Hopefully you are either out on a Sunday morning ride or have already gotten one in (for those in the eastern U.S.!).
I have a few questions so will throw them into one post and let anyone contribute their knowledge where they can.
I have a pair of SKS full fenders that I am about to put on my "townie" but I don't have the little brace-bar between the chainstays on my frame. There is a little tab on the fender where it could be screwed/attached to that brace bar. Do people just let it flop around? Any creative alternatives?
Also, while the front fender attaches to the fork with a little tab, the rear fender doesn't have a tab on the back of it, but I do have a hole in my rear brake bridge where I could attach the fender via a tab. Has anyone put there own tab on the back/top of the rear fender? I probably could drill a hole and mount something to allow me to attach fender to frame at the brake bridge, which might help solve the chainstay brace bar issue.
I've tightened down the upper head cone housing and the lock nut of my headset and yet my stem/handlebars still turn when in lock the wheel between my legs standing over it - to test if it is tight. I am not sure why this is happening. Like I said, the nut is pretty tight. I'm using a Shimano headset and a Shimano stem and am rather positive they are both 1".
I have a new pair and they are nice steel clips. The size is great for my foot, but they are a little too narrow at the end and squeeze my toenails. I'd like to open them up. Does anyone have any experience or special tips...or should I just push them open a bit by hand or by kind of wedging some sort of tool in there?