Messy Chain Solution
TA reader Glen Aldridge has submitted the following solution regarding chain lubricant attaching itself to his pant leg. Here is his report:
I had this problem with my chain tubes being too short & frequently getting chain oil on my pant legs, socks & shoes. I know you can get Velcro ankle straps but life being what it is, I could never remember where I took them off & left them. I needed a simple solution. As I never adjust my Boom Length it wasn’t necessary for me to have the shorter chain tubes. The Boom is set for me & that’s where it is staying so I came up with this very simple solution. As to it’s longevity only time will tell but for $2.00 I can always spring for another Cerlox coil.
Picture no.1 shows the extent of the exposed chain:
Picture no. 2 shows the Cerlox Binding Coil. Available at almost any Copy Shop. I used 3/4″ size:
Picture no. 3 shows the approximate cutting point on the Cerlox Coil – Leave about 2 inches to cover over your chain tube:
Picture no.4 shows the Cerlox Coil Zip Tied into place over the chain tube. Use Black Zip Ties:
To install, you place the coil beside your chain & pop out the plastic fingers to circle your chain & tube. As the Chain Tube has a larger diameter than the Cerlox Coil a small positioning adjustment will keep the coil from rubbing on your chain.
Editor’s note: Glen Aldridge lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.