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    help installing fenders

    Sounds simple, but there are a couple of tricks I need some advice on.

    I bought the "Axiom RainRunner Reflex + disk" fenders. The rear fender doesn't quite fit between the chainstays at the one end, and though it comes with a bolt for installation, the bridge on my bike isn't drilled. Am I stuck with trimming the end down and affixing it with a zip-tie, or are their more elegent options? Would I be better off with a different brand that is more suited to my application? (i.e. narrower, with a clip or something?)

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    Neil

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    OK, In case anyone searches this thread out with the same issue, I'm going to answer my own question based on my experience with these fenders: Yes, you are stuck with trimming down the end and zip-tying the fender to the bridge. Other brands may be different, but I doubt it. Actually, the zip tie is pretty clean and subtle.

    Also, rather than using the Sheldon nuts to make my recessed brake bolts compatible with the front fender, I adapted the hanger on the brake to sit inside the fork crown. Details in the 'tips' thread for those who care.

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