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Old 03-21-16, 12:49 PM
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Ripped Bibs

Do you guys think these are fixable with a sewing machine, limited skills? I just bought them never used.
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Old 03-21-16, 12:53 PM
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So that just happened as you were trying them on?
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Old 03-21-16, 12:58 PM
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Really you want the details or are you knowable about bib repairs.
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Sorry man, those are toast. Don't crash next time (says the guy who has torn two sets of bibs in crashes). I have fixed one pair that had one pretty small tear. I have another set with a small hole plus a slightly larger one that I have been meaning to do something with, but have been leaning towards doing nothing. Those look beyond help. At best they could serve you on the trainer or under tights in winter. That's what my second torn set have been doing lately.
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Old 03-21-16, 01:17 PM
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Try taking them to dry cleaners where they do repairs.
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Originally Posted by martslc View Post
Really you want the details or are you knowable about bib repairs.
Just saying that they look used...at least once. Hope you are healing up okay.

I'd say they are toast as well - but I like the idea that maybe you could salvage them for use under (non-padded) tights.
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Those are done. If you had them sewn up they probably wouldn't wear the same and the seam may rub you raw.
It sucks because bibs are so expensive. They will make great trainer bibs.
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Old 03-21-16, 01:35 PM
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Those are done. If you had them sewn up they probably wouldn't wear the same and the seam may rub you raw.
It sucks because bibs are so expensive. They will make great trainer bibs.
Agreed. I have hand sewn bibs that were torn on the thigh, but that looks like it would be right on the saddle.
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Ripped quads are better.

I don't have either...
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You could try a couple patches with material from an old tech shirt or a cheap new one from Walmart or other discount store like Ross, TJ Maxx, etc. You'll probably want to try something that matches the stretch of the shorts fabric as close as you can get it. Depending on your body and how you ride, you might not even have problems with chafing, but you won't know until you try.
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Regular sewing machine stitches do not stretch. So on a stretch fabric, the seams always break, or you need insane heavy thread.

An overlock machine is for stretch seams (on stretch fabrics). If you have a 10 thread flatlock machine ($3000 and up, not a serger), you can maybe lay down a dense flatlock OVER the rip and seam it all back together.

Is that tear over the chamois pad? If so, you can maybe hand stitch it back together with a couture pick stitch, stitching it to the chamois surface without penetrating through to the inside. I would use spray tack adhesive to hold it all in place when stitching.

If not over the chamois, it's a flatlock repair.

edit: just clicked the picture and was rewarded with a face full of ass. thanks. lol anyhow - that is either flatlock repair, or you can hand stitch it together. it is above the chamois so chafing won't be an issue.
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I had the cleaners patch a pair with similar damage. Like you I was mad about messing up a new purchase. The patch lasted for about two washings then gave out.
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i just noticed the bottom rip. ugh. those are done for.
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Originally Posted by milkbaby View Post
You could try a couple patches with material from an old tech shirt or a cheap new one from Walmart or other discount store like Ross, TJ Maxx, etc. You'll probably want to try something that matches the stretch of the shorts fabric as close as you can get it. Depending on your body and how you ride, you might not even have problems with chafing, but you won't know until you try.
This was kinda what I was wondering... I have tons of old compression type sort, like under armour.
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Old 03-22-16, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by nycphotography View Post
i just noticed the bottom rip. ugh. those are done for.
It's a bummer, loved them. They are performance brand "Ultra's" so they do go on sell from time to time. Good bibs for the money I think.
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It's a bummer, loved them. They are performance brand "Ultra's" so they do go on sell from time to time. Good bibs for the money I think.
Those are Performance brand? Toss 'em and catch the next sale. Yes, good bib for the money...but not worth repairing.
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Originally Posted by nycphotography View Post
Regular sewing machine stitches do not stretch. So on a stretch fabric, the seams always break, or you need insane heavy thread.
Old sewing machines... sure. Most newer (not 1950s) machines have at least one "stretch" stitch. With that said, repairing spandex is difficult, even for experienced sewists.
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Old 03-22-16, 11:01 AM
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Ok thanks ppl!!
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