Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 48
  1. #1
    Senior Member cyclezealot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Fallbrook,Calif./Palau del Vidre, France
    My Bikes
    Klein QP, Fuji touring, Surly Cross Check, BCH City bike
    Posts
    13,147
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    We So Cal cyclists get freaked out about rain..What the heck is that..Another rainy day in SO Cal...Not as bad as the last bouts....At times we have some sun out today..But roads very wet...
    Think a cyclists who does not like wet, cold socks....the cold spray...that soaked/cold sensation...filth on the chains/drive train...
    think fenders make us feel any better about being uncomfortable...My bike group was to start out a 30 mile ride with a TT...wonder how many went...bet, ridership was down 70%...we insist on blue skies...do fenders help your mental attitude...hate the dirty spray hitting your face...

  2. #2
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,888
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't know abut the road, but I will chime in anyways, on the trails I love having a front fender. No matter how big or ugly it stops the mud from caking on my glasses. I don't 'like' my ass being wet but if my glasses get caked I am one pissed off rider.

  3. #3
    Toyota Racing Dev. PWRDbyTRD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Knoxville, TN baby!
    My Bikes
    2004 Kona Hoss Dee-Lux
    Posts
    3,336
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I keep meaning to get some fenders, but I always forget to do it when I'm at the LBS. I commute on my bike, so fenders are a pretty big deal, I HATE going to work with a wet ass. I can wipe my glasses off, but I can't do that to my ass.
    Linkage...My 2004 Kona Hoss Dee-Lux My Mindless Banter
    Disclaimer: I'm 425lb...I put unnormal loads on my bike. This should help you in answering any of my questions.

  4. #4
    Senior Member iowarose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Iowa City
    Posts
    295
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Fenders make a big difference to me as a commuter. Here's something else I must have when I ride in the rain - a way to keep my head dry. So I always carry a shower cap with me just in case. To me there is nothing worse than water running down my scalp.

  5. #5
    Name's Ash ...housewares Doctor Morbius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    The adult video section
    My Bikes
    Too many to list
    Posts
    798
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Fenders? I've always considered myself more of a Gibson man myself.
    I did not achieve this position in life by having some snot-nosed punk leave my cheese out in the wind. - Ed Rooney


    It's not that I'm lazy. I'm just highly motivated to RELAX!!

  6. #6
    Senior Member cyclezealot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Fallbrook,Calif./Palau del Vidre, France
    My Bikes
    Klein QP, Fuji touring, Surly Cross Check, BCH City bike
    Posts
    13,147
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I noticed Morbius only has a front fender? Reason we so Cal riders don't get serious about fenders..what we get, maybe 20 days of rain , if that...Just give it up is most of our responses...The subject came up because today is a rainy day here... Fenders...Might help to lessen the spray..
    I find the only really effective means of keeping your legs dry...Performance T*****x tights...Rain pants too steamy..Some of my problems of riding in the rain..But nothing seems to work with cold feet...

  7. #7
    hello roadfix's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    thank you for asking
    Posts
    18,502
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No fenders for me here in SoCal since rain is so infrequent here. Perhaps same reason why insurance companys don't sell flood insurance here...
    .cinelli.olympic.surly.long.haul.trucker.kona.ku.surly.steamroller.
    .litespeed.classic.litespeed.firenze.bianchi.pista.dean.colonel.plus.more.

  8. #8
    Senior Member cyclezealot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Fallbrook,Calif./Palau del Vidre, France
    My Bikes
    Klein QP, Fuji touring, Surly Cross Check, BCH City bike
    Posts
    13,147
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    No fenders for me here in SoCal since rain is so infrequent here. Perhaps same reason why insurance companys don't sell flood insurance here...
    If you are a serious commuter here in SO Cal, you might want some additional comforts for commuting in the rain..That makes you totally serious...I would only put them on my bike I use as a 'city bike.'...

  9. #9
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    39,569
    Mentioned
    38 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a love/hate relationship with my mudguards.

    I love the fact that they help keep me and my stuff dry, and that other cyclists can ride near me in the rain without getting soaked from my rooster tail . . .

    But they can be a huge pain to get set up correctly, and invariably after putting the bicycle together when I've arrived at my cycling destination, the mudguards rub the tire for the first few days.

    They've also got this fascinating ability to scare me half to death - when the tires pick up bits of road grime and that road grime runs through the fender, it makes a noise that sounds like the entire bicycle is about to fall to bits beneath me. They also resonate in the wind with a loud hum sometimes when the wind is just the correct angle. The first time that happened, again I thought something was falling to pieces on my bicycle until I discovered what it was.

    That said, I don't regret having them, and won't take them off my Marinoni.

  10. #10
    Feed me your soul! Jakey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Salem, OR
    My Bikes
    Torelli 20th Anniversary, Trek 2000, Kona NuNu
    Posts
    3,019
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Living near Portland Oregon, fenders are a must. Did 30 miles this morning...raining the whole time. I still got pretty soaked, but no racing stripe, and its nice in a group if the other people have fenders...although you still get some spray off most of them, its alot easier to avoid than the wall of water a bike without gives off. Most of the people that do the group rides that I do, have dedicated rainbikes..

  11. #11
    cab horn
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    1987 Bianchi Campione
    Posts
    28,295
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'd only have full coverage fenders, half fenders, or any of those clip on ones without full coverage are just next to useless. If it's going to be fenders, it better damn well be full fenders.

    If I had eyelets on my new roadbike I would slap some fenders on it.

  12. #12
    Site ***** HaagenDas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    NSW Australia
    My Bikes
    1960 Malvern Star
    Posts
    503
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah, I've been riding to work in the rain a bit lately and I haven't seriously considered fenders yet. Would probably do it when I get more disposable. Right now if it's raining I wear a change of clothes.

    Which brings up the next question. What do commuters do about sweat and body odour? I'd feel guilty as hell if my BO got bad enough to affect my co-workers.
    School years were the best days of my life. I used to get caned by middle aged women wearing high heels, stocking and glasses. Now I have to pay for it.

    1967-2005 Speargun Blue Malvern Star Boy's Bike - March 2005 Giant Upland

    Haagens Home Page

  13. #13
    Senior Member Dougmt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Middle of Montana
    My Bikes
    1996 Specialized Stumpjumper
    Posts
    467
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
    I keep meaning to get some fenders, but I always forget to do it when I'm at the LBS. I commute on my bike, so fenders are a pretty big deal, I HATE going to work with a wet ass. I can wipe my glasses off, but I can't do that to my ass.
    You don't wipe your ass???????


    D

  14. #14
    Site ***** HaagenDas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    NSW Australia
    My Bikes
    1960 Malvern Star
    Posts
    503
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I wasn't going to mention that Doug for fear of starting off another fierce saddle pong thread. Maybe that's why his spokes keep popping
    School years were the best days of my life. I used to get caned by middle aged women wearing high heels, stocking and glasses. Now I have to pay for it.

    1967-2005 Speargun Blue Malvern Star Boy's Bike - March 2005 Giant Upland

    Haagens Home Page

  15. #15
    Toyota Racing Dev. PWRDbyTRD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Knoxville, TN baby!
    My Bikes
    2004 Kona Hoss Dee-Lux
    Posts
    3,336
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    very funny wise asses
    Linkage...My 2004 Kona Hoss Dee-Lux My Mindless Banter
    Disclaimer: I'm 425lb...I put unnormal loads on my bike. This should help you in answering any of my questions.

  16. #16
    Name's Ash ...housewares Doctor Morbius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    The adult video section
    My Bikes
    Too many to list
    Posts
    798
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
    very funny wise asses
    Oh c'mon now. You gotta expect some ribbin' on this forum.
    I did not achieve this position in life by having some snot-nosed punk leave my cheese out in the wind. - Ed Rooney


    It's not that I'm lazy. I'm just highly motivated to RELAX!!

  17. #17
    Site ***** HaagenDas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    NSW Australia
    My Bikes
    1960 Malvern Star
    Posts
    503
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
    very funny wise asses
    wiped wise asses, s'il vous plait
    School years were the best days of my life. I used to get caned by middle aged women wearing high heels, stocking and glasses. Now I have to pay for it.

    1967-2005 Speargun Blue Malvern Star Boy's Bike - March 2005 Giant Upland

    Haagens Home Page

  18. #18
    In Memory of One Cool Cat Blackberry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Charlottesville, VA
    My Bikes
    Lemond Victoire, Cannondale.Mountain Bike, two 1980s lugged steel Treks, ancient 1980-something Giant mountain bike converted into a slick tired commuter with mustache handlebars, 1960-something Raleigh Sports
    Posts
    2,722
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    When I was in the soggy UK, most of the bikes I saw had fenders (or as they call them, mudguards). Part of the reason is to keep from rain splattering on you. But part of it, at least among club and group riders, is to keep it from splattering on your mates.
    Machka could answer this, but I believe fenders are required on Randonnees, probably for that reason.
    Dead last finish is better than did not finish and infinitely better than did not start.

  19. #19
    In Memory of One Cool Cat Blackberry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Charlottesville, VA
    My Bikes
    Lemond Victoire, Cannondale.Mountain Bike, two 1980s lugged steel Treks, ancient 1980-something Giant mountain bike converted into a slick tired commuter with mustache handlebars, 1960-something Raleigh Sports
    Posts
    2,722
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by HaagenDas
    Which brings up the next question. What do commuters do about sweat and body odour? I'd feel guilty as hell if my BO got bad enough to affect my co-workers.
    Baby wipes--no kidding.
    Dead last finish is better than did not finish and infinitely better than did not start.

  20. #20
    Site ***** HaagenDas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    NSW Australia
    My Bikes
    1960 Malvern Star
    Posts
    503
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ... two hours later ... I would never have guessed.
    School years were the best days of my life. I used to get caned by middle aged women wearing high heels, stocking and glasses. Now I have to pay for it.

    1967-2005 Speargun Blue Malvern Star Boy's Bike - March 2005 Giant Upland

    Haagens Home Page

  21. #21
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    39,569
    Mentioned
    38 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Blackberry
    When I was in the soggy UK, most of the bikes I saw had fenders (or as they call them, mudguards). Part of the reason is to keep from rain splattering on you. But part of it, at least among club and group riders, is to keep it from splattering on your mates.
    Machka could answer this, but I believe fenders are required on Randonnees, probably for that reason.
    Mudguards are considered a common courtesy in the UK, most clubs are reluctant to let you ride with them if you don't have them.

    As for Randonnees, some events/clubs require them, some don't. They weren't required on the Rocky Mountain 1200 or the Great Southern Randonnee, but they were "strongly recommended" on the PBP, and I think they are required on the London-Edinburgh-London. As for North American clubs, the ones in British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon definitely require them. The ones in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, don't require them. I'm not sure about other clubs.

    I think it boils down to this: if you'll be cycling in a typically rainy/wet area, most clubs require mudguards.

  22. #22
    Senior Member cyclezealot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Fallbrook,Calif./Palau del Vidre, France
    My Bikes
    Klein QP, Fuji touring, Surly Cross Check, BCH City bike
    Posts
    13,147
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    after almost needing fenders this am, the sun has come out here in So Cal...too late..Sure tomorrow will be a fenderless day..
    another reason for considering fenders...I do pack up my bike and take it to rainy areas...Like Brittany...Just being prepared...

  23. #23
    Senior Member ollo_ollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Stayton, OR
    My Bikes
    Still have a few left!
    Posts
    3,478
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Northwest cycling requires fenders at a minimum. I added mudflaps to give more spray protection to my feet & those behind. Giles Berthaud leather flaps are available & I found leather belts from thrift stores will make a spray gaurd for 2 or 3 rear fenders. Don
    visit my homebuilding blog: www.monoplanar.blogspot.com

  24. #24
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,888
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Actually my gf's uncle uses a mud flap for the front tire too. Keeps the tire pretty clean.

  25. #25
    Senior Member ollo_ollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Stayton, OR
    My Bikes
    Still have a few left!
    Posts
    3,478
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's what I was saying: Giles on front, belt strip on back. Like this one.
    visit my homebuilding blog: www.monoplanar.blogspot.com

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •