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    Quick Fender Question!

    Hey everyone,

    I just picked up a Centurion DLX for commuting purposes:
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    I was wondering if "Planet bike hardcore Road" bike fenders will fit on it?

    I've read some stuff that says sometimes older bikes have a hard time with mounting fenders, and I don't want to invest in a set unless (obviously) I know they are going to fit.

    Here are some pics of the clearance under my brakes:
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    Thanks for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dishmaster3000 View Post
    I've read some stuff that says sometimes older bikes have a hard time with mounting fenders, and I don't want to invest in a set unless (obviously) I know they are going to fit.
    I have no personal experience with this model bike. Usually the opposite seems to be true though: many older bikes (think "sports/touring" models, for instance) not only have sufficient clearance for fenders, but they have fender eyelets on the drop outs making it easier (or more stable, at any rate) for fender installation.
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    The key is usually the width of the fenders, but those brakes look like they should work easily with 35mm fenders.

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    Does the bike have eyelets for mounting fenders at the end of the fork and at the rear dropout? It looks to have room for fenders.
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    If no eyelets, most fenders come with small p-clamps to solve this issue.

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    Yes

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    +1 that older sport/touring models are more amenable to fender installation.

    OP, it will be tough to know 100% for sure whether the fenders will work in advance, but you should be able to get a fairly good idea. I agree that it looks like 35mm fenders will fit through the brakes, between the seatstays, and through the fork blades. Maybe 40 or even 45 will fit, but you should measure. Remember to measure the gap between the brake arms with the brake pads touching the rims. It also looks like you have plenty of space between the rear tire and the seat tube. If there is no hole for a bolt through the chainstay bridge, you can use a p-clamp around that bridge to attach the leading end of the rear fender. You won't have a ton of vertical clearance between tire and fender at the seatstay bridge, but it looks workable to me. Try to measure that gap and hope it is at least 10mm.

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    Looks very much like my '82 Miyata 610. Between the stays at the top by the brake bridge, a 35mm SKS fender JUST fits, and pinches in a bit. Tire clearance kind of sucks on the old sport/touring bikes in my experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
    Does the bike have eyelets for mounting fenders at the end of the fork and at the rear dropout? It looks to have room for fenders.
    I'm assuming these are eyelets? How can I be sure that this specific fender will work with this size..?
    eyelets.jpgeyelets2.jpg

    I will see what I can do about measuring the distance from my brakes while clamped, hopefully it's enough to fit 35mm

    Thanks for all the help everyone!

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    Buy your fenders locally from a place like REI, with a liberal return policy. The DLX is a pretty typical entry level sports tourer, and IIRC, has 27" tires and diacompre brakes. Fenders should fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dishmaster3000 View Post
    I'm assuming these are eyelets? How can I be sure that this specific fender will work with this size..?

    I will see what I can do about measuring the distance from my brakes while clamped, hopefully it's enough to fit 35mm

    Thanks for all the help everyone!
    Yes, those are fender eyelets. The fenders you are asking about will fit.
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