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Old 06-20-05, 05:16 PM
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roll up your pants! good story...

a story...

i helped my roommate build his fixie. it's pretty sweet. he likes it. he is new to it. 'roll up your pants' i told him. 'if you get your pants caught in the chain, your life will turn to hell' i told him. he rolled them up the first day. then he stopped. 'your going to pay' i told him. he didn't roll them up. a month passes, he's getting good at the whole thing. refuses to learn how to skip stop, but whatever, his choice, he's got a front brake. so a couple of days ago, i see him getting ready to go. 'i can't believe you have not gotten your pants caught in the chain yet' i tell him. 'actually i have' he says. 'just little tugs, is all' 'it has grabbed just a little then lets go, leaving a few holes'. he is wearing gym sweats. pretty wide legged gym sweats. i look at them and marvel that he hasn't gotten the things caught in the chain and come to a crashing stop in the middle of a philly intersection. anyway... later that day he tells me a story... he was riding down the bike trail on the schuykill... and blam! off came his pants. completely off. they were those ones with the buttons down the side. completely sucked off. white legs flapping in the breeze. the chain had grabbed a hold and sucked them off and then spit them onto the pavement. a moment of uncertainty as to what he had underneath passed in his mind as he realized that he still had shorts on underneath... and another check of witnesses revealed just one person who saw it. she was doubled over in laughter trying to tell her boyfriend next to what happened...
i would pay money to have seen this in person...
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Old 06-20-05, 05:23 PM
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good thing he wasn't going commando!
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Schwoop!

It's like a Chippendales show!

Good for him, the world needs more sexy people.
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best laugh in bikeforums in ages... thanks
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Old 06-20-05, 07:06 PM
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This story is priceless.
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his nickname around here now is 'pants'
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Old 06-20-05, 08:39 PM
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sooo good
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Heh, exact same thing happened to a BMXer I work with. What are the odds?
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Hahaha. Good one.
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i've decided to not take chances and keep both pant legs rolled up at both times
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ouch, my stomach – it hurts.

sniff.

I use two velcro commuter straps. they don't look cool, but the wool pants I wear to work won't roll, they just fall off. I used to use only one but my left cuff gets snagged on the crank of my fixed. who care's how I look I wear a helmet anyway.
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Originally Posted by 80sMutRider
good thing he wasn't going commando!
It's always good to avoid commando when riding a bike in sweats.
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i get s.h.i.t from my coworkers for having my pants rolled up.
but not when i'm biking.
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Tell him to get a pair of "manpris"! I roll around in manpri-ified cargo pants or a pair of longer shorts.

Good story! That would've been funny to witness!!!
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This is why I use a pair of jeans I cut off at the knee. None of that pants rolling malarky here...at least not in the summer time.
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i wear the same pants year-round, both legs always rolled up to just below the knee. in the winter i wear thermal tights under there to keep warm, and this way they are versatile and can be rolled down or tucked into combat boots on the odd occasion i am not riding.
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i was just thinking someone should make some decent manpris. I'd totally buy them if done right. I'm sick of rolling and I can't bring myself to cut anything. Maybe something with a tough crotch, low waist, and a back pocket to fit a medium sized u-lock.
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Originally Posted by nylund154
i was just thinking someone should make some decent manpris. I'd totally buy them if done right. I'm sick of rolling and I can't bring myself to cut anything. Maybe something with a tough crotch, low waist, and a back pocket to fit a medium sized u-lock.
See these threads - I wear manpris, a lot.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=99470

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=85967
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my pants come out of the dryer prerolled and ready to wear
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Originally Posted by nylund154
i was just thinking someone should make some decent manpris. I'd totally buy them if done right. I'm sick of rolling and I can't bring myself to cut anything. Maybe something with a tough crotch, low waist, and a back pocket to fit a medium sized u-lock.
someone does; they're called prana and the pants are called mantis. they rock.
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someone does; they're called prana and the pants are called mantis. they rock.
Seconded, yes they rock. And were recently on sale at REI.
But THESE are the best shants ever.
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Originally Posted by shot
Seconded, yes they rock. And were recently on sale at REI.
But THESE are the best shants ever.

Were? According to rei.com they are currently on sale. ~$40

More expensive than army-surplus cargos, but not a bad price as far as outdoor gear goes...

Lookin' for a backpack, and was gonna go check out the REI sale this weekend. Might hafta see if they have these in stock...

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