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    Surly Karate Monkey - How to mount a rear fender?

    I own a Surly Karate Monkey that I will be commuting on this winter. I also own a pair of Planet Bike Cascadia 29er fenders. My goal is to combine the two!

    Does anyone have experience mounting these on the rear wheel? More specifically, near the bottom bracket area?

    I know I could just use zip ties, but there must be more effective ways. I've seen pictures around the internet of Karate Monkey's with mounted fenders that look really nicely done, but none that show how they were mounted near the bottom bracket area.

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    I don't know the particulars of your frame or the fenders, but from the pictures here and especially here it seems you have a pretty standard-looking chainstay bridge. Your fenders should have a clip that goes around the bridge and/or a slot for a bolt. To be honest, I'd actually prefer a zip tie since it won't loosen and rattle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehsiung View Post
    I don't know the particulars of your frame or the fenders, but from the pictures here and especially here it seems you have a pretty standard-looking chainstay bridge. Your fenders should have a clip that goes around the bridge and/or a slot for a bolt. To be honest, I'd actually prefer a zip tie since it won't loosen and rattle.
    I actually have an older version of the Karate Monkey from 2005. This frame doesn't have the chainstay bridge. I suppose I should have mentioned that. But you might be right about the zip ties giving a more solid attachment.

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