Commuting - Fastboy fenders
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06-28-08, 04:04 AM
Anyone use these they look wonderful?
06-28-08, 04:41 AM
[parishilton-mode]That's hot. [/parishilton-mode]
I've seen them around the commuter bike picture thread. Not sure which bike...
06-28-08, 04:54 AM
They are attractive but look less than useful, especially the "stubbies". Too narrow, too flat, too short. Just a fashion statement.
06-28-08, 05:36 AM
Take fenders off bike once a season, steel wool them, apply tung oil. Hope that they don't start graying and delaminating.
Install and forget.
Functionality vs fashion statement. Nothing wrong with making a fashion statement, if that is what you want.
FWIW. I've done a lot of wood working in my life. Using maple, mahagony, elm, cypress. Southern cypress is the best wood for natural water damage protection. Cypress will gray, but will not pull apart. The site implies that 100% tung oil somehow "penetrates" the wood. That penetration is good for 2mm at the most. The site also says, "after all they make boats out of wood". Wood boat finishing and water protection is far more complicated than "just applying 100% tung oil". There is no comparison at all.
06-30-08, 10:07 AM
They look a lot like my fenders from woodysfenders. Mine are full fenders, not short like these are. One disadvantage of flat wood fenders (full or shortie) is that the coverage isn't as good as plastic/metal shaped fenders. I think wood fenders are beautiful though!
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