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Old 09-06-10, 11:14 AM   #1
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Planet Bike mudflaps on SKS/ESGE fenders...

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I knew I wanted full fenders on my Touring Series III, better yet with mudflaps. I really liked the Planet Bike Cascadia fenders but I couldn't stand the God-awful huge Planet bike logo on the rear fender. So, I got the SKS fenders in black, 45mm.

I found robatsu's blog where he described using the Planet Bike spare part mudflaps on his SKS fenders. Off went my $5 and I just got through installing them. A few comments then a few pics:

- I was unhapppy with the little plastic rivet thingies they provide to attach. So I used 10-32 stainless bolts with a neoprene washer and acorn nut on the outside. The hole for mounting goes through the rubber of the mudflap on the inside so I didn't see a need for a washer there, the screw head was large enough.

- I had to slit the edge of the front flap a teeny bit as it got a tad close to the stay mount. Just a little slit proivded enough relief to keep the rubber from puckering.

Here's what the fender looks like with the mudflap mounted:



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I think the combination works real well, I cropped that pic so that the tire was at the bottom edge of the frame to give you an idea of the clearance between ground and mudflap.

Yes, I see the peek of sunlight between the tire and fender and will be off to fix it, along with my as-yet-untrimmed brake cables. Amazing what photographing your bike will reveal

And here's a couple full shots with the fenders and mudflaps mounted, and the eBay rack and bottle cages put on since the last pic too



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I think I'm really going to like the mudflaps. The fenders are very nice as well. Shame SKS doesn't provde their own mudflaps.
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Old 09-06-10, 11:23 AM   #2
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I like SKS fenders alot. I use the silver striped model. I prefer leather or fabric mudflaps so SKS not providing them doesn't bother me.

That Fuji right there is exactly what a touring bike should look like. Nice job! You should get all your Fuji's in one photo.
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Great job Keith. That looks so classy.
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I think the front fender needs to be rotated a bit forward. Maybe 1 inch would do it.
Very clean bike, are you going to install a front rack?
Here's a pic of Planet bike on my Sherpa.
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Kieth,

Looks nice. You lookin' for a Fuji Del Ray in that size w/ the black annodized rims? It's a 58cm right?
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I wonder if the SKS fenders don't have a mudflap for the same reason they have breakaway front struts, there's a chance of the flap getting caught and locking up the front wheel?
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That Fuji right there is exactly what a touring bike should look like. Nice job! You should get all your Fuji's in one photo.
Thanks, I'm pleased with how it's turning out. Can't wait to get bags on it

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Great job Keith. That looks so classy.
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I think the front fender needs to be rotated a bit forward. Maybe 1 inch would do it. Very clean bike, are you going to install a front rack?
Thanks. That's as forward as she goes, the mount is on the front side of the fork crown. If I can somehow find a set of matching panniers (see my sig) to what I have waiting for me in Chiacgo yeah, I'll go a front rack.

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Kieth, Looks nice. You lookin' for a Fuji Del Ray in that size w/ the black annodized rims? It's a 58cm right?
Thanks! Gosh, I have projects lined up after this and I have two I have to get sold to make room...tempting though. Send a pic if you have one just for fun.
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Here you go:

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Here you go:
As I remember you just got this right? I forget, too big for you?
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I wonder if the SKS fenders don't have a mudflap for the same reason they have breakaway front struts, there's a chance of the flap getting caught and locking up the front wheel?
They're quite flexible, I can't imagine that happening. Anything that would cause the breakway to....break, will breeze right by the mudflap.
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Very nice, I've been thinking of fenders for my Shogun for this winter and these may be the answer.

fender1......

I sent a PM regarding your Fuji, providing Keith declines.


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keith, that fuji came out gorgeous, and the mudflap swap from the cascadias works beautifully here.

FYI, the european market SKS come with a mudflap (on the front fender only), albeit not as elegant as the cascadia flap:



i got the euro version of the SKS from wiggle.co.uk... with the favorable exchange rate at the time and free international shipping over $78, they were cheaper than buying them here in the US.

still, i love what you did with the cascadia flaps!
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Very nice, I've been thinking of fenders for my Shogun for this winter and these may be the answer.

fender1......

I sent a PM regarding your Fuji, providing Keith declines.
Oh, I'm afraid I'll have to decline...as purty as that Del Rey is. I had an opportunity to ride one for a few miles recently. Fine ride, and that looks like a beautiful example.



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keith, that fuji came out gorgeous, and the mudflap swap from the cascadias works beautifully here.

FYI, the european market SKS come with a mudflap (on the front fender only), albeit not as elegant as the cascadia flap:

i got the euro version of the SKS from wiggle.co.uk... with the favorable exchange rate at the time and free international shipping over $78, they were cheaper than buying them here in the US.

still, i love what you did with the cascadia flaps!
As much as I'd like to take credit that goes to forum member robatsu, who's blog I shamelessly stole the idea from.

In any event, thanks for the compliment...
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Fuji Otaku... One of my favorites.

Hey Keith, got any Touring Series III-V framesets laying around in 56 or 54?

Beautiful bike, and awesome fender job.
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i love planet bike, but why did they do that to their cascadia fenders (i have a set)?

btw, your rack is off level 3 degrees, keith. made you look!
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Fuji Otaku... One of my favorites. Hey Keith, got any Touring Series III-V framesets laying around in 56 or 54? Beautiful bike, and awesome fender job.
I do not...I'm working on an 81 Fuji America in 58cm though...

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i love planet bike, but why did they do that to their cascadia fenders (i have a set)?

btw, your rack is off level 3 degrees, keith. made you look!
Who knows...they made an otherwise fine set of fenders completely unusable for me. Grrr...

And it might be off a few...I didn't have a level handy
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Where do you get neoprene washers?

Nice work, as always.
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Where do you get neoprene washers? Nice work, as always.
ACE Hardware in the little hardware drawers in the back, you know, the wall of all nuts and bolts...they were in a box with fiber washers. In and around the nylon stuff.

Thanks, appreciate it.
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ACE Hardware in the little hardware drawers in the back, you know, the wall of all nuts and bolts...they were in a box with fiber washers. In and around the nylon stuff.
ha, that isle is my home away from home. i get all my bike hardware from those drawers! the loose hardware bits can get expensive, though.
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Great mod, great thread! I didn't realize the Euro SKS fendes came with flaps, I think I'll try this mod. Looks like SKS sells the breakaway braces seperately, I think I'll buy a set for my 29'er 65mm PB Cascadia fenders. I'm running studs this winter and the non-breakaway braces are a risk I'm not willing to take.

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