Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Quick temporary fix. use a larger washer between the nut and brace so it'll hold on what's left of it. If necessary bend the opposite brace slightly to shorten it and recenter the fender so it doesn't rub.
Alternate, better solution. remove the opposite side from the axle and measure to see if attaching to the fender eye is possible, hopefully with the broad flat area lining up. If so, trim the axle hole off both braces, and drill holes in the flat area to accept a screw that matches the fender eye thread, (usually, but not always 5x1mm) and mount to the fender eye which is why it's there in the first place.
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