Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 20 of 20
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Kanagawa Pref., Japan
    My Bikes
    Bridgestone MB 2
    Posts
    153
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Fender extender?

    Hello fellow rain riders. I recently installed some SKS p65 fenders over Schwalbe Big Apples. Rode in the rain today and got no spray on my shoes from the front tire. Very happy with that.

    I have a VO contructeur rack up front, which basically sits over bare tire, the SKS's front fender's being somewhat short at the top. That means that if I had had a bag or something strapped to the rack, the bag or thing probably would have gotten pretty wet and filthy. Anyone got any ideas about how to extend the top about four or five inches?

    I was thinking of making a sleeve from high-quality rubber. But I dunno...

  2. #2
    Senior Member littlefoot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Upstate, S.C.
    My Bikes
    Many all steel.
    Posts
    496
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rubber sounds like it might work if rigid enough, maybe cut a plastic bottle or old nalgene. I really need a visual.
    My Bike has so much nailpolish on it for touch-up paint I named it Emo

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Kanagawa Pref., Japan
    My Bikes
    Bridgestone MB 2
    Posts
    153
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't have a digital camera. My daughter does, and she will be coming down tomorrow. I will try to get a pic posted then.

  4. #4
    Senior Member JAG410's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Moorhead, MN
    My Bikes
    A few ;)
    Posts
    904
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Planet Bike sells their Cascadia mudflaps separately. You get 2 flaps and plastic rivets for $5 shipped! Worth a shot.

  5. #5
    coprolite fietsbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NW,Oregon Coast
    My Bikes
    7
    Posts
    40,172
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you can find a broken fender, then there can be a bolting on of that to the front of the fork.

    Cutting the fender from at the L clip, then making another L clip to fit the remainder
    onto the front of the fork, gains you the width of the fork.
    I gained clearance under the fork crown, at the same time..

  6. #6
    lowlife bottom feeder BassNotBass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Lou-evil, Canned-Turkey USA
    Posts
    1,851
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I extended the rear of my fender using the stiffer back side of an old report cover (black) somebody was trashing here at work. It's a very light and durable plastic (very difficult to tear) which will retain a crease if you mounted it to your front rack with zip ties. Crease it down the middle and it may extend beyond the rack without falling onto the tire.
    I plan on living forever... so far so good.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Fenway's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Boston, MA
    My Bikes
    1983 Peugeot UO14, KHS Green-Heavily modified, 1972 Raleigh Sprite 27" (work in progress)
    Posts
    412
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've used a set of planet bike mudflaps, think the previously mentioned Cascadia for $5, on steel 45mm fenders before. They work great if one drills the fenders and uses stainless steel fasteners. Worth a shot.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    boston, ma
    Posts
    2,807
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    old mtb tires

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Kanagawa Pref., Japan
    My Bikes
    Bridgestone MB 2
    Posts
    153
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Old mtb tires! Yes. Dadburn, I'll drop by my LBS over the weekend and see if has one in the trash. Great idea. Other ideas above are certainly worth considering, but old mtb tires gets the prize.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    northern Deep South
    My Bikes
    Fuji Touring, Novara Randonee
    Posts
    1,786
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sounds like you need to rearrange the fender so it sits further forward (easy on SKS fenders until you've clamped down the mounts, then next to impossible). Then, as others have said, mudflaps. Mine's made of an old shampoo bottle that's about 10-11 years old. I'm so embarassed by it, I'm going to replace it as soon as it falls off. But it hasn't yet.

  11. #11
    GATC
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    south Puget Sound
    Posts
    6,607
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by JAG410 View Post
    Planet Bike sells their Cascadia mudflaps separately. You get 2 flaps and plastic rivets for $5 shipped! Worth a shot.
    Cascadia mudflaps are great (Cascadia fenders are great, it's nice that you can retrofit others w/ the mudflaps).

    Rubber stairtreads have a good consistency for mudflaps but hang flat, don't curve to the front or sides like the cascadia flaps do.

  12. #12
    Gears? CliftonGK1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    My Bikes
    '08 Surly Cross-Check, 2011 Redline Conquest Pro, 2012 Spesh FSR Comp EVO, 2009 Spesh Singlecross, 2011 RM Flow1
    Posts
    11,322
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I did this with an old pair of SKS fenders:
    Get a scrap pair of fenders from the LBS, cut a section to the length you need, pop-rivet that sucker on the front fender.
    For clearance reasons, rivet them "heads in" and use a rivet washer on the outside to keep it from pulling through. You can use a tack hammer to round over the visible side of the rivet if it much matters to you.
    "I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
    - Mandi M.

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Michigan
    My Bikes
    Trek 730, Bike Friday NWT, Brompton M6R, Trek 830, Dahon HAT 060, ...
    Posts
    1,431
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I treat SKS fenders as stock material and always keep few redundant ones lying around, both new and broken pieces + stays, brackets etc. I glue them together with epoxy (slow-setting, urethane also OK) to any length I want (read 180 deg coverage or more). The front of the front one can be suspended under the rack with a bracket normally used for suspending a fender from the seatstay bridge. Such a bracket is preferable to another L-bracket because it is easier to dismount and mount the fender.

  14. #14
    Senior Member coldfeet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    2,118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by caintuck View Post
    Hello fellow rain riders. I recently installed some SKS p65 fenders over Schwalbe Big Apples. Rode in the rain today and got no spray on my shoes from the front tire. Very happy with that.

    I have a VO contructeur rack up front, which basically sits over bare tire, the SKS's front fender's being somewhat short at the top. That means that if I had had a bag or something strapped to the rack, the bag or thing probably would have gotten pretty wet and filthy. Anyone got any ideas about how to extend the top about four or five inches?

    I was thinking of making a sleeve from high-quality rubber. But I dunno...
    What width are your Big Apples? I have a set of 60mm, and had been wondering if the P65 is wide enough? Are there any wider stock fenders out there?

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Kanagawa Pref., Japan
    My Bikes
    Bridgestone MB 2
    Posts
    153
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    More good ideas. Thank you.

    2-i: That would be the perfect solution, and that was my first thought. I just don't have extra or pieces of p65's.

    coldfeet: I have the 60-mm Big Apples. I haven't measured how far out the fenders are from the tire, but it looks like about 3 to 4 millimeters on each side. That's not optimal coverage perhaps, but it seems to be sufficient. And like I said above, I road in the rain the other day and I got no spray from the front tire on my shoes, BB, chain, etc. I had to file some material on both sides of the fender at fork to get a good fit. I installed them without filing at first, but there was pretty much deformation. The bike is mid-80's MB-2. I don't think there are wider fenders on the market.
    Last edited by caintuck; 05-18-11 at 11:49 PM.

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Kanagawa Pref., Japan
    My Bikes
    Bridgestone MB 2
    Posts
    153
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Pictures were requested above. So here are a couple:
    Attached Images Attached Images

  17. #17
    Senior Member irwin7638's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Michigan
    My Bikes
    Byron,Sam, The Hunq and that Old Guy
    Posts
    2,346
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Why no just attach a light plastic sheet under the rack and cut to size?

    Marc
    Read Simply Cycle

    "I can still do everything I used to, but now I'm mature enough to take a nap without being told." - Me

    "You don't deteriorate from age,you age from deterioration" --Joe Weider

  18. #18
    Gears? CliftonGK1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    My Bikes
    '08 Surly Cross-Check, 2011 Redline Conquest Pro, 2012 Spesh FSR Comp EVO, 2009 Spesh Singlecross, 2011 RM Flow1
    Posts
    11,322
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by irwin7638 View Post
    Why no just attach a light plastic sheet under the rack and cut to size?

    Marc
    Seeing the pix, that's what I was thinking, too. Go for the Kent Peterson solution and nab a coroplast sign, chop it down to the exact dimensions and zip tie it in place. No more frontbag splashies.
    "I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
    - Mandi M.

  19. #19
    Senior Member tarwheel's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    My Bikes
    Waterford RST-22, Bob Jackson World Tour, Ritchey Breakaway Cross, Gunnar Crosshairs, De Bernardi SL
    Posts
    6,150
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    That SKS fender IS short on the front side. Another good reason to buy Planet Bike Cascadias, which also include spray flaps on the back side. My Cascadias look to be about twice as long in front of the fork as your SKS fenders.

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    542
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My plastic SKS fenders seem to be as short as in the pictures. But I had no problems with the spray in front of the fender during Missouri winters. Now I have a Jandd front rack which has a large flat plate on the top. So I guess I won't ever have that problem now. I like the ideas you guys have implemented with an extra spray flap. I may have to put one at the back of the front fender though. Sometimes a deep water puddle lets a bit of spray come back as far as the pedals.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •