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    Mount fenders with undrilled fork crown

    I have an old steel CX (Gazelle champion mondial) that I would like to mount proper fenders on. The problem is that it doesn't have a hole in the fork crown which makes it more difficult. Any suggestion on a solution?
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    drill one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nahh View Post
    drill one?
    preferably not I think. Not that much material and wouldn't want to weaken the fork.

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    Find or fabricate some sort of expanding plug to put in the bottom of the steerer tube and fasten the fender to that from the bottom.
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    that crown looks like it's faced for a caliper brake... you probably can drill it... but it's such a nice frame.

    how about drilling a brake booster horse shoe?
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    get a 1" star nut for a threadless crown and rig something up with that. Or you could get a plumbing test plug and use the tightening bolt to mount your fender. Using the hole in the steerer really is the way to go here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAX View Post
    preferably not I think. Not that much material and wouldn't want to weaken the fork.
    That looks like an investment cast crown, which was designed to be drilled for a brake. The only reason it wasn't drilled is because cantilever bosses were installed instead of a caliper brake. Drilling a hole won't hurt it, and if you're concerned about looks you could just drill the back of the crown. Extra points if you tap it so you don't need a separate nut to hold the fender.

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