Damaged cycling clothing, do you throw or repair?

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Re: Damaged cycling clothing, do you throw or repair?

Postby River_rat » 3 Dec 2018, 10:49am

Postboxer wrote:...? I use mesh bags for small delicate items but not sure they make them big enough for bib tights to fit in. ...

Yes, they do:
http://www.britishmilitarysurplus.co.uk/shop/sale-items/british-army-laundry-bag-grade-1-1124049.html
They easily take a full set of fencing kit (that's the sport, not building fences).

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Re: Damaged cycling clothing, do you throw or repair?

Postby 100%JR » 3 Dec 2018, 11:03am

horizon wrote:
100%JR wrote:Bin it.

And then it goes .....
Further elaboration appreciated here. :)

:?:
I think "Bin it" is self explanatory :?:
If something is damaged/torn/holed I put it in the bin :roll:

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Re: Damaged cycling clothing, do you throw or repair?

Postby horizon » 3 Dec 2018, 11:09am

And then what?
I have two doctors, my left leg and my right leg. (G. M. Trevelyan)
PS I always wondered why the YHA HQ was called Trevelyan House. :)

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Re: Damaged cycling clothing, do you throw or repair?

Postby thirdcrank » 3 Dec 2018, 11:18am

Duct tape has been mentioned and if you are OK with that level of repair (probably unsightly but cost-effective) then Copydex is a good way of sticking on a patch of material.

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Re: Damaged cycling clothing, do you throw or repair?

Postby 100%JR » 3 Dec 2018, 11:21am

horizon wrote:And then what?

And then what what :?:
I buy a replacement.

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Re: Damaged cycling clothing, do you throw or repair?

Postby horizon » 3 Dec 2018, 11:48am

No, then what happens regarding the item in the bin! :)
I have two doctors, my left leg and my right leg. (G. M. Trevelyan)
PS I always wondered why the YHA HQ was called Trevelyan House. :)

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Postby 100%JR » 3 Dec 2018, 11:54am

horizon wrote:No, then what happens regarding the item in the bin! :)

I really don't know what point you're trying to make?
But just for you....
Veolia come and take it away.AFAIK all general waste in Sheffield goes to the Incinerator but once it's left my land I really don't give it a second thought.

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Re: Damaged cycling clothing, do you throw or repair?

Postby LinusR » 3 Dec 2018, 1:05pm

100%JR wrote:Veolia come and take it away.AFAIK all general waste in Sheffield goes to the Incinerator but once it's left my land I really don't give it a second thought.


Has the good practice of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle not reached you yet?

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Postby 100%JR » 3 Dec 2018, 1:21pm

LinusR wrote:
100%JR wrote:Veolia come and take it away.AFAIK all general waste in Sheffield goes to the Incinerator but once it's left my land I really don't give it a second thought.

Has the good practice of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle not reached you yet?

We have three bins.
Black-General waste
Brown-Bottles/cans
Blue-Paper&card.
So yes I have to recycle.Why I have to when I pay Council Tax is beyond me :roll:
As for reuse?If something is damaged I replace it.Life is too short to faff about repairing clothing :roll:

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Postby LinusR » 3 Dec 2018, 1:36pm

100%JR wrote:As for reuse?If something is damaged I replace it.Life is too short to faff about repairing clothing :roll:


You might enjoy life more if you did. And it's a useful life -- and transferable -- skill to have. In time you may come to embrace it as worthwhile.

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Postby 100%JR » 3 Dec 2018, 1:45pm

LinusR wrote:
100%JR wrote:As for reuse?If something is damaged I replace it.Life is too short to faff about repairing clothing :roll:


You might enjoy life more if you did. And it's a useful life -- and transferable -- skill to have. In time you may come to embrace it as worthwhile.

I enjoy life as it is thank you very much.I can sew quite well btw I just choose not to waste my time doing so :wink:
I also choose not to repair inner tubes too.I can repair them but they're so cheap now I choose not to.
Life's too short.

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Postby thirdcrank » 3 Dec 2018, 2:28pm

Chucking stuff away is a sign of the times. In the early years after WWII, we lived near a laundry and one of the services they provided was repairing nylon stockings, which were like gold. They had a display window like a shop and several women sat at machines doing the repairs. I'm a bit surprised to see that invisible mending is still advertised. Once upon a time, when cloth was expensive and labour cheap, it was advertised quite widely.
https://masterdrycleaner.co.uk/invisibl ... ice-london

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Re: Damaged cycling clothing, do you throw or repair?

Postby 100%JR » 3 Dec 2018, 2:34pm


From their website:-
We guarantee that the re-weave will NOT come out during the normal life of the garment. However, we CAN NOT guarantee that the re-weave will be 100% invisible.

So why call it Invisible mending then :?:

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Re: Damaged cycling clothing, do you throw or repair?

Postby Vorpal » 3 Dec 2018, 3:05pm

Lycra is easy to sew. If you use a zig-zag stitch with a machine, and try not to stretch it when sewing, it goes fine. I've patched stuff my cycling kit before. I'm thinking of having a go at making my own kit. I don't like the way commercially available stuff fits me. I've got a pair of shorts I really like that are disintigrating, so I was thinking of using the seat/pad from those. And I've got some lycra left over from Mini V's Halloween costume.

edited to add: there's an older thread (pun intended ;) ) with instructions for hand sewing lycra viewtopic.php?f=1&t=70477

p.s. even damaged clothes can be re-used or recycled. Some charities will take them and convert them into rags or crafting projects. Some send them to developing countries, where they are either repaired or the material is used to make other clothing.
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Postby LinusR » 3 Dec 2018, 3:13pm

Vorpal wrote:even damaged clothes can be re-used or recycled. Some charities will take them and convert them into rags or crafting projects. Some send them to developing countries, where they are either repaired or the material is used to make other clothing.


You could very easily make a very nice quilt cover from old cycling kit patched together.