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    Best Foldable/Stowable fendor for Dahon Mu Uno

    I hate mudguards/fendors.

    They'reugly. But I also live & commute in the UK - so reality bites pretty hard :-(

    If I can stick one one only when needed then get that ugly piece of junk off my lovely bike when I don't then I will have reduced reality to a thing that bites much more softly :-)

    - Musguard: Musguard

    - Woho Flying Fendor: ::WOHO::

    - Fendor Bendor: Fendor-Bendor 3 / Standard version - BLACK | WIT Industries: foldable bike fenders for road bikes, fixies, track bikes, mountain bikes

    - Plume Mudguard: Plume

    - Face Fenders: http://www.muckynutz.com/index.php?r...tegory&path=50

    - Ass Saver: http://ass-savers.com/

    Has anyone tried any of these on their Dahon? In particular their Mu Uno? Hard to tell if they're compatible or which would best given the nature of my bike frame.

    re: saving my ass - that last one wouldn't really protect the back of my frame much. I'm just as concerned about the water and grit splashing up against my bike as I am about the water and grit hitting me hitting me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSingh View Post
    I hate mudguards/fendors.

    They'reugly. But I also live & commute in the UK - so reality bites pretty hard :-(

    If I can stick one one only when needed then get that ugly piece of junk off my lovely bike when I don't then I will have reduced reality to a thing that bites much more softly :-)

    - Musguard: Musguard

    - Woho Flying Fendor: ::WOHO::

    - Fendor Bendor: Fendor-Bendor 3 / Standard version - BLACK | WIT Industries: foldable bike fenders for road bikes, fixies, track bikes, mountain bikes

    - Plume Mudguard: Plume

    - Face Fenders: FACE FENDERS

    - Ass Saver: Ass Savers - Bicycle mudguards

    Has anyone tried any of these on their Dahon? In particular their Mu Uno? Hard to tell if they're compatible or which would best given the nature of my bike frame.

    re: saving my ass - that last one wouldn't really protect the back of my frame much. I'm just as concerned about the water and grit splashing up against my bike as I am about the water and grit hitting me hitting me.
    it seems the type of minimalist fender you are drawn to is basically origami with polypropylene.

    why not just design and make your own?

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    Have a think about how you are going to use the bike. If its for commuting then I would recommend accepting the fact that mudguards are less visually attractive in favour of keeping you and your kit clean and dry.
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    I'm thinking along those lines. Was wondering if others have tried any of the above.

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    It is mainly for commuting..& I know this is a bit pathetic..but I hate the idea of messing with my Mu Uno's beautiful lines.

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    i think stoable vendor

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    The £1 and 99p shops sometimes have basic mud guards, although quality is not great, I had a set that broke very easily. They are usually held in place by only a couple of screws so quick and easy to remove on fine days.
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    Hmmm...I feel a project coming on. Right - gonna get some stiff cardboard and create a Mu Uno specific rear & front mudguard before tackling polypropylene. Will let you guys knows how it goes.

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    Have a look these, might be of some help.

    Made some fenders...

    custom fender for foldingbike (doppelganger M6)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpg View Post

    Brilliant! Many thanks.

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    All those ones you linked to are crap. When I first started commuting,I tried a set of clip-on fenders. They didn't do much at all. Swapped them for full fenders and that's all I use on my commuters.

    If you want to pull them off/on easily,you could prolly set them up with some dzus fasteners or rubber/velcro straps or something like this.

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    I like the Plume, but it likely won't fit the seatpost of Dahos foldies. May not even fit 31.6 MTB posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
    All those ones you linked to are crap. When I first started commuting,I tried a set of clip-on fenders. They didn't do much at all. Swapped them for full fenders and that's all I use on my commuters.

    If you want to pull them off/on easily,you could prolly set them up with some dzus fasteners or rubber/velcro straps or something like this.
    There are degrees of mudguard shielding.

    * Proper guards will do the best job of containing spray but will not keep your drivetrain clean.
    * Clip-ons will keep your back clean *if* they extend enough, but won't keep your legs clean.
    * Short little ones between the seatpost and the wheel won't do a thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    There are degrees of mudguard shielding.

    * Proper guards will do the best job of containing spray but will not keep your drivetrain clean.
    * Clip-ons will keep your back clean *if* they extend enough, but won't keep your legs clean.
    * Short little ones between the seatpost and the wheel won't do a thing.
    Thanks Jur!

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    If you'd be interested in some handsome wooden fenders, check out this thread:

    Nice fenders for folders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fwd-bwd View Post
    If you'd be interested in some handsome wooden fenders, check out this thread:

    Nice fenders for folders?
    Those are pretty cool but not what I'm looking for.

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    I am using this on SWMBO's Moulton:



    Topeak® Cycling Accessories ? Products - AirFender? a2

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    Thanks. What do you think about the issues raised in this review regarding version 1:

    Topeak Airfender review - BikeRadar

    Has your version rectified these?

    Thanks.
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