i debated the idea for months, but now that it is done i am happy with the results. its not like i cant go back. after all, it only took a pair of fenders and a pedal swap.
it took me a while to decide what fenders to use. i actually have a set of planet bike fenders grady graciously let me use but they just did not mount quite right and the glossy finish was distracting. (grady, i will return them when i pick up the tommasini.)
anyway, on with the details. i ended up with sks alley cats. i decided you just as well go full length and the muted flat black finish matched the rest of my bike nicely. please excuse the dirty bike.
it took me several attempts to get the spacing correct but the results were worth it.
i know most people install the fenders behind the brakes but because of my cantilevers i decided to mount the tabs to the back of their respective locations for a cleaner look. on the front fender i installed the bolt from the center of the steerer tube to further promote the clean install.
i was able to get the rear fender spaced properly using a nylon spacer that i found at home depot. i will eventually use a shorter bolt but for now, this will do. it is what i had available.
the pedals are aero 105 pedals. these were hand me downs that i got from my parents in the early to mid 90s. i only used them a year or so and then switched to looks. these have been sitting in the parts bin for many years.
i would rather have a more traditional silver pedal with a black cage but the price was right and the quality is top notch. maybe someday i will find the right trade, but for now i cant justify spending money for a small visual upgrade.
a few other random pictures from today: