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Glove question

Postby Uncle Fester » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:29 pm



I have a pair of basic black, single layer, riding gloves, that got wet the other day when I got caught in a sudden rain storm. Well, they stretched, BAD ! They are now about 2 sizes too big, is there a way to "shrink" them in a semi controlled manor so I can wear them again with out feeling like they will fall off, or do I need to buy a new pair come pay day ?
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Re: Glove question

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:44 pm

I would soak them in a bucket of water, for a few hours until they are really saturated. Then put them on and wear them until dry. They should shrink to fit your hand. No guarantees, but it should work.

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Re: Glove question

Postby minimac » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:12 am

While you may be attached to your single layer gloves, a decent pair of good gloves that actually protect can be had for under $20 at many online places. i carry two or three pair in the topcase just in case I hit rain and they get wet, I can change them. Never had an issue with them shrinking or stretching, so can't help you there.

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Re: Glove question

Postby dingdong » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:14 am

Hey Uncle Fester, with this weather we are having here just put them on and go for another ride.
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Re: Glove question

Postby FM-USA » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:55 am

SIMPLE solution...
Like being served lemons, make lemonade... reuse stretched gloves as GLOVE COVERS.

IF you like, turn them inside out and thinly seal the whole inside with Silicone. 2 coats on the seams.

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Re: Glove question

Postby harvey01 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:28 am

Personally I would use this as an opportunity to solve the problem. I would chunk them in the trash and either head Tractor Supply, a hardware store and get a pair of deerskin tan gloves. They don't bleed black in the rain and they last.

Best deal is the Elkskin glove sold by Aerostitch.com. They are pricey but they will also hold up (mine are 5 years old) and can be worn year round. I learned about them from a motor officer with the California Highway Patrol.

Best way I have found to keep them dry is when its going to rain put on a oversize pair of those rubber gloves used for cleaning, you can get them in most grocery stores and I think made by Playtex!
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Re: Glove question

Postby flogger » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:35 pm

As others said, I'd buy a new pair... then also try shrinking the old pair. If it works, you will have a nicer pair and a spare set... if it fails, you'd had to replace the old ones anyway... then go out and have a nice glass of lemonade on a ride!
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Re: Glove question

Postby Uncle Fester » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:37 pm

Some great ideas, especially from DING DONG ! LOL

These where/are Deer skin gloves from NAPA GLOVE CO, black , single layer, NOT gathered at the wrist, and where my summer ride gloves

I think it is time for a new set of gloves, or even two or three new sets. I have a nice set of cold weather gloves, forget who made them, that are warm, and have a water resistant/proof rain cover hidden in the cuff, so I guess I need a cool weather, full finger set and a hot weather fingerless set.

I like these two, I think, will have to go put hands on (in?) them and see. Good thing I have a CYCLEGEAR here in town !
http://www.cyclegear.com/STREET-AND-STE ... cle-Gloves
and these:
http://www.cyclegear.com/STREET-AND-STE ... cle-Gloves
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Re: Glove question

Postby flogger » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:55 pm

Uncle Fester wrote:Some great ideas, especially from DING DONG ! LOL

Why the name calling? Uh, oooops, er... wait, there is a Ding Dong there... my bad!

The gloves you linked to were expensive by my book... I find all the gloves I like in shows and shops for way less... 10 bucks usually, 20 at most... and I like seeing, trying, the whole touchy feely experience...
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Re: Glove question

Postby minimac » Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:13 pm

Those half finger ones are OK if you only have half fingers, otherwise, IMHO, they're useless.
Even these are better:

http://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-Motor ... -1693.html

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Re: Glove question

Postby tprender » Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:35 pm

I started to buy the work gloves at the hardware store a few years back. Some of them are kind of priced high, but watch for them to be on sale a lot. I have a Menards near me and I can get them on sale for under $10 all of the time. I quit buying riding gloves a few years ago and now use the work gloves when riding both the wing and my atv.

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Re: Glove question

Postby flogger » Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:59 pm

minimac wrote:Those half finger ones are OK if you only have half fingers, otherwise, IMHO, they're useless.

Actually they are very functional and I prefer them when the weather doesn't require full gloves. The glove is to protect the meaty part of the palm. The fingers survive many crashes without the road rash that the palm gets as you instinctively try to catch yourself. The open fingers give you a lot more and a lot better dexterity than the completely enclosed glove does... I rode with open finger gloves on road bicycles for many years and they have protected me in many spills at speeds in the 30 to 45 MPH range... I eagerly embraced them when they made their debut in the motorcycle world... my preferred glove of choice, IMHO...
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Re: Glove question

Postby harvey01 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:05 pm

flogger wrote:
Uncle Fester wrote:Some great ideas, especially from DING DONG ! LOL

Why the name calling? Uh, oooops, er... wait, there is a Ding Dong there... my bad!

The gloves you linked to were expensive by my book... I find all the gloves I like in shows and shops for way less... 10 bucks usually, 20 at most... and I like seeing, trying, the whole touchy feely experience...

Uncle Fester, I agree they are expensive from Aerostitch. But as I noted, mine are 5 years old, worn year round and still in excellent shape. They are sun bleached though. But still supple and comfortable. With the cheaper gloves I used to use I would be on the third or forth set so I am now at the break even point and using them for free. It is that ole rule, "you can pay me now or keep paying me later."

I have a buddy that rides in those mechanics gloves and really likes them. As noted they are available at NAPA and other auto parts stores as well as Walmart.
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Re: Glove question

Postby Fiberthree » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:18 pm

I wonder what part of the cow/bull your gloves were made from for them to change size when getting wet. :lol:
I'm not implying they were cheap, just wondering.
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Re: Glove question

Postby FM-USA » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:12 pm

Fiberthree wrote:I wonder what part of the cow/bull your gloves were made from for them to change size when getting wet. :lol:
I'm not implying they were cheap, just wondering.

now THAT'S UDDER madness. :twisted:
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Postby Dark Angel » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:44 pm

Mechanics gloves are inexpensive, under 20 bucks, many styles and brands to try at any box store. Many have excellent impact protection.
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Postby Dark Angel » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:45 pm

Mechanics gloves are inexpensive, under 20 bucks, many styles and brands to try at any box store. Many have excellent impact protection.
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Re: Glove question

Postby Breakdancer » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:31 am

If you wanr to try to shrink them get them wet again and put in the dryer on HIGH heat. I did that to one of my wife's nicest sweaters once and well.... my ears have never been the same since. haha... Shrunk big time. :shock: :o ( that's how you get out of doing laundry ) screw it up and hopefully they wont ask you to do it again. :lol:
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Postby FM-USA » Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:21 pm

Breakdancer wrote:If you wanr to try to shrink them get them wet again and put in the dryer on HIGH heat. I did that to one of my wife's nicest sweaters once and well.... my ears have never been the same since. haha... Shrunk big time. :shock: :o ( that's how you get out of doing laundry ) screw it up and hopefully they wont ask you to do it again. :lol:

And that plan has worked since caveman days. Ever hear of a cave MAN do cave cleaning? mmmmm NOPE. :P

Wet leather and heat, OH HOW I KNOW the situation.
Had a new pair of split deer hide mittens that got soaked through. I needed them more sooner than later. So I put them in the over on low heat. 1/2 hr later I went to check on those mittens.... SHRUNK to the size of newborn babies hands.... near rock hard too! :shock:
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Re: Glove question

Postby targhee dick » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:12 pm

Like all of you, I got tired of wet gloves. I went to a sporting goods store and bought a pair of neoprene diving gloves. So now when I know that I am going to get wet, I stop and put my togs and rubber gloves on, and off I go, snug as a bug in a rug. Hope this gives you some other ideas.

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Re: Glove question

Postby FM-USA » Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:55 pm

targhee **** wrote:Like all of you, I got tired of wet gloves. I went to a sporting goods store and bought a pair of neoprene diving gloves. So now when I know that I am going to get wet, I stop and put my togs and rubber gloves on, and off I go, snug as a bug in a rug. Hope this gives you some other ideas.

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Re: Glove question

Postby Larrs2 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:07 am

If you want to soften leather spray WD 40 on like you are wanting to soak the leather then where it. If gloves they will soften in a few minuets and stretch to original size in no time and be softer than new.




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