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Old 03-02-07, 02:28 PM   #1
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Fenders?

I had I pair of classic fenders such as the ones which you can screw to your fork and such and I love them because they wrap around the back and front of each wheel so water is never thrown up at you but they don't fit on my most current bike, my current bike doesn't have the holes to screw them in on the fork and doesn't have the room on the rear wheel behind the seat tube. So...I've been forced to use the cheaper ones that attach via rubber straps and they only cover the back of the front wheel, not the top of it as well in the front, anyone know of any classic style fenders that attached via the rubber thingies? I'm always getting hit in the face with these shorter fenders.

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Old 03-03-07, 10:15 AM   #2
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Old 03-03-07, 11:06 AM   #3
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My bike lacks room for fenders beneath the fork crown and rear brake bridge, also between the rear tire and seat tube. So regardless whether I mount them via threaded braze-ons or rubber bungees, I can't fit full coverage fenders anyway. So like you, I use RaceBlade partial-coverage fenders. They're better than nothing.
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Old 03-03-07, 11:34 AM   #4
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Planet Bike has a fender set like this. It attaches like the raceblades you have, but the rear wheel has a full covering. Another thing you can do is get smaller diameter tires to better accomodate the fender. Another hint is that you can attach the front fender behind the brake and fork with zip-ties. Get creative. I've even had a bike which I cut a set of SKS standard fenders in half so it fit over the rear brake bridge instead of under it.
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Old 03-03-07, 12:09 PM   #5
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You can use P-clips to attach fenders meant for an eyeletted bike on a bike with no proper eyelets. Much better than zipties IMO, but not as good as a frame with eyelets.

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Old 03-03-07, 09:21 PM   #6
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Use the "P" clips, there is a big selection at Home Depot or Lowes. Just get a set of fenders & cut them at the brake bridge as has been suggested above. Don't be afraid to experiment but also spend some time thinking & sketching it through before you cut. These people sell a bracket that is designed to mount split fenders that are cut at the brake bridge. Don
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if i might suggest an idea. im not sure how much money you would want to spend, or what might be considered too run down, but a hanger and some duct tape have made me the best fender ever. it's incredibly lightweight, if it bends you can bend it back, and costs next to nothing. just form into long shape about 18"x 1.5" and wrap around right under saddle near rear brake if applicable. wrap in duct tape on the bias. props to my very good friend deetee.
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I had I pair of classic fenders such as the ones which you can screw to your fork and such and I love them because they wrap around the back and front of each wheel so water is never thrown up at you but they don't fit on my most current bike, my current bike doesn't have the holes to screw them in on the fork and doesn't have the room on the rear wheel behind the seat tube. So...I've been forced to use the cheaper ones that attach via rubber straps and they only cover the back of the front wheel, not the top of it as well in the front, anyone know of any classic style fenders that attached via the rubber thingies? I'm always getting hit in the face with these shorter fenders.
Sounds to me like a perfect reason to get another bike that accomodates the fenders you want.
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Why do they even make bikes that do not accept fenders?
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Why do they even make bikes that do not accept fenders?
Because the pros don't use fenders (or racks) when they race.
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Old 03-04-07, 08:50 AM   #11
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Because the pros don't use fenders (or racks) when they race.
So why do they make bikes for normal people that don't accept fenders?
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So why do they make bikes for normal people that don't accept fenders?
Because normal people are the willing suckers to Marketing Hype. Marketing Hype is driven by those who win races. You won't find a picture of a bike commuter on that box of Wheaties...
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Because normal people are the willing suckers to Marketing Hype. Marketing Hype is driven by those who win races. You won't find a picture of a bike commuter on that box of Wheaties...
Truer words have never been spoken.
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