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Old January 16th 21, 03:53 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Joy Beeson
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The last two times I went out, I came back without the safety pin in
the ankle of the right leg of my sweat pants. That is, of course, the
important pin -- the left leg isn't going to get caught in the chain.

So I decided that from now on, I'll sew that leg -- an enormous bar
tack would be almost as quick as a pin, and much more secure.

But if I ride with an important temporary stitch, it's probably a good
idea to take a needle and some coarse thread along, just in case. I
can weave the needle into a swatch of wool and put it and a piece of
thread into a "Pill Pouch" (teeny ziplock bag).

So what can I stash a needle in that I always have with me?

My little notebook is an obvious candidate for such things -- that's
where I keep spare bandaids (not in much demand now that I've stopped
sweating them off). But I'm always pulling the notebook out of my
pocket and opening it; the pill pouch is likely to fall out.

When I'm riding is almost the only time I have my wallet; I always
carry it even though I have no use for coins, bills, and cards now
that I'm not allowed to go in anywhere. I could put the needle into
the pill pouch that I carry a new flosser in. (Also in no demand now
that I'm not allowed to eat along the way.)

But to fit into the card pocket, it really ought to be inside
something stiff.

Something stiff like my calling-card sewing kit.

http://wlweather.net/PAGESEW/RUFFTEXT/SEWKIT/SEWKIT6h.JPG

--
Joy Beeson
joy beeson at centurylink dot net
http://wlweather.net/PAGEJOY/

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Old January 16th 21, 04:27 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
John B.[_3_]
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On Fri, 15 Jan 2021 22:53:58 -0500, Joy Beeson
wrote:


The last two times I went out, I came back without the safety pin in
the ankle of the right leg of my sweat pants. That is, of course, the
important pin -- the left leg isn't going to get caught in the chain.

So I decided that from now on, I'll sew that leg -- an enormous bar
tack would be almost as quick as a pin, and much more secure.

But if I ride with an important temporary stitch, it's probably a good
idea to take a needle and some coarse thread along, just in case. I
can weave the needle into a swatch of wool and put it and a piece of
thread into a "Pill Pouch" (teeny ziplock bag).

So what can I stash a needle in that I always have with me?

My little notebook is an obvious candidate for such things -- that's
where I keep spare bandaids (not in much demand now that I've stopped
sweating them off). But I'm always pulling the notebook out of my
pocket and opening it; the pill pouch is likely to fall out.

When I'm riding is almost the only time I have my wallet; I always
carry it even though I have no use for coins, bills, and cards now
that I'm not allowed to go in anywhere. I could put the needle into
the pill pouch that I carry a new flosser in. (Also in no demand now
that I'm not allowed to eat along the way.)

But to fit into the card pocket, it really ought to be inside
something stiff.

Something stiff like my calling-card sewing kit.

http://wlweather.net/PAGESEW/RUFFTEXT/SEWKIT/SEWKIT6h.JPG


Why not
https://www.amazon.com/bicycle-pant-...cle+pant+clips
--
Cheers,

John B.

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Old January 16th 21, 06:30 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Frank Krygowski[_4_]
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On 1/15/2021 11:27 PM, John B. wrote:
On Fri, 15 Jan 2021 22:53:58 -0500, Joy Beeson
wrote:


The last two times I went out, I came back without the safety pin in
the ankle of the right leg of my sweat pants. That is, of course, the
important pin -- the left leg isn't going to get caught in the chain.

So I decided that from now on, I'll sew that leg -- an enormous bar
tack would be almost as quick as a pin, and much more secure.

But if I ride with an important temporary stitch, it's probably a good
idea to take a needle and some coarse thread along, just in case. I
can weave the needle into a swatch of wool and put it and a piece of
thread into a "Pill Pouch" (teeny ziplock bag).

So what can I stash a needle in that I always have with me?

My little notebook is an obvious candidate for such things -- that's
where I keep spare bandaids (not in much demand now that I've stopped
sweating them off). But I'm always pulling the notebook out of my
pocket and opening it; the pill pouch is likely to fall out.

When I'm riding is almost the only time I have my wallet; I always
carry it even though I have no use for coins, bills, and cards now
that I'm not allowed to go in anywhere. I could put the needle into
the pill pouch that I carry a new flosser in. (Also in no demand now
that I'm not allowed to eat along the way.)

But to fit into the card pocket, it really ought to be inside
something stiff.

Something stiff like my calling-card sewing kit.

http://wlweather.net/PAGESEW/RUFFTEXT/SEWKIT/SEWKIT6h.JPG


Why not
https://www.amazon.com/bicycle-pant-...cle+pant+clips


In my experience, pants clips work only for a short while. Back when I
used them my cuffs gradually worked out of them as I pedaled. That's why
I switched to safety pins. For me, these come undone only very rarely.

The alternative I've considered is adding snaps to the cuff of the
pants, either with the male and female directly in the fabric, or
perhaps with one of them on a short bit of webbing sewed on in a way
that would keep it hidden. But for me, the safety pins are adequate.

BTW, it seems that when the pins have failed, it's been by bending
enough to pop loose. Last year, to prevent pins rusting, I bought a pack
of brass pins. Turns out their metal is thicker and much more resistant
to bending. I've not had one pop loose yet.

The downside is the thicker pin is much harder to push through denim.
But I think it would be fine for sweat pants fabric.

--
- Frank Krygowski
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Old January 16th 21, 10:43 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
John B.[_3_]
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On Sat, 16 Jan 2021 13:30:27 -0500, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

On 1/15/2021 11:27 PM, John B. wrote:
On Fri, 15 Jan 2021 22:53:58 -0500, Joy Beeson
wrote:


The last two times I went out, I came back without the safety pin in
the ankle of the right leg of my sweat pants. That is, of course, the
important pin -- the left leg isn't going to get caught in the chain.

So I decided that from now on, I'll sew that leg -- an enormous bar
tack would be almost as quick as a pin, and much more secure.

But if I ride with an important temporary stitch, it's probably a good
idea to take a needle and some coarse thread along, just in case. I
can weave the needle into a swatch of wool and put it and a piece of
thread into a "Pill Pouch" (teeny ziplock bag).

So what can I stash a needle in that I always have with me?

My little notebook is an obvious candidate for such things -- that's
where I keep spare bandaids (not in much demand now that I've stopped
sweating them off). But I'm always pulling the notebook out of my
pocket and opening it; the pill pouch is likely to fall out.

When I'm riding is almost the only time I have my wallet; I always
carry it even though I have no use for coins, bills, and cards now
that I'm not allowed to go in anywhere. I could put the needle into
the pill pouch that I carry a new flosser in. (Also in no demand now
that I'm not allowed to eat along the way.)

But to fit into the card pocket, it really ought to be inside
something stiff.

Something stiff like my calling-card sewing kit.

http://wlweather.net/PAGESEW/RUFFTEXT/SEWKIT/SEWKIT6h.JPG


Why not
https://www.amazon.com/bicycle-pant-...cle+pant+clips


In my experience, pants clips work only for a short while. Back when I
used them my cuffs gradually worked out of them as I pedaled. That's why
I switched to safety pins. For me, these come undone only very rarely.

The alternative I've considered is adding snaps to the cuff of the
pants, either with the male and female directly in the fabric, or
perhaps with one of them on a short bit of webbing sewed on in a way
that would keep it hidden. But for me, the safety pins are adequate.

BTW, it seems that when the pins have failed, it's been by bending
enough to pop loose. Last year, to prevent pins rusting, I bought a pack
of brass pins. Turns out their metal is thicker and much more resistant
to bending. I've not had one pop loose yet.

The downside is the thicker pin is much harder to push through denim.
But I think it would be fine for sweat pants fabric.


You are probably just wearing the wrong type of pants. Try "plus-4's".
or "Knickers" I think they are called in the U.S., and your problems
will go away :-)
--
Cheers,

John B.

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Old January 16th 21, 11:53 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Frank Krygowski[_4_]
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On 1/16/2021 5:43 PM, John B. wrote:
On Sat, 16 Jan 2021 13:30:27 -0500, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

On 1/15/2021 11:27 PM, John B. wrote:
On Fri, 15 Jan 2021 22:53:58 -0500, Joy Beeson
wrote:


The last two times I went out, I came back without the safety pin in
the ankle of the right leg of my sweat pants. That is, of course, the
important pin -- the left leg isn't going to get caught in the chain.

So I decided that from now on, I'll sew that leg -- an enormous bar
tack would be almost as quick as a pin, and much more secure.

But if I ride with an important temporary stitch, it's probably a good
idea to take a needle and some coarse thread along, just in case. I
can weave the needle into a swatch of wool and put it and a piece of
thread into a "Pill Pouch" (teeny ziplock bag).

So what can I stash a needle in that I always have with me?

My little notebook is an obvious candidate for such things -- that's
where I keep spare bandaids (not in much demand now that I've stopped
sweating them off). But I'm always pulling the notebook out of my
pocket and opening it; the pill pouch is likely to fall out.

When I'm riding is almost the only time I have my wallet; I always
carry it even though I have no use for coins, bills, and cards now
that I'm not allowed to go in anywhere. I could put the needle into
the pill pouch that I carry a new flosser in. (Also in no demand now
that I'm not allowed to eat along the way.)

But to fit into the card pocket, it really ought to be inside
something stiff.

Something stiff like my calling-card sewing kit.

http://wlweather.net/PAGESEW/RUFFTEXT/SEWKIT/SEWKIT6h.JPG

Why not
https://www.amazon.com/bicycle-pant-...cle+pant+clips


In my experience, pants clips work only for a short while. Back when I
used them my cuffs gradually worked out of them as I pedaled. That's why
I switched to safety pins. For me, these come undone only very rarely.

The alternative I've considered is adding snaps to the cuff of the
pants, either with the male and female directly in the fabric, or
perhaps with one of them on a short bit of webbing sewed on in a way
that would keep it hidden. But for me, the safety pins are adequate.

BTW, it seems that when the pins have failed, it's been by bending
enough to pop loose. Last year, to prevent pins rusting, I bought a pack
of brass pins. Turns out their metal is thicker and much more resistant
to bending. I've not had one pop loose yet.

The downside is the thicker pin is much harder to push through denim.
But I think it would be fine for sweat pants fabric.


You are probably just wearing the wrong type of pants. Try "plus-4's".
or "Knickers" I think they are called in the U.S., and your problems
will go away :-)


Oh, they'll be coming back! Just wait and see! :-)


--
- Frank Krygowski
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Old January 17th 21, 01:24 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
John B.[_3_]
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On Sat, 16 Jan 2021 18:53:54 -0500, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

On 1/16/2021 5:43 PM, John B. wrote:
On Sat, 16 Jan 2021 13:30:27 -0500, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

On 1/15/2021 11:27 PM, John B. wrote:
On Fri, 15 Jan 2021 22:53:58 -0500, Joy Beeson
wrote:


The last two times I went out, I came back without the safety pin in
the ankle of the right leg of my sweat pants. That is, of course, the
important pin -- the left leg isn't going to get caught in the chain.

So I decided that from now on, I'll sew that leg -- an enormous bar
tack would be almost as quick as a pin, and much more secure.

But if I ride with an important temporary stitch, it's probably a good
idea to take a needle and some coarse thread along, just in case. I
can weave the needle into a swatch of wool and put it and a piece of
thread into a "Pill Pouch" (teeny ziplock bag).

So what can I stash a needle in that I always have with me?

My little notebook is an obvious candidate for such things -- that's
where I keep spare bandaids (not in much demand now that I've stopped
sweating them off). But I'm always pulling the notebook out of my
pocket and opening it; the pill pouch is likely to fall out.

When I'm riding is almost the only time I have my wallet; I always
carry it even though I have no use for coins, bills, and cards now
that I'm not allowed to go in anywhere. I could put the needle into
the pill pouch that I carry a new flosser in. (Also in no demand now
that I'm not allowed to eat along the way.)

But to fit into the card pocket, it really ought to be inside
something stiff.

Something stiff like my calling-card sewing kit.

http://wlweather.net/PAGESEW/RUFFTEXT/SEWKIT/SEWKIT6h.JPG

Why not
https://www.amazon.com/bicycle-pant-...cle+pant+clips

In my experience, pants clips work only for a short while. Back when I
used them my cuffs gradually worked out of them as I pedaled. That's why
I switched to safety pins. For me, these come undone only very rarely.

The alternative I've considered is adding snaps to the cuff of the
pants, either with the male and female directly in the fabric, or
perhaps with one of them on a short bit of webbing sewed on in a way
that would keep it hidden. But for me, the safety pins are adequate.

BTW, it seems that when the pins have failed, it's been by bending
enough to pop loose. Last year, to prevent pins rusting, I bought a pack
of brass pins. Turns out their metal is thicker and much more resistant
to bending. I've not had one pop loose yet.

The downside is the thicker pin is much harder to push through denim.
But I think it would be fine for sweat pants fabric.


You are probably just wearing the wrong type of pants. Try "plus-4's".
or "Knickers" I think they are called in the U.S., and your problems
will go away :-)


Oh, they'll be coming back! Just wait and see! :-)


Certainly! All one has to do is get some gal with big boobs to be
photographed in a pair and advertise then as being NEW! INOVATIVE!

But along those lines, why not "virtual pants"? After all I an
entertained by visions of naked bicycle riders and virtual clothing is
only a rag away :-)
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/05/u...rnd/index.html
I note that Jay is not seen in the video.
--
Cheers,

John B.

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Old January 17th 21, 04:18 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Joy Beeson
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On Sat, 16 Jan 2021 13:30:27 -0500, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

The alternative I've considered is adding snaps to the cuff of the
pants,


That was my first thought, but I wear varying thicknesses of tights
under the sweat pants. Then I considered adding a strap to close with
a D ring, but that would leave an end flapping around, and at the rate
that I sew, it would be shorts season before I figured out how to do
it.

Velcro has not, in my experience, been reliable.

I used to add tabs to the ankles of my jeans, that could be snapped
together. Either that or I had an antique pair of jeans with that
feature, and couldn't figure out how to duplicate it. I think it was
the latter, but it was long, long ago, and before I started taking
notes.

I should give a brass safety pin a try -- I'm almost out of the steel
ones anyway. I don't like brass pins because they make bigger holes
in the fabric, but sweat pants will wear out long before it could
matter.

--
Joy Beeson
joy beeson at centurylink dot net
http://wlweather.net/PAGEJOY/
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Old January 17th 21, 04:20 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Joy Beeson
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On Sun, 17 Jan 2021 05:43:12 +0700, John B.
wrote:

You are probably just wearing the wrong type of pants. Try "plus-4's".
or "Knickers" I think they are called in the U.S., and your problems
will go away :-)


I think mine are plus sixes -- but they don't go at all well with four
pairs of tights, three shirts under a jacket, and three pairs of thick
socks.

--
Joy Beeson
joy beeson at centurylink dot net
http://wlweather.net/PAGEJOY/

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Old January 17th 21, 04:21 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Joy Beeson
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On Sat, 16 Jan 2021 11:27:26 +0700, John B.
wrote:

Why not
https://www.amazon.com/bicycle-pant-...cle+pant+clips


Clips don't work.

I think that they were invented when cuffs on pants were in fashion,
and wonder why they are still around now that nothing stops them from
sliding down.

Bicycle clips are sold in needlwork shops -- I gather that they do
work for keeping quilts-in-progress rolled up.

Hah! After writing that, I paged down some more and found a
twelve-pack of quilt clips!


--
Joy Beeson
joy beeson at centurylink dot net
http://wlweather.net/PAGEJOY/

  #10  
Old January 17th 21, 05:53 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
John B.[_3_]
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On Sat, 16 Jan 2021 23:18:50 -0500, Joy Beeson
wrote:

On Sat, 16 Jan 2021 13:30:27 -0500, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

The alternative I've considered is adding snaps to the cuff of the
pants,


That was my first thought, but I wear varying thicknesses of tights
under the sweat pants. Then I considered adding a strap to close with
a D ring, but that would leave an end flapping around, and at the rate
that I sew, it would be shorts season before I figured out how to do
it.

Velcro has not, in my experience, been reliable.

I used to add tabs to the ankles of my jeans, that could be snapped
together. Either that or I had an antique pair of jeans with that
feature, and couldn't figure out how to duplicate it. I think it was
the latter, but it was long, long ago, and before I started taking
notes.

I should give a brass safety pin a try -- I'm almost out of the steel
ones anyway. I don't like brass pins because they make bigger holes
in the fabric, but sweat pants will wear out long before it could
matter.


https://www.amazon.com/puttees/s?k=puttees
Expensive though ;=)
--
Cheers,

John B.

 




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