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    Fenders on since new 22 years ago. Drive Train lasts longer and stoker remains happy on and off pavement.

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    Bilenky's Best Road Bike at NAHBS 2010 wasn't too good for fenders. And this show was indoors, with no chance for rain.


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    Over the years we have had little experience with rain riding but pulled down our "Planet Bike' fenders off the self and re-installed them on our C'dale for a rare Rail Trail ride last month in Missouri. They got put to serious use as rain and floods dominated the six day ride. The fenders did keep some of the limestone and misc junk off of the riders, but ultimately as Homebya stated earlier in this thread, "wet is wet" and they did little to prevent us or the bike from being soaked and filthy for most of the trip. Truthfully ...I'm not sure if I would even bother to mount them next time.
    On the positive side, the Planet Bike fenders were easy to mount, were plenty adjustable and did stay secure.

    Bill J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specbill View Post
    They got put to serious use as rain and floods dominated the six day ride. The fenders did keep some of the limestone and misc junk off of the riders, but ultimately as Homebya stated earlier in this thread, "wet is wet" and they did little to prevent us or the bike from being soaked and filthy for most of the trip.
    Bill J.
    If you're going to ride wet crushed limestone, even fenders won't keep things clean. But for normal road riding, they will reduce the amount of muck that makes it onto your drive train. And they're just wonderful for riding on roads that are still wet after the rain is stopped.

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    A good long front mudflap -- have to roll your own to get one long enough, needs to almost reach the road -- will keep the sync chain dry enough that even the stoker's feet stay dry. Amazing, actually. Don't leave home without 'em any more. It's true that they can be fussy to do a really good job of installing them but the effort is worth it. Think of all the cow poop that is not being deposited on the nipples of your water bottles.
    "I did not know that!" -- J. Carson

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    +1 on the long front mud flap.

    I wrote this about fenders on the touring forum several years ago:

    I have always used fenders while touring on and off road. This choice was reinforced vividly on one tour.
    I was approaching Quito Ecuador from Columbia in a heavy rain when I started hearing sharp noises from something hitting the fenders as I rode. The noise was from discarded hypodermic needles scattered along the road shoulder for mile after mile and picked up by my tires.
    I really appreciated my fenders even more than for just keeping me and my drive chain clean and dry.

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    Has anyone figured out fender on a tandem with a Tag-a-long? My 7yo daughter who rides back there isn't the most enthusiastic in the rain, and I'd love to make it more comfortable for her. I'm guessing a rear fender would help a lot, but are there fenders that will fit a tag-a-long?

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    Planet Bike makes a 20 inch fender (for recumbents) that fit our Burley Piccolo nicely. I also use the stock front splash guard that came with the Piccolo and a rear fender on our lead bikes we use with the TAB.

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    We have removable ones that are easy to take on/off. Fenders are one of those things that you don't need until you really need them!

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    I saw that Bilenky bike in person at his shop. Beautiful! And it has 650 wheels, too.

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