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Old 09-05-07, 07:41 PM   #1
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Fender brake clearance issue

I got some SKS commuter fenders (bike has eyelets), but my brakes have too little clearance for them. Should I trim the fenders or get new brakes?

It is a 90's era steel Specialized Allez Sport with Shimano "RSX" componentry. The fork has clearance. the brakes are dual pivot side-pull center-mounted caliper like this:


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You are stuck with this brake type since they have the proper reach and mounting method. Trim the fenders to miss the brake arches.
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Thanks, will I run a risk of weakening the fenders?
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Yes,.... but they are not structural fenders are they?
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but they are not structural fenders are they?
I guess not, just want to make sure thay don't fall apart
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