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    Nice fenders for folders?

    Anyone know anyone that makes nice looking fenders for a folder (20")? I spent a couple of hours last night looking for some nice fenders for my upcoming Bike Friday. Nothing wrong with the available ones except they come in black, just black.

    Only thing I found was custom wooden fenders which I liked but not at $180+. What I actually wanted was something like Honjo Fenders, http://www.jitensha.com/eng/fndrs_e.html.

    However they do not make 20" fenders. Does anybody have any information on alternatives?
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    nice fenders...... we all would be super happy to have ANY fenders, as they seem to be very scarce since about 6 months....
    But I have good news indeed....

    I will have black and also SILVER SKS made in Germany fenders for 20 inchers ....I think it will be around 4 weeks to finally get them, but than we are rollin !!!!! Maybe even wide fenders and narrower versions of the black, but that is still very much open...

    Now.... there was a wood fender for the Single Speed bike from Dahon couple years back. I think to remember those were around 200 dlr for the set. they were beautifull.... too beautiful to get dirty ..lol

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    Thanks Thor, I was actually looking for something more unique, but I haven't finalized the build on the bike yet so we will see if the silver would work better. I doubt I will get the bike prior to you getting the fenders anyway, right now I am ordering it without any.
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    Found plenty fenders here some time back and kept the link. Did not buy anything from them yet but might buy some wide 20" fenders from them during the winter. Want to use 2.0 wide BA tyres for two bikes.

    http://hollandbikeshop.com/fietsonde...nder-spatbord/
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    Quote Originally Posted by badmother View Post
    Found plenty fenders here some time back and kept the link. Did not buy anything from them yet but might buy some wide 20" fenders from them during the winter. Want to use 2.0 wide BA tyres for two bikes.

    http://hollandbikeshop.com/fietsonde...nder-spatbord/
    oh yeah! that's what I wanted. This may change the color of the new bike since they don't seem to have a green, but I am so bookmarking that site. I'll have one of my Euro buddies get them and bring them over on a business trip since I am sure shipping will be atrocious.

    Drat! it appears most of the colors are out of stock. But it gives me hope.
    Last edited by Mr. Jim; 12-28-11 at 11:28 AM. Reason: Drat
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    Planet Bike, injection molded Polycarbonate.. sell as an each,
    so recumbents only buy one,
    they make a rear also.. in 20" , [but not in 16'']

    I got a F&R for my PL, went DIY on the brackets and struts.

    black.. but there are paints that will bond to plastics..

    SKS are the supplier to Brompton make to spec.. silver-ish..
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    Mr. Jim: There are custom wood fenders sold for less than $180.

    Sykes Wooden Bicycle Fenders
    http://www.sykeswoodfenders.com
    Flat fenders for 16", 20", and 24"; various width; $150/pair

    Woodys Custom Cycling Fenders
    http://www.woodysfenders.com
    Flat and curve fenders for 20"; various width; $99-$135/flat pair; $199/curve pair

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    Green? How about Legnano mint green? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Legn...item519b462b48

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    I make my own wooden fenders. The technique is simple. Glue 2 sheets of 1.5mm balsa together and clamp it to a curved mold before it sets. Then glue a layer of wood veneer to the top and clamp again. Cut to size and fashion brackets out of Brass strip, using 4mm garden/fencing galvanised wire for stays. Use several layers of yacht varnish to make them watertight and shiney.
    I tend to use Epoxy based glue, an earlier set using outdoor wood glue had issues with the layers coming apart where they flexed.
    My latest set are for my current project bike a Royal Enfield Revelation and use walnut veneer and the balsa has been stained with walnut wood stain.


    I'm thinking I should maybe go into business, total cost to make a set if less than a tenner.

    If you're wondering about the strength of balsa, I had a crash on a bike equipped with a set and the rear of the front mudguard took the force of the landing and was undamaged. My 1st set however I made the mistake of not putting the bracket at the very end of the mudguard and kept getting it trapped in doors causing the veneer to split.

    Kingpin with balsa mudguards:

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    Those look quite nice, I hadn't thought of using balsa even though I have worked with it before building box kites out of it (they looked beautiful and flew great). However a local artist has offered to nake something for me and I think I may take him up on the offer.
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    Get a set of these and trim them to fit. http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...b-fenders.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    Get a set of these and trim them to fit. http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...b-fenders.html
    That was the ones I wanted, however the radius would be wrong.
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    velo orange had several on sale. http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/specials.html
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    Found this site. Not sure if they make 20".

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/nisnascycles
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