Well, I finally got a few quick snapshots of my Sirrus with the Planet Bike Hardcore road fenders on, along with the Tiagra FD-4503 front derailleur (put in stock # for anyone wishing to give their Sirrus more room for fenders). The Tiagra FD gives a LOT more room, and my pictures dont show how much room there is, it looks close in the pics (I would bet 3/8" at all positions or more) I am glad to now have fenders on, went for 9 miles today and no rocks pinging the frame-Happy nymtber!
I had to use a M6x1.00 65mm long bolt for the fork mount, Could have gotten away with a 55mm I think, but it isnt in the way so I dont mind. 1/4x20 will NOT fit the brake hole in the fork. Tried went with a nyloc nut, neoprene washer between fork mount and fork, and nylon washer on other side under bolt head. Protect that paint
Full shot of bike! $7 Bell seat bag from Walmart...does what it needs to and is BIG!
One view of FD:
Now I don't have to worry myself if roads have gravel along the shoulder, I can just ride and know the fenders are there to help save my paint Maybe that is being over-protective but when I have a week and a half paycheck into the bike...It is needed.
I do think I am going to switch Bottom Bracket to a 110mm, specialized specs a 113, but the FD is at its outer limit right now. That 1.5mm per side would be plenty, not that I use that outer gear combo much If I do that, it will be a winter project. For now it rides great and shifts great. My sirrus might eventually see a 9spd conversion in its future, anyway.