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    Brompton alternative mudguards?

    Hi. Do you know any alternative mudguards for Brompton bikes. I really don't like the series one and I am riding mine in the rainy London every single day!

    On Flickr I found these but they seems one-off:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/7430836...in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/74308361@N05/6695660939/

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    Those mudguards looks far too thin to do anything.

    I'd have though that it wouldn't be too hard to mount dahon-type mudguards. A mini pipe bender might be necessary to adapt a stay to attach to the front wheel axle.

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    Yes they are pretty thin. But the idea is not bad at all.

    Are not the dahon a little bit to large as diameter?

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    that short one will just spray water up at you..

    get over it, just use the L kit mudguards.

    they are made by SKS for the Brompton Builds.

    Planet Bike makes a 16" mudguard, just 1, sold as an Each.

    Target market is Recumbents, so only a front. [common to have 2 sizes of wheels]

    Bike Friday Tikit uses those, manufactures an arch to fit it back far enough on the rear, [arch is 12:00 on the wheel]
    over the wheel, to spray, less..
    Last edited by fietsbob; 07-08-12 at 12:02 PM.

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    SKS makes one that fits the Dahon 16" wheel, might work, but from what I gather they aren't what you are looking for.

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    I would be interested to know why you don't like them? Is there something inherently wrong with them?

    If it is looks, then have a gander at these custom made fenders for Bromptons. http://www.ecovelo.info/2011/01/13/nisnas-cycles/
    If it is they are not sturdy enough, have a look at this device http://www.milianparts.com/en/products/plablo/

    Maybe you need longer flaps on the fenders. Brooks makes some beautiful but expensive ones.

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    What I don t like about them is the look. The "squared" section shape of them is IMHO not nice at all

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    Planet bike 16" is a rounded section.. polycarbonate-black.
    [UK may have a different name brand , due to different importer]

    You have to fabricate the struts and brackets then.
    or modify the standard ones.. SJS has Brompton Hardware.

    Perhaps someone offers hand made Carbon Fiber ones ..

    I know some Hand made wooden ones
    are coming out of garage sized home shops.
    Last edited by fietsbob; 07-09-12 at 10:35 AM.

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