View Poll Results: Do Bibs Stretch If Kept on a Hanger?

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  • Yes

    1 1.61%
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    41 66.13%
  • I only wear Rapha bibs and throw them away after each use

    7 11.29%
  • I keep them in the laundry basket for extra crispiness

    0 0%
  • I will check with my butler

    9 14.52%
  • Bibs? Like, what babies wear when eating?

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    Red face Do Bibs Stretch When You Hang Them Up?

    Well?

    Please vote and share your experiences. I do not want my precious Assos to become baggy.
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    Only if I am wearing them while hanging them up.

    Seriously, I have never had any problem with that happening. I have two Assos that are several years old and about 6-8 pairs of Pactimos and have never had any problem with them stretching out.

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    good God no....


    and my bike's wheels aren't misshapen when I hang my bike from them either.
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    You mean you wash them and wear them again?!

    Kidding, kidding. I hang all my Assos kit up; it stops the shorts looking crumpled when I put them on.

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    the fabrics are knit and the yarns are regularly nylon or poly mixed with spandex (stretchy fiber). the fabric will sag when the spandex stops doing its work to come back to original form, due to deterioration from sweat, wear, washing, etc.

    shouldn't sag due to hanging.

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    I have no idea as I toss mine in a drawer with the rest of my cycling stuff, I never hang any cycling clothing up.
    I would imagine the amount of stretching it would receive hanging up pales in comparison the the pressure the straps are under when it's on your body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qatarbhoy View Post
    Well?

    Please vote and share your experiences. I do not want my precious Assos to become baggy.
    Make sure your big balls don't do too much damage, either. And stop drafting that hot chick, for god's sake!

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    Hang them? Why the heck would I do that? I wash them, lay them out to dry and then fold them up in my dresser drawer. Hang them? Bah!

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    Recently in an Assos boutique on the promenade in Can Pastilla, Mallorca, Spain, I saw teh bib shorts were displayed on hangers. The chamois creme (before and after ride) were displayed in glass monters together with the cycling caps. How absurd.

    But I digress. As I have shown Assos bibs come pre-stretched. And I'll consult my butler.
    They do anything just to win a salami in ridiculous races. I take my gear out of the car and put my bike together. Tourists and locals are watching from sidewalk cafes. Non-racers. The emptiness of those lives shocks me. It was the illest of times, it was the dopest of times. And we looked damn good. Actually the autobus broke down somewhere on the Mortirolo.

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    Check with my butler??? Seriously, what kind of crass peasants are we dealing with here? Anybody of any substance knows that one checks with his his valet, not his butler, to confer on such matters.

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    I use hangers the have clips on them and hang them upside down.
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    Gravity eventually wins out. Why take the chance? Throw the old undies out and make space for the precious Assos in a drawer.

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    kept in drawer

    Quote Originally Posted by qatarbhoy View Post
    Well?

    Please vote and share your experiences. I do not want my precious Assos to become baggy.
    I have never thought of hanging them. I can't imagine the stress from hanging would even slightly compare to wearing them

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    i keep my bowling balls in my bibs...hanging. the bibs do stretch a bit, but the real problem is i keep breaking the hangers. any suggestions?
    i work for some bike racers...
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    Talking Square knot the straps over the shower faucet.

    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    i keep my bowling balls in my bibs...hanging. the bibs do stretch a bit, but the real problem is i keep breaking the hangers. any suggestions?
    I bet the whole family gets a cheap thrill when the bowling ball falls out one of the legs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by looigi View Post
    Check with my butler??? Seriously, what kind of crass peasants are we dealing with here? Anybody of any substance knows that one checks with his his valet, not his butler, to confer on such matters.
    [head hanging in shame]
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    I hang my bibs with clothes pins from one of those white wire shelving units in my laundry room. Haven't noticed any stretch. I hang them from the legs not the shoulder straps. Once the bibs are dry I roll/fold them and put them in a drawer.
    Last edited by vagabondcyclist; 04-24-2012 at 11:41 AM.

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    I have some cheap ones that have stretched. The good ones haven't. In retrospect I should have folded the cheap ones across the clothesline rather than pinned them at the shoulder straps.

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    I hang all my cycling clothes even my arm/knee warmers. As far as stretching, I never had an issue, but I have a tall upper body, so if they did, might be good for me! ha

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    Stretch, Nope. Shrink (a tiny bit), Yes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    i keep my bowling balls in my bibs...hanging. the bibs do stretch a bit, but the real problem is i keep breaking the hangers. any suggestions?
    I don't like this idea. What if the fabric stretches enough to cause the balls to fall on the floor? You don't want to break your balls!

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    Question Hah, 56 votes so far

    ... and yet not one person admits to plucking bibs from the laundry basket, even though several people on other threads have said they only wash their bibs after several rides.
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    You must be joking. This belongs in the Lounge........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Special Eyes View Post
    You must be joking. This belongs in the Lounge........
    Too much NNCing there already. This is pure General IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmoryl View Post
    I don't like this idea. What if the fabric stretches enough to cause the balls to fall on the floor? You don't want to break your balls!
    wall-to-wall carpet in the bedroom my balls are safe
    i work for some bike racers...
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    Smith&Wesson M&P 9
    oh, those belong in another forum

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