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Old 10-07-07, 11:31 AM   #1
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Civia fenders

I was just looking at the Civia cycles website...

and I saw mention that the fenders were going to be offered in silver or black for aftermarket sales. Those look like very nice entries into the monthly "which fender" debate. All aluminum too!

I wonder how much they'll cost? Anyone heard anything?
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Old 10-07-07, 11:34 AM   #2
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Much better than planet bike fenders just based upon how low the front fender comes down.

Why do most fenders stop halfway down the front wheel I do not know but it requires a foot long mudflap to make them work properly.

Ive heard that civia bikes are very, very expensive but I have never seen the price.
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I've heard that the bikes are expensive as well...

But they're spec'd nicely. And if the expensive tag has been applied to the model they're advertising with the Alfine hub and disc brakes...well, I can see where the pricetag comes in.

I wonder if the "pricey-ness" extends to those fenders though. You're absolutely right about the wrap of them...that's one of the things that caught my eye.
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There are generic aluminum fenders for $35 from Velo Orange:
http://www.velo-orange.com/fenders.html

They also sell extra long Honjo fenders:
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Why do most fenders stop halfway down the front wheel I do not know but it requires a foot long mudflap to make them work properly.
Roll your bike out to your car. Remove the front wheel, and lift the bike onto the roof rack. Dig a furrow in your car's roof with the long metal fender! Or damage the carpet in your house or bend the fender while changing a front flat or...

Seriously, one of the reasons Sturmey Archer went from oil to grease lubrication is that times changed and riders began to transport their bikes laying down flat in the trunk (boot) of their sedans (saloons) - and the oil would run out.

A shorter front fender and a flexible flat isn't a bad idea, just another compromise.

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I hate cars and would never subject my bike to such a vile experience like the one you just described.

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I've heard that the bikes are expensive as well...

But they're spec'd nicely. And if the expensive tag has been applied to the model they're advertising with the Alfine hub and disc brakes...well, I can see where the pricetag comes in.

I wonder if the "pricey-ness" extends to those fenders though. You're absolutely right about the wrap of them...that's one of the things that caught my eye.
They are very expensive. To give you an idea of just how expensive the single speed costs $1900, the Alfine and derailer models are $2200, and the Rolhoff $3100.

There is a thread about them here: Civia at Interbike
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Why do most fenders stop halfway down the front wheel I do not know but it requires a foot long mudflap to make them work properly.
Most people want at least the hight of a curb between the bottom of the fender and the ground. Otherwise when you slowly roll down a curb it will catch the bottom of the fender.
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I've heard that the bikes are expensive as well...

But they're spec'd nicely. And if the expensive tag has been applied to the model they're advertising with the Alfine hub and disc brakes...well, I can see where the pricetag comes in.

I wonder if the "pricey-ness" extends to those fenders though. You're absolutely right about the wrap of them...that's one of the things that caught my eye.

Well, the entire line is expensive, unless you consider a $1900 singlespeed inexpensive.

But the fenders do seem like a nice option----unless they price them comparable to Honjos or Berthouds. Then, what's the point?
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