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    Drilled-fender coatguard lacing ... pics/method/hardware?

    I'm setting up a bike for wifey. Rear fender is drilled for skirt/coatguard, and I want to lace it.

    However, I have no idea about the best way to do it. The fender side is the easiest part ... just run lacing (twine? leather? high test fishing line?) through the holes or through some kind of intermediate attachment point (fishing swivels?). But to what do these attach at or near the axle?

    Welcoming any suggestions/ideas/pics. Thanks!!!!

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    This is cool, but the bike is not an ANT, unfortunately, and so does not have the special bracket...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/antbike...97121/sizes/l/

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    This bike has hemp cord.it is available and cheap.I will try to get close up pics tomorrow if you want.

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    My LBS mechanic drilled holes in the fender on both sides of my Pashley Guvnor and used black zip ties to secure the coat guard to the fenders and the seat stays. Its pretty secure and looks good after the zip ends are cut off. You can't tell the coat guard is part of the bike unless you look very closely!

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    Thanks, guys!

    vincev-

    What do you have attaching the the twine to the fender, and to what is the twine attached at the axle?

    Hey, I'm in Bloomington--where are you?

    Eric

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    My skirt guard bike has some little eyes that bolt on using the same bolts as the fender stays. I'd take a pic but it's really buried in the basement right now.
    Hemp tends to loosen/tighten with changes in humidity. How's yours holding up, Vincev?
    There's some great pictures of skirtguards here;
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/collectvelo/
    I have spoken.

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    From the collection sailorbenjamin referenced: looks like a bit of st. stl. wire of decent gauge (I can send some if you need it) and a split-ring for keys from the harware store would do it. These things look like they're made up of elastic with crimped ferrules. Maybe some heavyweight braided fishing line would work.

    BTW, that's a wonderful collection of bikes! Whose is it? OK, found it: Alexander Jürgen Ehlers Borgmann and his website http://www.aj-velo.de/



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    ^^^I have a set of those skirt guards I bought off of ebay France...The cables are elastic and they have little hooks on the ends. Much like mini bungee cords...I'll try to dig up the actual name of them...
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    We don't cotton to people who cut things off their bikes in these here parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Wahl View Post
    From the collection sailorbenjamin referenced: looks like a bit of st. stl. wire of decent gauge (I can send some if you need it) and a split-ring for keys from the harware store would do it. These things look like they're made up of elastic with crimped ferrules. Maybe some heavyweight braided fishing line would work.
    Thanks, Charles! This is very helpful. I have too many ideas now!

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