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Old 07-29-05, 07:07 PM   #1
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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:



and bam:



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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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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