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    What are fenders for?

    Do they help with wind or just for asthetics?

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    They're to make your bike look more steam-punk.

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    prevents skunkitis
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    No proper bike should go out in public without her skirts on...

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    Here's why...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Fly View Post
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    wow, thats a good reason.

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    so, they're only useful in wet conditions?

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    Mostly wet and mud. Some dirt and such as well.

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    they work in dry conditions too. they can keep road debris, biscuits, small animals and free range fudge from ruining your trousers. Go get some today.

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    how do you know a thread has been started by a Troll ...?

    biscuits? yes, by all means, let's keep the biscuits where they belong! :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Fly View Post
    Here's why...
    Wow... really good reason.

    You will be happy you have them in the rain and snow. On dry days I don't use them. I have the removable kind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjoekingz28 View Post
    Do they help with wind or just for asthetics?
    Yes, they help so much with the wind, that the UCI banned them for racing.
    That is why you never see them in competition.

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    go ride through a water/mud puddle to answer your question

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    how do you know a thread has been started by a Troll ...?
    If it's a troll, it's a pretty sad one. Where's the argument? The controversy? The flaming? The comparisons to mid-1900s German fascist regimes?

    What is the Internet coming to when something like the OP is considered worthy of the term "troll"?

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    The Fred answer is that they provide more space to put reflective tape on.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    Keeps water from slinging off your tires onto your person. Pointless in dry weather. They add wind drag and add weight.
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    how do you know a thread has been started by a Troll ...?
    You know when his nick is mjoekingz28 or I'm Joking. Also, if he isn't a troll and someone simply not bright enough to understand what fenders do, should they really be allowed on the road on a bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    Pointless in dry weather.
    Not true.
    I started running fenders when I lived in Schaumburg IL, just because of all the goose crap.

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    When I ride on some of the roads around here, I can hear little bits of stuff hitting the fenders sometimes, so I know they're catching something. Plus, since I use my bike to commute to work, it sure would suck to get caught there without them in the rain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    how do you know a thread has been started by a Troll ...?
    Could be just a total noob, raised in an auto-centric culture with no knowledge of cycling beyond vague memories of the childhood BMX. It's not like they talk about fenders on television; the all-mother, the electronic teat from which western culture doth suck, that holy temple where we all learn our life lessons. Honestly, how could you troll such a non-contraversial topic like fenders?

    Quote Originally Posted by HauntedMyst View Post
    You know when his nick is mjoekingz28 or I'm Joking. Also, if he isn't a troll and someone simply not bright enough to understand what fenders do, should they really be allowed on the road on a bike?
    Better a bike than a car.

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    i run fenders (and rear panniers) so that when i pass roadies they feel twice as bad about being passed by a commuter. the protection from wet/mud is just an added bonus.

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    I have fenders on both of my commuters, even though the fair weather bike does not see any rain, it still serves as a backup winter bike, plus they help a little in cutting down on the dust accumulation on the frame and chain when I take some or our local trails.

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    I got fenders on my Sirrus so the pretty blue frame stays shiny and pretty longer Ever have a rock come up off the front tire and hit your face? I have...Fenders eliminate that! Keeps chain a bit cleaner, too!

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    They prevent that little brown mark on your pants that suggests you cra**ed yourself.

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