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Thread: Riding pants

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    Riding pants

    Hi,
    Does anyone know of a good way to keep long pants out of the cogs, so that they dont get shredded up?

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    I actually wear pants also (and get picked on alot but thats besides the point).
    But i bought a roll of velcro at harbor frieght that has the hard part on one side and the fluffy on the other. And I just cut little strips about 10" long and put two on my right pant cuff. (the second is just for back-up. And the roll has enough in length to use the velcro for alot of other things too. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=96215. Also the LBS always has the reflector straps for your arm or leg you could use That was what I was going to use till i seen the roll of velcro

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    thanks for the help
    now i wont get anymore holes in my pants

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    Rubber bands

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    Just put on a bashguard. Easiest and best solution. Plus you won't look like a nerd.

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    If you know anyone in the military ask them for some boot bands, little elastics designed to hold up ends of the legs of combat pants. They're just the right length to go around a shin, and cheap too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
    Rubber bands

    agreed....

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    cut your pants into knickers.
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    I always just stuffed the bottom of the pants into the top of my socks. No extra stuff to remember to pack, lose in the car, spend time putting on, break on the trail, etc. I still do this when I'm wearing something other than my riding clothes. I'll hop on a bike while wearing jeans, dress clothes, or whatever, and feel safe as long as I tuck the pants in.

    Nowadays, I have a pair of lightweight nylon cargo pants from EMS that have a loop and button at the bottom of the pant legs to pull the fabric close to your ankle. I fasten that, and problem solved!

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    I grew up in the bellbottom days we had an aluminum C shaped clips that you snapped on after you folded the bottom around your ankle. Elephant bells with stars and stripes very cool back then.

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    anyone remember getting your shoelaces caught in your drivetrain when you were a kid? Ouch, I took a couple of nasty spills when my shoes came untied or laces were to 'floppy' and to this day I am obsessed with checking my laces

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