- Advice please folks-repairing mtb shorts
Easy now stw,
A year of riding in my Endura Humvees on an almost daily basis has worn out the 3 rows of stitching at 4 points where arse meets saddle…Apart from that they’re in great condition and I’m not keen on binning them.
I was wondering if any of you have any experience with or advice on re-stitching similar items of mtb apparel. Basically trying to find out what sort of thread others might have used and how successful your efforts were.
Thinking about it, I should probably repost this on mumsnet…
Cheers.Posted 5 years agomcmoonterMember
I took three pairs of Pearl Izumi bibs and a pair of 3/4 bibs into my local alteration shop to get repaired. Damn good shorts that had been holed by the Velcro strap of my seat pack. I instructed them to cut up the 3/4s to recycle the Lycra to repair the shorts.
They had some Lycra in stock and repaired all four pairs for £10.Posted 5 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
I’ve repaired kit in the past. Jackets, packs etc. Got the thread from a sewing shop. It’s really strong, garots your hands if you try & break it. I’ve sewn tyres up with it in the past. It’s made by Gutermann, & the code is M782.
First time I’ve ever posted on a “What thread for…..” thread.Posted 5 years agoemanuelMember
gutermann,ah.and so many colours…Posted 5 years ago
but yo’re better off doing it yourself.unless it’s a big job.I find all my mtb stuff get holes in it from thorns ripping bits off my top and arms.
you can get a lot of strange stuff.like silicon thread,for stitching elastic stuff.or a sort of elastic thread.but I think it’s made for sewing machines.
and get a thimble.you’ll probably have to special order a man-sized one.or get a bit of thick leather and make your own.
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