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    The bike plague MightyLegnano's Avatar
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    No clean trousers for me

    Yesterday my girlfriend notices this extraordinary unshakable fact. I have not a clean pair of trousers. Every single one of them is full of old resisting chain sludge (grease). Even my expensive black "job interviews and merriages" pants are full of the bicycle stamp. I feel like a warrior whose armor has blood stains all over and his clothes are brown-coloured from his unhealed wounds inflicted by swords, axes and spears in epic battles. My steel horse is my ally and friend. We, together shall proceed notwithstanding of inclement weather or enemy's vicious will. My future shall be conquered with will and courage and bravery and not easy passings but hard and torturous trails.

    Ok, my poetic rant shall come to a halt. I only wanted to say that I'm a proud greased pants owner.
    Last edited by MightyLegnano; 02-08-12 at 01:57 AM.

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    If I had grease on my good trousers my wife would not see it the same way as you.
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    Ummmm ....

    1) Why aren't you wearing cycling-specific clothing of some sort?

    2) Why does your chain have "sludge" on it? Why haven't you cleaned the chain?

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    Get some bicycle clips.

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    I wear knickers, shorts or ride a bike with a chain case/guard when wearing long pants....

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    Pant leg clips, tuck them into your socks, use a rubber band, in my case I can always find a length of baling twine... If you can't manage any of the above, there's White Lightning (Clean Ride.) There's no excuse for ruining pant legs.

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    An old-fashioned chain guard is vastly under rated. Doesn't matter what you're wearing, just jump on the bike and go.
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    To the OP - wear it as a badge of honor as you see fit. Personally I'd reserve at least a couple of pairs of (greasefree) pants for special occasions.

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    I don't like to wear special bicycle pants, I feel perfectly fine with casual trousers. Also I thought all chains have some amount of grease on them.

    The trick with the socks is very effective, but sometimes I forget to do it.

    Shorts is the perfect solution, but I'm too lazy to change when I get to work.

    I don't think it's so bad, greased pants for one thing are sexy

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyLegnano View Post
    I don't like to wear special bicycle pants, I feel perfectly fine with casual trousers. Also I thought all chains have some amount of grease on them.

    The trick with the socks is very effective, but sometimes I forget to do it.

    Shorts is the perfect solution, but I'm too lazy to change when I get to work.

    I don't think it's so bad, greased pants for one thing are sexy
    This. All this.
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    All my jeans are dirty for a different reason and place. No matter how hard I try to avoid it, they get dirty whenever I work on bikes. Seeing as how I maintain a fleet of pedicabs, maintenance is done quite frequently.

    Im going to keep a junk pair of jeans at home and at the shop from now on, in hopes of avoiding messing up future jeans.
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