Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: In the wilds of NY
Bikes: Box Dog Pelican, Raleigh Sojourn, Specialized Secteur, 1991 Cannondale tandem
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Originally Posted by dlopan16
clearance issues: rear fenders rub the tires right around the frame under the seatpost. there's already pre-drilled holes for fenders there but because the connecting piece that snaps to the fender is a little big, the instructions are telling me to use zip ties. i don't know if that's a standard practice to "customize" your bike but it makes me feel a little uncomfortable and it doesn't look clean at the very least.
as far as the fork, it seems that only one side of the fork has a screw available to put on the stays.
mulveyr - I liked the way you put on your stays. would you often have to bend those pieces to get them on or do they still parts for that sort of set up?
Zip ties are a fairly standard "fallback" fastening mechanism, but yeah, kind of cheesy. As someone who loves fenders, I only buy bikes that can accomodate them. ;-)
Not quite sure what you're asking with "do they still parts for that sort of set up". But if you want to know if they sell parts for that sort of setup, then no, I don't think I've ever seen them sold like that. There would be too many variations in frames to make it worthwhile. But it's very easy to bend them in whatever way is necessary using just a vise ( or even just the edge of a table )
Knows the weight of my bike to the nearest 10 pounds.