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Old 01-09-23, 08:44 PM
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pant stirrups?

anyone use these? got some new pants that need to be controlled on the drive-side. not these pictured. been trying diff. leg bands but thought something like this might be useful
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I want my pants to ride up enough to not bind on my knees. Never did like any knee bind at all and far less so after my knee condition started (chondro malcia or some newer term}. I find quality steel clips work very well. (But that quality bit matters a lot. Both steel quality (it should make a nice, stiff spring and and its shape to work on your ankles) matter.
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
I want my pants to ride up enough to not bind on my knees. Never did like any knee bind at all and far less so after my knee condition started (chondro malcia or some newer term}. I find quality steel clips work very well. (But that quality bit matters a lot. Both steel quality (it should make a nice, stiff spring and and its shape to work on your ankles) matter.
it’s so hard to find straps or clips that can go around the bottom of thick insulated pant legs. Plus where the ankle bands sits, is right above my boot, so the cuff puffs out under & above the ankle band & doesn't stay tucked in my boot

this is a DIY velcro strap I made for something else, buy it comes in handy lots of places



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Maybe use stretchy straps? (Any outdoor supply outfit.) My knees wouldn't like it and I have to concede to them or have them taken out. My approach might be the cycling gaitors I made (stretchy outdoor wind block fabric, narrow under my pants and wider over my boot tops with velcro of each keeping them snug. They keep my feet far warmer and water out. (Water runs down the fabric far easier than through it even though it's not waterproof.)

In my sailing days I used to have a friend with sewing skills sew additions to my foul weather pants to keep water where it belonged as I sat with my legs hanging overboard. With my long legs, stock foul weather pants weren't long enough to keep my boots dry.
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These work well and are cheap.
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yeah these are elastic & adjustable. I think I got the correct length. you guys are right about at the top of the knee bend you get resistance, so one would have to have them set just right, to do the job, not slip off the shoe & not cause any undue resistance. they are NOT designed for cycling, they are for women who wear pants in boots. I was just thinking of what might work & searched & discovered it's an actual thing

Trueblood thank you, I was considering those but I wasn't convinced it would cover the top of my boot/shoe w/o movement. I want to avoid messing with the cuff while riding. as an alternative I found something else, like a gaiter, but not. it's a knee warmer brace which might mate up well with the cuff & boot

tonight I will try these 2 new wide elastic straps. they are wider & longer than regular cycling ankle wraps, but I wish they were even wider & an inch longer. I used both of them
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Tucking your pants into your socks is free.
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used the stirrup & both ankle bands. it was pretty good. no resistance at the top of the pedal stroke. this would work well in foul weather

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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
Tucking your pants into your socks is free.
Tucking "thick insulated pant legs" (post #3) into socks might kill the socks and not be "free".
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
Tucking "thick insulated pant legs" (post #3) into socks might kill the socks and not be "free".
I guess I was thinking more of the normal-weight pants in the first post. It has always worked on the rare occasion I wore jeans or slacks on a ride. It's AmFib tights for me, whenever temps are under 50 degrees or so.
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got the knee warmer brace & tried it on over dress pants. this might work the easiest. the boot top, is at about the middle of the warmer


I know it's just fabric & not very durable & won't last forever & if wet, will need time to dry & one has to remember to put it on before the shoe, but it kinda does what I want. like old fashioned "Boot Shoe Leg Spats"

Mom might like it for her knee actually. got 2 I'll bring her 1
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I'm a big fan of the reflective slap-bands for controlling my pant, but I might have to try some of these options, looks like they do a better job of keeping socks and pants clean
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Originally Posted by kooby View Post
I'm a big fan of the reflective slap-bands for controlling my pant
yeah me too. but I just started having a little issue w/ these new pants when used with my boots
other pants don't have the same problem, like these EMS rain pants

which I am very fond of but for cold weather they need a thermal layer underneath
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What's wrong with velcro reflector straps?
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What's wrong with velcro reflector straps?
they donít keep these baggy pants from getting caught on the big chainring- see the pics in post#3 I donít have an inside photo
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they donít keep these baggy pants from getting caught on the big chainring- see the pics in post#3 I donít have an inside photo
They do with mine. Pull your pant leg over your boots like what you want the stirrups to do. Then strap the pant legs tightly just above the boots.
When you scrunch the pant legs, make sure you fold the excess material away from the bike. And when you put your strap on, make sure the open end also points away from the bike. It's all in the technique.

My problem was having my bootlaces tangled in the chainring and crank until I started tying my boots so the knot and the loops are away from the bike.

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My problem was having my bootlaces tangled in the chainring and crank until I started tying my boots so the knot and the loops are away from the bike.
I tie my drive-side loop to be small..lol
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They do with mine. Pull your pant leg over your boots like what you want the stirrups to do. Then strap the pant legs tightly just above the boots.
When you scrunch the pant legs, make sure you fold the excess material away from the bike. And when you put your strap on, make sure the open end also points away from the bike. It's all in the technique.

My problem was having my bootlaces tangled in the chainring and crank until I started tying my boots so the knot and the loops are away from the bike.
thank you. tried that. wasn't enough. there was still more material above the strap that was striking the gear

yes typing your laces on the outside is best. I also then tie a knot in the loose laces, so a double knot
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
thank you. tried that. wasn't enough. there was still more material above the strap that was striking the gear


Crank side of leg

Outside

If nothing else works for you and you're not satisfied with your post #11, then get gaiters.

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Originally Posted by Daniel4 View Post
Crank side of leg
Outside
If nothing else works for you and you're not satisfied with your post #11, then get gaiters.
thank you, that's great seeing those, looks identical to mine
I need more cold rides to work this out
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These work well and are cheap.
I have some. They're kind of hot though, but for awhile they were the only thing that did the job. But then they came out with these, even cheaper. They stretch (essential) and are very reflective. Recommended
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I have some. They're kind of hot though, but for awhile they were the only thing that did the job. But then they came out with these, even cheaper. They stretch (essential) and are very reflective. Recommended
those are nice
do you have them?
how long are they stretched out? (the ad says: "Fits ankle sizes between 7.5-12.5 inches (19-32cm) in circumference, not including pants.")
the new black ones I got are barely long enough for these winter pants, but they are longer than normal ankle wraps 14 3/4"
& because these pants puff out above & below the strap I need at least 2
but because the straps are around the leg there's nothing keeping the cuff around the boot from striking the chainring
I don't see how straps aka ankle would replace a lower leg wrap
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Several Military surplus dealers, sell "Riding Pants" (For Equestrian units) . I bought the Wool pants with built in stirrups and they worked very well for commuting. The last pair I wore several years until they fell apart.
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Originally Posted by Daniel4 View Post
My problem was having my bootlaces tangled in the chainring and crank until I started tying my boots so the knot and the loops are away from the bike.
Have you tried tucking the laces into the top of the boots?
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my LL Bean straps are long enough to go around my showers pass storm pants but those aren't as thick & puffy

and those don't actually need a strap, because they have their own lower leg velcro tabs, to keep the cuff snug over the boots



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