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Old 03-10-08, 11:44 PM   #1
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Wood fender design brainstorm!

I've decided that I"m putting a set of wood fenders on the 'Cuda. Probably going to order from Woodys Fenders, who does full custom fenders. So I can get just about any combination of woods and designs that one can think of. Let's hear what ya'll think would look best on this bike:





Details: very very metallic blue. White tape and housings. Brooks B17 (black). Shimano 105 Golden Arrow. (second photo is current)
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Thank you for helping me find fenders for my cruiser bike! They are truly beautiful. What colors would you get for the blue bike? Are you going to keep it the same colors as above or are you going to get it repainted?
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All right, I hate to inject a little P&R into C&V but as a woodworker, I would recommend wood only from North America and it should be certified from a sustainable forest. It doesn't take much for a woodworker to use responsible materials. OK, end of tree-hugging rant.
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All right, I hate to inject a little P&R into C&V but as a woodworker, I would recommend wood only from North America and it should be certified from a sustainable forest. It doesn't take much for a woodworker to use responsible materials. OK, end of tree-hugging rant.
The wood I've used to make fenders was re-purposed from an old cedar chest. Do I get green points for that?

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Are you sure you'll have enough clearance on that bike for fenders? Those brake calipers look awfully short.

Anyway, these look good and are the narrowest he currently has to offer...

http://www.woodysfenders.com/store/i...products_id=69

BTW... go ahead and order an extra set of stays to install later. You may need them to stabilize the front of the front fender better. See the Woody in my sig.
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All right, I hate to inject a little P&R into C&V but as a woodworker, I would recommend wood only from North America and it should be certified from a sustainable forest. It doesn't take much for a woodworker to use responsible materials. OK, end of tree-hugging rant.
Well Cody does mention this in his ads: "They are hand made one at a time in my small garage shop from as much re-cycled woods as I can find."

That should cover it.
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Based on my experience with woody's 1 1/2" fenders on a bike with Shimano 600 brakes, I think you are going to have a hard time fitting them on that bike.
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another option for you http://www.fastboyfenders.com/
he makes a "race blade" style fender, i'm going to be getting a
set for my bikes this spring, for some reason i like the looks of
them better than the "woody's" fenders.
and you should have no problems with your calipers

good luck!!!
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another option for you http://www.fastboyfenders.com/
he makes a "race blade" style fender, i'm going to be getting a
set for my bikes this spring, for some reason i like the looks of
them better than the "woody's" fenders.
and you should have no problems with your calipers

good luck!!!

I really like the style of the fenders in the header of the fast boy homepage. If you could get Woody's to do you a set that look like those, I would go that route. It seems like he is a little more concerned with sustainable practices.

Have you also considered a set of Honjo hammered fenders? That could look nice as well. I suppose it depends on the look you are going for.
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There should be enough clearance, let me go find that front end shot showing the front caliper to tire gap. Right now I'm thinking a blonde wood with a dark stripe down the middle, or a pair of dark wood stripes.



The brakes are Tektro long-reach and the pads are pretty much set at their max front and back. Woody usually makes fender width I think is about 1.5" for road bikes.
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There should be enough clearance, let me go find that front end shot showing the front caliper to tire gap. Right now I'm thinking a blonde wood with a dark stripe down the middle, or a pair of dark wood stripes.

The brakes are Tektro long-reach <snip>
There ya go. That's what I'm using on my Woody, though the frame originally came with 27" wheels so it has even a bit more clearance. I had to do LOTS of trimming on the fenders with a dremel, but Cody does a bunch of that now when he makes them. Go for it!

PS I still like the ones I picked out for your bike.
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I take it back, they'll probably fit.

I had to add an extra stay front and rear because the fenders are so flexible that they were hitting the tires on bumps. My fenders are set very close to the tires, so you may not have that problem. He charges $12 each for additional stays.
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McDave, does your Woody have two sets of braze-ons on the front fork for those stays, one above and one below the fork blade? It would appear that I'll need the extra stays (I hated the shaking and rattling of my plastic fenders I had on my Passage).

btw, I do like those that you linked to. I missed that the first time I read through the thread.

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another option for you http://www.fastboyfenders.com/
he makes a "race blade" style fender, i'm going to be getting a
set for my bikes this spring, for some reason i like the looks of
them better than the "woody's" fenders.
and you should have no problems with your calipers

good luck!!!
I used to share a commute with someone with the fastboys. They're really pretty in person.
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I just ordered a set of the fastboy fenders can't wait, I'll post some pics in a few weeks. i think the race blades were my only option with my delta brakes. It's gonna look super sharp. and hopefully keep my ace dry. I also like that i can switch them to my single speed in a matter of minutes. anyways good luck with the woody's can't wait to see some pics.
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For clearance issues perhaps the River City reach-a-rounds could work? They have nice wood fenders as well.


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McDave, does your Woody have two sets of braze-ons on the front fork for those stays, one above and one below the fork blade? It would appear that I'll need the extra stays (I hated the shaking and rattling of my plastic fenders I had on my Passage).

btw, I do like those that you linked to. I missed that the first time I read through the thread.
The fork ends have additional holes where the lawyer clips used to go. I just used them for the extra front stays. With longer bolts and a little bending of the front stays, you should be able to stack the stays if you don't have anyplace else to mount them.

And yes, the rattling would have drove me nuts too. One quick ride was all it took to decide to add the extra set on the front.

BTW... I have the rears attached to the chainstay bridge, brake bridge, and the standard stays to the eyelets. They are plenty solid and didn't require any extra stays.

The reason I liked the linked-to fenders is the light colored stripes would go good with the white bar tape, imo.
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BTW... back when I first built my Woody bike I started a thread to see what others had done with them. Feel free to add yours too everybody...

Lets see those Wood Fenders!
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Fuji with extra stays:

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ok Just got mine today. They look great, can't wait to use them.
i gotta take some better pics outside.
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Am I the only one that trims the stays?
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Am I the only one that trims the stays?
Maybe...

Cuda, did you ever get any further with this project?

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Actually I've taken about five steps backwards! I just today sold the frameset I was going to mount the fenders on! So the good news is that I have money to buy fenders. The bad news is I have no bike to mount them to!

Sixty Fiver has one frame that I'm very tempted by if I can make it fit me. I'm also waiting photos of a couple of other frames from a couple of people on the Classic Rendezvous list. Seems I'm a picky frame shopper. What I'd like is a 531 framed Fuji Del Ray / Sagres apparently. A frame with double braze-ons on the rear drop outs so I can mount fenders with extra stays and/or a small rack, sport-touring geometry. Something a little sporty but not a full on race frame. Something for a mix of short evening rides around the neighborhood, perhaps a couple days worth of commuting to work on nice days, and the occasional charity ride.
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Actually I've taken about five steps backwards! I just today sold the frameset I was going to mount the fenders on! So the good news is that I have money to buy fenders. The bad news is I have no bike to mount them to!

You just sold the Cuda ?

Hey, maybe what we need is to get Sixty Fiver to come down to Dallas with the frame, then we could all get together at jsharr's or Lisa's for the beer, pizza, and wrenching party?

I bet I could work that into my schedule somehow...

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Yes, the cuda has gone to a new home. Only the frameset though. the 105 Golden Arrow parts, wheels, bars and all that I still have for use or what not. The frame was a 60cm or better, and while it was a comfortable riding frame, I just felt too stretched out on it and didn't have enough stand over for the stop'n go riding I typically did on it.

So I'll either get a set of wood fenders for the next bike I replace it with... or I'm also being tempted by a set of Honjo hammered fenders too. Especially if I end up with the black Fuji Sagres that Bill over on CR has offered. Which reminds me, I need to get off to the bike room to do some measuring!
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