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Would this be tacky on a fixed gear...(6 posts)

Would this be tacky on a fixed gear...SenorPedro
Jan 21, 2004 5:38 PM
This Spot chainring guard seems like a good way to prevent catastrophic events due to the all-consuming fixed gear drivetrain.

I just want to prevent a near-death shoe/pant eating catastrophe, and yes, I am lazy and ride the bike from time to time without being in my full bike kit with velcroed shoes and lycra, thus leaving shoelaces and pant cuffs vulnerable.

My question to you, being part of the aesthetically-driven fixie crowd, is: Would this be a tad bit too tacky, too SS, or would it be a nice touch?

Thanks,

Pedro
No...ss-nyc
Jan 21, 2004 6:41 PM
Since most fixed conversions use the inner ring position of a double road crank I think it looks great on the outside.

My Country Road Bob...
I think it looks slick. (nm)jtferraro
Jan 22, 2004 5:35 AM
Do you really want to...msmootsiemartin
Jan 22, 2004 6:32 AM
add all that extra weight to the bike???

hee hee :-)
shoelace question..joe friday
Jan 22, 2004 11:04 AM
my only question is about shoelaces, does it keep those
from getting snagged under the chain? or do they have to
still have to tie them 'on the farside'?
And yes, the Spot looks very slick, esp. with double/triple
cranks--i'd use it regardless just for the clean look.

-joe (pimpin' primpin) friday
You're not being lazyStraightblock
Jan 23, 2004 1:28 PM
We shouldn't have to get dressed in full kit every time we step on the pedals. That's the mentality that puts us in our cars for a 1/2 mile trip to Blockbuster to return a movie or to Home Depot to buy a 49¢ bag of screws. I have a single speed mountain bike with flat pedals I use for short errands, and just tuck my right shoe laces into the shoe and roll up my cuff if I'm wearing long pants. If my wife & kids aren't looking sometimes I even ride without a helmet (helmet police alert!).