Well, as I'm working on the old Hercules, I'm looking about the fenders and possibly replacing them. The fenders are bent up in quite a few spots and while they aren't totally horrible, but they're not great either. The stays on the fenders at the moment are the ones that are bolted onto the axles which is totally wrong and a major source of irritation. At a minimum I'd need new, proper stays on the fenders to make them minimally acceptable to me.
Right now VO has these 650b fenders on sale (http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...ders-650b.html) and I'm kicking around the idea of grabbing a set and putting them on the old Hercules. The current fenders are around 52mm wide and the VO fenders are 58mm wide so I don't believe the width would be a big issue. Oh, and I like fluted fenders.
Has anyone put something like these on a similar vintage bike? Is this an act of heresy that is beyond redemption if I put those on the bike?
Pre-Raleigh Hercules (as purchased) - 17 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr
Pre-Raleigh Hercules (as purchased) - 2 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr
Pre-Raleigh Hercules (as purchased) - 8 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr