Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I Need Skirt Guard Help!

It looks good from this distance...

...but then you get closer.

However, it passed the skirt test...

...and the coat test, as you can see from the basket cam.

The whole shebang is being held together by packing tape, fingernail polish, and a couple of zip ties. Does anyone know how to make a skirt-guard or know a reputable seller of such things?

8 comments :

Step-Through said...

I think you need to start with a fender to provide structural support. I've seen pictures of crocheted skirt guards, and am wondering how hard it would be or if I could find a pattern! If you aren't too far from Atlanta, Sopo bike co-op always has some rusty fenders laying around, that would be good for experimentation...

Step-Through said...

Oh, wait, you do have a fender. I was getting confused by the light colored tire. Then crochet away! Or try shoelaces, etc. I've also seen skirtguards that were held on with binder clips.

Christa said...

Creative - I've never thought of making one!

U.S. bicycle stores ought to sell bikes with skirt guards!

Here's one sold online: http://stores.morganimports.com/-strse-212/Skirt-Guard,-Metal/Detail.bok

Christa said...

Also, cute plaid skirt!

Ben said...

Here's 2 options--one metal and one plastic. I'm thinking of adding one to my bike as well.

metal skirt guard

plastic skirt guard

The Bronze Bombshell said...

Step Through: Strings of some king might be the best material for me to work with--good idea. I don't know about the binder clips though; it would probably look fine if my bike were black, but with the brown it might look weird.

Christa: I've seen those skirtguards before, but I wasn't sure about the website. They have such a random collection of stuff it made me wonder if they're legit. (The second link above the skirtguards is "diaper bags". How random is that?)

Thanks for the compliment. I love plaid so this skirt is one of my favorites.

Ben: I definitely prefer the metal to the plastic.

She Rides a Bike said...

You look so chic and completely in synch with your new bike. Good luck with the skirt guard. I haven't found the need of one yet.

The Bronze Bombshell said...

She Rides A Bike: Thanks a lot. I've gotten to know Brown Betty pretty well and I'm getting good at dressing just warm enough so as not to get too hot when I'm riding.