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Old 09-09-08, 11:03 PM   #1
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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!

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Old 09-09-08, 11:23 PM   #2
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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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Old 09-10-08, 01:19 AM   #3
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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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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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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.

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