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So, Patches Saddle-Holes in Jeans?
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I expect most of us have a few pairs of jeans folded and no longer worn at home, thanks to those inevitable "blowouts" that come from constant friction with the saddle. Brooks saddles really seem to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by yai danche Sep 20, 2013.

So, I Just Watched Maeby Funke's Episode of the New Arrested Development
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That's season four, episode twelve. She's pretty clearly riding a Rivendell Betty Foy in the high school parking lot - or a bike that looks a lot like one.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoetrope Jun 5, 2013.

Attacked Sunday at 845pm, Westbound on Adams @Damen
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I read that resurrected thread about the Humboldt Park attacks for the first time only yesterday and, since I live in HP and it seems like you have to go through a violent neighborhood to get…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Zumwalt Nov 24, 2010.

S & S Coupling Retrofits in Chicago
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Does anyone in Chicago perform these retrofits, a la Bilenky Cycle Works in Philly?  I'd be grateful for a recommendation or two.  If I can keep my…Continue

Tags: travel, airline, couplers, s&s

Started this discussion. Last reply by lauren sailor May 1, 2011.

 

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yai danche replied to Niall Munnelly's discussion So, Patches Saddle-Holes in Jeans?
"tiny fix had a great tutorial on their website that you can probably manage yourself without the sewing machine, but would require a trip to the fabric store.  the iron on though isn't a denim patch but a flexible fabric patch.…"
Sep 20, 2013
Jessica Hunk replied to Niall Munnelly's discussion So, Patches Saddle-Holes in Jeans?
"I'm wondering if adding reinforcement (with a patch) prior to wear would extend the life of our beloved jeans. Anyone ever try this?"
Sep 20, 2013
Suzanne replied to Niall Munnelly's discussion So, Patches Saddle-Holes in Jeans?
"I get mine fixed at the drycleaner for about $10.  They take old jean fabric (lighter weight works better) and sew it down inside.  They sew back and forth over it with a zig zag stitch, which holds the hole together.  Presto, new…"
Sep 20, 2013
igz replied to Niall Munnelly's discussion So, Patches Saddle-Holes in Jeans?
"Urban Dictionary: grundle ‎ The prime piece of real estate located conveniently between Scrotumburg and Anusville."
Sep 20, 2013
Gort 12-mile Pinklegneep replied to Niall Munnelly's discussion So, Patches Saddle-Holes in Jeans?
"there's obviously a market for affordable GrundleTech reenforced pantswear. I'm off to kickstarter. "
Sep 20, 2013
igz replied to Niall Munnelly's discussion So, Patches Saddle-Holes in Jeans?
"iron ons never worked for me.  i had a few of my ridiculously expensive and favorite (diesel, 7) jeans eaten up by a saddle in my, um, saddle area. i did have them fixed, successfully even. i'll post pics later. but what i noticed is that…"
Sep 20, 2013
Amos Willis replied to Niall Munnelly's discussion So, Patches Saddle-Holes in Jeans?
"I have use the iron on denim patches on the inside of the jeans when the area starts showing through. It is not a fix, but adds a few more months of life to the pants."
Sep 20, 2013
Amanda L replied to Niall Munnelly's discussion So, Patches Saddle-Holes in Jeans?
"When I worked at Goodwill, our manager told us that the donated clothing we couldn't sell (which was probably the majority of it, actually) went to prisons for cleaning cloths. I suspect that little of our huge pile of useless clothing was…"
Sep 18, 2013
Rich S replied to Niall Munnelly's discussion So, Patches Saddle-Holes in Jeans?
"Not saying my funk ain't funky but it's the Kuhl stuff that wears out so fast. I have other jeans and shorts that have lasted years with hardly any butt fade. "
Sep 18, 2013
grayn8 replied to Niall Munnelly's discussion So, Patches Saddle-Holes in Jeans?
"Dang! Rich you are incredible! Maybe I'm just riding too passively or somehow your funk is stronger than mine (which means something cause my nifkin after a 60 mile ride is mighty funky). I think what I'm learning from this is that…"
Sep 18, 2013
Emily O replied to Niall Munnelly's discussion So, Patches Saddle-Holes in Jeans?
"Perhaps this is different from what every one else experiences, but I tend to get rips on the inside of my thigh, where the thigh hits the saddle. Admittedly, I got this before I biked, but I find biking really speeds up the process. My friends call…"
Sep 17, 2013
S replied to Niall Munnelly's discussion So, Patches Saddle-Holes in Jeans?
"Goodwill's faq explicitly says that "As for items that can’t be sold in our stores, we’ve found other creative uses for them. For instance, some member Goodwills recycle old clothing scraps into industrial wipes (cleaning…"
Sep 17, 2013
S replied to Niall Munnelly's discussion So, Patches Saddle-Holes in Jeans?
"I think it just shows that repairing clothing is a lot harder and more expensive than making it en mass from rolls of fabric.  The later can be automated.  Repairs take individual care and attention and that requires a skilled person to…"
Sep 17, 2013
Rich S replied to Niall Munnelly's discussion So, Patches Saddle-Holes in Jeans?
"Top pick are the shorts. I hardly wear them because of the wear. Within a few weeks it looked like someone left a hot iron on the pants ass!  These are the pants. It took just a few weeks before they looked like the shorts above. Almost a…"
Sep 17, 2013
Gort 12-mile Pinklegneep replied to Niall Munnelly's discussion So, Patches Saddle-Holes in Jeans?
"Yo niall, i have been doing is alteration myself a bit and have worked it out decently i think. We need to go get some drinks anyhow so let's do that and you can give me your pants."
Sep 17, 2013
Lisa Curcio replied to Niall Munnelly's discussion So, Patches Saddle-Holes in Jeans?
"I have been told that the Salvation Army recycles clothing that cannot be resold.  I cannot, however, find anything on their web site."
Sep 17, 2013

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