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Old 01-05-05, 01:50 PM
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Look down at the bottom of your right trouser leg...

Just writing the Halo SAS question, and I wondered how many people now can see a load of rips and oily stains at the bottom of their right trouser leg.
What I can't figure out is why the bottom of my left leg is also chewed up!
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Because you wear trousers?

You don't have any socks to tuck your pantleg into 'cause it's winter and you're using them as gloves?

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Old 01-05-05, 02:52 PM
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no oil stains, but a few rips. Once my jeans got caught in the sprockets and it brought me down to the ground with a not so soft landing. Since then i have this goofy looking piece of velcro
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you wouldnt beleive how many pairs of trousers i go through because of that! it is a problem, i usually wear shorts though, ive only recently started tucking my trousers into my sock, seems to work pretty well... And yes, lots of grease all over the inside of my right hand trouser leg...
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Whenever a pair of pants gets too stained/ripped for me (which takes a lot by my standards) I just hack off the bottoms of the legs, resulting in 3/4 length shorts.
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Old 01-05-05, 04:33 PM
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I forgot to buy lube before christmas, so I used car motor oil.
Black spray everywhere.
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Old 01-05-05, 04:55 PM
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It's amazing how many people mis read the posts. No one even understands what you said yet. I do it too sometimes.

The left leg may be from the pedal getting caught once in a while. Unless you ride backwards?
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Old 01-05-05, 06:32 PM
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Bottom of your left leg? well sometimes when i wear jeans with a looser fit they flap into the spokes of the rear wheel if my foot happens to be there when i dont pedal. That may be something,
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I go pirate style and roll up my leg if I'm wearing baggy pants if I'm wearing sweats or a straight leg pair of pants, I just use a strap.
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seriously learn from the hipster messengers, roll them legs up!
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I have these metal clip things that i hold my pant leg in place with as i always wear baggy pants. I met this guy that had "Devil Boy" i think it was branded clothing. His jeans had a built in snap inside the bottom of his pant leg that would keep your jeans out of the way. Anyone heard of these? I couldnt find anything online.
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Originally Posted by Spikemyster
Just writing the Halo SAS question, and I wondered how many people now can see a load of rips and oily stains at the bottom of their right trouser leg.
What I can't figure out is why the bottom of my left leg is also chewed up!

You had your pants on backwards.
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Old 01-06-05, 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Swiss Hoser
You had your pants on backwards.

one more
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Old 01-06-05, 12:28 AM
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I got tired of ruining pants so I found some adidas runnding pants that work pretty good. They are tapered w/ a zipper at the bottom so you can unzip after you are done riding if you dont like the tapered look while not riding.
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Old 01-06-05, 07:05 PM
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I usually like the Riders brand jeans(catchy name huh) they have the legs set up nice for keepin out of the way.
Ive had a few left leg chewups from the leg getting too near the tread of the tire. Downside of knobbies. Shorts rule anyway, except in winter. Booo cold.
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Old 01-06-05, 08:03 PM
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let me tell you, a rubber band will fix all your probs, put it on the trouser leg, put em' on and you will be fine
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Old 01-06-05, 08:34 PM
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Bin der, did dat, liked it.
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i remembered the name: its called "little devil"
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Do you have a stray cable from your front derailleur catching on your pants?

Is your left crank so rusted it abraids your pants on every rotation?

Does that dog across the street sneak up and bite your pantsleg?

Yeah. I know. I rode a beater to college...
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Old 01-07-05, 10:26 AM
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Definitely never had the cable problem. Perhaps that is due to predominatly riding in shorts.
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dude just get really straight leg pants or get sum mx pants
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Originally Posted by Spikemyster
What I can't figure out is why the bottom of my left leg is also chewed up!
Either someone with a BMX set up with Left hand drive has been using your trousers, or you need to find a better washing machine. Serious though, you don't have a dog do you?

If I am not wearing sweat pants under shorts, then I wear Military BDU's. I use that little sincher at the hem. I had one pair that got really faded, to where the only true black spots were from my chain and oil stains.
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I either use a pair of black BDU's like SpiderMike or some Levi Silvertabs, those are pretty strait legged jeans. I like the bdus though because they have pocket space (not that I really need it for riding) and they have the hem sincher. They are also pretty tough so they last a lot longer than regular jeans.
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Old 01-07-05, 02:40 PM
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I did the whole bdu thing a while back. While it makes me feel all tough, I thought the legs were way too baggy.
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The ones I wear fit pretty close to me really. Some of the ones out there may fit differently but these ones fit pretty snug, especially when all the sinchers are tightened. The problem is when the sincher gets ripped/broken. Then it's just regular levis.
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