Cycling Trouser Clips

While cycling wearing trousers there is always the potential hazard of getting the bottoms stuck in the drive gear and chain assembly.

Protect yourself with a pair of 'Cycling Trouser Clips'!

A very simple pair of 'Trouser Clips' can be fashioned from plastic pipe fittings.

What you need:

1. 3 inch (750mm) diameter pipe fitting

2. Hacksaw

3. File

Step 1: Marking and Cutting

Cycling Trouser Clips
Cycling Trouser Clips

Mark of an approximately 1/2 inch (12.5 mm) wide strip at the end of the pipe fitting.

I marked out an approximately 3/32 inch (10.0 mm) wide strip initially but felt that it would be too narrow.

Fix the pipe fitting and cut out the marked circular strip with a hacksaw.

Step 2: Deburr

Cycling Trouser Clips
Cycling Trouser Clips

Deburr the cut edge of the circular strip to get a smooth finish.

Step 3: Split and Round-off

Cycling Trouser Clips
Cycling Trouser Clips

Split the circular strip and round-off the split edges.

Step 4: Make another to get a pair

Cycling Trouser Clips

A pair of trouser clips.

Keep them handy!


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