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Old 07-08-09, 07:21 AM
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I've got a big grease stain on my right leg

I've also ruined many a pair of pants from the pantleg getting caught in the teeth.

Are there any products which would fix this?
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Old 07-08-09, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by adlai View Post
I've also ruined many a pair of pants from the pantleg getting caught in the teeth.

Are there any products which would fix this?
Bike shorts

There are clips that go around your calf to keep pants from getting caught in the chain
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Old 07-08-09, 07:39 AM
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SKS Chainguard


Salsa Crossing Guard


Pant cuff clips:


Or...


[EDIT] Added: Reflective velcro strap:

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Old 07-08-09, 07:40 AM
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I use velcro cable straps, they're cheap and easy to carry around. Just loosely gather your pants around your leg and use the straps to hold it together.
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Old 07-08-09, 07:58 AM
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Rubber bands.
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Originally Posted by adlai View Post
I've also ruined many a pair of pants from the pantleg getting caught in the teeth.

Are there any products which would fix this?
I was thinking of getting a tatoo of a partial chain ring grease mark on my calf. Then I wouldn't worry as much about getting a grease stain there.
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Old 07-08-09, 08:00 AM
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Rubber bands.
+1.

This time of year, I wear shorts though. Which doesn't stop me from getting grease stains, of course, but it is easier to get the thing off my skin.
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Old 07-08-09, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by jeph View Post
I was thinking of getting a tatoo of a partial chain ring grease mark on my calf. Then I wouldn't worry as much about getting a grease stain there.
Another possibility is to wear your pants backwards on alternate days and get matching grease marks on both pant legs; very fashionable in certain circles.
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Originally Posted by TheDL View Post
SKS Chainguard

Salsa Crossing Guard

Pant cuff clips:

Or...


[EDIT] Added: Reflective velcro strap:
Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
Bike shorts
I'll add



Your chain doesn't need to be dripping with oil to run efficiently. I've run this stuff on my bicycles for about 15 years now and it lives up to its claims. No need to do the weekly chain cleaning.
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Old 07-08-09, 08:26 AM
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Roll up your pant cuff and stop banging your leg against the chain ring.
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Old 07-08-09, 08:30 AM
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Everyday hand lotion is awesome for removing "ring tracks" from your calf. FYI.
 
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Scrub with Simple Green to remove the grime.
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... or a velcro strap, if I bring one.
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The velcro strap (many of them have reflective tape, too) is my fave for keeping pants out of the way. Rubber bands have worked in a pinch, but can restrict circulation if they're not large enough.
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Old 07-08-09, 08:58 AM
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Scrub with Simple Green to remove the grime.
Not as good as hand lotion. I've tried it.

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once it is on

I've had some luck with strong detergent (citra solve) to soak pants first then wash, repeat (don't dry until you've either given up or its out).
We also use the less "green" spray oxi clean - but certainly better than getting new pants. good luck.
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Originally Posted by adlai View Post
I've also ruined many a pair of pants from the pantleg getting caught in the teeth.

Are there any products which would fix this?
Binder clips.
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Old 07-08-09, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by canyoneagle View Post
Rubber bands have worked in a pinch, but can restrict circulation if they're not large enough.
A bag of the right size rubber bands costs about $1 and will last a life time.
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Am I the only one to tuck my dress pants into my sock?

I have tryed the reflective velcro and it ends up sliding down to my ankle, still have to tuck in.
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I would think you wouldn't want to fiddle with (and have) a band/strap every time you hop on the bike. I'd get a chain guard. The OGK one, https://store.somafab.com/ogkchainguards.html, is fairly simple to install and works with derailers.
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Roll up your pants? It's free!!!
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Originally Posted by adlai View Post
I've also ruined many a pair of pants from the pantleg getting caught in the teeth.

Are there any products which would fix this?
These
will do the trick. I've had the same pair for over 35 years.

Beats me!
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These
will do the trick. I've had the same pair for over 35 years.

Beats me!
Those are fairly nice... what are they? (I presume you slide them over the cuff after folding it over)?
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Originally Posted by supramax View Post
These will do the trick. I've had the same pair for over 35 years.

Beats me!
HAHA!!
I've had my cuff clip for 40 years! It's still hanging on a nail in the garage.
(Schwinn Varsity and bell bottoms....)
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I've also ruined many a pair of pants from the pantleg getting caught in the teeth.

Are there any products which would fix this?




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