I like how it mirrors the spokes, but I don't know if that's functional enough to prevent a skirt or coat from getting caught. Perhaps more diamonds? Or have another two or three bands of diamonds higher up?
I like it! But you're right -- it probably does need a LITTLE more coverage.
roseread - Yeah, I'm with you on more diamond lace. I think that with more strands it will work to keep cloths out, something like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34062626@N08/4419887849/in/pool-1293861@N22/ I'm working on another iteration. :)
I love this! I actually quite like the diamonds as they are, looks-wise, but I think yeah, you'd probably need a bit more coverage for it to be effective as well as gorgeous.
Love the simplicity...but agree with a few more diamonds.Mostly however it would be nice to have an attachment solution that does not rely on those rather awful binder clips. It would be preferable to have something that goes over the mudguard, perhaps in black to be more or less invisible? This is my issue with Simeli's otherwise gorgeous skirtguards..those binder clips are not going on any bike of mine!
Anonymous - Oh, I know what you mean about the binder clips! I use them when I'm testing something out, simply b/c they are easy to get on and off. I like to use these clips to hold them on my Hercules. I have put some thought into something that could go over the the mudguard, and have a few ideas that I still need to play around with.
This one looks perfect to me! Is the spacing narrow enough to prevent clothes from going through it?
Velouria - I think that the spacing is going to be fine. Especially on a mixte frame since there is more frame back there anyway. I rode it around a little and had no problems, but I want to try it out with a fuller skirt. If not then I'm going to add more strands to take up space.
This really looks good! If the tension on the long strands is enough, it should keep stray skirts and coat-tails away from the spokes.For inspiration, how about a skirt guard and chain guard on an 1897 Ames & Frost loop frame bicycle? It's a little over-the-top compared to yours.http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l230/Koreyhead/11897%20step-through%20bike/DSCN4663.jpgCorey K
Corey K - Wow! That's amazing. A bit much for my tastes, but gorgeous just the same. There are some very pretty stitches in that piece. Thanks for the link!
Wow - I love that! I don't have a chainguard and haven't tried wearing anything that I think will remotely get caught, but I think something like that would be very handy in the future :)Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!
B&S--where can one get the attachment clips you are using ? I have a skirtguard made for fenders with holes, but would rather not have to drill holes if I can avoid it. Thanks!
Anonymous - I am using hook and eye closures, you can get them at most fabric stores. Depending on your fenders, you may need to either open them up a little, or squish them shut a bit to fit. The only problem with these is that you end up with a bunch of leftovers, since you only need the hook part. :)
Do you have an update on how reliable these are? Do you glue the hook closures onto the fender or just crimp them to fit?
Katie B- The hooks just crimp onto the fenders. Reliability seems to depend on the fender. How it's made, how thick the metal is and crimping skill of the individual can play a part in his well they stay on. In the long run drilling holes in the fenders for hooks, or using little binder clips are the best.