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My bike ate my pants

Old 10-03-05, 03:26 PM
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My bike ate my pants

Today, just as I got on my bike and took off, I felt my pant leg pulling down and came to a sudden stop. Almost fell face first onto on coming traffic on sixth avenue. I looked down and noticed that my pant leg had been eaten by my chain and chainring. I'll definitely never forget to roll my pant leg up now. Luckly I had an extra pair of pants at work.

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Old 10-03-05, 03:31 PM
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just get a pair of manpris. [165] rocks the camo ones and I've got 2 pair of manpri cargos. Nothing like a comfy pair of manpris. no rolling needed.
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yup. been there, done that. it's a sensation that sucks. a lot. my pants, both legs, are always rolled up now after that.
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Old 10-03-05, 03:33 PM
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who makes these "manpris"?
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Old 10-03-05, 03:39 PM
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you do. Take some cargo pants, or a pair of Dickies, cut near the calf, put 'em on. Or if you're feeling like $140 is burning a hole in your pocket, you can buy these..
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If you're a high roller Patagonia makes some manpris.

If not then you can find them at target in the summer.
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Old 10-03-05, 03:46 PM
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"Two front pockets with a little stitch doo-dad that'll keep your change from seeping back out and into a couch crevasse"

genius!
pure genius
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Old 10-03-05, 04:05 PM
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Do a search on manpri's or knickers - we've discussed this one at length before. Pges of it - with links to buy where and who makes good ones. Prana makes a good one, Sickle too. Basically find someone who makes climbing gear.
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Old 10-03-05, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by rlh184
Today, just as I got on my bike and took off, I felt my pant leg pulling down and came to a sudden stop. Almost fell face first onto on coming traffic on sixth avenue. I looked down and noticed that my pant leg had been eaten by my chain and chainring. I'll definitely never forget to roll my pant leg up now. Luckly I had an extra pair of pants at work.

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mine did that. took off fast in a pair of pants one night and they got sucked in. lucky they were flimsy and i could just rip em free. now my pants have a big rip across the back of the leg and i like em even better for it.
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Old 10-03-05, 04:11 PM
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I made some of them out of an old pair of cargos with the righ leg all chewed up. They rocked, because when the weather is cool, I wore em down, and when it got warm I just rolled them above the knee.

they died a few weeks ago though. time to make some more.
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Old 10-03-05, 04:21 PM
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juniors' (girls') dickies capris are the jam.
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If your not into the whole capri (manpri) thing, perhaps you could go this route... this guy looks pretty happy about it.
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I think pants getting eaten by drivetrain is like a rite of passage on a fixie
I've lost some nice wool slacks, a pair of good dickies, khaki cargo pants, and put puncture holes in some new jeans. Whoah now that I list them, thats a lot of casualties.
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Old 10-03-05, 06:30 PM
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what, no one likes jean shorts?

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hahaha!
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Originally Posted by wesburt
what, no one likes jean shorts?


According to the "Real Men of Genius", they are called "Jorts".
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Or you can get some dickies or bens and take'm to your local tailor. The place on my block does an awesome job. 5 bucks. non of that frayin' action


Originally Posted by progre-ss
you do. Take some cargo pants, or a pair of Dickies, cut near the calf, put 'em on. Or if you're feeling like $140 is burning a hole in your pocket, you can buy these..
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so i made some out of a pair of carhartts i had laying around, but the but is really slippery against my saddle and i almost slipped off while riding no handed tonight

and then i spilled a lot of gingerale in my lap and it all sort of just rolled off, it was amazing
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Ok, so in the UK, that's NOT what knickers are. In fact, to get knickers caught in the chainwheel, you'd need your hip to be on the pedal, because knickers are ladies underwear. Panties. I love language.
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Originally Posted by Sammyboy
Ok, so in the UK, that's NOT what knickers are. In fact, to get knickers caught in the chainwheel, you'd need your hip to be on the pedal, because knickers are ladies underwear. Panties. I love language.
So are you telling us not to get our knickers in a bunch?
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Originally Posted by progre-ss
So are you telling us not to get our knickers in a bunch?
No he's telling us not to try biking with our knickers down around our ankles. Sage advice.
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I suppose you could use knickers as some sort of rudimentary cycle clip, but with added style. Just tie a nice lacy pair round your bell bottoms - that should keep them out of the chain. Now let's start on Fanny Bags........
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The pants I'm wearing now at work have a nice rip from above the cuff to the calf.
I think they look cool. ripped pant legs are the new white tees.
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Originally Posted by Sammyboy
I suppose you could use knickers as some sort of rudimentary cycle clip, but with added style. Just tie a nice lacy pair round your bell bottoms - that should keep them out of the chain. Now let's start on Fanny Bags........
This would be the fixie version of the prom date garter belt hanging from the rear view mirror. Super nice.
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