A beloved mentor of mine has always been asking me to see if I could come up with a deraileur guard, to keep objects, weeds and sticks, out of a rear deraileur.
Last night, I had an idea. So I put this prototype of the new deraileur guard on the Type 11. Actually, it's a Trek 720 that I added coroplast panniers to, and rebranded it as the NFA Vehicles Type 11.
The deraileur guard is not made of coroplast, it's something else.
Here are the pictures, straight from my Canon camera:
This has not been test ridden yet, but it clears the chain in all gears, including high, and I don't think it will hit my right heel or ankle when I pedal.