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Jeans getting too stiff for riding

Old 05-01-22, 01:31 PM
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Jeans getting too stiff for riding

Does anybody have an idea what to do about jeans getting too stiff and making riding more difficult as I have to pump my legs harder to move them?
For some reason one pair of Levi's 505's black jeans I own seem to be getting stiffer than the rest. It's strange because I throw all the jeans into the same load when doing laundry and yet these are noticeably stiffer than the other 2 pair of black jeans (all Levi's 505) and the four pair of blue jeans.

Sorry I don't subscribe to a general "how to do laundry" forum, but the stiffness only really seems to matter when using my bike to do small errands and I figured other bike riders would have an idea how to solve this problem. I usually wear shorts when using the bike in warmer weather, but in the spring and fall I wear jeans so I don't get my work slacks all sweaty.
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This is the blind leading the blind, of course, but have you tried fabric softener?
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Fabric Softener can work but too much fabric softener over time can destroy denim fibers, leading to ripped jeans in inconvenient places...;-)

Is the OP asking because he's riding a bicycle in denim? because I usually go with just a cheap pair of jogging pants. The jogging pants can be clamped around the ankles, thus leading to less interference with the bicycle gears especially near the pedal area.
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