i have a new pair of berthoud fenders and need to mount them on my Raleigh Super Course. the front goes on perfect. the rear needs some doctoring. i've come into 2 issues. the chainstay is narrower than the fender by 3mm and there is no chainstay bridge hole for mounting. i've learned well to head the advice of BF members before doing any sort of hacking. so here we go...
for the first problem i thought i could trim the edges a bit with tin snips so i get a nice fit. even though i'd prefer not to modify the fenders in this way, i've read that the fender should drop a bit below the bridge to get the best foot protection. perhaps just squeezing the fender a bit would work?
for the second problem I thought i could use a P-Clamp, which would move the mounting point 15mm lower thus raising the back.
a solution which i find a lot of people recommending is using zip ties. i'm not against it but the only real problem here is that the SC's wheelbase is pretty long. to get a nice fender fit, i have to distance the fender a bit from the bridge. like peter white does here:
i feel like the zip tie would only work if the fender was close the bridge.
ps i also considered drilling a hole in the bridge, but that could get ugly especially seeing that i already painted the frame and don't own a thread cutter.
as always, any and all suggestions (and pictures) are welcome!