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Old 09-11-07, 06:10 PM   #1
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downtube fender?

make that SEAT TUBE fender. my bad.

the rain we had today made me realize i need some kind of fender.

for the time being i'm gonna go with a clip on seat tube fender, but i need some advice as to what works best. then eventually i'll fit some onto my bike for the winter. i just need a hold-me-over to last until it really gets bad.

so yeah. what do you guys use?
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Old 09-11-07, 06:16 PM   #2
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Xtra-Dry clip on. Works great.
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Old 09-11-07, 06:20 PM   #3
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i also have that ^

it works great for banishing the mudstripe up my back...

the only problem is that my front wheel is still shooting water up into my chest/face..
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Old 09-11-07, 06:27 PM   #4
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You could also get a planetbike QR mudguard for the front, but nothing stops grime like a full fender.
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Old 09-11-07, 06:43 PM   #5
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You could also get a planetbike QR mudguard for the front.
Except for the part where it has to go on the seattube.
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Old 09-11-07, 06:59 PM   #6
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i think he was talking to me about my front wheel shooting water up into my face, hehe

and about that.. i would have to get the plantebike one, cuz I have the fuji track, and I dont think i can mount full fenders on it.. i see no eyelets anywhere..
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i think he was talking to me about my front wheel shooting water up into my face, hehe

and about that.. i would have to get the plantebike one, cuz I have the fuji track, and I dont think i can mount full fenders on it.. i see no eyelets anywhere..
Indeed I was.

I've got one of those too, but I have a beater to ride in the rain. The PB mudguard looks like it would keep your shirt clean but not your shins; just not enough coverage.
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i have the clip on with the fabric closure camlock, and i like it. however, it's with my mountain bike in oregon where it rains.

here at school i use a really crappy screw-on type which is the same cept for the closure around the tube.
it's icky. get the fabric one.
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Old 09-11-07, 08:40 PM   #9
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Bigger photo please. I can't quite make out the tpi on your tires.
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Old 09-11-07, 09:37 PM   #11
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Even w/eyelets in the front, would there be enough clearance to mount a fender on a track frameset?
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Old 09-11-07, 09:38 PM   #12
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Oh yeah...when was that pic taken???
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i have the headland clip-on qr one (similar to the one posted up top), but honestly i use it rarely as i live close enough to my job and school that i don't absolutely have to ride. it's fairly effective but honestly it only keeps a comparatively small part of your body dry if it's actually raining. if rain has stopped but the roads are still wet, that's a different game.
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Old 09-11-07, 09:50 PM   #14
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is your frame drilled for a brake? Drink a 2 liter(in one sitting prefeably). Cut in half long ways. Leave bottle mouth whole. Punch a small hole in the cap. Bolt the cap onto your frame. Screw the bottle half on. It's cheap. It's easily removable and replaceable. It keeps the skunk stripe off your bag and shirt.
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