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    Looking for Fenders for my Folder

    The San Francisco Bay Are has been getting pummeled by rain for the past 2 weeks and I'm starting to get the No Ride Blues.

    Any suggestions?
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    One more thing...

    ... my bike has Short Pull V-Brakes so that limits some of my options.

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    why easy on/off. why not just leave them on.

    Rear:
    Sks X-blade 28/29" Fender

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    Zefal Croozer Road Splash Guard
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    Agreed. Get a set of SKS. They're hardly visible and those that do notice actually think they look pretty slick.

    Quote Originally Posted by catonec View Post
    why easy on/off. why not just leave them on.

    Rear:
    Sks X-blade 28/29" Fender

    Front:
    Zefal Croozer Road Splash Guard

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    Quote Originally Posted by catonec View Post
    why easy on/off. why not just leave them on.

    Rear:
    Sks X-blade 28/29" Fender

    Front:
    Zefal Croozer Road Splash Guard
    Here's the thing with folders, the front option wouldn't work on my Expressway because it does not have a down tube.

    I do like the rear fender though. looks easy enough to remove so I can drop the seat when I have to fold my bike.
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    Found 20" Specific Front & Rear Fenders

    The Rear Fender looks like it will work just fine but the Front might have some issues because of my Short Arm V-Brakes. I'll post pics as soon as I get them.



    http://www.amazon.com/SKS-Rowdy-Fron...ywords=fenders

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    Ready for another week of rain.

    Last edited by xraytech; 12-07-14 at 04:02 PM.

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    Looks great xraytech.

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    you like it thats good enough .. Later, share how it works after hitting the Dirty world riding in the rain.

    In the More Affordable North Coast, I leave mudguards On 365.
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    Front needs a mud flap. Rear will keep the stripe off your back,but won't do much for your drivetrain. I would've just gone with full fenders,and left them on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
    Front needs a mud flap. Rear will keep the stripe off your back,but won't do much for your drivetrain. I would've just gone with full fenders,and left them on.
    But that's not what he wants to do. It's raining in the San Francisco Bay Area now, but we go many months without a drop. His folder is set up as a skinny-tire road bike intended to only wear fenders when absolutely necessary. I think he made a reasonable choice for his needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Remi View Post
    But that's not what he wants to do. It's raining in the San Francisco Bay Area now, but we go many months without a drop. His folder is set up as a skinny-tire road bike intended to only wear fenders when absolutely necessary. I think he made a reasonable choice for his needs.
    agreed.... I will look into these wasnt aware sks had them in 20/24 size...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Remi View Post
    But that's not what he wants to do. It's raining in the San Francisco Bay Area now, but we go many months without a drop. His folder is set up as a skinny-tire road bike intended to only wear fenders when absolutely necessary. I think he made a reasonable choice for his needs.
    Yes,I got that. But I can tell you from experience that it's not going to work as well as a proper set of fenders. I had a similar setup on a commuter,and as I said,it basically kept the stripe away while the drivetrain still got goo-ed up. Just hoping the OP doesn't get his expectations up on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
    Yes,I got that. But I can tell you from experience that it's not going to work as well as a proper set of fenders. I had a similar setup on a commuter,and as I said,it basically kept the stripe away while the drivetrain still got goo-ed up. Just hoping the OP doesn't get his expectations up on this.
    Not sure what you mean about "Goo-ed Up".

    I don't plan on riding thru mud. My commute is on well maintained tarmac.

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    Roads aren't clean. Oil,tranny fluid,coolant,and fuel leak from vehicles. Rubber is ground into it from tires. Dirt/dust/grit are deposited. Drunks pee on it and animals get flattened on it. When it rains,that stuff all comes to the surface and get sprayed all over anything traveling over it. Your tires aren't just kicking up water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
    Roads aren't clean. Oil,tranny fluid,coolant,and fuel leak from vehicles. Rubber is ground into it from tires. Dirt/dust/grit are deposited. Drunks pee on it and animals get flattened on it. When it rains,that stuff all comes to the surface and get sprayed all over anything traveling over it. Your tires aren't just kicking up water.
    +1
    I find mud so much easier to wash off than the stuff that gets kicked up from wet city streets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
    Roads aren't clean. Oil,tranny fluid,coolant,and fuel leak from vehicles. Rubber is ground into it from tires. Dirt/dust/grit are deposited. Drunks pee on it and animals get flattened on it. When it rains,that stuff all comes to the surface and get sprayed all over anything traveling over it. Your tires aren't just kicking up water.
    It seems to me that stuff would be easier to wash off his setup than from under close-fitting permanent fenders. I'd never thought about it before, but your argument actually makes me less interested in full-time fenders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xraytech View Post
    Ready for another week of rain.

    Hey Xraytech
    you dont mind if I steal that pic for my website do you ? Fenders are in and I need to have some pictures
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Remi View Post
    It seems to me that stuff would be easier to wash off his setup than from under close-fitting permanent fenders. I'd never thought about it before, but your argument actually makes me less interested in full-time fenders.
    Ah,no,with full fenders you don't get anywhere near as much crap on your bike. As I said,I did the pop-on,MTB style fender thing once,it didn't work anywhere near as well as full fenders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThorUSA View Post
    Hey Xraytech
    you dont mind if I steal that pic for my website do you ? Fenders are in and I need to have some pictures
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    Go right ahead

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    Quote Originally Posted by xraytech View Post
    Go right ahead
    cool
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    done.. now u need to find your bike on the web ..lol :-) Its gonne be famous ..lol


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