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    source for fenders for 27" tires?

    Every bike shop I have checked so far (ok only 2 ) is not sure if fenders for 700cc tires will work with 27" tires.

    Will they?

    If not then where can I get some fenders for 27" tires?

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    Yes, they will work. I've done it. Several times

    I can't believe any bike shop employee would tell you otherwise!!! 700C fenders can generally accomodate a wide range of tire widths, and consequently they must accomodate a range of diameters as well. The difference in diameter between a 700C rim and a 27" rim is only 8 mm. Fenders are made of a flexible material. I 100% guarantee that fenders meant for 700C tires will work with 27" tires!
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    The difference between a 700c rim and 27" is only 8mm in diameter. You will note than many tubes have both 700c and 27" tire sizes listed. It should work OK, though perhaps snuggly.
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    I've got Zefal CAB fenders on my 27's, (700c fenders of course) overall not a bad fit but the rear fender fans out quite a bit and looks kinda funny.
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    I also have the Zefal CAB fenders and had them on my 27" Takara. They fit just fine because they are fairly flexible. Recommended.
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    Yep, rode my 27 inch SS road bike conversion today. Freddy fenders hardcore work fine. They make 2 widths. Get the wider one if you want to use 27 x 1 1/4 or wider tires. If you're sticking to 27 x 1 1/8, then you could use the narrow fenders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squeakywheel
    Yep, rode my 27 inch SS road bike conversion today. Freddy fenders hardcore work fine. They make 2 widths. Get the wider one if you want to use 27 x 1 1/4 or wider tires. If you're sticking to 27 x 1 1/8, then you could use the narrow fenders.
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    I love my Planet Bike Freddy Fenders Hardcore... Flexible enough to deal with everyday banging around, strong enough to not worry. I run them on 27 x 1 1/4 and there's enough clearance. I'm pretty sure 700c fenders would do the trick as well. I bought mine at MEC for about $20 (CAD) plus taxes.

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    Wow. I was just thinking of this this morning. So a 700c will work, huh? What about width? I've got 1 1/4"-wide tires. Is that about a 28mm, do you think? Or wider?

    I have very nice SKS P35 fenders on my road bike (700c wheels). Supposedly you're good with a tire up to 35mm; but I run a 28mm in front, and there's not a lot of clearance. If there's loose gravel or recently poured asphalt, I'll pick it up and get clogged every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bklyn
    Wow. I was just thinking of this this morning. So a 700c will work, huh? What about width? I've got 1 1/4"-wide tires. Is that about a 28mm, do you think? Or wider?
    1 1/4" is roughly 32 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm)

    Yes, you need to make sure that you get fenders meant for the appropriate width of tire. 700C/27" fenders typically come in 30 mm and 45 mm widths.
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    These are PB Freddies on 27" inch tires:
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