Recumbent - Fenders
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04-08-05, 06:14 PM
Hello, calling all bent riders, especially EZ riders. I'm looking into getting some fenders, too many of my shirts have been spotted and too many pairs of shorts completely soaked from riding full speed through puddles. I'm sure all of you have experienced the same trauma of wanting to go full speed but restricting yourself to stay dry. Are fenders a good decision? I don't want to slow down anymore.
04-08-05, 09:22 PM
Although it is not an EZ, my ride is a long wheel base. A couple of weeks ago I got tired of drinking puddle water and added a piece of corrugated plastic (generic Coroplast) to the top bar of the frame. So far it has worked beautifully. It is a nearly rectangular piece of plastic mounted horizontally so that the pedals just miss it on either side. It is held in place by 3 cable ties. It is very light and since it is horizontal, it adds almost no wind resistance.
I read a web page last week about bents. The author added a strip of duct tape down the middle of his bent's webbed seat to stop his clothes from getting skunk striped.
They are available from the manufacturer: Linkage (http://www.easyracers.com/accessories.htm)
04-08-05, 10:20 PM
Do you have fenders? how are they? I know where to get them.
04-09-05, 06:28 AM
Pat, I have finders on my EZ-Sport AX and they work great, I got mine from this site.
04-09-05, 09:57 AM
Thanks a lot!
04-09-05, 08:27 PM
I've got fenders on my EZ Sport. Had the dealer put them on when I bought the bike. I didn't realize they were plastic until one tore from the bracket hole to the outer edge. I'm not impressed with the material but they do the job.
The higher rotational speed of small tires throws a tremendous rooster tail compared
with 650 or 700 sized wheels. I put one of the Zefal fenders that is plastic and
designed to clamp to the seat post on DF bikes and angles out into space and intercepts road spray off the rear wheel on my Rotator and it stopped all but the little bit of spray that hit the back of my helmet. Finally cut a piece of thick poly out of the side of a nursery pot and poprivetted to the end of the Zefal and got the rest.
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