I'm really sorry if this is a stupid, obvious question, but I am looking for mudguard for my Dahon Cadenza 8 08 and am having some trouble finding some that i'm sure will be compatable.
I'm a bit of a newbie cyclist and no hardly anything about bikes. When I bought this the guys at the shop (Evans) recommended a set of mudguards to me but I haven't been able to fit them as they don't seem to be compatable (they have V stays... can't remember the exact type/make/model).
Can anyone tell me what type of mudguards I need to get to fit this bike? Is it just a standard type? Either way, can anyone point me in the right direction?
Any chance you could be more specific and let me know which you think would be best ? I just don't want to get another set if I can't fit them again. As I said the last ones I got I just couldn't fit the stays as they don't seem to be compatable with the bike, things on the wheel (both front and back) were in the way.
Just in case, here's a link to the bike I've got, as I know there are 2 types of Cadenza (although I'm sure you guys aren't getting them mixed up).
My bike shop fitted some SKS hybrid (700c not 26") fenders/mudguards to my cadenza 8. They need the longer stays to bend under the front disc brake. The material is polythene, not chromoplastic and I think they are kept under tension to reduce the radius so they a close fit to the slick tyres and provide very complete coverage.
Ill post a pic of the bend in the stainless steel stays that you need.
Maybe I just need to bend the stays up a bit then, I was trying NOT to bend them before not wanting to cause any damage. I think the stays are quite long, so I'll give that another go before buying some new ones.