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    Fixed Gear Pants Disasters

    Does anyone have any tales of pant legs getting caught between the chain and chainring on a fixie?

    The idea of it slightly worries me, but I'm not sure if it would be more likely to end up in a gnarly faceplant or just a rip in your pants as you keep cranking along.

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    There was a thread a while back about it... Basically a lot of us have stores of our pants being pulled down by our bikes. Always seems to happen in an intersection too for some reason.

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    Velo Orange is selling a pretty slick NOS chainguard if you are all that worried.

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    This guy forgot to roll up his pant legs:

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    Not really a disaster, but over the winter I rode in sweatpants and had 3 big holes torn out from the chainring.

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    most likely, it'll rip yo' pants, or tug 'em off.

    roll 'em up, wear manpris or shants, or do what i do and ride naked. mmmm.

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    Lolling hard at pants being pulled down! That'll teach you hipsters for wearing girls pants and not pulling them up properly. j/k

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    Last edited by dudezor; 05-11-07 at 09:14 AM.

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    My jeans got caught and ripped up past mid thigh. I just kept riding, once they were able to get free of the chainring, i tucked the leg in my back pocket.
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    funny you mention. i was headed home from an alleycat in sacramento.. pouring rain. didn't wreck during, but as i was three blocks from home, my wet pant leg unravelled. just got it fixed today.

    but it was lucky to wear my helmet.. hit my head and effed up my hand.

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    my pants never seem to get pulled down at intersections

    its usually dark alleys
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    Never crashed, but I definitely have some tell-tale rips in my pants

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    worst pirate costume ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by mander
    worst pirate costume ever
    standard issue for dc
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    damn, I thought this thread would be about ****ting your pants on a fixed gear.

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    I got a pair of dickies caught once. Rolled up but not far enough. It tugged really hard and then i had a giant square (about 4 x 4") missing. Also one time I was on a the patio in front of my library trying to learn backwards circles, I was gettin it down pretty good when my shoe lace came untied and wrapped around the pedal. I lost my balance from the circles put my left foot down and was then left off-balance, hopping on one foot with the right strapped tightly to the bike until moments later when I took a 0mph fall in front of a bunch of people. Ya...Im that cool.

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    it whipped me down onto my seat and then ripped my carhartts. so sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudezor
    Lolling hard at pants being pulled down! That'll teach you hipsters for wearing girls pants and not pulling them up properly. j/k

    Nekkid riding FTW!
    Wouldn't loose and baggy guy's pants be more likely to be snagged on the chainring than tight girl's pants? That's been my experience.

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    dont try to rationalize cross dressing pal
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    Last week I was wearing dress pants(coming home from work) and it started pouring. I guess the wieght of the rain rolled my pant leg down without me knowing it. Took less than a second for half the pant leg to get ripped off, no crash, no big deal, just down 1 pair of pants. I was going uphill(slow) though. I always thought it would be uglier, still I'll be more careful in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doofo
    dont try to rationalize cross dressing pal
    Quote of the week!

    Wear shorts...cold breeze ftw.

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    Carhartts into the chain * Foot rolled over and still strapped to pedal * Torn tendon on the front of foot * bike skidding * Hellla slow-mo fall into roadside grass * Pretty girl on Vintage Italian steel rides by and laughs at me * Limp the 2 blocks back home
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    Pulled my pant leg in, tore it from cuff all the way to the crotch as I fell on my ass (laughing the whole time, was playing around while visiting my parents).

    Happened once on my tallbike, that was a different story, took a 6 foot fall

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dumpsterlife
    Quote of the week!

    Wear shorts...cold breeze ftw.
    hahah! Hell yeah. And hell yeah for shorts too. But you know, sometimes you do end up riding a bike in pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apu
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    Quote Originally Posted by bottom-bracket
    Carhartts into the chain * Foot rolled over and still strapped to pedal * Torn tendon on the front of foot * bike skidding * Hellla slow-mo fall into roadside grass * Pretty girl on Vintage Italian steel rides by and laughs at me * Limp the 2 blocks back home
    Ouch. That's about all the encouragement I need to stay vigilant with rolling up my drivetrain pants. Tearing a tendon ain't gonna tickle.

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