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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcreosote View Post
    knicks, undershirt (in winter) or jersey (in summer), socks get 1 days wear
    Jacket, long over-knicks, leg/arm warmers get 2-3 days depending on how much I sweat.
    gloves may go a week or so before a wash.
    Precisely. Rashes and infections are not fun. MTB kit (and from my bike) managed to spread poison oak rash...yikes.

    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Oh jesus...how long 'til old whatsername chimes in about how many rides she does before washing her kit? That was nasty...
    OMG....nasty. Where's the puke icon? lol
    Lovin' my Wabi Cycles fixed gear! :)

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    1 ride = one wash

    A dude I know got a yeast infection when he did not wash his kits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killroy View Post
    A dude I know got a yeast infection when he did not wash his kits.
    Didn't know that was possible with dudes.

    Learn something new every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killroy View Post
    1 ride = one wash

    A dude I know got a yeast infection when he did not wash his kits.
    A dude I know got brain cancer. He did wash his kit.

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    Re: How many rides before you wash your kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pirx View Post
    A dude I know got brain cancer. He did wash his kit.
    Did he read this thread?

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    I agree, if you don't wash your kit, you're eventually going to have to take a shower.
    Quote Originally Posted by 96_Litespeed View Post
    I'm trying to figure out why you wouldn't wash your jersey/shorts/bibs after every use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Versatile View Post
    I try my best to make sure my kit is completely clean & free of any bacteria after every ride. There are several steps that I take when laundering.
    1. I wipe them off thoroughly with Clorox Handi Wipes
    2. Then I wash them for 30 minutes in a 50-50 mix of boiling water and Clorox bleach.
    3. After that I let them drip off for a few minutes, then rinse them with 100% hydrogen peroxide, followed by a final rinse of distilled water at exactly 72F.
    4. Finally, I hang them on a clothes line & dry them with an acetylene torch. (be careful with this step).

    You'll be amazed at how clean your kit will be.
    I'm sure you also follow the Sheldon Brown (RIP) recipe for chain cleaning:

    The ShelBroCo Bicycle Chain Cleaning System

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJBiker72 View Post
    Did he read this thread?
    Heh, awesome return. No, that was two years ago, but, yes, I can see how this thread could do that to someone...

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    Wash your clothes stinky britches.

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    OMG! Stumbled across this thread from 5 years ago and had a good laugh. Man RBR used to be so much fun. Call thread dredge if you want but as I was reading six other people were reading it too! Timeless classic.

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    Anything polyester and wool bibs: 1 ride, 1 wash

    Wool jerseys: 2 to 4 rides, 1 wash
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    When it turns green, it's time to clean.
    "With bicycles in particular, you need to separate between what's merely true and what's important."-- DCGriz, RBR.

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