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    roadbike fenders - counter-sunk brake bolts

    If I want to put full fenders onto my road bike, do I lose anything by putting longer bolts through the fender at the fork crown/brake bridge to hold both the fender and the brake but no longer sink into the hole on the frame for the bolt heads to embed into?

    Do I just need to make sure I have a washer between the bolt head and fender mount to make sure pressure is applied?

    Or do I lose braking reliability?

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    Senior Member CACycling's Avatar
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    I've always sandwiched the fender tab between the frame/fork and the brake.

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    QBP took over getting the Sheldon's nuts Made..
    those let you put the mudguards on and off
    without disturbing the brake mounting because the nut is threaded
    on both ends of the shoulder/flange.

    QBP sells to most bike shops.
    you tighten the nut on the brake into the frame, then another bolt screws
    into the nut , to secure the L bracket for the mudguard..

    See the link offered, below..
    Last edited by fietsbob; 03-08-12 at 12:23 PM.

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    Here is what I've used.

    Sheldon Fender Nuts http://problemsolversbike.com/produc...n_fender_nuts/
    Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving ~ Albert Einstein

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    Excellent thank you!

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