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    Fender Help

    Hey guys, its about that time of year (for me) to pull out the bike and start commuting again. What type of fenders would work on a trek 1200 road bike? At the LBS they didn't have any that would fit. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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    Unfamiliar with this specific bike...

    Checking google images...

    I'm guessing that the issue is there isn't enough clearance between the fork/frame and the wheels to squeeze a fender in there? And possible issues with your caliper brakes not leaving room either?

    Frame does have eyelets though, which is a plus.
    If it was me, I'd get a cheap pair of full length fenders, used from a Co-op if possible. Then chop them in half. You forks should be able to mount the rear portion of a cut front fender no problem, which will keep most the spray off you.
    For the rear fender... make the cut where your brakes are about so you have two floating sections with a gap to clear that spot. Be creative with how you mount that stuff... check out old reflector mounting brackets and the hardware store for ideas.


    OR, if you're not totally into DIY stuff.
    You may have to settle for snap-on fenders, they won't cover as well but they should go on fast and simple.
    junk like this: http://ecom1.planetbike.com/7000.html
    Last edited by xenologer; 03-02-09 at 11:58 AM.

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    Do a search for fenders under this Commuter Forum. Alot of great ideas have already been written down, and some have pictures you can reference.
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    Remember too, that bike models change from year-to-year. So you have a 1200. Which year?

    The only difference between the 1000 and the 1200 is component level. SKS P-35s fit on my 1000 (model year 2000) with 700x25C Gatorskins.

    They're a little tight through the brakes, but they fit. To get them through the front brake I had to replace the riveted-on top mount with one like they use on the rear fender. Once I did that, it was no problem. The rear fenderstays share the mounting hole with the rack.


    One of these days I'll get around to trimming the front fenderstays. Anyway, you can see that they fit, but just a little close through the brakes (note how the arc flattens).


    Closeup of front brake, using rear fender hardware.
    Last edited by tsl; 03-03-09 at 09:27 AM. Reason: Added pics
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