alright, i've run the freddy clip-on fenders for a week, and they are just not cutting it. it pisses me off because i spent a whole afternoon modifying them to fit. the bike paths around here are what i would imagine a salt mine would be like. there are piles of salt at least 5 inches thick. the salt layer is sitting ontop of a sand layer (the sand in my drive train prompted the fenders in the first place). the main problems i have are
a) the front is too short, the chain area is still getting blasted with sand and salt.
b) the rear does a good job, but stops at the seat tube. the rear wheel also blasts the bb, chainring, chain with a second helping of salt and grit. (note: the picture was after i wiped off the side facing us, it was like the opposite side, coated in saltiness)
the freddy fenders took care of my wet ass and some parts of the frame which i like, but its just not enough. i need full fenders. there are 3 problems that i think might need addressing
-i have no eyelets in the rear
-the front fork is aero, so anything that straps on would need to accomodate.
-the brake bolt on the front is a little more than 0.5" from the headset. the freddy fender 'L' bracket was too tall.
i thought i read in a previous thread about fenders that there are eyelet things that they provide to mount on the front fork, and you can use 2 more to mount on the rear, but where can you get those? would they fit on the aero fork?
i also need the fenders to be narrow. my modifactions were done because the freddy fenders were too thick to fit. any suggestions for narrow fenders? i think 35mm might barely cut it. thats the narrowest i'm finding.