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Tumble-Drying

jimothy78jimothy78 Posts: 1,407
edited November 2014 in MTB general
OK, we've just taken delivery of our first ever tumble-drier, and reading the manual (I know, I don't believe I did it, either) it says not to use it for any clothes containing foam pads (so that's short liners out) or wool (so that's anything with Merino excluded, too).

Now, I know what these things are like - manufacturers often warn you against using their stuff for anything but the most mundane tasks just to cover their own arses, so I'm wondering if this is the sort of thing i should take seriously or not.

So, does everyone out there routinely tumble-dry their liners and merino socks? Or, has anyone completely ruined something by putting it in the drier?

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  • dodgydodgy Posts: 2,890
    Put delicate stuff in a bag (like a bit tea bag). What do your shorts say about laundry care? There's usually a label.
  • jimothy78jimothy78 Posts: 1,407
    dodgy wrote:
    Put delicate stuff in a bag (like a bit tea bag).

    It's not the physical robustness of them I'm worried about, but more the heat causing damage to the materials..
    What do your shorts say about laundry care? There's usually a label.

    Yeah, they say do not tumble dry, but again, nearly everything seems to say that - even got some pure cotton t-shirts with the "do not tumble dry" symbol on them - more prime, grade-A censored -covering I assume :roll:
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    I chuck everything in the dryer (including padded shorts) except wool (unless I forget).
    Everything seems to be fine (except the wool, when I forget).

    But you can give the dry woolly stuff to small children so not all bad.
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    I have lycra from the 70's and 80's (last millenium). Still fine, if a bit garish.
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  • I tumble endura shorts on a low temp . I did once set fire to a tumble drier with a foam filled cushion a cat had peed on.
  • FishFishFishFish Posts: 2,152
    I tumble endura shorts on a low temp . I did once set fire to a tumble drier with a foam filled cushion a cat had peed on.


    you should have taken the cat out of the dryer then.
    ...take your pickelf on your holibobs.... :D

    jeez :roll:
  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    I try not to tumble wool and definitely would avoid merino in there as it will shrink to fit a barbie doll. Most other stuff on low is fine - my ride jerseys all say dry hanging but all go int he dryer with no ill effects.

    Cotton tees can shrink so if it says dont tumble its your risk. Generally if they have been washed a few times they are good to go though.
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  • POAHPOAH Posts: 3,369
    I just hang up all my cycle gear, doesn't take long to dry
  • I'll ask the mrs what she does if you like?
  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    I'll ask the mrs what she does if you like?

    Like.

    But obviously disapprove from a metro sexual, non chauvinist point of view.
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  • FerralsFerrals Posts: 785
    Why do you bother washing riding kit? It's only going to get dirty within 5 minutes and once your moving the breeze carries away any smell. Seems a bit ott to me?
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  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    Why do you bother washing riding kit? It's only going to get dirty within 5 minutes and once your moving the breeze carries away any smell. Seems a bit ott to me?

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    Never tumble dry my kit, it all dries within a couple of hours.
  • FerralsFerrals Posts: 785
    Just hung over, with a day off and having to sit in waiting for a delivery!

    But a bit more seriously all my kit dries being hung up for a couple of hours so no need to tumble
  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    Ferrals wrote:
    Just hung over, with a day off and having to sit in waiting for a delivery!

    But a bit more seriously all my kit dries being hung up for a couple of hours so no need to tumble

    I`d hang dry everything if I had more space but my little 1 bed apartment is messy and cluttered enough with three bikes, a bike repair stand and a pile of tools and spares without a load of drying washing too!
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  • The Rookie wrote:
    I'll ask the mrs what she does if you like?
    Oh I so wish this was in the cruddie!

    Just give it a go. See what happens.
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