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Suggestions for protecting jeans from saddle clamp bolt

I would suggest cutting off the extra threads. If you have access to a Dremel or similar tool it wouldn't be too difficult. Doing it with a hacksaw could be a real pain. Alternatively you could check ...
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How to prevent Brooks Cambium C17 saddle from wearing through pants

It's difficult to know as you haven't said what your are wearing exactly. I have this exact saddle and have covered approx 8,000km on it- wearing out no clothing (that I have noticed). I'd suggest ...
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How to remove skid marks from fabric

In a similar situation - bike tire marks, trainer residue and grease spots on the carpet - we found that scrubbing the carpet using a concentrated dish detergent (like Dawn, etc) worked very well.
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Cycling shorts: comfort vs bacteria / fungus?

Normal detergent should be enough even with cold water. I do have sports wash but don't use it every time. Getting stuff properly dry (ideally not machined-dried if you want it to last) is crucial ...
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Cycling shorts: comfort vs bacteria / fungus?

Definitely not normal nor expected. Do you wash it in any sport specific washing gel or powder? There are such detergents that are designed for the sport clothes that are often washed at lower ...
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Barbeque cover for bicycles for durable outdoor storage?

The barbecue and garden furniture covers I've had have only ever lasted a couple of years before starting to leak (if they were even truly waterproof to start with). Once they leak, they keep your ...
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Barbeque cover for bicycles for durable outdoor storage?

Covers do help protect your bike, but they're only marginally better than nothing. This includes tarpaulins and dedicated bike covers as well as BBQ covers. A cover will reduce dew and rain and dust ...
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Cycling shorts: comfort vs bacteria / fungus?

Another thing that should be mentioned here is butt hair. A significant part of the process of "toughening up" the buttocks is yanking out the butt hair. As you ride it gets tangled together (...
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Rehabilitating leg warmers

This stuff is not expensive. Simply unpick the stitching, and replace it. The hardest thing will be doing the stitching in a way that will stretch, because a plain straight stitch will not work. A ...
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How do I keep my pants/trousers from getting caught in the gears?

I've used the elastic ankle cuffs I've cut off old pants (I use the elastic waist bands cut from old pants to hold plastic bags tight around the outer rims of trash bins) - in a pinch I've tried self-...
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How do I keep my pants/trousers from getting caught in the gears?

Just the act of rolling up your pant leg one or two times usually covers the problem of it getting caught in the gears. I've also resorted to tucking it into my socks. It seems silly to buy clamps ...
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Helmet headband is getting wet from sweat

Like everything else on a bike, there is some maintenance associated with your helmet. The pads are designed to sop-up sweat and not grind the salt into your scalp when it evaporates. (essentially, ...
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Helmet headband is getting wet from sweat

Most helmets (certainly the last 6 or 7 I've owned) have the pads held in by velcro so can be removed and washed or replaced. A lot of people I know wear either a headband or a "buff" (google it, it's ...
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