Why not to ride wearing jeans...

Usually_Lurking
Usually_Lurking Posts: 67
edited March 2011 in Road beginners
It's never been a problem on the mountainbike, and I was only going for a short ride so I didn't bother changing...
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Oops. Shorts from now on then... the teeth on the front chainrings are sharper than they look! (also I am incompetent).

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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,671
    Roll your jeans up...
  • furrag
    furrag Posts: 481
    Admitting that you wore jeans isn't nearly as shameful as revealing you didn't do your entire ride in the big ring. MTFU!! :wink:

    If I'm doing a short commute into uni, I'll wear my baggy trackies (very chav looking) and I'll tuck my right leg bottom into my sock (even more chav-esque!). It does it's job though.
  • Big ring? Oh hell no... I love my granny! 8)

    Jeans were actually very comfy until they tore though, and I didn't expect them to catch so hadn't rolled them up.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,671
    In fairness, as the style police, from what I can see, your bike did you a favour.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,876
    ^^this

    if they'd been tight enough they wouldn't have got caught in the ring!
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  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    Just your bikes way of telling you it's 2011 and that baggy jeans, nowadays, are the reserve of skateboarders and MTBers...

    Oh.

    :D
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  • They weren't really baggy before they got a big hole in them! :P

    Good point about style though, I'm assuming I fail on all fronts... jeans, skate shoes and theres probably multiple offenses going on with the socks (a bright pink pair with penguins on underneath the black ones)?

    Anyway, since this is a beginner section I thought I'd let you all laugh at my idiocy, and perhaps prevent some other fool ruining their clothes by doing the same thing in a similar fit of lazyness! :lol:
  • Bobbinogs
    Bobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    I thought only Lance wore black socks on a bike, which was enough of a reason for my father in law to dislike him, apparently :shock:
  • mattshrops
    mattshrops Posts: 1,134
    wheres the oil stains on the jeans -have you been neglecting your lubrication?


    trying (and failing) to resist adding ooh er missus :lol:
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  • AndyF16
    AndyF16 Posts: 506
    Bought my first new pair of jeans for about 2 years t'other week (2 sizes smaller thanks to cycling :D ) and second day on jumped on the MTB to collect/shepherd the kids home from school - yup, nice 6 inch chainwheel rips right down the right inside leg; twat :oops:
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  • doyler78
    doyler78 Posts: 1,951
    Done that on my work trousers. Nipped down the shop to get something at lunch time and slit right up the seem. I had to wear them like that the rest of the day. I now tuck my jeans/trousers into my socks on the inside (not really noticeable or so I tell myself) though my downtube bottle cage still can catch me out if I'm a bit careless and leave a bit of a bulge. That ones nearly worse as it doesn't rip the trousers, your leg just stops dead which causes a worrying wobble and frantic back peddling :shock:
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,671
    doyler78 wrote:
    Done that on my work trousers. Nipped down the shop to get something at lunch time and slit right up the seem. I had to wear them like that the rest of the day. I now tuck my jeans/trousers into my socks on the inside (not really noticeable or so I tell myself) though my downtube bottle cage still can catch me out if I'm a bit careless and leave a bit of a bulge. That ones nearly worse as it doesn't rip the trousers, your leg just stops dead which causes a worrying wobble and frantic back peddling :shock:

    Fail.

    Roll your trouser leg up.
  • doyler78
    doyler78 Posts: 1,951
    doyler78 wrote:
    Done that on my work trousers. Nipped down the shop to get something at lunch time and slit right up the seem. I had to wear them like that the rest of the day. I now tuck my jeans/trousers into my socks on the inside (not really noticeable or so I tell myself) though my downtube bottle cage still can catch me out if I'm a bit careless and leave a bit of a bulge. That ones nearly worse as it doesn't rip the trousers, your leg just stops dead which causes a worrying wobble and frantic back peddling :shock:

    Fail.

    Roll your trouser leg up.

    Not a chance of that ever happening. I'd buy bicycle clips before I'd do that and hell will freezer before I buy bicycle clips unless with the boom in cycling they become super trendy then I'll jump on the bandwagon :lol:
  • MichaelW
    MichaelW Posts: 2,164
    Trouser clips!
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,671
    MichaelW wrote:
    Trouser clips!

    :shock:

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  • unixnerd
    unixnerd Posts: 2,864
    I always wore bicycle clips in my youth. Even then they were unfashionable, but fashion isn't my strong point even now :-)
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  • Valy
    Valy Posts: 1,321
    Happened to me yerp.. forgot to roll 'em up...
  • FJS
    FJS Posts: 4,820
    Batavus%20%20469.jpg

    ;)
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,671
    FJS wrote:
    Batavus%20%20469.jpg

    ;)

    I genuinely wish I could cycle to work on one of those in my suit.

    F*ck me that'd be cool.
  • Headhuunter
    Headhuunter Posts: 6,494
    FJS wrote:
    Batavus%20%20469.jpg

    ;)

    I genuinely wish I could cycle to work on one of those in my suit.

    F*ck me that'd be cool.

    You can, that's basically a retro Boris Bike...
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