Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Shanghai, China
Bikes: 1995 Kestrel 4000; 2013 True North Touring; 1989 Miele Tivoli; 1979 Colnago Sport
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Front fender L-bracket too long
I'm trying to mount a front fender, but the L-bracket hits the headset. I'd rather not bend the bracket back or cut off the excess, as the fender is only on this bike temporarily and will eventually be moved to a bike with a much more generous fork clearance.
I thought about using a Sheldon Nut and then spacing the bracket back, but I use an extra long nut and Sheldon Nuts don't come in extra long versions.
Maybe I can put the bracket inside the steerer tube? How would I secure it? Does anyone have another solution to this problem? Thanks.
Edit: This fender is not mine. The L-bracket on my fender is permanently rivetted on.
Edit: I made an illustration.
Last edited by Yan; 01-02-10 at 09:55 AM.