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    Pant Leg Protector

    I didn't have any rubber bands at my desk, and I didn't want chain grease all over my pant legs, so I found the next best solution for my lunchtime ride....



    Am I a dork, or what?

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    I thought I was the only one that did this...

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    Good idea.
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    I love me some binder clips. use them for all sorts of (non-binder) things.

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    I have also employed the binder clip method. Why not just use the french roll instead?

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    I've used small bungies, rubber bands, and tucked my pant leg into my sock. I haven't seen the binder clip method before, but that works too.
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    The weird thing is, I knew exactly what I was going to see before I clicked on the thread.
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    And here I thought I was being unique...

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    So,do you put that on the inside so it clicks on the crank or on the outside to make a fashion statement....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Booger1 View Post
    So,do you put that on the inside so it clicks on the crank or on the outside to make a fashion statement....
    Outside of course. I want everyone to know how 'innovative' I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisM2097 View Post

    Am I a dork, or what?

    Considerably less dorky than a loop of duct tape (adhesive side out so it doesn't stick to your pants).
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    The linked pant clips are nice, but too bulky for me. I just got some elastic velcro loops and regular velcro hooks with a loop-loc and made some small adjustable pant protections straps.
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    Back in the olden days, they made chrome spring steel cuffs that you slipped around your pant leg. No heavier than a toe clip, easy on-off. I have no idea what happened to them or if they're made anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigB View Post
    Back in the olden days, they made chrome spring steel cuffs that you slipped around your pant leg. No heavier than a toe clip, easy on-off. I have no idea what happened to them or if they're made anymore.
    Guess that makes me olden.....I still use them.
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    I've been using these clips to hold up my curtains. Pretty classy.

    On the bike i just roll up my pant leg. It also gives you some air-conditioning.

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    Even on cold days? My co-worker did that also. I couldn't. My shins get way too cold without some kind of protection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtaylor2 View Post
    Guess that makes me olden.....I still use them.
    Those look a little more deluxe than the ones I remember. They look like they may clasp together or something. The ones I was thinking of don't - they just use the spring tension of the steel to grip the leg. Kind of like a thin, thin horse shoe shape that you spread open to get around your leg, then it springs back to its original shape to hold on.
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    I keep a couple black rubber bands wrapped around my bars for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigB View Post
    Those look a little more deluxe than the ones I remember. They look like they may clasp together or something. The ones I was thinking of don't - they just use the spring tension of the steel to grip the leg. Kind of like a, thin horse shoe shape that you spread open to get around your leg, then it springs back to its original shape to hold on.
    No, the picture is deceiving, they just spring exactly as you describe. My LBS was still selling them 5 or 6 years ago. Don't know if they still do or not, but they are still available on line. The other thing that works well is a strip of velcro. It's better than rubber bands because you don't have to stand on one foot and try to get it over your shoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by himespau View Post
    I love me some binder clips. use them for all sorts of (non-binder) things.
    They're good for cereal inner bags and similar stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
    They're good for cereal inner bags and similar stuff.
    I use them for chip clips. Or to keep closed the bag of fruit and nut mix I keep at work for post commute hunger.
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    Do they come in CF?

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    i LIKE it!

    pantyhose works, too. just pull them over yer dr'ers. at least, ummm...that's what i heard. AND they come in several shades, snort!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtaylor2 View Post
    Guess that makes me olden.....I still use them.
    That's what I used when it was too cool for shorts. They worked better on synthetics if they were covered with a length of surgical rubber tubing. Later, I got a Planet Bike Super Flash. They included an elastic band velcro band that's even better. Better for me, anyway.
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