I stumbled upon an interactive article from the NY Times. It discusses the practical reasons why front and rear fenders work and the wonder of the Chain guard.
It may not be that pretty in the over-all scheme of bicycle designs now, but I am still hopeful that we shall grow to like it or maybe have a breakthrough to elevate the design of the comfort bicycle.
Fashion gurus are slowly trying to incorporate the bicycle into their collections and big brands like Levi’s are slowly molding their designs for the bike utilitarian. Then slowly, we are evolving into a bike friendly fashion industry. They are doing it in Amsterdam, New York and Tokyo; why can’t we do it in Metro Manila? Attack!
photo credit to Sam Jones