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washing 661 Kyle straits

AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
edited June 2011 in The hub
Anybody got ideas how to go about washing these things?
I got a new set recently, but they always sem to leave my knees red and itchy - I think they might already be saturated with sweat (mmm, lovely).
Ideas?

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  • Mojo_666Mojo_666 Posts: 860
    Put them in the netting bag they came in and chuck them in for a 30min 30degree wash, no conditioner just washing powder / fluid.
  • I just chuck mine in the washing machine with the rest of my kit + trainers :lol:

    they're pretty old and scatty now though (about 3 years old) coudl really use a new set :(
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    really? That simple? I thought they'd get ruined in a machine.
    Nice one, cheers.
  • wel... mine aren't in great condition anymore so I don't really care lol.

    a low heat/slow spin would be best.

    Watch out for the velcro though, they cling to ANYTHING and can ruin other clothing/other parts of the pad if they're not velcro'd together properly before putting in the wash.
  • uising the netting bag is a great idea though!
  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    what you mean the sweat from my legs doesn't clean them :shock: oops :lol:
  • I wondered what that stench was... :wink::lol:
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    welshkev wrote:
    what you mean the sweat from my legs doesn't clean them :shock: oops :lol:
    I'm not entirely sure it IS the sweat causing the rashy knees. The old kyle straits i had never did this, and were never washed.
    These ones are quite new, so I'm thinking it might be some dye or something like that that's the problem. But still, I'll tyr washing them first.
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    Yup bung them in low heat slow speed and done, they come out well :)
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Cheers guys.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Anybody got ideas how to go about washing these things?
    I got a new set recently, but they always sem to leave my knees red and itchy - I think they might already be saturated with sweat (mmm, lovely).
    Ideas?

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  • getonyourbikegetonyourbike Posts: 2,804
    I might have to try washing mine as they make my knees itchy
  • t0pc4tt0pc4t Posts: 978
    quite regularly put my EVos in a 30deg wash with setting 'non colourfast cotton' they come out fine
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Oh yeah, forgot about this. They came out of the machine looking fine, they're now drying on the line.
  • RaymondavalonRaymondavalon Posts: 5,346
    Washed my 661 KS a few times now, no issues at all 30ºC and a low speed spin
    I dry mine by laying them flat in the sun or on the radiators in winter.
  • bah.... 40deg wash and 2 hrs in the bumhole dryer :D
  • blimey you guys are caring of yours!! mine go in with the rest the kit 30/40degree wash with all ion one washing liquid, normal spin etc.,
    only trouble i get is if i dont wear anything under then they rub the top of my knees, someone recommended cutting the toe off some old socks to wear as liners!

    if am honest, only wear mine in the winter to kepp my knees warm! :D
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  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 15,475
    If you just put them loose in the machine, the velcro can hook onto other stuff and the logos fall apart after a few goes. Stick em in the string bag or a pillowcase if that's a problem.
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  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    Best way to get them clean is give them to a woman. :wink:
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