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Title: Shower Caps
Post by: UshCha on January 20, 2020, 10:48:39 am
Today I recieved 20 shower caps from China.  Why you ask?  Not for to keep my incredible (whats, left of it) hair dry, but to keep my new Brooks saddle on my brompton dry.  Its still wearing my bum in but actually even on first use it was not really any worse than the brompton seat and its getting better now after a couple of hundred miles.
Title: Re: Shower Caps
Post by: hellymedic on January 20, 2020, 12:21:09 pm
I keep shower caps from hotel visits...
Title: Re: Shower Caps
Post by: quixoticgeek on January 21, 2020, 11:24:10 am
I keep shower caps from hotel visits...

Getting increasingly infuriated with sinks in hotel bathrooms that didn't have a plug, I used a hotel shower cap as a sort of washing up bowl to wash my shorts on the way back across Europe last year.

J
Title: Re: Shower Caps
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 21, 2020, 12:01:18 pm
I keep shower caps from hotel visits...

Getting increasingly infuriated with sinks in hotel bathrooms that didn't have a plug, I used a hotel shower cap as a sort of washing up bowl to wash my shorts on the way back across Europe last year.

J
I'm mildly surprised you didn't carry a plug with you. Particularly if this refers to your adventures in Bulgaria and the Balkans on TCR. My surprise is due to the fact that tourists to this part of Europe have been advised to carry sink plugs with them for decades and you generally seem to be hyper-prepared, at least in terms of kit you carry with you. But I suppose it does depend on how much you were planning to stay in hotels.

As for shower caps, using them to protect saddles and to wash shorts seems far more sensible than their ostensible purpose.
Title: Re: Shower Caps
Post by: quixoticgeek on January 21, 2020, 12:42:27 pm
I'm mildly surprised you didn't carry a plug with you. Particularly if this refers to your adventures in Bulgaria and the Balkans on TCR. My surprise is due to the fact that tourists to this part of Europe have been advised to carry sink plugs with them for decades and you generally seem to be hyper-prepared, at least in terms of kit you carry with you. But I suppose it does depend on how much you were planning to stay in hotels.

As for shower caps, using them to protect saddles and to wash shorts seems far more sensible than their ostensible purpose.

Yeah, I kinda screwed up on that one. That said I didn't expect to use hotels as much as I did. I have since added one of these to my travel hygiene kit. https://amzn.to/2NOaLVT

J
Title: Re: Shower Caps
Post by: bludger on January 21, 2020, 12:44:24 pm
I've also seen shower caps used to keep disc rotors and calipers from contamination during maintenance.
Title: Re: Shower Caps
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 21, 2020, 12:48:51 pm
I'm mildly surprised you didn't carry a plug with you. Particularly if this refers to your adventures in Bulgaria and the Balkans on TCR. My surprise is due to the fact that tourists to this part of Europe have been advised to carry sink plugs with them for decades and you generally seem to be hyper-prepared, at least in terms of kit you carry with you. But I suppose it does depend on how much you were planning to stay in hotels.

As for shower caps, using them to protect saddles and to wash shorts seems far more sensible than their ostensible purpose.

Yeah, I kinda screwed up on that one. That said I didn't expect to use hotels as much as I did. I have since added one of these to my travel hygiene kit. https://amzn.to/2NOaLVT

J
:thumbsup: I like the colour.
Title: Re: Shower Caps
Post by: T42 on January 21, 2020, 12:56:39 pm
Mr. R. Ballantine suggested using them as helmet rain-covers. No, not sink-plugs.
Title: Re: Shower Caps
Post by: De Sisti on January 21, 2020, 03:06:53 pm
Today I recieved 20 shower caps from China.  Why you ask?
Who sent them to you, or did you order them from China Shower Cap shop?
Title: Re: Shower Caps
Post by: Ripio on January 21, 2020, 03:37:51 pm
Today I recieved 20 shower caps from China..
You can buy them in Boots.
Title: Re: Shower Caps
Post by: ElyDave on January 26, 2020, 08:07:24 am
Also useful to protect a digital camera when taking photographs for work of a man up a pole in Cumbria in july. The wettest audit I've ever done.
Title: Re: Shower Caps
Post by: rogerzilla on January 26, 2020, 10:31:12 am
Fuzzy once gave me one of those blue shoe covers, which does the same job.  "Did you get them from a National Trust house?", I ask innocently.

"Morgue", he replies.  Fuzzy used to be a policeman.
Title: Re: Shower Caps
Post by: hellymedic on January 26, 2020, 12:41:39 pm
The blue shoe covers are often used in 'clean' clinical areas, to protect them from visitors' Germs, as well as in the Post Mortem Suite.

I think they've also been used on the LEL at controls where cleated shoes have been banned.

I believe bulk supplies are available online.
Title: Re: Shower Caps
Post by: ian on January 26, 2020, 01:14:27 pm
They're available at our local pool for mothers and their kids to ignore (because they're already busy ignoring the 'no mobile phone' signs) so they leave trails of dirty footprints around the changing room.

Alternatively, they're the sort of thing professional assassins tend to keep in bulk.
Title: Re: Shower Caps
Post by: ElyDave on January 26, 2020, 03:30:44 pm
also used in industrial settings to stop bringing crap into the control room, emgineers generally have much better discipline than mothers at the swimming pool
Title: Re: Shower Caps
Post by: Jurek on January 26, 2020, 04:10:21 pm
I've used them on the FNRttC to Harwich, when we've used the ferry from Mersea Island to Brightlingsea in the wee small hours of the morning, access to which is afforded by crossing some sandy/muddy dunes anna beach in ones titanium coloured Sidi Dragons.

Prevents the cleats from getting all claggy with sand  y'see.
Title: Re: Shower Caps
Post by: Kim on January 26, 2020, 06:35:47 pm
I've used them on the FNRttC to Harwich, when we've used the ferry from Mersea Island to Brightlingsea in the wee small hours of the morning, access to which is afforded by crossing some sandy/muddy dunes anna beach in ones titanium coloured Sidi Dragons.

Prevents the cleats from getting all claggy with sand  y'see.

 :thumbsup:

That's a strong argument for sticking a couple in the bag in case you have to do a bit of mud-trudging to get round roadworks or similar.
Title: Re: Shower Caps
Post by: hellymedic on January 26, 2020, 08:04:40 pm
£3.79 for 100 shoe covers from Screwfix...
Title: Re: Shower Caps
Post by: Jurek on January 26, 2020, 08:17:29 pm
I've used them on the FNRttC to Harwich, when we've used the ferry from Mersea Island to Brightlingsea in the wee small hours of the morning, access to which is afforded by crossing some sandy/muddy dunes anna beach in ones titanium coloured Sidi Dragons.

Prevents the cleats from getting all claggy with sand  y'see.

 :thumbsup:

That's a strong argument for sticking a couple in the bag in case you have to do a bit of mud-trudging to get round roadworks or similar.

My bold
Or acting as guide for Pippa and Andrij (otp) along Violets Lane in Furneaux Pelham (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSHW5pdhne4) whilst en route to Cambridge.