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Old 12-13-15, 08:39 AM
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Maybe they should only be dry-cleaned ??
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
Bibs are like shorts, except they have annoying shoulder straps that get in the way and are uncomfortable. But if you tuck the straps into the waistband, then "Presto!" shorts !
Aha!
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Originally Posted by bakes1 View Post
This.

And just think of all the fond memories you and your son will have of all the hours spent together while teaching him how to properly care for his spandex
This is funny. Make sure and show son how to use the chamois cream too.....you know, to prevent chafing.
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I bet some of you instruction followers obediently toss perfectly good food and over the counter meds because the manufacturer's "use by" date tells you to.

Lol.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Ah, OCD at its finest. Throw them in a drawer and forget them.
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Folding clothes is OCD? Really? What are you, like 8?
No. I fold most of my clothes. But folding bike shorts, like folding fitted sheets, is more bother than its worth.
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Out of the washer, clip them on a hanger in the wash room, ~ 5 seconds. When they're dry, move the hanger to the closet.
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Originally Posted by dr_lha View Post
They get tossed in the underpants drawer in my house. I try not to wear them by mistake when I'm not cycling.
I used to do this, but I kept finding myself on my bike with underwear on instead of bibs.
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Originally Posted by f4rrest View Post
I bet some of you instruction followers obediently toss perfectly good food and over the counter meds because the manufacturer's "use by" date tells you to.

Lol.
A guy on one club ride was bummed that he had to throw out a whole box of power bars of some kind, because they had gone 2 days past the date.

It is a chronic problem, blind obedience to "rules". Their are posts where the advice is to get a new set of wheel, because of a tiny nick in the brake track, and similar nonsense.
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How do you do it neatly with that huge pad in the way?
You don't, nor should you care. If you really care that much, and apparently you do, then psychological consultation a must.
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You don't, nor should you care. If you really care that much, and apparently you do, then psychological consultation a must.
Doesn't medication go well with counseling for OCD?
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Doesn't medication go well with counseling for OCD?
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How much water to take my pills?
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Originally Posted by gregf83 View Post
Given that Assos is some of the most expensive gear out there why does it require the most care in washing?
It's not a requirement, it's the manufacturer's recommendation. Presumably the people who buy it are looking for the best, and expect it to stay that way. Like any, it will stay it's best longest if it isn't abused by hot water, harsh chemicals or excessive spinning and wringing (stretching). Any and all knit garments made of lycra and polyester are subject to the same damage given the same treatment. They all get dingy and worn out, and they all eventually relax, which can be a problem for modest guys. But if none of that is an issue, and you look at jerseys and bibs like expendable commodities, feel free to use hot water, high-speed spin cycle and put them in the dryer with your sheets and towels. They'll all survive for a while, more or less. But if someone is going to pay a lot for a garment, it's totally appropriate to recommend that they take good care of it.
By the way, while I don't know if it's the case with Assos, sometimes because of the way a garment is carefully cut and constructed, machine washing, wringing and such can sort of "break" it, and it won't conform properly afterwards - once a seam is twisted, it can't be straightened. Sure, it's completely wearable and will last just as long, but that wonderful fit you paid so much for is gone.

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It's not a requirement, it's the manufacturer's recommendation. Presumably the people who buy it are looking for the best, and expect it to stay that way. Like any, it will stay it's best longest if it isn't abused by hot water, harsh chemicals or excessive spinning and wringing (stretching).
I don't put them in the dryer but I don't use the special little bag they came in. Used it for the first wash and then couldn't be bothered.
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Shorts are easy. Toss them in the back of a drawer never to be worn again. Bibs, jerseys and other proper cycling wear. Wear to and from work or on a single longer ride, toss down laundry chute. Magic that I think somehow involves my wife and 2 white machines in the laundry room happens and I find them on hangers in the laundry room later. I carry them to closet and hang on rod.

Never had gear fall apart. Performance, Assos and Castelli are my go to brands. Busted the occasional zipper on a cheap non good brand jersey and have worn the seat or cractal zone out of a few bibs for sure but no systemic material failures due to chemical, thermal or mechanical damage due to washing or drying.

do you fold underwear? If you have the time to do so you are wasting life time that could be better spent.
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Seriously, you guys will argue over just about anything.

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Correct me if I am wrong but it seems that almost everyone is in agreement that Assos makes one of the best(if not THE best)lines of cycling gear. A huge % of forum members have been touting their quality and fit for years.
We also happen to know that they also include a ridiculous set of care instructions with each piece. Instructions that among many other things state that you should wash their items all by themselves, use a garment bag and use their own brand of detergent.
Who does this?
Who follows all their care instructions to the letter?
I am willing to bet it is a small % of users. A very small %.
So all that being said, how is it that everyone loves them and happily uses them for a long time even though they are grossly abusing them by not caring for them as mandated by the manufacturer???
Dare I say it but could their lengthy and ridiculous care instructions be nothing more than cheap marketing? Gasp!
Not to mention the bonus sales profit they make selling their overpriced detergent to the eight people around the world who believe they need it lol.
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So you're saying throwing them in a drawer without folding them. Like, just stuff them in there, like my seven-year old son does, and who invariably incurs the wrath of his very-annoyed mother.
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Folding clothes is OCD? Really? What are you, like 8?
snicker snicker...fold cycling shorts??? silliest thing I've heard...Mine live in a jumble in their own drawer...aaaaaaaand I mix my regular shorts with my bibs...imagine that...

They hold up well for a long time as well. I'm still wearing shorts that are 20 years old...the real old ones are only for the trainer or under tights as they are pretty much see through in awkward spots but the pads are still fine...No special washing method, they get piled in the washer with everything else sometimes to my wife's chagrin...
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It's not a requirement, it's the manufacturer's recommendation. Presumably the people who buy it are looking for the best, and expect it to stay that way. Like any, it will stay it's best longest if it isn't abused by hot water, harsh chemicals or excessive spinning and wringing (stretching). Any and all knit garments made of lycra and polyester are subject to the same damage given the same treatment. They all get dingy and worn out, and they all eventually relax, which can be a problem for modest guys. But if none of that is an issue, and you look at jerseys and bibs like expendable commodities, feel free to use hot water, high-speed spin cycle and put them in the dryer with your sheets and towels. They'll all survive for a while, more or less. But if someone is going to pay a lot for a garment, it's totally appropriate to recommend that they take good care of it.
By the way, while I don't know if it's the case with Assos, sometimes because of the way a garment is carefully cut and constructed, machine washing, wringing and such can sort of "break" it, and it won't conform properly afterwards - once a seam is twisted, it can't be straightened. Sure, it's completely wearable and will last just as long, but that wonderful fit you paid so much for is gone.
Of course cycling clothes are expendable commodities.
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That is blasphemy!
The care and handling of expensive bibs is a sacred thing.
You risk angering Assos, the goddess of spandex when you talk that way.
You will be stricken with saddle sores and a mark will be placed upon your door
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Originally Posted by bakes1 View Post
That is blasphemy!
The care and handling of expensive bibs is a sacred thing.
You risk angering Assos, the goddess of spandex when you talk that way.
You will be stricken with saddle sores and a mark will be placed upon your door
Not the first time.
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Of course cycling clothes are expendable commodities.
Well, there you are. If you don't see anything special about one over another, of course they are. But some people would say the same about bicycles - commodities that some fools get suckered into spending thousands of dollars too much on. They'll all get you from point A to B, so why spend so much money on a Cipollini, or even a new Jamis, when a 20-year-old Schwinn will get you there, too? As far as taking care of them goes, heck, the bicycle I had in high school and college? I don't recall ever cleaning it, or ever lubricating the drivetrain; the only time I inflated the tires was when they were dead flat. Why people bother with fancy "maintenance" and "upgrades" on bikes when they last long enough and go fast enough without it is beyond me - bunch of suckers!
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I wonder how many people here arrange their shorts, bibs, and jerseys by colors. Maybe hang them in a closet. A photo to show how they go so they stay that way. Maybe a ruler to measure the distance between each hanger?

I hear there are companies like Assos that cater to these people. They post very detailed cleaning instructions to make them think they Assos is the only one that really understands.
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