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    SKS P65 fenders too big for fork

    Maybe this should be in Mechanics, but the bike is a '84 - '85 Bridgestone MB-2 and you folks in C&V seem to be on top of this kind of stuff.

    I put SKS P65 fenders over Schwalbe Big Apples (26 x 2.3), but the fenders are pinched a bit where they go through the fork. I want to remove a few (a couple of) millimeters of the fender material that's touching the fork to get a better fit and line. My question: What would be the best tool for this job? A grinding or sanding bit in a dremel tool? A hand file? I've never worked on "chromoplastic", so I'm just seeking advice so's I don't do something Ill regret.

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    Dremel on low speed, with the little drum sander; cleaned up a bit with a dowel + sandpaper. I started working with the drum/shaft held vertical, but that thinned out the "cope" a bit too much, so I ended up finishing with the drum more at a 45 deg angle.
    Last edited by Charles Wahl; 05-10-11 at 04:10 PM.

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