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Cycle clips v rubber bands

Postby briansnail » 7 Sep 2019, 2:21pm

Rubber bands double as good cycle clips. When not in use roll them down to your socks and you can't lose them. Saves space.

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Re: Cycle clips v rubber bands

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 7 Sep 2019, 3:01pm

Hi,
Rubber bands double as good cycle clips. When not in use roll them down to your socks and you can't lose them. Saves space.
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Re: Cycle clips v rubber bands

Postby PH » 7 Sep 2019, 3:02pm

They don’t tend to last long. Instead I use Velcro, bought a meter of hooks and eyes about five years ago for £1.50 and even with a few bits lost I’m not half way through it.

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Re: Cycle clips v rubber bands

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 7 Sep 2019, 3:08pm

Hi,
TBH, I always tucked my jeans into my yellow / green fluorescent fluffy socks, no need for lack bands.
The plastic bags worked well before the advent of shoe covers, I made them (shoe covers) before you could buy them, not sure when shoe covers came into being.
Still modifying shoe covers today on the sewing machine.
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Re: Cycle clips v rubber bands

Postby mattsccm » 7 Sep 2019, 7:59pm

I have a near daily supply of bands. The postie drops them outside my gate!

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Re: Cycle clips v rubber bands

Postby reohn2 » 7 Sep 2019, 8:08pm

I just tuck my pants legs in my socks :)
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Re: Cycle clips v rubber bands

Postby Audax67 » 8 Sep 2019, 9:36am

A length to inner tube. If you just tie it in a single knot (half a reef knot) and pull it moderately tight, friction will stop it coming loose. Might come apart in the rain, though, in which case clothes pegs are a good alternative*. Or you could finish off the reef knot.

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Re: Cycle clips v rubber bands

Postby freiston » 8 Sep 2019, 8:55pm

I used to use the metal sprung types that were common years ago but I found that I was forever bending them in an attempt to get them to work/fit without irritating my shins (but never managed it). I preferred elastic bands to tucking my trousers into my socks but now, if I need to use anything, I use those hi-viz plastic-coated metal strips that roll up by themselves (I don't know what they're called) - very efficient and very comfortable.
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Re: Cycle clips v rubber bands

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 8 Sep 2019, 9:01pm

Hi,
Chain guard but then trouser leg gets stuck on pedal when you put your foot down :(
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Re: Cycle clips v rubber bands

Postby Sweep » 9 Sep 2019, 8:28am

I know this place is distinctly "old school" and not one for passing fads when to-hand stuff can be just as good (which I like) , but am wondering if the original post was a wind-up - elastic bands hardly easy to get on.

So, these:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/2x-Bike-Reflec ... 2972940130

I think these are the ones with the longer velcro bit - some have a short bit which is a problem.

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Re: Cycle clips v rubber bands

Postby Audax67 » 9 Sep 2019, 9:07am

freiston wrote:I preferred elastic bands to tucking my trousers into my socks but now, if I need to use anything, I use those hi-viz plastic-coated metal strips that roll up by themselves (I don't know what they're called) - very efficient and very comfortable.


I've had more than one nasty crack on the knuckles from those things. Still, they are good. I have a green one & need a red one to have port & starboard. Green to green and red to red... but mind the truck all the same. I suppose the Ass says they have to be yellow, though.
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Re: Cycle clips v rubber bands

Postby foxyrider » 9 Sep 2019, 9:15am

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
TBH, I always tucked my jeans into my yellow / green fluorescent fluffy socks, no need for lack bands.
The plastic bags worked well before the advent of shoe covers, I made them (shoe covers) before you could buy them, not sure when shoe covers came into being.
Still modifying shoe covers today on the sewing machine.


I bought my first overshoes in 1980 (Sidi wellies - you could get them ankle or knee height, I had the longer ones) although i'm pretty sure they were about before that :wink:
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Re: Cycle clips v rubber bands

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 9 Sep 2019, 12:08pm

Sweep wrote:I know this place is distinctly "old school" and not one for passing fads when to-hand stuff can be just as good (which I like) , but am wondering if the original post was a wind-up - elastic bands hardly easy to get on.

So, these:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/2x-Bike-Reflec ... 2972940130

I think these are the ones with the longer velcro bit - some have a short bit which is a problem.

The perfect companion for the sadly departed M&S chinos.

They look good with elastic, cheap enough to buy some for spares.

On shoe covers I was still using plastic bags and elastic bands in early seventies. made first covers mid seventies, I never saw covers (spats?) for sale. probably half my weekly £15 earnings :P
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Re: Cycle clips v rubber bands

Postby mercalia » 9 Sep 2019, 1:22pm

A cheaper alternative is to tuck the trousers in the socks?

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Re: Cycle clips v rubber bands

Postby 9494arnold » 9 Sep 2019, 1:48pm

Or no trousers? :P

Seriously
In my youth I found rubber bands wouldn't stay where they were put.

If I do ride in flappy trousers (I am a child of the Flares era) I use yellow velcro jobbies that can be adjusted to suitable grip.