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:
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
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.