I just installed a Planet Bike 'Hardcore' 35mm fenders on the lady's new Surly Straggler. Due to the Straggler's ample front fork clearance, the bridge on the front fender leaves at least 30mm space between tire and fender. Since the bridge on the PB front fenders is semi-permanent (aluminum, and stamped into the plastic), I need some ideas on how to extend the bridge so the fender sits closer to the tire.
Two other musings: why is it that all Planet Bike fenders never sit quite even, they all seem to have a diabolical twist to them. Second, why do the front and rear fenders never match how far they wrap around the tire (for example, the rear mudflap is at least 4 inches higher off the ground then the front mudflap).