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    Junior Member bebeblazfemi's Avatar
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    Retro-fit chainguard, kickstand Diamondback Edgewood?

    I got my Diamondback Edgewood after checking out other, similar bikes because I loved the way it felt while riding it, and was apparently too hasty, not realizing that it didn't have a chainguard, fenders, or a kickstand that could be easily gotten and put on!

    I think I've found fenders online that'll work, (it's a front suspension hybrid) but I've been told that I can't buy a chainguard for it, and I NEED ONE! I wear street clothes to ride and do city riding, and can't stand my pants hitting the chain, etc.

    If anyone knows of a chainguard that'll fit this bike, (and what type of kickstand,) please let me know!

    Thanks!

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    You don't need a chain guard. Roll up your pants leg, or get a strap to go around your leg and hold the pants out of the way. You can get reflector straps to help make you visible, even, for just a few dollars.

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    Hebie makes one.
    They are carried by The Urbane Cyclist in Toronto (and I think that is about it on this side of the Atlantic)
    http://www.ucycle.com/
    It's not on their web site, you are going to have to call them.

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    Junior Member bebeblazfemi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Hebie makes one.
    They are carried by The Urbane Cyclist in Toronto (and I think that is about it on this side of the Atlantic)
    http://www.ucycle.com/
    It's not on their web site, you are going to have to call them.
    Fantastic! Thanks a lot, I'll give it a try.

    I really don't want to bother with rolling my pants, especially when it gets cold, or strapping them, I just want a chainguard.

    Now, I just need fenders that work, and a kickstand.

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    Google up Hebie. They have a chain guard and a chain case. The chain guard is compatible with more than the fully inclosed chain case (SS or Internal Gear Hub only). They also make a nice kickstand.

    Berthoud makes my favorite fenders, Wallingford Bicycle carries them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Google up Hebie. They have a chain guard and a chain case. The chain guard is compatible with more than the fully inclosed chain case (SS or Internal Gear Hub only). They also make a nice kickstand.

    Berthoud makes my favorite fenders, Wallingford Bicycle carries them.
    I started checking them out. I'm just worried that I'll get them and they won't work on my bike. I've gotten a couple fenders for front suspension that didn't. I don't know if the chainguards are interchangable, but I was told that since it's actually a Raleigh, they come with chainguards in England and can't get them here.

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    I've run Berthoud fenders on a RockShox Judy fork. I had to use zip ties to hold it to the fork tines but they held well.

    If worse comes to worse with the chain guard, return it.

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    I like the kick stands that fit at the rear of the frame. This is how I have my Edgewood's kickstand. Don't know what brand it is, I just walked into my LBS and told them to put one on. it allows me to clean and oil the chain easier without putting the bike on a stand or standing the bike upside down.
    Ernest

    PS: I like my Edgewood too. The only modification I did was to replace those upright handlebars with black flat handlebars. It handles that much better.
    Last edited by Big_e; 09-10-08 at 09:50 PM.
    I love pho long time.

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