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Old 12-20-06, 12:18 AM   #1
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Trek 1200 Fenders

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
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Old 12-20-06, 07:09 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-20-06, 11:54 AM   #3
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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
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Interesting. Mine did not have those eyelets. Probably will work just fine then. Fenders look good on it also.
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Thank you. Hoping Santa brings me a Brooks Going to LBS for post break in tune-up and maybe find a rack. Any sugestions?
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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.
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