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    Fenders are lame, but...

    Fenders are lame, but bike winter is here. I've got a rush hour with no back brake and a front brake; is there anything anyone here recommends for bolting on for the rain months? I saw a couple fenders this morning that bolt onto the brake area, but I'm not so sure whats available for the front.

    Thanks.

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    Fenders are awesome. You must not have used them before. Buy some cheap full coverage ones and you're set. They take 5 minutes to install. Do you have eyelets? if not you may have to get the cheesy clip on 'race style' ones. Still, fenders are awesome and don't bash them!

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    but they weigh soooo much

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    Fenders rock.
    Now repeat that 100 times and then I may help you with suggestions.

    BTW, I'm currently thinking about replacing the steel struts of my lovely Zéfal fenders w/ Al. They really weigh a ton for no good reason.
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    Fenders are not lame. Riding in the rain without them and getting the line of crap up your back is. If they weren't a bit spendy I would love a set of Honjo fenders.

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    looks like somebody or two or three have already beat me to the fenders are not lame point...

    and i hope the "but they weigh so much" was a joke.
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    $50/pair ain't that bad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by donkekus
    $50/pair ain't that bad!

    No it's not bad at all! I'd put those on a nicer commuter/cargo bike. I bought The SKS Full coverage 26" fenders for $15 for my snow slush salt and **** MTB. They are quite nice fenders for he money. They LOOK like plastic, but I drilled one for a mounting hole, and discovered they are actually aluminum covered in plastic.
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    Fenders = not lame. They don't weigh nearly as much as a soggy @ss.

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    yeah, they laminate it so that the aluminum doesn't bend and the plastic doesn't crack. Its a kind of yin/yang deal.

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    i did last winter (fall/spring and summer too) with "sks race blades" on my rush hour
    work fine but don't do much for my feet, especially when the rain gets really nasty

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    fenders are lame? them's fightin words... I think being dirty and wet is pretty lame. at least when riding your bike to work. now, completing a race and being all sweaty, dirty and wet is pretty badass.
    Sucks to your ass-mar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by griffin_
    i did last winter (fall/spring and summer too) with "sks race blades" on my rush hour
    work fine but don't do much for my feet, especially when the rain gets really nasty
    Full fenders and mud flaps will help a lot to keep your feet (and the bike's BB area) clean. mud flaps should reach down to the point where they are only an inch or two off the ground.
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    i'm not drilled for fenders though
    who makes them that are fork attachable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by griffin_
    i'm not drilled for fenders though
    who makes them that are fork attachable?
    If all else fails, you can always make something work with hose clamps. Just tape the fork well with gaffer's or electrical tape to save the paint.
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    I love fenders. I use a full coverage set with them chopped a bit. I cut the rear so its about 1/3 coverage, just enough so it starts to arc around the tire. Looks slightly cooler to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by griffin_
    i'm not drilled for fenders though
    who makes them that are fork attachable?
    planet bike has a set that clamps on with rubber straps. $32.

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    Fenders are SO not lame.

    Wet feet are lame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryand
    and i hope the "but they weigh so much" was a joke.
    Not a joke, but you might have mis-read it -- LoFarkas wasn't referring to fenders, but to steel struts. SKS fenders come with heavy steel mounting struts, which is complete overkill. Berthoud and Honjo both use alloy struts which are much lighter.

    Edit: OOops, no, I'm the dumbass who missed a post in this thread . There was a smiley, so...

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    http://www.planetbike.com/fenders.html

    I am a believer in Freddy Fenders. The front fender for the clip-on set mounts with one bracket on the back of the brake bolt and it has an easy release when you don't need it. The rear fender for the set isn't that great as it lacks 180 degree coverage. Get the mud guard to mount on your seat tube and you should stay dry.
    Last edited by patrick07; 10-12-06 at 03:56 PM.
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    Anyone know some good (cheap) fenders for a 27" front and rear set? those bikeplant ones seem to not come in 27"

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    fenders will be interchangeable between 27" and 700, there's not that big a difference*

    *i think

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    if you have fenders for eyelets and no eyelets, you can go to home depot and get some of these. they are in the electrical section and are made to mount cable or wire to stuff. they come in all different sizes and if you get the right size they work great. plus the rubber doesn't ruin you frame.


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    That's what I got for my right stay on my JTS that isn't drilled.

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    i have had nothing but success mounting all of my fenders to my track bike (with no mounts) using only zip ties

    if you use the same color as your bike or as the fenders it doesnt look any different at all

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