|question for fellow posers||elviento|
Jun 15, 2002 9:19 PM
|Do you machine dry your pro team jerseys/shorts? I just did but was wondering if that significantly affects the durability of the clothes.|
|doesn't it say not to on the tag? i don't...nm||dustin73|
Jun 15, 2002 10:01 PM
|I don't. nm||Leisure|
Jun 15, 2002 10:06 PM
|The heat will||coonass|
Jun 16, 2002 4:29 AM
|break-down the elasticity of the spandex material (& chamois and leg-gripper rubber) ....life of the fabric will depend on how often you wash the item and how hot you dry it; but you will definitely not get full use and the shorts will begin to look as though they're a couple of sizes too big. I wash mine in cold water, spin dry, then dry on rack....I have shorts that are >5yo and still look great...(I have about 8 pair that rotate) I can also recommend Cafe Suds (Branford Bike)for washing....good stuff.
|hang 'em up in the shower to drip dry after hand washing. -nm||Tig|
Jun 16, 2002 6:09 AM
|re: question for fellow posers||mackgoo|
Jun 16, 2002 7:01 AM
|I would imagine it would shrink'um over time.|
|Wash w/ Cafe Suds. Drip dry (nm).||dsc|
Jun 16, 2002 8:05 AM
|re: question for fellow posers||B2|
Jun 16, 2002 8:50 AM
|Heck - they're almost dry after the washing machine finishes the spin cycle. Just hang 'em up out of the washer and they'll be dry in a couple hours (shorts a little longer).
Occasionally some things get thrown in the dryer accidentally. Haven't noticed any detrimental affects so far.
|machine w/hot and bleach and then dry hot, no problem nm||ishmael|
Jun 16, 2002 12:34 PM