Do Your Bib Nix say hand wash only?

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Do Your Bib Nix say hand wash only?

Postby dougalh » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:40 pm

Do they actually need to be hand washed or can I just stick them in the washing machine? They are made in australia, polyester, cannibal.
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Re: Do Your Bib Nix say hand wash only?

Postby mitzikatzi » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:43 pm

I machine wash mine. Cold water only, gentle cycle and in a "washing bag". YMMV
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Re: Do Your Bib Nix say hand wash only?

Postby David_G » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:46 pm

I always handwash and rinse mine in cold water as soon as I get out of the post ride shower. I use a bit of detergent on the chamois then rinse the whole kit and just hang em out to dry.
Takes about 5 minutes and it doesn't risk getting them all mashed with the other clothes.
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Re: Do Your Bib Nix say hand wash only?

Postby khendar » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:50 pm

I just bung mine in the machine with the rest of my clothes.
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Postby greyhoundtom » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:52 pm

Personally I prefer to wash my cycling clothes by hand, as I can then be sure they are rinsed out thoroughly, because I no longer trust a washing machine after wearing my cycling gear that hadn’t gone through a full cycle properly................................having soap suds appear on your knicks and jersey during a sweaty ride is not a good look. :oops:
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Postby Kenzo » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:38 pm

khendar wrote:I just bung mine in the machine with the rest of my clothes.

me too... Front load washing machine. Runs at 50 degrees celsius! Spins at 1200 RPM. So far.... the jerseys and Knicks have been holding up ok but it has only been three months with this new washing machine. Previous machine was an old top loader which thrashed the crud out of everything.
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Re: Do Your Bib Nix say hand wash only?

Postby im_no_pro » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:50 pm

Kenzo wrote:
khendar wrote:I just bung mine in the machine with the rest of my clothes.

me too... Front load washing machine. Runs at 50 degrees celsius! Spins at 1200 RPM. So far.... the jerseys and Knicks have been holding up ok but it has only been three months with this new washing machine. Previous machine was an old top loader which thrashed the crud out of everything.


Mine go inside the front loader as well, usually inside one of the GLW's lingerie bag thingys. No issues so far.
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Re: Do Your Bib Nix say hand wash only?

Postby bollo » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:01 pm

another for the front loader, normally after a ride i just wash my riding gear, cold wash washing powder & of course the softener so far so good i have been doing it this way for around 6 months :D
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Re: Do Your Bib Nix say hand wash only?

Postby NhiTrac » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:35 pm

I hand wash a lot of my clothes, including cycling stuff. I find that it keeps better and doesn't fray as much.
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Re: Do Your Bib Nix say hand wash only?

Postby Ross » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:40 pm

When I went to TdU the apartment that I stayed in had a front loader washing machine. Turned out it was a dryer as well and I thought for sure that my kit would be ruined but it came out as good as new (well clean and dry anyway!). No shrinkage or colour run or any problems at all.
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Re: Do Your Bib Nix say hand wash only?

Postby MikeyD360 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:13 pm

Have a bosch front loader when has a "delicate" cycle which is apparently hand wash equivalent.
Always just throw the cycling kit in there in its own load and so far so good.
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Re: Do Your Bib Nix say hand wash only?

Postby Parrott » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:43 pm

In the front loader synthetic cycle 40c.

The front loader is a goner soon though going back to a top loader. Stupid thing takes toooo long and is noisy as buggery also :x
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Postby RonK » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:44 pm

My Assos knicks go in the wash with everything else. Even throw 'em in the dryer when I'm touring. They are two years old and going strong.
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Do Your Bib Nix say hand wash only?

Postby DuncanS » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:16 pm

Just chuck them in the shower floor and stomp on them a couple of times. I'll machine wash jerseys because they have more of a tendency to get grimy and stinky, but the shower works fine for knicks and I believe extends their life compared to machine washing.
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Re: Do Your Bib Nix say hand wash only?

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:37 pm

My kit just goes onto the laundry floor and appears in the basket clean next day. Last time I went to use the GLWs flash new front loader she threw something at me :(
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Re: Do Your Bib Nix say hand wash only?

Postby greyhoundtom » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:38 am

By the looks of the replies on this topic I might just have to buy my better half the new front loading washing machine she’s been hinting around for if I want to stop washing my own cycling gear. :?
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Re: Do Your Bib Nix say hand wash only?

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Re: Do Your Bib Nix say hand wash only?

Postby MikeyD360 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:29 am

Also - good tip. A capful (30ml) of Dettol in the washer (where you would normally put your fabric softener (but do NOT mix these as they will go gunky in the machine) and you will find your cycle clothes will be much fresher when they get out.
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Re: Do Your Bib Nix say hand wash only?

Postby BigPete » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:09 pm

Hand wash with wool mix washing liquid. My knicks lasted 6/7 years before losing their elasticity. Actually still use them under baggy shorts so that is now about 8 years.
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Re: Do Your Bib Nix say hand wash only?

Postby moreegolfer » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:13 pm

MikeyD360 wrote:Also - good tip. A capful (30ml) of Dettol in the washer (where you would normally put your fabric softener (but do NOT mix these as they will go gunky in the machine) and you will find your cycle clothes will be much fresher when they get out.

Other option is white vinegar in the softener thingy to help keep fabrics soft and clean. We put vinegar in just about every load, especially helps keep towels fluffy when they dry.
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Re: Do Your Bib Nix say hand wash only?

Postby hannos » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:57 pm

Mulger bill wrote:My kit just goes onto the laundry floor and appears in the basket clean next day. Last time I went to use the GLWs flash new front loader she threw something at me :(



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Re: Do Your Bib Nix say hand wash only?

Postby gorilla monsoon » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:52 pm

Mrs Monsoon is the label reader. My kit also goes in the appropriate place in the laundry and appears folded and fresh the next day. It's a good system.
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Re: Do Your Bib Nix say hand wash only?

Postby fatherofmany » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:28 am

Most things that are labelled 'hand wash only' are only done so because to label them 'machine wash at 40 degrees' or whatever requires testing. Testing can be expensive for the garment manufacturer so therefore the cheapest option is to label 'hand wash'. Not cynical, just reality.

With the washing that a family of 8 requires we run 2 front loaders on short cycles (ha ha - is there such a thing on a front loader). We use soap nuts ( a dried fruit skin that is naturally soapy) not detergent on pretty much everything. Whites tend to yellow if you don't have the bluing agent or bleach present in commercial powder so they are the exception and get a gentle eco-powder that MoM found and we've found less damage being done to the clothes by reducing chemicals. The hardest thing to get used to was the lack of washing smell as they are both fragrance free.

Shoes like joggers go through the wash from time to time too. I've even machine washed a leather vest with no probs. Hand-wash, bah humbug.

On another note; fabric softener may soften your towels but it reduces their water absorbing/carrying properties. So if you use it on jerseys then you'll reduce the wicking ability in the removal of sweat.

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Re: Do Your Bib Nix say hand wash only?

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:31 pm

hannos wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:My kit just goes onto the laundry floor and appears in the basket clean next day. Last time I went to use the GLWs flash new front loader she threw something at me :(



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Re: Do Your Bib Nix say hand wash only?

Postby velocopedant » Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:51 pm

greyhoundtom wrote:Personally I prefer to wash my cycling clothes by hand, as I can then be sure they are rinsed out thoroughly, because I no longer trust a washing machine after wearing my cycling gear that hadn’t gone through a full cycle properly................................having soap suds appear on your knicks and jersey during a sweaty ride is not a good look. :oops:

Couldn't you just claim that you're a greyhound with rabies?
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