Plays in traffic
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Bikes: 1996 Litespeed Classic, 2006 Trek Portland, 2013 Ribble Winter/Audax
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Just bear in mind the Cruds are not a temporary-use, spur-of-the-moment fender. Yes, they go on easily in just few minutes. They don't come off so easily.
If you leave the zip tie around the brake bolt loose enough that you can cut it for removal (the removable ones just don't remove IME) then the fender flops around and rests on the tire.
If you tighten the zip tie around the brake bolt so that the fender doesn't flop around or rest on the tire, then you need to remove the brake to remove the fender.
I like them a lot, but I put them on in November or December and take them off in March or April.
In the three-seasons, that bike gets Bontrager Satellite Fenders
. I find them far superior to the Race Blades and their rubber band mounts. They are truly a spur-or-the-moment fender. You still need some space between the brake and the tire for the bracket the quick-release fender attaches to, but far less than you need for full fenders.
Last edited by tsl; 03-03-12 at 01:00 PM.