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Wheelchair Spoke Guards

Clear, opaque, or colored plastic disks that are attached to and cover the spokes. .
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Originally these were home made and used by athletes to keep other athletes out of their spokes during competition.
Helps protect the spokes during impact.
They are also used to protect users who may have a tendency of getting their fingers caught in the spokes while pushing (ouch!).
Most recently they have been used to make a statement or project a self image. This wide open space lends itself nicely to political statements, decal collections, artwork, and a host of other methods of self expression.
These are the "feel good about yourself" items of the wheeled world.

 

image of a wheelchair spokeguard with mermaid image

Mermaid Guards by  Spokeguard Art.
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•No way! These are my favorite wheelchair components so it's difficult to think of the down side. But, for those who insist that every coin has a flip side, here it goes.
•If you're cruising around in a strong (very strong) crosswind the guards may not allow wind to pass through the spokes. This results in a sail effect which may blow you off your original or intended course. Sounds good doesn't it? 
 
Ziggi Landsman
 

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