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    How long do your shorts last?

    I figured this forum would be a good place to check since posters likely put in a lot of miles. I've have problems with my Voler shorts getting baggy in the butt, the rest of the short is fine. Seems like this has only really been happening in the last year or so and I thought maybe it coincides with riding more miles, about 6000 per year but I rotate among many pair. I thought maybe it was the way I washed them or from using Bag Balm but noticed that my tights have been wearing also and they hardly ever get washed and don't really come in contact with any of the balm. I'm using the older WTB SST seats with the kevlar on the corners and think maybe that is causing abarasion on the shorts and tights. Any ideas?

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    I have the same problem.. (not with my Voler's yet .. i hardly wear them due to sponsorship clothing these days), i think it may just be that the part that gets baggy is always stretching, when you put the shorts on, they are snug, then once you get on the bike your in a postion where it stretches the part of the shorts even more..

    I haven't tried bibs yet, but it's on my to do list

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinl19
    I've have problems with my Voler shorts getting baggy in the butt, the rest of the short is fine.
    Sounds like a case of GoneAss disease.
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    You need to eat more donuts. That'll fill in your backside.

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    You need to eat more donuts. That'll fill in your backside
    If it were you I say you were eating soy products again

    I know what it is, it's Lycra degradation and happens when the Lycra fibers disintegrate leaving only the non-stretchy Nylon fibers behind, resulting in the baggy appearance. Just not sure why it happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinl19
    If it were you I say you were eating soy products again

    I know what it is, it's Lycra degradation and happens when the Lycra fibers disintegrate leaving only the non-stretchy Nylon fibers behind, resulting in the baggy appearance. Just not sure why it happens.
    My soy issues test a fabrics porosity, not elasticity.

    Do you wash your shorts in cold or warm water? Machine or hang dry? I've not had this problem with any of mine, except for some lower quality shorts.

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    shorts

    Seems like I read somewhere that chamois creams with petroleum base will degrade the materials in some shorts, I want to say I found this on the Boure web page.

    I have had this happen to one pair of Voler shorts, but not others. I have also used Bag Balm with non-Voler shorts and had no troubles so far, so have not aken time to go figure it out, although for daily training duty I use something milder like Udderly smooth which is not petroleum based.

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    Noassatall

    You are suffering from the noassatall dissease. No actually bag balm kills voler shorts extremely quick moreso than some other brands. Not really sure to the reason why.

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    I wash the shorts and dry them on the lowest setting or delicate cycle. I had done that for five or so years without a problem. It's only in the last year and a half that I started having problems, even with newer shorts, which corresponds to more miles and the heavy use of Bag Balm. Looks like I'll have to switch to one of the other lubes for now and maybe air dry the shorts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinl19
    I wash the shorts and dry them on the lowest setting or delicate cycle. I had done that for five or so years without a problem. It's only in the last year and a half that I started having problems, even with newer shorts, which corresponds to more miles and the heavy use of Bag Balm. Looks like I'll have to switch to one of the other lubes for now and maybe air dry the shorts.
    I air dry mine, but I don't know if that matters.

    I switched to Udder Cream after I left a tin of Bag Balm in the sun. It liquified and escaped throughout my luggage. I'm not sure if Udder Cream last as long since it's lanolin-based versus a petroleum product.

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