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acidfast7 02-17-14 06:09 PM

bit the bullet...
 
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and installed fenders/mudguards/Schutzbleche after riding in England for a few months.

i went with the Crud Roadracer MK II for 25 shipped and will tune them as I use them

one photo ...

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=364767

rumrunn6 02-17-14 06:21 PM

you never regret good decisions ... nice work!

acidfast7 02-17-14 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 (Post 16504115)
you never regret good decisions ... nice work!

Let's see how the hold up in the jungle of the bike locker! the bike got banged hard enough today to move my cyclocomputer sensor!

I think they'll be fun even if they make some sound.

acidfast7 02-18-14 03:10 AM

just rode them in.

silent ... no louder than rubber of tires on the road

can confirm that ass is dry :)

Leisesturm 02-18-14 03:39 AM

Putting fenders on a track bicycle ought to carry a mandatory minimum sentence. Just saying.

acidfast7 02-18-14 03:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Leisesturm (Post 16505023)
Putting fenders on a track bicycle ought to carry a mandatory minimum sentence. Just saying.

Noted.

gregjones 02-18-14 07:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Leisesturm (Post 16505023)
Putting fenders on a track bicycle ought to carry a mandatory minimum sentence. Just saying.

Well, I guess acid's off the hook.

He put them on a single speed commuter.

acidfast7 02-18-14 07:09 AM

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Originally Posted by gregjones (Post 16505173)
acid's off the hook

That is true ... just look at the colours :)

bigbenaugust 02-18-14 07:57 AM

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Schutzbleche
Gesundheit!

JReade 02-18-14 08:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Leisesturm (Post 16505023)
Putting fenders on a track bicycle ought to carry a mandatory minimum sentence. Just saying.

I agree, however a bike with fender eyelets, water bottle bosses, and drilled for brakes/cable guides is hardly a track bike.

acidfast7 02-18-14 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by bigbenaugust (Post 16505265)
Gesundheit!

Danke!

acidfast7 02-18-14 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by JReade (Post 16505298)
I agree, however a bike with fender eyelets, water bottle bosses, and drilled for brakes/cable guides is hardly a track bike.

No man, the handlebars and tugs make it track bike ... yo!

I do think that the bike has some shortcomings ... but for the money, it's quite nice.

DiegoFrogs 02-18-14 11:27 AM

I think it'd look better with more conventional aero drop bar levers. And a more, eh, muted color scheme.

RaleighSport 02-18-14 11:29 AM

Oh naughty naughty.. this is gonna slow down you're hitting the desired ratios don't you know? :P

acidfast7 02-18-14 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by DiegoFrogs (Post 16505952)
And a more, eh, muted color scheme.

What, are you getting all Swedish lagom on me ;)

acidfast7 02-18-14 01:12 PM

wow ... these mudguards are super silent ... shockingly silent :D

demoncyclist 02-18-14 01:57 PM

I had a set on my Cannondale- hey work great. My wife has them on her Madone 4.7 too. The Lynskey has proper eyelets, so I went with SKS Longboards.

One thing to watch for is those little knurled nuts coming loose. I hit them with a coat of clear nail polish after losing one.

enigmaT120 02-18-14 03:49 PM

Were you riding with no fenders at all? Even with my big stainless steel fenders, my legs can get mucked up when I go halfway fast on the dirt/gravel sections of my commute.

acidfast7 02-18-14 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by enigmaT120 (Post 16506806)
Were you riding with no fenders at all? Even with my big stainless steel fenders, my legs can get mucked up when I go halfway fast on the dirt/gravel sections of my commute.

Yup.

And I was told that Mudguards are very unfashionable in England and that I should just ask for a towel to sit on at the pub! by my colleagues when they saw them today :eek:

dynaryder 02-18-14 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Leisesturm (Post 16505023)
Putting fenders on a track bicycle ought to carry a mandatory minimum sentence. Just saying.

But it's ok for track bikes to be ridden on the street?

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Originally Posted by JReade (Post 16505298)
I agree, however a bike with fender eyelets, water bottle bosses, and drilled for brakes/cable guides is hardly a track bike.

This.

FedericoMena 02-18-14 06:29 PM

What a happy looking bike! Enjoy!

Cyril 02-18-14 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by dynaryder (Post 16507192)
But it's ok for track bikes to be ridden on the street?

No.
But it's ok for tarck bikes to be ridden in the street.

:)

fietsbob 02-18-14 06:43 PM

British winter training bikes , you slowly are re creating that , 50 years late. & in less subtile colors..

One of my friends/shop manager in the 80s, had a Mercian .. made as such .. rear opening dropout
with a mud guard mounting hole (dropout outline cut to have abundant room for the hole.)

rear bridge & fork clearance for a side pull brake,and mudguard eyelet on the front.

RaleighSport 02-18-14 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Leisesturm (Post 16505023)
Putting fenders on a track bicycle ought to carry a mandatory minimum sentence. Just saying.

That's no track bike...

Leisesturm 02-19-14 01:20 AM

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Originally Posted by RaleighSport (Post 16507284)
That's no track bike...

Can we agree that it has sporting pretensions? I mean... Pista bars... track dropouts... do you think its a touring bike? Cyclo-cross? Hmmm. Fender eyelets? Where? Is that why the o.p. is using zip-ties? My Team U.S.A. has water bottle mounts does that make it ok to put fenders on it? I could, this is Portland, they put fenders on carbon Kestrels and commute with them. Doesn't mean its right and it doesn't mean everyone does it. Some things are simply wrong.

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