Velcro to hold Roach Legs Up

When I bought my Roach leg armor, I believe the standard length was
recommended for people under 6 feet in height. I’m almost two inches under
6 feet, so that’s what I got. But in reality, they ended up too short and
are always falling down and not covering my knees completely. I’ve even
got the scars to prove it:(

Rather than shelling out another $70 for a longer set, I got some large
pieces of sticky-back Velcro and stitched them to the outside of my Active
Ankles and the inside of the bottom of my Roach leg armor. The hardest
part was trying to get the needle to go in between the plastic pieces
inside the armor. Maybe I should have done that part by hand.

Anyway, I Took them out for a ride last night, and they seemed to stay in
place just fine.

My only other complaint about the Roach legs (besides the inherent heat
problem) is that they usually chafe the skin above my knees on long rides.
So far my fix has been to apply a bit of chapstick to the area that starts
hurting. Anybody else get this?

Chris


http://www.reeder.unicyclist.com

> My only other complaint about the Roach legs (besides the inherent heat
> problem) is that they usually chafe the skin above my knees on long
> rides. So far my fix has been to apply a bit of chapstick to the area
> that starts hurting. Anybody else get this?
>
> Chris

Well I don't really have a problem with the heat. unless I have them
on underneath my pants. then it gets pretty hot, but when wearing
shorts I seem just fine.

 and for some reason I never seem to get any chaffing problems. I

personally would have no complaints at all about Roach gear. Oh Well…

-Max A. Dingemans

Well I find the heat problem sufficient to remove the armour from
time to time if the weather is real hot. Besides that I never had
chaffing problems.

The only problem I had is the internal fabric which is holding the plastic
pads has been torned apart in different spots after some drops. Not really
problematic so far, the armour is really strong.

And oh, Saturday it saved my right knee on a disastrous fall on a
rocky edge.

Oli-

-----Original Message----- From: dingeman [mailto:dingeman@citilink.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 4:58 PM To: unicycling@winternet.com Subject:
Re: Velcro to hold Roach Legs Up

> My only other complaint about the Roach legs (besides the inherent
heat
> problem) is that they usually chafe the skin above my knees on long
> rides. So far my fix has been to apply a bit of
chapstick
> to the area that starts hurting. Anybody else get this?
>
> Chris

Well I don't really have a problem with the heat. unless I have them
on underneath my pants. then it gets pretty hot, but when wearing
shorts I seem just fine.

 and for some reason I never seem to get any chaffing problems. I

personally would have no complaints at all about Roach gear. Oh Well…

-Max A. Dingemans

When I need some stitching done on my Roach gear I take them to a local
shoe repair shop. I’m even starting to refer to the shop as “Eastside Shoe
and Armor Repair”. They have sewing machines that can stitch up the Roach
gear and are happy to repair stuff that is not a shoe.

john_childs

>From: Chris Reeder <reed8990@uidaho.edu>
>
>When I bought my Roach leg armor, I believe the standard length was
>recommended for people under 6 feet in height. I’m almost two inches
>under 6 feet, so that’s what I got. But in reality, they ended up too
>short and are always falling down and not covering my knees completely.
>I’ve even got the scars to prove it
>
>Rather than shelling out another $70 for a longer set, I got some large
>pieces of sticky-back Velcro and stitched them to the outside of my
>Active Ankles and the inside of the bottom of my Roach leg armor. The
>hardest part was trying to get the needle to go in between the plastic
>pieces inside the armor. Maybe I should have done that part by hand.
>
>Anyway, I Took them out for a ride last night, and they seemed to stay in
>place just fine.
>
>My only other complaint about the Roach legs (besides the inherent heat
>problem) is that they usually chafe the skin above my knees on long
>rides. So far my fix has been to apply a bit of chapstick to the area
>that starts hurting. Anybody else get this?
>
>Chris


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