I am just getting back into cycling after about 10 years. I currently commute to work 8.5 miles round trip and am looking forward to giving brevets a try. I decided that fenders where the next logical addition, but race blades are too small. I ordered a set of SKS P35 Chromoplastics hoping for the best. Trek 1200 '06 comes with all eyelets to mount FULL FENDERS AND A REAR RACK!!!! Road bikes aren't surposed to fit full fenders with 700X25c tires ? Is this normal on a low end bike? The only mods I had to do were to the front fender to brake boss mounting, just profile tange and open it up with dremel. Looks like I just found my Randonneurring bike by just flipping the stem?PC190047.jpg
You sure about the rack mounts? I had a 2005 and it didn't have the eyes on the seat stays. You can easily mount fenders to most anything nowadays with the p-clips and Trek seems to put these eyelets for fenders on most of their bikes. I think the dropouts are the same on most of their bikes and it just has them.
I just checked to make sure, but I am guessing that a rack will mount to the seat stay eyelets. They do seem to be kinda high. Will try fliping the stem to get the bars the same height as the seat.PC190049.jpg
I've got a Brooks Team Professional and a B17 and personally I think the B17 is more comfortable, but the Team Pro would look better on a bike like that. Any rack will do. I have a Blackburn that is ok. It'd be fine for light touring or commuting. I wouldn't do heavy touring on that bike though. I got rid of mine because of the harsh ride. It was fast though.