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    anyone ever make DIY fender mounts?

    i want to put "real" fenders on a bike with no fender braze-ons.

    the rear is covered, there are small holes rear dropout lugs which i can secure the fender mounts to.

    the front is the problem, though.

    i'm wondering if anyone has used any kind of clamp-on hardware such as a hose clamp, and then mounted a fender to that, or am i asking for trouble?

    thanks

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    I use rubberised clamps on an MTB suspension fork, and it works fine. It was suggested, actually, by the manufacturer on the Planet Bike Freddy Fender web site.

    I bought the clamps at a hardware store, in the speciality hardware section. Very cheap.
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    I used one to mount my rear fender on the disc side. Picked the clamps up at Ace Hardware down the street. Looked on their site,but this was all I could find:
    http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...entPage=search

    The ones I picked up have a rubber strip on them. You can find several sizes in the hardware section.

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    bam:



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    A few bucks at the hardware store will get you all the necessary equipment.

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    They're called 'P'-clamps. Ask for them by name!

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    I have made some from coat hanger wire to support the rear fender from the pannier rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiegoFrogs
    They're called 'P'-clamps. Ask for them by name!

    Yup. And thats what BostFixed's first picture was, for the record.

    Another point of reference: Rivendell's Nitto Racks by Mark come with P-clamps, so its a pretty tried & true method of attaching stuff.

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