Classic & Vintage - Help: VO fenders with 28mm tires
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09-02-11, 11:05 PM
I am obviousl doing something wrong. I know these should fit the 28mm Paselas, but they don't because the bolt on the underside of the fender that hold the L-clamp touches the tire.
Has this happened to anyone? -_-
09-02-11, 11:09 PM
This happened to me when installing Honjo fenders on one of my bikes with 28mm Paselas. The fenderline is quite tight, meaning the fender comes into close contact with the tire. The options are:
1) alter the fender line such that there is greater clearance between the tire and fender
2) file down the bolt to be flush with the nut. If the nut itself is contacting the tire, consider sourcing a narrower profile nut.
09-02-11, 11:26 PM
The clamp is up at its highest point, so I guess I'll have to try #2
09-02-11, 11:28 PM
Have you tried the nut from your tubes? Those are pretty flat and fit mine. +1 on file.
09-03-11, 08:49 AM
You can also use a dremel-type rotary tool to elongate the bracket mounting slot and get the bracket a little higher on the fork crown (or brake bridge if in rear).
09-03-11, 09:49 AM
Would a rivet work on the bracket-fender connection?
Switch the metric stainless steel socket head bolts with metric stainless steel button head bolts. That'll give you an extra few millimeters of clearance and solve the problem. I had the same issue.
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