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Old 02-16-06, 11:30 AM   #1
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ripped pants - sorta off fixed topic

i used to ride my road bike at least every couple of days but i would always use cycling shorts. But since i came to college this year i have to ride my bike absolutely everywhere (which i actually like better now). I have collected a few bikes over the past months and useally ride my tall bike to class because i live so close (in the dorms) and i dont want a nice bike to get stolen, as my friends fuji road bike was last week. Anyways, i have managed to rip the crotch out of every single pair of jeans i own and am getting pretty sick of having to sow constantly. Does anyone have any solutions to this!?
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Old 02-16-06, 11:33 AM   #2
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try a different seat.
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Old 02-16-06, 11:36 AM   #3
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don't wear pants .. it is texas, and probably pretty warm, afterall.
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Old 02-16-06, 12:18 PM   #4
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don't wear pants .. it is texas, and probably pretty warm, afterall.
i actually ripped shorts today. its 75 today. first time since dec its been over 70. its normally 30-55 F during the winter (too cold for me for shorts)
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your pants are too tight
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jacob you go to Balor? I have alot of friends there and Don Walker is like 20 minutes away from you in hewitt.
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i use this really heavy nylon and rubbery shiot to patch my pants its bomb proof.
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Old 02-16-06, 01:37 PM   #9
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you're tired of sowing? get out of agriculture.
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let 'em rip. It's good for the airflow. Rolling up the legs and opening up that crotch is what the doctor ordered to cure swampass (i hear there's a real epidemic in texas)
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Old 02-16-06, 02:18 PM   #11
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carharts. best all weather pants ever. and you look tough as **** in them

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Old 02-16-06, 02:42 PM   #12
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jacob you go to Balor? I have alot of friends there and Don Walker is like 20 minutes away from you in hewitt.
where are you from?
is Don Walker a guy on the forum? (the name sounds familar, like a musician?)
and yes i go to baylor
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where are you from?
is Don Walker a guy on the forum? (the name sounds familar, like a musician?)
and yes i go to baylor
I am from Houston, tx. currently in Oklahoma at OU.

Don walker is a member here and a frame builder. Amazing frame builder actually.

Odds of you knowing any of my friends are bad. But if you hear people talking about houston conroe or the woodlands you can ask them if they know Jamtastic...
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i have the same problem running through pants. i just found these:
triple layer seat

pants that have three layers of breathable waterproof nylon. it might do the trick. at least you would only have to sew 1/3 as much.

or i see a lot of ppl in boston with a piece of thick material (maybe made from an old mess bag) square that hangs from their belt in the back. i imagine its to sit on but not quite sure
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also you can beat the problem before it starts by patching the pants before they rip. like as added defense
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i thought it was pretty much understood that at some point jeans rip. i don't find it strange that bike saddles cause crotch wear.
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or i see a lot of ppl in boston with a piece of thick material (maybe made from an old mess bag) square that hangs from their belt in the back. i imagine its to sit on but not quite sure
This has got to be the strangest thing I have ever heard of...

Sounds super gutter punk though
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damn you invicta... that was the first thing I wanted to say.

Earlier today I was grilling a manager at work for wearing chaps w/o pants, and a pink bandana while on his motorcycle (which he doesnt)
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This has got to be the strangest thing I have ever heard of...

Sounds super gutter punk though
I think he's thinking of the gutter punk look
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where are you from?
is Don Walker a guy on the forum? (the name sounds familar, like a musician?)
and yes i go to baylor
I used to go to Baylor, I miss Ethan Durelle, Common Grounds, Bubba's, Cameron Park and the really, really disgusting water that leaves you smelling like the water after you take a shower. Oh and apartment 707 in the Arbors, and all our pet cockroaches.
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Old 02-16-06, 07:53 PM   #21
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I used to go to Baylor, I miss Ethan Durelle, Common Grounds, Bubba's, Cameron Park and the really, really disgusting water that leaves you smelling like the water after you take a shower. Oh and apartment 707 in the Arbors, and all our pet cockroaches.

Grand rapids eh? there is a kid named shea here who used to squat up there. but i doubt that you would know him?
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I am from Houston, tx. currently in Oklahoma at OU.

Don walker is a member here and a frame builder. Amazing frame builder actually.

Odds of you knowing any of my friends are bad. But if you hear people talking about houston conroe or the woodlands you can ask them if they know Jamtastic...
i looked at his website and i dont think i have enough sperm to donate to get one of those! but they are really nice.
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Odds of you knowing any of my friends are bad. But if you hear people talking about houston conroe or the woodlands you can ask them if they know Jamtastic...

You must be a pretty popular guy. All those areas including houston are what 4-6 million.
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Grand rapids eh? there is a kid named shea here who used to squat up there. but i doubt that you would know him?
I don't think I know a Shea really. I did used to work at the bike shop there, however.
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