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Old 11-04-11, 11:07 AM   #1
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SKS Alleycat Breakaway System .. Yay! or maybe nay?

How does the breakaway system work on the SKS Alleycat Fenders?

I was on the way to school this morning and I ran over some grubby fall foliage .. kicked up a decent sized twig the thickness of a fat Sharpie and heard a *Twang*.

Went about a mile when i started hearing springy vibration and I thought it was my u-lock rattling on my rack and I looked down and one of the struts on my front fender had disconnected from the fender. But it was missing the nut that holds the strut to the fender ...

I thought the break away was the rubber connection between the lower strut and fork?
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I thought the break away was the rubber connection between the lower strut and fork?
It is, if the nuts are fully tightened.
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Old 11-04-11, 02:15 PM   #3
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It is, if the nuts are fully tightened.
I thought I did .. i cranked them down pretty hard
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