Anyone manage to get full fenders on a Specialized Sirrus?
Weird design on my 2002 Specialized Sirrus--it's got mounting points for full fenders, the kind that attach with stays, rather than clip-ons. But there are things that make getting fenders on, particularly on the rear wheel, extremely difficult.
I got some SKS p35's (maybe should have gotten the next size up, but they are supposed to accomodate 28mm tires). And there are at least three difficulties mounting the rear fender:
1) the clearance between the seatstay bridge and the wheel is too small
2) the hole drilled into the seatstay bridge is vertical, rather than horizontal, as it is on most other bikes I've seen, and as the fender hardware expects to attach to--did they attach this part incorrectly on my frame?!
3) there's a part of the front deraileur jutting back that interferes in the space where the fender should attach to the chainstay bridge (which, by the way, is too far back from the wheel relative to the fender clearance
So I think I'm returning these fenders, but I'm now wondering if, despite the mounting points on the frame, it's impossible to attach full fenders to a sirrus. Anyone done it? What kind? Maybe I should just settle for a clip-on fender, even though that's not what I really want?