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    What do you use to keep your pants from being eaten by your chain rings?

    What do you use to keep your pants from being eaten by your chain rings? I use this on a '95 XT drivetrain. I found it last year NOS at an LBS. It screws into the threads where the bolt that attaches the crank to the BB is. It works. I was quite surprised it even existed. What else is out there?

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    I tuck my pant legs into my socks

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    I pinch off a little bit, fold it back against my ankle and roll them over my calves which hold them in place. Sort of like knickers or old baseball pants.

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    I use a reflective band to hold my pants against my leg.

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    Roll up left leg. Very cheap, very effective.
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    My Raleigh C40 hybrid came with something like this, and I have ridden with all kinds of pants including some quite baggy ones. without ever making special preparations. Not once have my pants ever been caught in the gears.

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    I tend to forget about dealing with my pants legs, so I wear man-capris now. A.K.A. " Man-pris ". I taper them, shorten them, and add 3m Scotchlite reflective cuffs. Nerd points thru the roof, as well.

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    My socks.

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    I wear rain pants when it's really windy or raining/snowing. What do you sockers do? Don't you get soaked? BTW the chainguard cost only $4, well worth it, I think.

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    I tuck my pants into my socks and/or use velcro reflective bands. Would like the tapered cycling pants but can't justify the cost... the sock-tucking thing works... I'm not trying to impress anyone

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    Roll it up, besides the helmet, it's real biker fashion.

    The right leg works for me though, what side is you chainring on Krispist? (wink!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas
    I wear rain pants when it's really windy or raining/snowing. What do you sockers do? Don't you get soaked? BTW the chainguard cost only $4, well worth it, I think.

    Good point. But I probably would not be wearing rain pants. ( I generaly don't start a ride when I know it will rain. I have however been caught in the rain. )

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    Sorry, forgot to look at the R tattoo on one hand and the L tattoo on the other!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DogBoy
    I use a reflective band to hold my pants against my leg.
    Ditto, though I wear the bands on both legs. Impossible to have too many reflective bits!
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    ditto, RobCat. I have even considered using more than one pair of reflective velcro straps, but they impair circulation or movement if there are more of them.
    And I am sure there are other choices I haven't thought of, yet...

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    This does the same, more a bash/ rock mounting ring when designed.
    The bikes original 46T Shimano chainring re-cycled.

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    The reflective velcro straps I use are called Jogalite.

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    Rubber bands

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    roll up my right pant leg to below knee

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    Use to use rubber bands. Moved onto some velcro bands I made up. Finally went old school when I came across these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas
    What do you use to keep your pants from being eaten by your chain rings? I use this on a '95 XT drivetrain. I found it last year NOS at an LBS. It screws into the threads where the bolt that attaches the crank to the BB is. It works. I was quite surprised it even existed. What else is out there?
    wear shorts in the summer, and sweat pants or lycra bike pants in the winter. Nuff said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicharron
    wear shorts in the summer, and sweat pants or lycra bike pants in the winter. Nuff said.
    Doesn't always work that way, so I use reflective straps....
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    The thing in the blue Terry box is spring steel you just push it on, it's fast on/off.
    Pants Protectors. Super convenient.

    The reflective pants protectors are probably more comfortable, they don't have to squeeze you leg so hard. Plus it's reflective.

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