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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    Let's get nekkid... and dirty.

    Who else has decided that their summer commuter doesn't need fenders or racks and is taking a minimalist approach?



    With a small backpack (hydro equipped), comfy shoes (whatever I am wearing) I'm good to go here.

    That and the fact I often detour from the usual routes and find trails, water, and dirt makes the new rig pretty ideal.


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    I never roll with fenders so I'm always nekkid and dirty

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    Mud slide, Woodstock . 1969.. if too young, watch the movie .
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    I'll never put fenders on my commuter, so it'll always be pantsless. Not sure if I could do a backpack in the Houston heat though, so a rack will probably always be a must. Which is why I made a thread looking for minimalist low profile ones so it still looked good on the bike.
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    Fenders and racks for me. I don't like to cover myself in mud just because the road is wet. And I hate a sweaty back. So my problem is solved.

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    It rains all summer here, even when it's a million degrees out. Rack and fenders all year! I'm no longer a big fan of backpacks when I ride, I'm always too sweaty when I get to wherever it is I'm going.
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    I go the opposite way with the rack. I usually have one on year-round, but I use a backpack in the winter and panniers in the summer. Otherwise, I would have to change clothes after a short 3 mile commute from the sweat. Fenders, well, I have the clip-on type, so they go off/on by the day (though they don't often come off during the winter, to be fair). I do understand the desire for a light 'n' fast bike, though, and would likely go with a backpack if I got to commute on trails.

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    I ride the road bike in the summer, it doesn't have fenders. I get a little dirty at times but since I'm on pavement, it's limited to a bit of sand on wet days.

    I've thought about pulling the fenders off the winter bike and mounting the Big Apples that it came with, because they're just so damned comfy. I probably won't bother though, the road bike is a ton of fun.
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    Being a "millenial", I am too young for Woodstock. However, I am aware of it, but am not impressed. Fenders all the way!

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    Not me. I just ordered a set of VO fenders that will require I run normal-sized tires on my ECR. That's the plan for this monsoon. They will probably come off as soon as it's over. I love riding in the rain (with fenders).

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    I use mudguards in the summer. Fenders the rest of the year.

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    Rain days are unpredictable...I keep my fenders on all of my 3 bikes all year round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Who else has decided that their summer commuter doesn't need fenders or racks and is taking a minimalist approach?



    With a small backpack (hydro equipped), comfy shoes (whatever I am wearing) I'm good to go here.

    That and the fact I often detour from the usual routes and find trails, water, and dirt makes the new rig pretty ideal.

    Nashbar front steel rigid fork? I have one on my kid/grocery hauler bike.
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    Full fenders, spats, and chaincase is the only way to roll at WNBR.
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    None of it is strictly necessary and I usually do take everything off for the summer. But this year I've kept both fenders and lights on (no rack ever). My usual commute has one stretch of running water that's never dry, and the fenders are just too useful for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    Nashbar front steel rigid fork? I have one on my kid/grocery hauler bike.
    Kona Project 2... it has more flex than it's appearance suggests which really adds some damping.

    I am looking forward to tomorrow's commute as it will take me through the river valley and I plan to leave early so I can play in the woods before I start teaching classes.

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    I need my rack pretty much every day, and i don't want stuff from the road tossed at me or the upper parts of my bike. Rack has rear light too (dyno) so it'll stay on unless i need to work on bike or make it fit inside a car.

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    I live in SoCal, and I've decided that, with like 4-5 rainy weekdays per year, my 4-season commuter can do without fenders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
    I live in SoCal, and I've decided that, with like 4-5 rainy weekdays per year, my 4-season commuter can do without fenders.
    I used to feel the same way until I changed my route to include several miles of MUT. The path is always wet due to landscape irrigation. I now run fenders and I love them.
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    Almost nekkid?


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    Me, also. Except I am going to add a kickstand since I don't like laying the bike down when I take it off of the bus in the morning. Plus, I can't do without the bar bag as really don't like backpacks and I need somewhere to put my pants when I change into shorts for the ride home.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
    I live in SoCal, and I've decided that, with like 4-5 rainy weekdays per year, my 4-season commuter can do without fenders.
    I'm reporting this to the Mod!

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    Mine is mud guards front and back on my diamondback with a rack and day panniers. On my recumbent it is rear fender racks and Louis gearneu panniers both don't like one side heavier than the other. But gonna get more commuting in this fall and late summer and this winter if we don't have any more polar vortexes.
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    I take my clip-on fenders on or off depending on the weather, doesn't matter if it's hot or cold outside.

    Rear rack will be permanent until I build/get a dedicated commuter bike. I hate wearing a backpack with a passion.
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