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HarryBradshawHarryBradshaw Posts: 5
edited May 2016 in Road general
Hi all,

I recently crashed and put a few holes and rips into my beloved castelli alpha jersey. Was wondering if anyone has had any similar experiences or suggestions on how to fix this up. There appears to be a few fixing options out there but i'm not really sure what the best thing to do!

I wasn't quite sure where to post this, so sorry if it's in the wrong place!

Many Thanks

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  • Have you tried asking on mumsnet?

    If it was Rapha or Assos they do crash repairs.
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 6,478
    Wear your scars with pride.
  • colinsmith123colinsmith123 Posts: 579
    edited April 2016
    Send it to my sister. She does cycle clothing repairs. I put a hole in my Castelli Expresso Due jacket and the Gore rapair specialist sent it back saying he couldn't repair it.

    My sis did a cracking repair. She does it cos she loves the challenge of making the repair as good as possible and each fabric presents its own unique problem

    Her FB page. Corny name I know.

    https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=clothing%20repair%20and%20dressmaking%20service%20by%20beths%20bib%20and%20tucker
    Live to ski
    Ski to live
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,082
    Hang the old one on the garage wall. Then buy a new one.
  • Buy cheap stuff, trust me nobody gives one what you are wearing, most people are too busy concentrating on their ride to even give your clothing a second glance

    For instance on your latest ride did you examine the apparel of any passing cyclists?
  • SMESME Posts: 348
    Put a plaster on it, or write 'Ouch' with a white TipEx pen!!!

    Seriously...
    Lycra is not a material that frays - it's a very small knit fabric. I've made a repair by pinching the edges of the rips together and then lightly using a blanket stitch (to the outside) to stitch it together - some other stitches will pull the edges out of kilter. Don't pull the blanket stitch too tight or you'll end up with a pucker (a seam) on the outside which will look worse than just a repair.

    And before anyone makes comment on a guy doing sewing...
    My other hobby is ice skating. I've made a few dresses for my daughter, one or two for her friends, and one or two shirts for myself.

    http://s32.postimg.org/xqfesul3p/Black_ ... ress_4.jpg
  • animal72animal72 Posts: 251
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    Imposter wrote:
    Hang the old one on the garage wall. Then buy a new one.

    This.
    Condor Super Acciaio, Record, Deda, Pacentis.
    Curtis 853 Handbuilt MTB, XTR, DT Swiss and lots of Hope.
    Genesis Datum Gravel Bike, Pacentis (again).
    Genesis Equilibrium Disc, 105 & H-Plus-Son.

    Mostly Steel.
  • SMESME Posts: 348
    apreading wrote:

    No, it's Chelmsford.

    animal72 wrote:
    Q
    Imposter wrote:
    Hang the old one on the garage wall. Then buy a new one.

    This.

    I have to sew - I haven't got a garage!!!
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 25,715
    bit of thread and stitch it up
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Buy cheap stuff, trust me nobody gives one what you are wearing, most people are too busy concentrating on their ride to even give your clothing a second glance

    For instance on your latest ride did you examine the apparel of any passing cyclists?

    Why do you assume he bought it because of what it looks like?

    Not sure he is going to be very happy in some toot from Lidl after having worn an Alpha now even if he did!
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,082
    SME wrote:

    I have to sew - I haven't got a garage!!!

    Any wall will do...
  • SMESME Posts: 348
    Imposter wrote:
    SME wrote:

    I have to sew - I haven't got a garage!!!

    Any wall will do...

    After this mornings effort I could start a hall of fame!
  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,170
    Buy cheap stuff, trust me nobody gives one what you are wearing, most people are too busy concentrating on their ride to even give your clothing a second glance

    For instance on your latest ride did you examine the apparel of any passing cyclists?
    Yes wear it once wash it, realise it's twice, half the size or all the stitching has ripped.
    As a dedicated wheel sucker I refuse to sit on the wheels of folk wearing cheap clothing. 8)
  • apreadingapreading Posts: 4,532
    My Aldi stuff has lasted as well as, sometimes better, than my Castelli stuff and has not been affected by regular washing at all. Its not as breathable or as well fitted as the Castelli stuff though, and my Free Aero bibshorts are sooo comfy.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 25,715
    apreading wrote:
    My Aldi stuff has lasted as well as, sometimes better, than my Castelli stuff and has not been affected by regular washing at all. Its not as breathable or as well fitted as the Castelli stuff though, and my Free Aero bibshorts are sooo comfy.

    Quality stuff is probably only 10% better than the Aldi stuff, but if you spend a lot of time on the bike in all weathers, that 10% might actually make the difference...
  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,170
    I bought an Aldi under the helmet skull cap, which due to beading/ tape round the bottom used to cut of the circulation in my ears. Not that much of a bargain.
  • HebdenBikerHebdenBiker Posts: 787
    Blah blah why do you wear clothes when you could just wear a bin bag? Bloody poseur.

    Anyway, more usefully, I agree with the guy who says just pinch the sides of the rip together and sew it. I did this with a pair of Castelli shorts that had a hole in. They're great again now, although they have a "scar" where I sewed them. which I can live with.
  • apreadingapreading Posts: 4,532
    Blah blah why do you wear clothes when you could just wear a bin bag? Bloody poseur.

    Anyway, more usefully, I agree with the guy who says just pinch the sides of the rip together and sew it. I did this with a pair of Castelli shorts that had a hole in. They're great again now, although they have a "scar" where I sewed them. which I can live with.

    Its a bit different with an Alpha jersey though, where a key part of its performance is the water proof/resistant properties.

    I would look at something like this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005T19RQ8
  • drpaudrpau Posts: 8
    I used some Geocel 'The works ' adhesive on some bib shorts that I snagged 2 holes in ( was not happy as was first ride). I did it from the inside and just blobbed on a thin circle of it. Beauty is its black and flexible so gives a bit with the lycra but stays stuck on and holds it together.
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