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Old 11-28-08, 03:18 PM   #1
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Fenders on an Alien: Pics attached.

I was in a pinch and needed fenders. I bought the SKS Raceblades. They are expensive for what they are, but they work well and look OK.

For those interested of course...

61cm frame, 28mm tire.
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Old 11-28-08, 03:37 PM   #2
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Just as a warning, I have a set of those I throw on a few bikes here and there in the winter but they will move around just a bit. That wasn't a big deal however, road grime under the contacts will rub out your paint so I wrapped my stays and fork in electrical tape for the winter and it saved my paint. Other than that I like them for my bikes I don't want to leave full time fenders on, just be ready to adjust and think about wrapping your frame.
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Old 11-28-08, 03:41 PM   #3
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just be ready to adjust and think about wrapping your frame.
Will do. Thanks.
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Old 11-28-08, 05:47 PM   #4
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what size tires are you running? 23's? Do you think 25's (with a 25mm width) would fit along with fenders? The front seems quite tight.
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huh?
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yes, you do speak dumbass so well.
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what size tires are you running? 23's? Do you think 25's (with a 25mm width) would fit along with fenders? The front seems quite tight.
Yeah I ran 25's on one bike last winter it was fine, I actually ran 28's for a while too but they took a lot more adjustment.
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only because of people like you.
please explain yourself then. why is rust an issue with fenders on this frame?
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what size tires are you running? 23's? Do you think 25's (with a 25mm width) would fit along with fenders? The front seems quite tight.

Nope. I'm running 28's. 25 next time I think.
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I don't foresee much of a rust issue as long as you wipe down the bike after getting it really wet. The inside of the steerer tube will get rusty since the fender doesen't cover it, but as long as you wipe it down it won't be anything that'll be a problem. If you didn't frame saver the frame, consider doing it, and make sure the seatpost is well greased, but the rear fender will help with that too. Other than the open bottom of the steerer (I think it's open on these forks, can someone confirm?) you'll have no other issues than anyone running full fenders. Lots of people run bikes like these all winter long without any fenders...I have and not had a problem. Just clean it up every once and awhile and keep the chain as close to clean as possible.

If it's going to be living outside, just make the sure the seatpost is really greased up well.

Not sure what the poster above was really referring to, steel bikes rust...yeah, you deal with it, it's not going to ruin the frame.
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Use a cork plug in the bottom of steerer tube and trim excess to keep grunge & water from flying in there.
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riding a steel frame in wet climates isnt that big of a deal. use Frame-Saver, wipe your bike down, maintain the chain and bb, dont leave it outside, wash it more often...and you'll be fine.
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you are going to have some rust issues.
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