Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    My Bikes
    Dahon Mu P24, Trek 7300
    Posts
    135
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Protecting the front rack and its cargo from road water

    If your folder is equipped with a front rack, how do you protect it (and the cargo) from road water - when the road is wet and the front fender spits water out the front?

  2. #2
    cyclopath vik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    My Bikes
    Surly Krampus, Surly Straggler, Pivot Mach 6, Bike Friday Tikit, Bike Friday Tandem, Santa Cruz Nomad
    Posts
    5,237
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My panniers are waterproof so they don't need any protecting. Any the rack is powdercoated so it's fine. I am thinking about putting full coverage fenders on my NWT for better protection than the easy pack fenders, but I'm more concerned with me and my bike's drivetrain.
    safe riding - Vik
    VikApproved

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    My Bikes
    Dahon Mu P24, Trek 7300
    Posts
    135
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vik, your setup is too sophisticated :-) I have a wire basket that I bungee-cord to the rack.

  4. #4
    coprolite fietsbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NW,Oregon Coast
    My Bikes
    7
    Posts
    890
    Mentioned
    31 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Longer front Mudguard.. , how about a sheet of plastic
    zip-tied to your basket bottom?

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    My Bikes
    Dahon Mu P24, Trek 7300
    Posts
    135
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    fietsbob, that's what I have now. It's OK, but nothing extra.

  6. #6
    It's got electrolytes! chucky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    My Bikes
    Self-designed carbon fiber highracer, BikesDirect Kilo WT5, Pacific Cycles Carryme, Dahon Boardwalk with custom Sturmey Archer wheelset
    Posts
    1,394
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    How about a rear mudguard in front...they tend to be longer.
    A sure sign of a successful experiment is when failure is prolonged until the experimenter forgets that he's even conducting an experiment.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •