Join Date: Jun 2005
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Originally Posted by swingerfunky
The only thing thats holding me back about the Felt is the fact that the frame does not have braze-ons, even though the guy at the shop said a seat post mounted rack will be able to hold enough weight. Also will I be able to mount fenders to it?
I own a Felt 80 and I love it. It's my first road bike but it seems to do what I need and what I want from it. I haven't commuted on it but feel comfortable that I could.
I've ridden with a Chrome Metro messenger bag and once on the bike the messenger bag becomes very comfortable.
Regarding the rack...You don't need braze-ons for a rear rack. They come with brackets that attach to the seat stays. I had a rack mounted on my F80 and had it taken off when I changed my mind.
Fenders are a different story. I understand that there are clip on fenders for bikes w/o braze-ons. This gives you flexibility to mirror your weather situation. Permanently mounted fenders would require braze-ons or some sort of creative attachment which a good LBS should be able to accomplish.
BTW...I have had great success with Specialized Armadillos which I recommend if you're going to commute. They look great on the yellow F80 too.