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how do you wash your cycling caps?

Old 10-21-08, 12:39 AM
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how do you wash your cycling caps?

I was wondering because I washed mine along with all the other clothes in the washing machine and when it was done, the cardboard material from the cap was bent, inverted. What to do?
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Old 10-21-08, 01:44 AM
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wash? if it rains that should sort it
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i just wash em in the sink by hand with a little dish soap and rinse, hang to dry.
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Same way I wash my helmet. The washing machine!
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Same way I wash my helmet. The washing machine!
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Originally Posted by demand222 View Post
I was wondering because I washed mine along with all the other clothes in the washing machine and when it was done, the cardboard material from the cap was bent, inverted. What to do?
I only own one, so I wash it every 2 or 3 rides, or when it's extra manky. My visor must be plastic because it is still OK.

Before you chuck your hat in the washing machine, you should be able to tell if it is plastic or cardboard. If you bend the visor in the middle, I'd expect cardboard to remain creased, and plastic to spring back close to original shape.

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I was wondering because I washed mine along with all the other clothes in the washing machine and when it was done, the cardboard material from the cap was bent, inverted. What to do?
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Old 10-21-08, 05:02 AM
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Just dont put it in the dryer
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I was mine by hand in the sink using detergent. DO NOT let it soak for long, though (at least that's what the instructions on them say). Then hang to dry and you're good to go!
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Just bend the cardboard back, I've washed mine about 50 times now and no problemos.

Starting to think about getting a wool cap for winter...
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I put mine on the top rack of the dish washer. Probably about 20+ washes of my newest hat and is still in great shape! To dry it after wash I just hang on a tree limb outside.
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throw it in the laundry machine with everything else.
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What is a cycling cap for? Do you where it under you helmet?
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Originally Posted by tfg111 View Post
What is a cycling cap for? Do you where it under you helmet?
Yep, under your helmet.
Good to keep sun out of eyes and retain some heat now that its getting cooler.
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Also good to keep rain from falling on your face.
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What is a cycling cap for? Do you where it under you helmet?
Chicks dig it.

Although, it seems to only attract hipsters, but I'll take what I can get.
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Hand wash in the sink, while cleaning the innards from my helmet at the same time.
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In the summer they soak up your sweat (much easier to wash than helmet pads) and in the winter, they keep you cozy.
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Chicks dig it.

Although, it seems to only attract hipsters, but I'll take what I can get.
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I just ear the cap, no helmet. You can flip the peak up if it gets darker and you need more light. They're also handy at night, as you can flip it down whenever a car approaches, and save being blinded when they don't dip their lights. You can also wear them backwards which makes them more aero in a time trial...
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Just bend it back. I wash mine in the washing machine.
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I take mine in the shower with me after a ride.
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