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Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' started by duncan_bayne, Jan 7, 2012.
How awesome is this?
can also chuck them on your nikes heads when you stop after a ride the heat will dry them in no time [if you get caught in the rain}
or get heated grips
Going to cost a fortune in hair dryers. :?
Much easier just to shove newspaper in the gloves and leave them somewhere warm.
Uhhh....wouldnt recommend that unless your hair dryer has a very low setting, even a "cold shot" setting.
I use the hand dryer in the office bathroom. It has a perfect sized outlet that I can fit the glove over. Let it go until the dryer stops itself and they're damn near good to go.
I thought it wasn't good for leather to dry it with heat?
True in theory but when you're piss wet through, a long way from your spare gloves and can't face putting your hand into wet leather again, you'll take the risk .
I dry mine in the oven: Fan forced, door partially open, lowest temperature setting. They're a bit crispy when I forget though...
Mmmmmmm! Crackling .
It's not a good idea to dry leather with heat. I've wrecked several pairs of perfectly good gloves doing it.
Thought so! I'll stick with air drying it with a fan
Would it depend on the leather? ie, cowhide vs kangaroo hide...
I don't know. I think that's pretty much any kind of real leather. I guess some kinds would be more susceptible than others but I don't really know. I know that I have put my cold wet hands on the hot muffler to warm them and begin the drying, and wrecked the gloves - and like a fool I've done it several times.
Whilst I agree that heat drying leather isn't an ideal process, I'd suggest that there is a significant difference between a bit of gentle heat from a hairdryer or hand dryer and applying them to, effectively, a hot BBQ plate .
lol um yeah +1
My alpinestars have been oven dried about 8 times in two years and still going strong.
I used to place mine behind two desktop computers at work. The warm constant air from the case fan worked perfectly over a working day. Half the time the user of the second computer would never notice it been there...
-posting on phone; spelling likely fukd
I usually put mine on the floor by the central heating ducts in winter, & have never had a problem. I imagine that's a fair bit gentler than heating on a muffler though.