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    Default How to fix hole in bike shorts?

    Hi, I've got a hole in my Pearl Izumi bike shorts. Any ideas on how to easily fix it? I was going to just stitch it together but I suspect that may not be a good idea for spandex. I have a sewing machines but very limited sewing skills. Should I use a patch instead?

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    Yes, search Amazon for IronMend. (Sorry can't easily link that in right now.)

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    Oh wow! Thanks for the reply since I had no idea IronMend existed. Even though it is made specifically for wetsuits it appears that most people on Amazon use it to repair cycling kit. Sounds like there is a real need out there for the cycling community. Will get some and give it a whirl. May be useful for some other stuff with holes in it.

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    Yeah, that stuff works well, though I have found that stuff that goes into the dryer tends to have patches start peeling after awhile (half dozen washes?). Using the glue that they sell with it might add a bit of longevity? Or just hang-up repaired lycra. (Or maybe I did something wrong when fixing.)

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    Well, it's designed for wetsuits which I presume are not designed to go into the dryer. I hang dry my shorts anyway so shouldn't be an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLizotte View Post
    Well, it's designed for wetsuits which I presume are not designed to go into the dryer. I hang dry my shorts anyway so shouldn't be an issue.
    Yeah, very good. I used to be more meticulous about hang drying lycra, but at some point it just started going into the dryer. Probably if I bought more expensive shorts I'd do better at that. But I do hang dry the patched stuff now -- e.g. my PI amfib tights.

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    I do occasionally cheat and throw kit in on the delicate cycle but I live in a high rise and it costs money to use the dryers.

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    Looks like a small hole. I would try just a few loops of thread by hand to close it up. A more solid patch would be to back it with some fabric and run over it with a zig-zag pattern. Probably overkill unless its in a high stress area.

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    It's about the size of a nickel on the inside of the leg. No idea how it got there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLizotte View Post
    It's about the size of a nickel on the inside of the leg. No idea how it got there.
    The answer is always: From laying down amazing wattage.

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