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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SKS P-35. I have 'em on two bikes.
But as feitsbob suggests, it's a case-by-case basis. In my case, I have bikes made for 28s with fenders and they use 57mm reach brake calipers (Shimano BR-650). I just unbolt the brake, slide off the one washer, slide on the fender mount, and bolt the brake back in place. It's not something that's gonna happen if your bike is designed for 23mm tires, no fenders, and 49mm reach brakes.
I wouldn't suggest the Crud RoadRacers for a commuter BTW. I have 'em on a roadie, and they're fine for that. But besides being very narrow, they are frail, and I don't think they're up to the daily commuting challenge, let alone abuse from parking in a rack.
If you decide to try them, I've found they're not really removable on a daily basis. They're more for a mount-in December, remove-in-March application. The bugbear is the zip tie around the brake bolt. I haven't figured out a way to get it tight enough so the fender doesn't ride on the tire, yet loose enough to get any sort of cutting blade between it and the brake bolt. I always have to remove the brake to get the silly zip tie off.