15, 10:49 PM
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Used bib shorts? How to clean

I know this is going to get some cring but... Recently A friend gave meused pair of bibs that were donated to him along with a ton of other clothes. could I get any skin infections or nasty stuff from wearing the shorts even if I wash them? And is there any special way I should disinfect them or should I just throw them in the washer like my other shorts?

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Old 07-03-15, 11:17 PM
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Wash them and be done with it.
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Old 07-04-15, 12:30 AM
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You're going to get crabs.









Good lord, just wash them and go for a ride.
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There was just a big thread about this. I think it was how to wash bibs, or something.
If you're asking, I think you'd be o.k. with a wash and wear. Otherwise, you would have tossed them.

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Originally Posted by Dbark98 View Post
could I get any skin infections or nasty stuff from wearing the shorts even if I wash them?
Washing is probably a good idea
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If they're made with a wicking fabric, nasty bacteria could be lurking in the same areas of the fabric that soak up sweat, especially if they (it?) smells funky. There are specially made washing products to deal with this, or you could soak them in a vinegar solution overnight and then wash them - maybe a cup of vinegar to a gallon of water(?).

The vinegar takes out the funky smell. The wash takes out the vinegar smell.

Vinegar is, apparently, a magic potion.
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i agree - wash the shorts. soak them in vinegar. maybe some borax. then try really hard not to think that you're wearing someone else underwear.....
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Originally Posted by philbob57 View Post
If they're made with a wicking fabric, nasty bacteria could be lurking in the same areas of the fabric that soak up sweat, especially if they (it?) smells funky. There are specially made washing products to deal with this, or you could soak them in a vinegar solution overnight and then wash them - maybe a cup of vinegar to a gallon of water(?).

The vinegar takes out the funky smell. The wash takes out the vinegar smell.

Vinegar is, apparently, a magic potion.
My drawer is full of nasty bacteria because I NEVER used a special washing product or soaked them in vinegar overnight. THANKS FOR REMINDING ME!

I have no problem wearing someone underwear assuming it is cleaned first. You guys that get all squirmy about this are overthinking your germs. This conversation could easily turn to the advisability of shaking hands, attending a concert at the elementary school, riding the subway, holy cow germs are everywhere!
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I hear you can buy used bib shorts from vending machines in Japan.
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I hear you can buy used bib shorts from vending machines in Japan.
The vending machines have a window so you can perform a sniff test?
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The vending machines have a window so you can perform a sniff test?
You probably have to pay extra for that
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You probably have to pay extra for that
I'm definitely not buying without a sniff test.
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THANKS FOR REMINDING ME!
I suspect the funky smell is the key indicator of bacteria living in wicking fabric. I expect: no smell, no nasties. Just sayin'....
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