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    any clipon alternatives to SKS raceblades?

    Hey all, I need some commuting fenders for my Surly Steamroller. It's got clearance, just no braze-ons for attaching fenders. I know people dig SKS raceblades, but I'm wondering if there are other clip-on fender options because the Raceblades don't cover much. More specifically, fenders that clip on but are the same size as full regular fenders?

    Conversely, am I just seeing coverage problems on the Raceblades that don't exist? I'm mostly worried about the chainline/bottom bracket areas, not so much worried about my clothes. Any info would be much appreciated.

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    The problem with clip-on and smaller, reduced coverage fenders is that they really funnel the water at your feet/chainring/BB area.

    I have a zefal clip rear similar to the one in the photo that I put on for rainy days. It does a good job at keeping the spray off my back/butt, but my feet and legs get really wet quickly from the water dirpping off the bottom of the fender. The clip ons do a ok job at keeping the water off you, but there's really no match for full coverage fenders.


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    From looking at the surly site the steam roller has all the required holes apart from dropout eyelets. You should have no trouble fitting a traditional mudguard using p clips clamped on the seat stays instead of eyelets.

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    You know d D, I never thought of that. I just looked at the p-clips holding the rack on the stays of my old touring bike and they are just perfect because the Surly is drilled for a rear brake so that will all work. Right on and thanks!

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