Sunday, October 11, 2009

front gears + chain guard

This is the first time I've seen a chain guard on a bicycle with multiple gears on the front:

De Vinci Classic

In the photo you can see where it's attached to the frame at the back, but not where it is at the front. I'm curious.

Chain guards are still in the minority here in North America (I hear that they're more standard in Europe) and apparently extremely hard to find if you want to put one on a bike that didn't come with one. I thought that one reason was the prevalence of 21-speed bikes. This changes things for me: it IS possible.

It's one of the mandatory features at the top of my wishlist for my next bike: step-through and a chain guard.

Edit: Here's another: Torker T-510 Stepthru.

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