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Old 06-13-07, 09:34 AM   #1
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Fenders for a NWT

I see that BF has fenders for different models on their website, but a bit pricy at $60.00 (laughing at myself as I think of how much I just spent ordering a NWT). Any other models recommended? The bike will be packed in the travel case, if that's a consideration. Do fenders have to be removed for packing?

Same question for a Swift (models/packing), which my Gal Friday will be using on our a week long bike tour.
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Old 06-13-07, 10:21 AM   #2
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The Bike Friday fenders are neat because each attaches with only a single bolt. (No stays going to the dropouts). I haven't put mine onto my new NWT yet, but they look great!

On my old folder (a Dahon), I used Planet Bike Hardcore Recumbent fenders. After taking a dremel to the stays to get everything to fit correctly, they worked great. I'm thinking that the stays are made long to fit 451 wheels, but that's just a guess. They run about $20 for the rear and $15 for the front.

In either case, you'll have to remove the front fender for packing. It may be possible to leave the rear one on, as the rear wheel isn't removed from the frame either. It'd be really tight, though.
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Old 06-13-07, 10:22 AM   #3
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Hi
I put on mine NW normal fenders that I got for a 20" bike ,but I have to put them away for the case and the ares a little be more of work than the originals,here in germany they cost 60€ a lot of money
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I have the Planet Bike Freddy Fenders on my NWT. I'm pretty happy with them. They cost about $35 plus shipping. The Freddy Fenders have stays, which the ones on the BF site don't seem to have.

I haven't actually traveled with my NWT (yet), but to get the bike to fit into the suitcase, I expect to have to take the fenders off. I can't see how I could make the bike fit without doing that.

What model are you waiting for, and more importantly, what color will it be?

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I have the Planet Bike Freddy Fenders on my NWT. I'm pretty happy with them. They cost about $35 plus shipping. The Freddy Fenders have stays, which the ones on the BF site don't seem to have.

I haven't actually traveled with my NWT (yet), but to get the bike to fit into the suitcase, I expect to have to take the fenders off. I can't see how I could make the bike fit without doing that.

What model are you waiting for, and more importantly, what color will it be?

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New World Tourist DD 27, with a few upgrades (CK headset, rear der., folding seatmast, chain) Color was a toughie. I love green, my last few bikes have been some shade of green. I went out on a limb and chose enno orange for visibility, and I have seen pics of some orange bikes that look really nice (Rivendell Rambouillet, for one).
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Color was a toughie. I love green, my last few bikes have been some shade of green. I went out on a limb and chose enno orange for visibility, and I have seen pics of some orange bikes that look really nice (Rivendell Rambouillet, for one).
Orange should look cool. Color was the hardest choice I had to make on my bike.

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I really don't like the pair of older BF fenders I have. They're heavy, they waggle around when you're riding fast or in a wind, and they won't fit my PRP. I'm going to try the Freddy Fenders next winter.
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Fenders NWT

The Freddy Fender front fender is perfect.But Be prepared to use a drill a rivet gun and extra hardware from Planet bike for the rear fender.
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The Freddy Fender front fender is perfect.But Be prepared to use a drill a rivet gun and extra hardware from Planet bike for the rear fender.
I just used a couple of wire ties to attach the forward part of the rear fender to a little hole on the frame. If I was more motivated I'm sure a small screw would have done the job.

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Yes, I did the same with the front part of the rear fender. Did you have the old style rear fender with built in stainless stays or the one their using now with a quick release system which is so shabby.
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