Join Date: May 2012
Location: SW Florida
Bikes: All Treks - fitness and road
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I thought adding fenders to my rainy-day bike would be easy. Not.
I decided to put fenders on my Trek 7.5FX since it will be my ride on rainy days. Much to my surprise, the best local bike shop (a large, well stocked store) had only two fender choices, and neither looked promising. One pair wouldn't work on the back of the Trek because I've got a rack to carry my camera stuff. The other was a German made plastic pair that seemed flimsy and came with no instructions of any kind. I bought the German back fender, but damn if I can figure out how to mount it.
What is a guy supposed to do? I'm riding in Indiana this Spring, and frequent rain is a fact of life here. It's either ride in the rain or stay home.
I'd love to get some suggestions, even guidance on making fenders. This should be a slam dunk project, but I'm coming up blank so far.