Tuesday, July 28, 2009

DIY guards

Yes, I know. We are not really famous for stylish bicycles in Austria -- neither the bike produces nor most of the riders seem to have heard much about elegancy. But hey, we use our ugly trekking bikes to get around! I could think of worse things :-).

A few weeks ago I came across some -- as it seemed to me -- quickly knocked together mud- and chain guards. Well, actually it's a very creative and easy way to create something that answers the purpose. Functionality first, loveliness later. Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder anyhow. Personally I consider DIY to be quite fancy.


Trisha said...

Cool! I think the chain-ring cover looks neat. But then I'm a fan of DIY also.

Anonymous said...

Not my style, but hey, it's recycling and low carbon transport, so I'm not complaining

spiderleggreen said...

I used to put plastic bags on my rack. But then I got smart and put fenders on. We've been in a drought for so long that, I don't spend much time worrying about rain.

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