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Old 02-02-12, 12:38 PM   #1
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Fenders ....

Even if some newbs will raise a stink ...lol

http://www.thorusa.com/fender/customfender.htm

Reason for posting this is that I know quite a few of the regulars are waiting for fenders since a very very long time. Dahon hasnt been all that great of bringing their SKS fenders in lately and Tern is not that far down the road.....yet.
That created a huge vaccuum and it was high time for an alternate solution....

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Looks like a great design. How do you think these would work on a Moulton TSR?
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They should work nice.... albeit you probaly need to bend the front stays out of the way of the suspension and maybe use only a single stay in the front versus the V stays ...
should work though

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Looks like a great design. How do you think these would work on a Moulton TSR?
Would look a little wider compared to the Moulton (42mm wide) stock ones.



I tried non stock ones like this, which were about half the price but a nightmare to fit.




You can't beat the stock German made SKS ones. That said Thor's ones do look nice. The stock ones also come with the correct spacers for the back wheel to space it evenly away from the rear frame and the shaped stays for the front, (Thor's front stays won't work), which fit over the suspension assembly.





Can be found on the Moulton Accessory pages. Scroll down to the 20" ones.

http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/accessories.html



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yup ...
If a Moulton Owner wants a set I think I can throw in 2 seperate single stays.... :-)
One would have to bend them to clear the suspension....but than they should fit well, just like the "original" ones
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I wish everything would be plug and play ....
than again this way you also get these nice feeling of having acchieved a custom built...

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Does SKS have any other colors?
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Does SKS have any other colors?
they do but I am just crazy happy to get these ones......
trying to also get wider ones and also to get silver ones but that might or mi9ght not happen ....

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I agree Thor all the different types are a pain. As you say in the second picture I had to shape the front stays myself to fit the front mudguard. Here in the UK we call them mudguards and you guys call them fenders

You also need a spacer for the rear to space it away from the frame.

Various 20" "fenders" are actually not to hard to get hold of in the UK.

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here a couple pics ......
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Thor: have you tried installing these on a Mu Uno?
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sorry no Mu Unos in the warehouse since quite some time .... but I am sure they will fit the same way as the Speed Uno does :-)
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A much needed addition for a lot of folders! Excellent Old Bean!
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That looks amazing! I plan to get a speed uno too! Could you tell me what is the part number u used for the fenders?

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http://www.thorusa.com/accessories/racks.htm
dont really have a part number just order them in narrow or wide :-)

by the way we do have Dahon MU unos back in stock !!!
( and Speed Unos of course as well)
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Which size would fit the Speed uno?
I used to bike a lot as a kid, but I haven't biked in years or know much about it.
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Hey Thor

my buddy bought those from you and after we installed them with some dremel modifications of the metal pieces, the fenders where rediculously tight and nothing moved at all when you tried to jiggle it. This was installed on his wife's vitesse and on his mu uno he had the dahon sks's which actually jiggles around when you move it, but not the ones you sent. The V stays you provided for the front and back was totally overkill and he kinda wish he installed it on his daily commuter instead of having the dahon ones but it's alot of work to swap so we'll leave it at that.

just gotta say you have a great fender kit there that was even cheaper than the dahon one's he bought.
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just gotta say you have a great fender kit there that was even cheaper than the dahon one's he bought.
Good to hear! I just ordered a set, along with several other accessories, from Thor, for my new Dahon Mu Uno.
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Any tips for the best way to get the front V-stays around the "Magnetix" bracket on the left side of a Mu Uno fork?

A single stay would have a straight shot from the fork's threaded eyelet to a suitable place on the fender, but so far I don't see any easy way to get the V-stay in there without making some severe and unsightly bends.

Mine came with one single stay, in addition to four pair of V-stays, and I'm tempted to just go with an asymmetric configuration. I don't think I'd mind too much aesthetically, but the single stay doesn't have the plastic break-away mechanism.
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Any tips for the best way to get the front V-stays around the "Magnetix" bracket on the left side of a Mu Uno fork?

A single stay would have a straight shot from the fork's threaded eyelet to a suitable place on the fender, but so far I don't see any easy way to get the V-stay in there without making some severe and unsightly bends.

Mine came with one single stay, in addition to four pair of V-stays, and I'm tempted to just go with an asymmetric configuration. I don't think I'd mind too much aesthetically, but the single stay doesn't have the plastic break-away mechanism.
my friend also had it on the mu Uno but what you need to use is the single stay for the magnetix side. There's no way around it unless you remove the magnet for good. As for the plastic breakaway mechanism, you are supposed to remove one of those plastic thingys one one of the front v-stays and put it on the single stay. That's pretty much it, the single stay thor provided is a little thicker than the vstays for it'll hold it's own on rigidness. Plus you will need to bend it toward the wheel a bit to get it to center the fenders. But once you get the fender on, it's tight and you won't even hear the clacking when you go over bumps.
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....single stay for the magnetix side.... As for the plastic breakaway mechanism, you are supposed to remove one of those plastic thingys one one of the front v-stays and put it on the single stay.
Brilliant! Thank you so much for the very clear and helpful reply.
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To get around the Magnetix assembly on the left side of my front fork, I ended up just cutting off one side of the V-stay. For the right side I left the stay alone, so the setup is asymmetrical, with two stays on one side and just one on the other, but one would never notice unless he looked very closely. (This certainly wasn't hard, but I thought I'd post a photo just in case anyone else runs into this and hesitates.)

As others have said, the installation is very stable.

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I've used these on a variety of Dahons - http://ecom1.planetbike.com/rec1000a.html.
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Interesting... my Mu Uno came stock with fenders but then again I bought it here in Germany. Different market, different spec.
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Interesting... my Mu Uno came stock with fenders but then again I bought it here in Germany. Different market, different spec.
I suspect that is, as you suggested, a market-based spec difference. On another spec issue, mine came with FSA Tempo cranks. I'm not sure if that's a change for 2012, or an anomalous swap. Don't get me wrong -- this isn't a concern for me... just a minor curiosity.
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How would cheap plastic 26 inch fenders look on a 20 inch wheel? I don't like fenders on my bike, but I might need one for rainy days. Thanks
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