Grease - it can be your friend or your enemy. We all love grease when it makes our chain or other bikes parts operate smoothly, but we hate grease when it gets on our "good" clothing. I actually don't ride in "good" clothing. I keep my "good" clothing at work and change when I get there. And for the most part I could really care less about how dirty or greasy my riding clothing gets. I guess the exception is a rather expensive rain jacket I own, but grease has besmirched said jacket and I just kind of shrugged and got over it.
By most accounts I am not normal. For example, I never wear matching socks and the first thing I did when a new bike was given to me was scratch it. Most normal people do care about grease getting on their clothing and if you are such a person, a company out there is on your side. The fine folks at BikeLegStrap.com are on a mission to keep your pants clean and grease free. They have created the Leg Shield and want to give one away to a Bike Hacks reader to review.
Rather than a random giveaway like we recently did with sunglasses, we want readers to share their experience with grease. Readers are encouraged to send along anything creative that pertains to the struggle with grease that we can post. This could include, but is not limited to:
- Pictures of dirty bike parts
- Pictures of grease stained clothing
- A story
- A rant
- A video
Submissions will be posted on Bike Hacks for all to enjoy. Be as creative as you like and send your submission to bikehacks.com (at) gmail.com (include your name and city, state, or province). The deadline to submit is May 21st, 2012 and the winner will be given a Leg Shield to review for Bike Hacks.