Dr. Dew commuter & Diamondback Trace grocery getter
Front Fender Space Issues
I just bought a diamondback trace and need some ideas for fitting a front fender.
The front fork has a large space between the tire and mount point on the fork and the Planet Bike Cascadia fender doesn't fit because the stays are too short. This will probably be a common issue across brands.
Anyone else dealt with this problem, or have any ideas?
You could use a piece of plastic or aluminium pipe, split and wedged into the steerer tube like an old fashioned quill stem. Run the vertical bolt though a hole drilled into the fender. Use a flat head bolt or machine screw with a large washer to distribute stress and avoid contacting the tyre.
Some high end custom bikes have an internal threaded boss to bolt the front fender vertically to the steerer base in this manner.