I think you need to start with a fender to provide structural support. I've seen pictures of crocheted skirt guards, and am wondering how hard it would be or if I could find a pattern! If you aren't too far from Atlanta, Sopo bike co-op always has some rusty fenders laying around, that would be good for experimentation...
Oh, wait, you do have a fender. I was getting confused by the light colored tire. Then crochet away! Or try shoelaces, etc. I've also seen skirtguards that were held on with binder clips.
Creative - I've never thought of making one!U.S. bicycle stores ought to sell bikes with skirt guards!Here's one sold online: http://stores.morganimports.com/-strse-212/Skirt-Guard,-Metal/Detail.bok
Also, cute plaid skirt!
Here's 2 options--one metal and one plastic. I'm thinking of adding one to my bike as well.metal skirt guardplastic skirt guard
Step Through: Strings of some king might be the best material for me to work with--good idea. I don't know about the binder clips though; it would probably look fine if my bike were black, but with the brown it might look weird.Christa: I've seen those skirtguards before, but I wasn't sure about the website. They have such a random collection of stuff it made me wonder if they're legit. (The second link above the skirtguards is "diaper bags". How random is that?)Thanks for the compliment. I love plaid so this skirt is one of my favorites.Ben: I definitely prefer the metal to the plastic.
You look so chic and completely in synch with your new bike. Good luck with the skirt guard. I haven't found the need of one yet.
She Rides A Bike: Thanks a lot. I've gotten to know Brown Betty pretty well and I'm getting good at dressing just warm enough so as not to get too hot when I'm riding.
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