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    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?

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    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.
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    Vik, your setup is too sophisticated :-) I have a wire basket that I bungee-cord to the rack.

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    Longer front Mudguard.. , how about a sheet of plastic
    zip-tied to your basket bottom?

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    fietsbob, that's what I have now. It's OK, but nothing extra.

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    How about a rear mudguard in front...they tend to be longer.
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