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Old 11-01-04, 10:32 PM
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casual cycling pants?

ive heard of some casual pants with snaps inside the legs to prevent torn pants from the chainring.
has anyone heard of any companies who make these?
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Old 11-01-04, 10:49 PM
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if you plan on riding with casual pants just wrap the end of your pants on your ankles and tie them with a rubber band
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stuff them in socks or I usually just roll them up below the knee.
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A piece of inner tube or a little reflective velcro strap made for the purpose for a couple of bucks at just about any LBS. Why buy a pair of casual pants specifically for riding when any pair can be used as long as you bind the leg on the chain side?
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Originally Posted by RainmanP
A piece of inner tube or a little reflective velcro strap made for the purpose for a couple of bucks at just about any LBS. Why buy a pair of casual pants specifically for riding when any pair can be used as long as you bind the leg on the chain side?
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Ditto. I'm not so crazy about riding in my jeans anymore but dickies work pants are comfy enough with the cuff rolled.

In the winter I wind up wearing therma-fleece tights and shorts. Cozy!
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I always used pant clips to secure my loose trouser legs. Have you thought of using convertible pants with the zip-off legs? Shorts while you ride--pants when yopu stop and get off.
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Have you thought of using convertible pants with the zip-off legs? Shorts while you ride--pants when yopu stop and get off.
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Old 11-02-04, 06:37 PM
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I pretty much always ride in poly work pants (Dickies, Roebucks or some cheaper clone). I tie my cuff back with an 18 inch piece of tube (split in half) I wrap it twice around my ankle and tie it on the outside, of course. I also wrap the top tube with the same piece of tube when I chain it to a pole at work. I've also used pieces of tube to tie all kinds of loads to the rear rack. I never ride without them.
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I use a pair of Bell weather cycling pants. I wear them over my regular clothes when it's cold out or raining. They are not water proof, but I washed them and some other items in water resistant stuff. They are zippered at the bottom, and taper in a little near the ankle.

If it's nice out and there's no need for my extra layer, I just use rubber bands around my ankles!
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Originally Posted by Konakazi
Ditto. I'm not so crazy about riding in my jeans anymore but dickies work pants are comfy enough with the cuff rolled.

In the winter I wind up wearing therma-fleece tights and shorts. Cozy!
i do the same. can't beat a pair of dickies or eqiv. $19. they actually hold up real well when you go down too.
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Originally Posted by bpave777
i do the same. can't beat a pair of dickies or eqiv. $19. they actually hold up real well when you go down too.
I can attest to that! I got in accident last November wearing some Dickies work shorts over tights. I wound up with the tiniest little tear on the thigh.

I guess rock shows are tougher since I tore my khaki pants somewhere between trying to climb up on stage and a bouncer dragging me off...

That's what I get for posting right before work when I have a hundred other things to do
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Just ride in lycra and change when you get there...

Actually I have seeral pairs of biking pants with zip up legs... work nice
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I agree that regular pants are perfectly fine for general commuting. I've been tempted to buy riding shorts/pants but with only a 4 mile commute I can't justify the cost. I just use some old cargo pants and keep my work clothes in my backpack to change into at work (no sense wearing out the seat in your business pants). In winter I add a wicking base layer and a windproof jacket and mask. It's cheap and if you wipe out, no loss -- you'll still look pressed when you clock in.

One thing that I found that works really great are Eagle Creek Pack-it clothes folders (http://www.eaglecreek.com/packit_folders.html). They are great for keeping your pants and shirts from getting wrinkled (for those of us who must conform to business or business casual dress codes). I highly recomend them!!!
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Old 11-05-04, 12:27 PM
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Polycotton hiking pants (or trousers as we Brits call them) work well. I use trouser clips to stop the ends flapping around and getting caught. My clips are bendy metal springs with a reflective strip.
http://www.discountbicycles.co.uk/js...user_Clips.htm
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Old 11-05-04, 12:42 PM
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With regard to wearing either casual or more formal pants while riding, the seat is an important sonsideration. Some bike seats are cloth covered and gel-filled. These can weat out the seat of one's trousers quite quickly. You really want to have a smooth, low friction saddle that will rub without damage. Another issue is chafing. The very wide, often cloth-covered, saddles frequently promoted for utility riding are among the worst offenders with regard to both issues. Narrow, firm, and smooth is the way to go, even in an upright riding position.

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I bought a jar of little cargo bungie cords from Target for $5. They work great for my pants, and they also work great for securing stuff inside my basket, onto the frame, onto my bag, whatever you might want a tie-down for.
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I wear hiking pants by Sportif, plenty of pockets. a bit baggy but not too much and has buttons at the cuffs to make it tight around your ankles.
You'll find this kind of pants a t any outdoor store, mine is Campmor

www.campmor.com

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I use velcro ties to secure my pant leg. I also use them for things like securing my the cable that powers my light etc. I picked them up at Lowes. THey are sold too work basically like a cable tie that you can use over and over.

THey are very strong and never come loose.
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Originally Posted by zipties
ive heard of some casual pants with snaps inside the legs to prevent torn pants from the chainring.
has anyone heard of any companies who make these?
Simply add a chainring guard to your bike. Many, many of the
lower priced consumer road bikes have them as standard
equipment. I've seen them for sale on E-bay for less than
$10.

I like these guards so much that I add them to every used road
bike that I've bought. They are left off to save a few grams
of weight but I think that's really dumb.
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Am I the only one that puts ankle straps on both legs? I just can't stand the left pant leg flapping in the wind.
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Originally Posted by PaulH
Narrow, firm, and smooth is the way to go, even in an upright riding position.

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I totally agree!!!
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Am I the only one that puts ankle straps on both legs? I just can't stand the left pant leg flapping in the wind.
I used to, but now I just use the one on the right leg.
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