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MISC:   Phillips P6 posted by: Carmen on 2/4/2010 at 11:32:18 PM
Apparently the holes along the rear mudguard of this bike originally had some kind of string tied into them that went from there down to the centre, to prevent one's skirt from being caught in the spokes etc. Does anybody know what material this would have been and/or where to source it from? This is for the purpose of restoring one. Thanks in advance!

          RE:MISC:   Phillips P6posted by David on 2/6/2010 at 5:19:18 AM
You see this frequently in Europe. Often they have elastic cord strung through little eyes with hooks into the holes in the fenders. If it's strung directly through the holes, I think it will chafe and break very quickly. I'd surf around and find pictures of these on the internet.

          RE:MISC:   Phillips P6posted by Steve on 2/8/2010 at 4:33:24 PM
A few pix & info to help.
Thin leather laces work well, too.

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