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Old 02-08-14, 06:14 PM   #1
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mudguard in a rigid fork? -> problems.....

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I have the problem of the image.... The mudguard is a way too high when I screw it to the hole from the fork. Has anybody heard about a way of dealing with this? I don't think I'm the first one having this problem

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Old 02-08-14, 06:51 PM   #2
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Use fenders with front and rear stays? Something like the PB Cascadia.
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Bigger wheel?

Seriously, what you need is a bracket similar to the one on your light, only facing downwards. Then attach the fender to it.

I've never had to look for one, so I don't know of anything commercially available. Certainly something could be fashioned from some rod or sheet metal.
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Use fenders with front and rear stays? Something like the PB Cascadia.
The OP is referring to where it's attached to the fork crown. More stays won't change that.
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Your LBS or hardware store should have something that works. My LBS gave me what I think are reflector mounting pieces, which are adjustable for different tire and wheel sizes. I use two for a little extra strength.

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I've used small pieces of aluminum purchased from homedepot before that worked pretty good, just drill a hole to go into fork and another for the fender mount.
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The reflector bracket idea shown by Alan S should work.
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yea fill in the space a piece of metal with 2 hole in it..
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I used a plastic tire iron and drilled two holes and it worked great. For a more elegant look Problem Solvers has a nicely designed one called the Fender Flute. Check it out here If I had to do it again this is the one I would use.
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seconded on the Fender Flute. two of my co-workers put those on their rigid mtb/ commuter bikes and they work great and look a lot better than a reflector bracket.
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I used a plastic tire iron and drilled two holes and it worked great. For a more elegant look Problem Solvers has a nicely designed one called the Fender Flute. Check it out here If I had to do it again this is the one I would use.
Looks great, but $18 more than my solution cost.
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