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Old 06-10-10, 02:29 PM   #1
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Fender fitting

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Just got a new Trek Valencia. Enjoying it so far. I also bought some new fenders to go on the bike: fenders.

When I tried to put the fenders on, they don't seem to fit. The wire bars that connect to the frame are longer than it seems they should be. My question is: am I supposed to bend these wires to get it to fit? It looks like I might have to bend them to get around the brake calipers are as well.
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Old 06-10-10, 03:07 PM   #2
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What kind of fenders? Are they too long, and sticking past the fenders? If so, measure 3 times, and cut them off at the right length. A small tubing cutter works very well.
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The problem is that it doesn't attach to the fenders using little slots that it can slide through. I can cut them to fit, I was just wondering if they were meant to be modified of if I was doing something wrong.
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Yes, they are meant to be sized to fit, as most bikes are a little bit different.
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Someone might know this: does the Valencia require a disk brake specific rear rack? It looks like, due to the way the brakes are mounted, it can take a regular rack.
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