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Old 05-15-07, 10:26 AM   #1
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rear fender suggestions

hey, new here and have an urgent question.

I have a 26" Pacific Dune mountain bike (w/center pull brakes). I've been taking my kids out riding in a tandem trailer but they are getting sprayed with debris from my rear tire. Im looking for a rear fender that will attach to my bike (hence the note on center pull brakes), but Id prefer one that I can easily take off and put back on. Any suggestions? I urgently need to get one soon and I've seen plenty out there, but it looks like they all have tabs to mount on the bolts for side-pull style brakes. I dunno if my bike has that hole or not (im at work surfn for fenders right now).

Also another suggestion. I mostly do pavement riding and the current tires I have on my bike (26x2.10) has a really aggresive tread which doest provide much comfort or traction on pavement. Any suggestions for a tire to use MOSTLY on pavement? Maybe a lil off road action.

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Old 05-15-07, 11:03 AM   #2
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I am not sure if you mean cantilever brakes. Most bikes will have a brake bridge or some other mounting point just above the tire between the seat stays, even if your brakes are not mounted there.Planet Bike has a wide selection of fenders. The SpeedEZ on the page will mount where other fenders can not.
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Old 05-15-07, 06:06 PM   #3
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I'm a big fan of slicks; you can find generics at nashbar or performance for super cheap. If that's too big of a jump, you can't really go wrong with a set of Continental Town and Country's. That's what our local PD uses on their bikes; it's got a semi-slick center with recessed tread on the shoulders; great for when your pavement rider has to go through sand for a bit.
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Old 05-15-07, 08:34 PM   #4
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Maybe it's a climate thing, or a convenience thing, but I feel that a fenderless bike is a naked bike. So I have fenders year round, which means they are always there if there is rain or snow.

For full coverage, add mudflaps such as these on both wheels. The front one will keep your feet dry and your drivetrain clean; the rear one will keep your children clean.
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Old 05-16-07, 06:56 AM   #5
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Maybe it's a climate thing, or a convenience thing, but I feel that a fenderless bike is a naked bike. So I have fenders year round, which means they are always there if there is rain or snow.

For full coverage, add mudflaps such as these on both wheels. The front one will keep your feet dry and your drivetrain clean; the rear one will keep your children clean.
I have found mudflaps and fenders to definitely be a climate thing. When I lived in Seattle, the rainy season bike had fenders, the summer bike did not. In Virginia, none of my bikes have them. Although our trailer has a removable built in spray guard for when we do get caught in the rain.

For tires, I'd go with high pressure and narrow, 1.5 or less and 80 psi and above. Your road miles will be much faster and the tires should be handle light off road. Of course if you want to do technical off road, get dedicated tires or if you have more to spend, dedicated rims and tires.
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Old 05-28-07, 06:16 PM   #6
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well I got these (http://www.bikepartsusa.com/product_...&p=01%2D105865) and they are way too short. even if I were to do the mud flap. so I have a feeling any clip on style probably wont be long enough. any ideas?
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