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Pulled the trigger...shot myself!!

Old 04-06-10, 11:07 AM
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Pulled the trigger...shot myself!!

After years of wanting Assos bibs I pulled the trigger on a pair of F1's last week. I got them on Thur., rode them 3 days and loved them. Yesterday morning I go to put them on and realize the inside thigh is all frayed ??I run to my bike and find the velcro strap on my seat bag was slightly open!! Turns out my FN thigh was rubbing on the velcro ...never knew it.. ...Epic Fail
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Old 04-06-10, 11:19 AM
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Happens more often than you would imagine
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Old 04-06-10, 11:19 AM
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Dang. That sucks.

And I thought this was a parody thread of all the "I pulled the trigger" buying-a-new-bike threads.
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Old 04-06-10, 12:14 PM
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how frayed is it?
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Old 04-06-10, 12:29 PM
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I managed to do the same thing awhile back, and the it did not get any worse after a lot of washings if it makes you feel any better.
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Old 04-06-10, 12:32 PM
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Happened to me too. Luckily most of the damage was on my cheaper PSU bibs, but my Assos bibs got a slight rub mark too before I figured it out.
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Old 04-06-10, 12:49 PM
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rode them 3 days and loved them
Without washing them?
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Old 04-06-10, 01:21 PM
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That's an awesome story with an awesome title. Ahem, I mean, sorry for your loss.
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Old 04-06-10, 02:15 PM
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Learned that the hard way too.
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yup, it happens once. Just like leaving your ski boots in the car overnight....
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is this only a problem for those with gigantic legs?

i've noticed that when i drop my heals when climbing, my thighs rub on the top part of the seat stays. i do have enormous thighs.
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Old 04-06-10, 03:06 PM
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Old 04-06-10, 04:32 PM
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I'm using a seatpack with no velcro, just for this reason.

https://www.headlandbike.com/order/order.htm#seatpacks
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Old 04-06-10, 04:43 PM
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OP, I bet Assos in Switzerland can repair your bib free of charge or replace it with a new one. Why don't you send it to them with a note explaining what happened? I bet they'll suprise you.
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Originally Posted by Pedal Dancer View Post
Without washing them?
I gave my girlfriend strict instructions to wash them in the wash bag Assos provides...she did and they came out perfect .....than this nightmare...ironic no??
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Old 04-06-10, 05:33 PM
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I went to the toppeak medium bag with no velcro due to this issue on other bibs.
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Old 04-06-10, 05:44 PM
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fizik ics FTW
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For a while i put a big piece of duct tape where my bag came around my seatpost. Keeps the velcro at bay and since it's slippy so you don't even feel it.
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Old 04-06-10, 07:20 PM
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if you bought your shorts with a major credit card, you may have some insurance provisions (within first 90 days) that would get you a replacement. ask your credit card company and thank me later.
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Old 04-06-10, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Gorden Gekko View Post
I gave my girlfriend strict instructions to wash them in the wash bag Assos provides...she did and they came out perfect .....than this nightmare...ironic no??
Your GF washes your bike shorts?!?

I think it's time to propose.
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Old 04-06-10, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Your GF washes your bike shorts?!?

I think it's time to propose.
for real!

also, i'm not with the people telling you to claim it on your credit card or send them back to Assos expecting a new pair for free. While they might, it's not really right. You made a mistake...you deal with that. It wasn't THAT expensive of a mistake.
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Do they still make "iron on patches?" That might be a good cheap fix.
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Yup, it happens. No-Fray or Fray-Stop spray will help stop the fray getting worse. Given that bibs are paneled I'm sure Assos can put a couple new panels in for a fee. GL
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Originally Posted by nahh View Post
for real!

also, i'm not with the people telling you to claim it on your credit card or send them back to Assos expecting a new pair for free. While they might, it's not really right. You made a mistake...you deal with that. It wasn't THAT expensive of a mistake.
the credit card companies pay an insurance premium and offer you the coverage as part of their service to you. the companies pay for that coverage out of the service charges you may pay for your card, or out of the 4points they get out of the retailers that accept the card. you're not scamming them.
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Old 04-07-10, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by cjump View Post
fizik ics FTW
I hear that these like to fall off your bike in the middle of a long ride with all of your important stuff in them. I want to buy one but I don't want to lose my stuff.
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