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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 08-23-05, 06:30 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-23-05, 06:35 PM   #2
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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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Old 08-23-05, 06:53 PM   #3
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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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