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    How do you keep your pantleg out of your chain??

    I tried a redline chain guard, but it doesn't fit very well. Any other ideas (besides the obvious cuff pants / rubber band pant leg)?

    I'm trying to fit it on a converted c.1999 schwinn mtb frame. I like the redline one because it's just a smoke grey, and isn't too flashy.

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    Donno, I don't do anything with my pants and i've got no marks on my pants to show. You could just wear one tube sock and pull it up over the pant leg.

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    Yeah, well, i read the archives... Seems that most people just shove the pantleg in sox....

    Bah! Product innovation please!!

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    Pull your sock over your pants

    Free, works great.

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    Sock, velcro strap, or just ride fast enough that the wind pushes your pant leg back and out of the way.

    You really shouldn't have to spend more than $3 to solve this, and that's if you go for a nice reflective velcro strap.
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    U need a pair of SS pants.

    Read more here: http://forums.mtbr.com/singlespeed/ss-pants-392079.html#post4210617
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    i found a good alternative to the rubber band bit (they snap too easily & hang up on the fabric); ball-end bungees! slide the ball off the cord, tie a knot in it to fit your ankle (just enough to hold the pants, not enough to cut off circ.), and roll. because my cuffs flap around so much, i tie both legs back; i just let the things "drift" under the cuffs when i'm at work, and pull them back up into place when it's happy-go-home time....
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    Last edited by bigpedaler; 03-20-2008 at 07:24 PM.
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    I can't help you on how to mount it better. If I was in front of the bike I'm sure I could make it work.

    Pants in sock, Velcro strap, or my favorite... shants!

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    1. stop wearing flares
    2. wear shorts
    3. I love the word pantleg
    4. Another favourite word is trousers. Have you tried riding in trousers instead of pants?
    5. Read Dr Seuss's Pale Green Pants:

    after that a week went by.
    then one dark night in gri*****
    i had to do an errand there and
    fetch some grinitch spinach.
    i was starting back through town
    when those raced around a corner and
    they almost knocked me down.


    i lost my grinitch spinach
    but i did nor even care
    i ran home believe me
    i really had a scare
    now bicycles were never made for
    pale green pants to ride 'em
    especially spooky pale green pants
    with no body inside 'em

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    My sock. Just tuck in the pant cuff.
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    i'm a roller. just roll the one cuff. if you're worried about wrinkles, you wouldn't be riding in those pants to begin with, so it shouldn't matter. a pants cuff or shoelaces can still get caught on the chainring with anything short of a full(top, bottom and inbetween) chainguard.

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    I use a velcro strap

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    The hipsters are rolling up one pantleg nowadays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinman
    Yeah, well, i read the archives... Seems that most people just shove the pantleg in sox....

    Bah! Product innovation please!!
    Back in the flare-leg days, I bought a set of velcro straps with a reflective surface. All the bike shops used to carry them. Haven't seen them for years. The patents are probably expired. You could contract the manufacturing to China & sell them on eBay. Have at it!
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    SF solution

    A phallus - I mean phalanx - of riders in SF have found a perfect solution to this problem.
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    I've got a bash plate for plaing with all the trees locally and it helps. If I have to wear long pants and it's warm, I usually use a velcro band. If it is cold, I have shoe covers that go up the leg a fair bit.
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    Ok, I stand corrected, $4, not $3
    http://www.rei.com/product/631128
    Planet bike has a $12 one, but why?
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    When I first saw this thread, I read "pantleg" as panties!
    Then I see that picture from Cycledelic. And I always thought commuting was such a mundane topic.

    I use reflective velcro straps that I have used for 20+ years.
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    My 5 gram "integrated" trouser guard solution

    I bought a box of snap buttons ($3.99 gets you 4 sets per box) from Joann fabrics and hammered them on all my jeans,that way I don't need to remember to carry an ankle band around with me or worry about rolling up my pant leg in cold/ wet weather or have my sock stretch out and get chain lube on it.My trouser guard is always there and ready when ever I need it

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    Please pardon the picture quality as it was taken on a cell phone for the sake of this post earlier today.
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    I use this velcro thing-a-majig that a buddy of mine gave me. It's original use was two hold skis together.

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    I use a safety pin

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    Reflective velcro strap i got from WABA (Washington Area Bicycylist Assosiation

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    Leave the pants at work.
    The wood is being bent! Let me know what you need!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycledelic
    A phallus - I mean phalanx - of riders in SF have found a perfect solution to this problem.
    SF..that's a surprise...at least they were smart enough to wear helmets
    The wood is being bent! Let me know what you need!

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