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What you guys do about right pant leg getting chewed up by chainring?

Old 01-15-23, 11:35 PM
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Pedal using your left only. Dont use the right leg.

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Old 01-15-23, 11:39 PM
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If I'm not wearing skinny ankle pants (i.e. cycling pants), I've done everything from tucking in the sock, rolling it up over my calf, rubber band, velcro strap, string, etc. I have a couple metal bands made for this purpose that are pretty handy to use. But the sock or rolling it up is always there unless you're wearing ankle socks, but why would you do that with long pants?
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When I commuted, unless it was cold, I wore shorts, if it was cold, I wore some leg warmers as generally, when I left in the afternoon, the temps were ok for the shorts.
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I roll up my pants
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Old 01-16-23, 03:37 AM
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I use something like these. Mine are made by Hump, who do a lot of hi viz clothing, but they don't seem to do these any more.
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I also use rubber bands. I carry a few in my bike bag for extras. If one breaks, oh well. I've also used metal cuff clamps and small bungees but settled on the rubber bands as easiest and most available.
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Old 01-16-23, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild
I tuck my shoelaces inside my boots or shoes and never had a problem.
Yep, so do I. But sometimes they come adrift, and other times I forget to tuck. When I forget, I'm usually reminded by the clicking of the aglet against the crank.
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Old 01-16-23, 09:49 AM
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Had these for about half a century now:
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Old 01-16-23, 10:03 AM
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Feed the left pant leg to the neighbor's mad dachshund, so they match.
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When I commute in regular clothes, I use a velcro strap. I also tuck my shoelaces into my shoe or wear slip-ons, because I have ripped those as well.
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Old 01-16-23, 10:22 AM
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Crank side of right leg

Right side of right leg (curb side).

See how the pants are folded and pointed away from the bike? The same with my bootlaces.
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Old 01-16-23, 11:06 AM
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I also have a yellow reflective strap that uses velcro to stay secure similar to the pics that are posted in post #37. Works well on the very few occasions that I'm wearing long non-cycling pants. On the other hand, it is also good to use when riding just for added visibility in low light conditions. When riding early morning in Bangkok it is nice as it is car side (Driving is on the left in Thailand) so that helps as well even though I'm just in bike shorts. The motion of your leg makes the reflective highly noticeable as you pedal.
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Old 01-16-23, 11:28 AM
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I got this band for night rides, where it's extremely reflective. One of the other riders had a similar one, and it made it obvious there was a bike rider, a few hundred yards/meters ahead.

It's soft and very comfortable. and visible during the day, and really useful around sunrise or sunset!
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Old 01-16-23, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
Had these for about half a century now:
I forgot about these! I used to have a pair to wear on each leg. Hey, it was the 70's and I had bell bottom pants. You needed one for each pant leg while cruising around on your Schwinn Varsity 10 speed. LOL!!
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Put your pants on backwards.
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Originally Posted by juntjoo
I usually use a rubber band. Just wondering if there is a better solution.
I only ride in shorts. That is why in the snow belt unfortunately, I am off the bike in the 4 rotten months of the year, Nov Dec Jan and Feb.

BTW as of today there is just 60 day until spring.
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When I'm riding in colder weather I wear nylon workout pants, but unfortunately they're not skin-hugging, so the cuffs tend to be loose. To keep them from getting caught in the chain I use yellow reflective armbands like these:




Since they're elastic and attach with velcro they stay on well.
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Old 01-17-23, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes
When I'm riding in colder weather I wear nylon workout pants, but unfortunately they're not skin-hugging, so the cuffs tend to be loose. To keep them from getting caught in the chain I use yellow reflective armbands like these:Since they're elastic and attach with velcro they stay on well.
"arm" bands, that's interesting. how long are they? wondering if they are longer than ankle bands
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For some reason these have always been popular in Germany:


You gather up a fold of the pant leg and secure it with the clip but they always seemed to slip more than the "bracelet" style. At any rate, that was before velcro and hi-viz which is what I use, or in a pinch, the old sock over the hem.
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For winter commuting, wool knickers. Fabricated from wool slacks purchased at Goodwill.
For JRA, utility cycling, etc, either tuck in the sock or wear a velcro ankle band, or rubber band, or a piece of twine found by the road, or whatever the world presents when I've left home without anything.
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I fold a bandana into a headband, wrap the pant leg twice, tie it and and tuck the ends
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There is a parallel thread currently in the Commuting section - pant stirrups?

I use these - https://www.amazon.com/Superior-Bike...80&sr=8-9&th=1 ,

They are inexpensive. There are plenty of other suggestions in the thread.
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes
When I'm riding in colder weather I wear nylon workout pants, but unfortunately they're not skin-hugging, so the cuffs tend to be loose. To keep them from getting caught in the chain I use yellow reflective armbands like these:




Since they're elastic and attach with velcro they stay on well.
I have the ankle version of these and wear them even with bike tights. The best place to have bright colors is on a moving object like your ankle.
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Old 01-17-23, 04:55 PM
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Become more fashion forward and wear high-water pants.


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I have a toe clip strap that does the job if I don't roll up the pants leg.
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