Friday, 3 June 2011

making a bike skirt guard

The other day, I caught my skirt in the back brake of my bicycle, and spent a while stuck there while I dismantled the rear brake using the multitool that I providentially had in my bag. As you do.

It's not the first time it's happened, either.

So I thought it was about time to do something about it.

I started with one of those plastic 25 litre drums, the sort you can (well, I can) easily get from a skip.

Then I made a cardboard template, checking the fit on the frame.

Then I cut out two pieces, cleverly using the curve of the drum to make an inwardly-curving forward edge on the guards.

And then I installed them, using tie-wraps.

If they work well, I'll prettify them a bit. Maybe.