OK, I decided to bite the bullet and put a set of fenders on my SS commuter so I can try to ride in the wet and muck this fall/winter.
I got the planet bike "freddy fenders" and although I consider myself passable in putting things together, I had a real hassle with the front fender. I finally got it installed reasonably well, but it took an hour. I had to dremel the fork mount so the brake binder bolt would fit through the eyelet. And the stays....they were very challenging to get the fender even...it is still a teeny bit uneven at the front (off by about 3 mm from center). If I could do it all over again I would have dremeled the fork eyelet mount so the fender would be slightly higher, it is nearly rubbing the tire but clears it ok. Should I remount it so there is more clearance?
Now I am dreading the installation of the rear fender. Please tell me the rear one is easier!