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  • generallevi
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    Rode the beast at Coed Y Brenin Saturday and got caught in the mother of all thunderstorms. Even with Seal Skin mid length and Shimano Winter boots after a few hours water crept in and they became a bit on the useless side. However, they got us round and my issue is with the following day.

    The boots were obviously still soaking and made a Sunday ride a bit of a chore. Problem is the manufacturer says not to put em on the radiator or any direct heat. So my question is does anyone have any cheeky underground tips on how to get them back to a useable state as quickly as poss?

    It’s Thursday now, they are in the boiler cupboard, newspapered to the gills and still a touch damp. I’m sure this must apply to normal riding shoes also and I imagine would be even worse. When my DX’s got wet in Morzine it was like that till home time ๐Ÿ˜‰

    All the best,
    Lee.

    I have put mine on the radiator before and they didn’t explode or anything [shrugs]

    generallevi
    Member

    Fair one. I’m thinking they say it more for the buggers shrinking….. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    russianbob
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    A nappy, inside out, in each one.

    generallevi
    Member

    You taking the piss Russian or is that stellar info? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    russianbob
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    Nope, absolutely works.

    Premier Icon fathomer
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    Mine, MW81’s, have been on the radiator on numerous occasions and still seem fine to me.

    Premier Icon postierich
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    Gaitors rock, newspaper in boots sat next to log fire jobs a good un!

    Premier Icon nuke
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    Does it matter if they are a bit damper though? Similar to you, I use Shimano MT60 goretex shoes with mid-length Sealskins and then standard cycling socks…as long as the Sealskins and socks are dry for the next ride, its fine if the MT60s are still a bit damp/musty as there only going to get wet again

    Premier Icon slowoldgit
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    Hair dryer and patience?

    brakes
    Member

    Put em on radiator sole down.
    Hair dryers can melt the glue and cause a stink.

    gogg
    Member

    Most disposable nappies are filled with a “silica gel” type compound, the stuff that’s in the little sachet that stops your goods from getting damp in a shipping container while they weave their way from China.

    It will work better than newspaper.

    Premier Icon Suggsey
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    A pair of altura attack trousers and waterproof boots eliminates any wet socks or soaked insides of boots. Loving mine in this shite weather ๐Ÿ˜†

    I use a Thermic Boot Dryer. Can take a day after hosing the boots out, but only uses a couple of watts.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Gore Tex socks. Then it doesn’t matter if the boots are damp inside.

    blindboy
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    In a cupboard with a dehumidifier…dry by the morning

    Premier Icon BillOddie
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    A nappy, inside out, in each one.

    he’s right you know….

    Premier Icon votchy
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    Another nappie user here, cheap as chips aldi disposables, dry boots next day, used nappies at MM and boots dried out fairly well between laps (team of 4), but then I use the northwave celcius and have never had water get in unlike the shimano’s ๐Ÿ˜‰

    jedi
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    for coaching, i wear mucking out boots for horse riding. 35 quid. saves me having 4 pairs of flats in various states of drying
    they look a bit special though ๐Ÿ™‚

    avdave2
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    Get a pair of the black heavy duty marigolds and cut the hands off. Use whats left over the top of the Sealskinz and the top of the boot and you’ll keep most of the water out even in a downpour.

    IHN
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    I’ve put my MW81s on a radiator numerous times. No issues.

    Premier Icon SimonR
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    Put mine on the radiator quite regularly – had them over 3 years now and still in pretty good condition.

    Also got some Lifesystems drying balls which work a treat (they look like juggling balls with some sort of absorbent filling in them).

    5thElefant
    Member

    Mine go on the radiator. No fires yet.

    They are useless though. They just fill up with water which can’t drain out.

    generallevi
    Member

    Cheers for all the tips here you lot! Some belters coming out……

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