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    Chain & Sprocket protector

    I went for my first ride with my 3.5 year old son this weekend and had a heck of a time with my pant legs getting in the chain and sprockets. We are not moving very fast and are on the sidewalks most of the time. I will mainly be jumping on the bike after work for quick rides around the blocks, and donít want to be putting on shorts every time. Does anyone know of a solution to this?

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    Pantleg clips, or big rubber bands.

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    it always happens when you're going slow. roll'em up.

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    Pants leg strap (velcro) works if you have one. Rolling up the pants a few inches works when it's warm out. Stuffing the end of the pants leg into your sock always works. If you neatly fold it around your ankle before you pull the sock up over it, it fits pretty smooth too.
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    Hebie make the best chain guards and cases I've seen, including the exceptionally good chainglider.

    http://www.hebie.de/Kettenschuetzer.6.0.html
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    When I ride in long pants, I roll them to mid-calf length. Tucking them into your socks also works.

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    go to Wally world and buy some cheap, long(high?) ,black dress socks. Tuck your pant legs into them...

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    Sorry, you'll have to buy a full team kit. No other way around it.



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    Yea, full kit is the only answer.

    And don't forget the special shoes.

    I use the straps from toe clips. They're easy to put on and take off, not so small I lose them and not so bulky I can't put them in my pocket. Half ot the year I wear shorts so the problem doesn't exist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    Sorry, you'll have to buy a full team kit. No other way around it.



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    And baby kit for his 3 year old son.

    And the Mavic training wheels.


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    Buy a new bike with a proper chainguard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    And the Mavic training wheels.
    Are you kidding me, Fred? Zipp carbon tubulars all the way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulH View Post
    Buy a new bike with a proper chainguard.

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    Good advice, if the OP just got a bonus check from AIG.

    New bike with chainguard = $300
    New bike with a "proper" chainguard = $800
    Pants clips = $3
    Roll 'em up = $0


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    Unfortunately I don't work for AIG I just get the bill.

    I think the rubber bands will work fairly well for my budget.

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    The velcro straps at your local bike shop last longer than rubber bands but they both work. I love the black sock look, might go well with the baggy pants falling around the knees.

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