Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

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

Notices
General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

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

Old 01-18-23, 06:54 AM
  #51  
fishboat
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 1,695

Bikes: Lemond '01 Maillot Jaune, Lemond '02 Victoire, Lemond '03 Poprad, Lemond '03 Wayzata DB conv(Poprad), '79 AcerMex Windsor Carrera Professional(pur new), '88 GT Tequesta(pur new), '01 Bianchi Grizzly, 1993 Trek 970 DB conv, Trek 8900 DB conv

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 663 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 681 Times in 392 Posts
I loop about a 6 foot piece of string over my right arm and tie one end of the string to my outer pants cuff. The other end of the string is tied to the inner pants cuff. Then when my foot spins through the bottom half of its revolution the string pulls my pants up and clear of the chain.

...I'm thinking this might be a trick question.
fishboat is offline  
Likes For fishboat:
Old 01-18-23, 11:00 AM
  #52  
Steel Charlie
Full Member
 
Steel Charlie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 484
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 182 Post(s)
Liked 201 Times in 113 Posts
As usual, I'm amazed at how difficult a simple thing can become. A couple bucks on fleabay gets a pack of six velcro reflecting cuff bands. TabA/SlotB.
Steel Charlie is offline  
Likes For Steel Charlie:
Old 01-18-23, 11:14 AM
  #53  
rsbob 
😵‍💫
 
rsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Seattle-ish
Posts: 3,984
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1563 Post(s)
Liked 2,931 Times in 1,666 Posts
I would connect a string to your left pedal that goes over the top tube that attaches to your right pant leg cuff. Every left pedal downstroke will pull your right leg cuff up and out of the way. Be sure to always dismount to the left. You’re welcome.
__________________
Road and Mountain 🚴🏾‍♂️



rsbob is offline  
Likes For rsbob:
Old 01-18-23, 05:36 PM
  #54  
fishboat
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 1,695

Bikes: Lemond '01 Maillot Jaune, Lemond '02 Victoire, Lemond '03 Poprad, Lemond '03 Wayzata DB conv(Poprad), '79 AcerMex Windsor Carrera Professional(pur new), '88 GT Tequesta(pur new), '01 Bianchi Grizzly, 1993 Trek 970 DB conv, Trek 8900 DB conv

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 663 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 681 Times in 392 Posts
Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
I would connect a string to your left pedal that goes over the top tube that attaches to your right pant leg cuff. Every left pedal downstroke will pull your right leg cuff up and out of the way. Be sure to always dismount to the left. Youíre welcome.
Might ponder that a bit more..it won't work. It raises the pant leg when raising isn't needed.
fishboat is offline  
Old 01-18-23, 05:56 PM
  #55  
zandoval 
Senior Member
 
zandoval's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bastrop Texas
Posts: 3,677

Bikes: Univega, Peu P6, Peu PR-10, Ted Williams, Peu UO-8, Peu UO-18 Mixte, Peu Dolomites

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 649 Post(s)
Liked 1,029 Times in 662 Posts
On each of my bikes I keep a few Reflective Snap Bands. Usually on the handle bars or seat post. Very easy to use. They are real cheap if ya get them through the ChiCom outlet AliExpress, but I prefer the Euro ones at 17"/43cm. They last a real long time but have a tendency to walk off with human help...



Amazon
__________________
No matter where your at... There you are... Δf:=f(1/2)-f(-1/2)
zandoval is offline  
Old 01-18-23, 06:28 PM
  #56  
big chainring 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Wilmette, IL
Posts: 7,229
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 720 Post(s)
Liked 607 Times in 304 Posts
I still have old toeclip straps laying about. They work around your pant leg, or strapping your spare tubular to your seat, or when your frame pump is a bit loose, or......
big chainring is offline  
Likes For big chainring:
Old 01-18-23, 06:45 PM
  #57  
rsbob 
😵‍💫
 
rsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Seattle-ish
Posts: 3,984
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1563 Post(s)
Liked 2,931 Times in 1,666 Posts
Originally Posted by fishboat View Post
Might ponder that a bit more..it won't work. It raises the pant leg when raising isn't needed.
So busted. Not an engineer. OK tie the string to the top tube and connect to the pant cuff in the top most position. When reaching the maximum downstroke it pulls the cuff up. Ta da!
__________________
Road and Mountain 🚴🏾‍♂️



rsbob is offline  
Likes For rsbob:
Old 01-18-23, 09:21 PM
  #58  
Camilo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 6,120
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 837 Post(s)
Liked 809 Times in 514 Posts
Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
Had these for about half a century now:
Originally Posted by SpeedyBlueBiker
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!!
They still sell them. I got some last year, can't remember where. I now have 4. Why? I don't know. They certainly aren't as fool-proof or convenient as simple velcro straps. But I usually just do the natty sock-stuff.
__________________
Camilo is offline  
Likes For Camilo:
Old 01-19-23, 08:46 AM
  #59  
prj71
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: North Central Wisconsin
Posts: 4,319
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2769 Post(s)
Liked 1,005 Times in 658 Posts
Originally Posted by juntjoo View Post
I usually use a rubber band. Just wondering if there is a better solution.
I don't wear pants.
prj71 is offline  
Likes For prj71:
Old 01-19-23, 03:11 PM
  #60  
Lombard
Sock Puppet
 
Lombard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2022
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 1,269

Bikes: 2014 Cannondale Synapse Carbon, 2017 Jamis Renegade Exploit and too many others to mention.

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 775 Post(s)
Liked 676 Times in 449 Posts
Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
I don't wear pants.
Please don't post any pics.
Lombard is offline  
Likes For Lombard:
Old 01-19-23, 03:38 PM
  #61  
rsbob 
😵‍💫
 
rsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Seattle-ish
Posts: 3,984
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1563 Post(s)
Liked 2,931 Times in 1,666 Posts
Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
I don't wear pants.
I donít wear underwear!
__________________
Road and Mountain 🚴🏾‍♂️



rsbob is offline  
Old 01-19-23, 07:30 PM
  #62  
Lombard
Sock Puppet
 
Lombard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2022
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 1,269

Bikes: 2014 Cannondale Synapse Carbon, 2017 Jamis Renegade Exploit and too many others to mention.

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 775 Post(s)
Liked 676 Times in 449 Posts
Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
I donít wear underwear!
With bike shorts, I hope not.
Lombard is offline  
Likes For Lombard:
Old 01-21-23, 08:33 PM
  #63  
RChung
Perceptual Dullard
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,111
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 715 Post(s)
Liked 802 Times in 339 Posts
Originally Posted by juntjoo View Post
I usually use a rubber band. Just wondering if there is a better solution.
I used to do that. Seven years ago I woke in an ambulance on the way to the ER with broken bones in my face and a partially flattened helmet, plus various other incidental injuries. I couldn't remember what happened, but much later when I got a look at my bike I saw it was in good(ish) shape but with a bent chainring. My hypothesis is that the rubber band broke and my pant leg got caught and I went over the handlebar. The pants had been cut off me and my wife threw them out so I couldn't verify it, but that's my best guess. My solution is that now I use two rubber bands so that if ever one breaks there's a backup.
RChung is offline  
Likes For RChung:
Old 01-21-23, 08:51 PM
  #64  
juntjoo
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
juntjoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2022
Location: SWFL
Posts: 77

Bikes: Cannondale Bent 2, Fuji Royale, Mongoose Snare

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 54 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
Originally Posted by RChung View Post
I used to do that. Seven years ago I woke in an ambulance on the way to the ER with broken bones in my face and a partially flattened helmet, plus various other incidental injuries. I couldn't remember what happened, but much later when I got a look at my bike I saw it was in good(ish) shape but with a bent chainring. My hypothesis is that the rubber band broke and my pant leg got caught and I went over the handlebar. The pants had been cut off me and my wife threw them out so I couldn't verify it, but that's my best guess. My solution is that now I use two rubber bands so that if ever one breaks there's a backup.

Wow! Glad you're still with us. Maybe I should use three lol. Currently using this velcro strap.
juntjoo is offline  
Old 01-24-23, 04:50 PM
  #65  
shrtdstncrdr
Full Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Sartell, MN
Posts: 329

Bikes: Trek Millennia, Trek 400, Raleigh Superbe, Giant OCR3, Bianchi Milano

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 124 Post(s)
Liked 62 Times in 41 Posts
There are a Lot of good ideas here. Up 'til now I've been using a very large safety pin. I pull my pant leg tight at the ankle, fold the excess over towards the back, and put in the safety pin just above the heavy sewing at the bottom of the pant leg. When not in use I keep the safety pin on the brake line under the seat. Works.
shrtdstncrdr is offline  
Likes For shrtdstncrdr:
Old 01-24-23, 10:29 PM
  #66  
RCMoeur
Cantilever believer
 
RCMoeur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2021
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 399
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 119 Post(s)
Liked 450 Times in 199 Posts
My solution is simple.

First, I figure out if the bike will be OK as a 1x or double.

Then I find the most-worn large (typically 48t+, although I've used smaller ones on occasion) chainring in the needed BCD in my Pile O' Rings, say to it in a booming voice "Your time has come", clamp it in a vise, and hacksaw off the worn-out teeth as smoothly as I can (an action which is usually very therapeutic for other life stresses). Then use a file to smooth and even out the edges.

It is then installed in the outboard position on the crank, with the other selected chainring(s) inboard. Note: the then-largest chainring must be smaller than the diameter of the sawed-off one, but these days with my relaxed riding style and readily-available 11-12 tooth small rear cogs it typically isn't an issue. If I think I must have a triple up front, I'll install it outboard of the large chainring using old-school long triple chainring bolts.

An example:


Last edited by RCMoeur; 01-24-23 at 10:34 PM.
RCMoeur is offline  
Old 01-24-23, 10:33 PM
  #67  
RCMoeur
Cantilever believer
 
RCMoeur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2021
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 399
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 119 Post(s)
Liked 450 Times in 199 Posts
Originally Posted by RChung View Post
I used to do that. Seven years ago I woke in an ambulance on the way to the ER with broken bones in my face and a partially flattened helmet, plus various other incidental injuries. I couldn't remember what happened, but much later when I got a look at my bike I saw it was in good(ish) shape but with a bent chainring. My hypothesis is that the rubber band broke and my pant leg got caught and I went over the handlebar. The pants had been cut off me and my wife threw them out so I couldn't verify it, but that's my best guess. My solution is that now I use two rubber bands so that if ever one breaks there's a backup.
"My pump got caught in my trouser leg."
RCMoeur is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.