bike chick tip# 8- skirt/chain guards!!!
okay all you long skirt, baggy pant riding chicks....this one is for you! so i am not really a long dress or long skirt wearer...i have a couple that i do wear on occasions but i much prefer short dresses and skirts but for those of you who do wear longer items or even bootcut or wide leg pants it is important to know about the skirt or chain guard.
i love this dutch bike and the art on it, makes me want to buy an old frame and come up with a little design myself!
what is a chain or skirt guard you may ask...well it is a metal cover that goes over your chain or wheel that protects your clothes from getting caught in either the back wheel or your chain or gears. the chain guard will always be on the right side where the chain and front gear is....most older lady frames and some 3 speeds come with a chain guard. this is more widely seen where as the wheel skirt guard is a bit more rare in america and you will most definitely have to buy a bike that already has a skirt guard. they don't make them separately to buy as the bike frame needs to be made so specifically for one...but there are tons of new bikes out there that have this really awesome feature.
ursula came with a chain guard that matches the rest of her frame but if your bike doesn't come with a chain guard you can always buy them and add them to your bike. when riding urusla i never have to worry about rolling my pant legs up..i ride care free but with mary i always have to roll up my right pant leg whenever i wear wider pants....
|these are from the velo orange website but they don't sell vintage chain guards..that you need to troll craigslist for|
ride on you lovely ladies....don't let this be you! hehehehehehe...love this picture of me...soo freakin awkward! hehehe...
tomorrow...picture of the mayan ruins in tulum!!!!!!!!!