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Old 02-25-06, 11:00 PM   #1
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I sported some new wood today on my ride

I got my new fenders mounted and took them out for a spin today. It did not rain, go figure.






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Old 02-26-06, 02:23 AM   #2
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Ummmmmmm, pretty!!!!!
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They look beautiful, M.C. Your whole bike looks great! Those wood fenders go so well with the Brooks. Are you REALLY going to ride in it the rain?

The reason Iím asking is Iím dying to get wood fenders too. Last year I was looking for a beater bike that I could commute with when my main ride is sick or in the shop. I found a gorgeous 1984 Trek 720 in mint condition without the original Brooks saddle. I just got a B17 and now Iím thinking that this classic is not my beater bike but my ďSunday-go-to-meetingĒ bike. I want to dress it up more and show off at the Sunday club rides. Wood fenders would really be great. The only problem is I still have to use the Trek for my second commuter and Iím concerned about riding in bad weather with the wood fenders. I wouldnít ride in really bad weather but I know there will be some days where I get caught in a sudden shower.

Do you think that they will hold up in the rain?

PS Ė The bag looks really great with your Brooks and bike. Iím still looking for the bag I want.

PPS - Are those brass screws attached to nuts that can be turned? If so, you could go obsessively classy by aligning the screw slots with the line of the fenders. It makes for a nice finishing touch.
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They look beautiful, M.C. Your whole bike looks great! Those wood fenders go so well with the Brooks. Are you REALLY going to ride in it the rain?

The reason Iím asking is Iím dying to get wood fenders too. Last year I was looking for a beater bike that I could commute with when my main ride is sick or in the shop. I found a gorgeous 1984 Trek 720 in mint condition without the original Brooks saddle. I just got a B17 and now Iím thinking that this classic is not my beater bike but my ďSunday-go-to-meetingĒ bike. I want to dress it up more and show off at the Sunday club rides. Wood fenders would really be great. The only problem is I still have to use the Trek for my second commuter and Iím concerned about riding in bad weather with the wood fenders. I wouldnít ride in really bad weather but I know there will be some days where I get caught in a sudden shower.

Do you think that they will hold up in the rain?

PS Ė The bag looks really great with your Brooks and bike. Iím still looking for the bag I want.

PPS - Are those brass screws attached to nuts that can be turned? If so, you could go obsessively classy by aligning the screw slots with the line of the fenders. It makes for a nice finishing touch.
This bike is my commuter bike, so it gets ridden in rain alot. The wood fenders work in rain perfectly. The only allowance I made for the fenders was to give more clearance between the tire and the bottom of the fender. The extra clearance assures me that the bottom of the fenders will not get scraped up by any road gunk that may stick to my tires.

Lining up the screw slots is kind of a tricky deal. The slot in the screws is very shallow and the brass is very soft. You kind of get one chance to tighten the screws, any more and the slot will get rounded out.

Good luck on your bike build.
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Old 02-26-06, 12:25 PM   #5
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Wow.....those are way too cool!...
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Dang! thet is a sharp looking bike. Nice work.

Question: the fenders are flat, so I assume that the water will runoff to the sides rather than being carried back inside a curved fender to the bottom rear and draining off?
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Great job on the bike, real classy, Did you build the fenders? I just installed aero brake levers and now my old mirror doesn't fit, what type of mirror are you using ? Have fun with the bike, you will surely get a lot of positive comments, even from people that aren't into biking.
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Dang! thet is a sharp looking bike. Nice work.

Question: the fenders are flat, so I assume that the water will runoff to the sides rather than being carried back inside a curved fender to the bottom rear and draining off?
I will find out this week how the fenders work in heavy rain. I will report back after a good dousing.
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Old 02-26-06, 11:37 PM   #9
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Great job on the bike, real classy, Did you build the fenders? I just installed aero brake levers and now my old mirror doesn't fit, what type of mirror are you using ? Have fun with the bike, you will surely get a lot of positive comments, even from people that aren't into biking.
The fenders are made by a guy in Central Oregon. He sells different styles and sizes on Ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/Bicycle-Fenders-...QQcmdZViewItem

The miror is a Rhode Gear, you can get them from Nashbar. http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=
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Give me some exact dimensions and I can make you some brackets that are not slotted from stainless.
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Give me some exact dimensions and I can make you some brackets that are not slotted from stainless.
Thanks for the offer. I like the slotted hardware as it gives me some room for adjustment should I need it.

If you have the capability to manufacture hardware, you should give Cody (the builder of the fenders) an email. He is having some quality control problems with his hardware manufacturer. I am sure he would appreciate hearing from you. His email address is codyd@bendbroadband.com
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I am not set up for manufacturing, I was just going to one off a custom set that would go along with the custom look of the bike.
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man, those are gorgeous.
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Old 02-27-06, 08:29 AM   #14
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I'd keep an eye on those brake cables.
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Has anybody ever fitted these to a race bike? It is my only bike so it is now my tourer and was wondering if there was any way to saw it in half, and mount it on the caliper and then hang it from my racks. They are the Nitto racks front and rear, so if you had the patience and the tools I think you could do it. It would be pretty sweet.
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River CIty Bikes in Portland sells hardwear for just that purpose. I think they're called reach-arounds. Go to their web site and look at the Full Wood section.

By the way, I found out about Cody's fenders about a week ago from someone's post here at BF - now I have to two set on the way. Can't wait to get them . . . .


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Has anybody ever fitted these to a race bike? It is my only bike so it is now my tourer and was wondering if there was any way to saw it in half, and mount it on the caliper and then hang it from my racks. They are the Nitto racks front and rear, so if you had the patience and the tools I think you could do it. It would be pretty sweet.
I have a set of these on my Rivendell Road bike. The fenders are 1 1/2". To get underneath the front brake, I had to carve out an hourglass shape in the fenders; the fit was spot on.


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Gosh, I hope you don't leave that thing parked outside.
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Metal_Cowboy,

Great fenders! Go Cody! Did you happen to see mine?

What size are you wheels? Your front fender seems to fit the contour of your wheel better than mine.

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Metal_Cowboy,

Great fenders! Go Cody! Did you happen to see mine?

What size are you wheels? Your front fender seems to fit the contour of your wheel better than mine.


The wheels are 700c. I spent some time getting the fit just right: I am kind of anal about getting my fenders to fit properly. I have since added a braket onto the the front of the fork to give more stability to the front fender.

I have seen pictures of your bike and it is very nice. Who makes the frame? The color of your bike goes great with your fenders. Long live lugged steel!
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I read the title and started thinking soooo many bad thoughts.

The fenders look great though, thanks for shareing.
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Metal_Cowboy,

Great fenders! Go Cody! Did you happen to see mine?

What size are you wheels? Your front fender seems to fit the contour of your wheel better than mine.


The wheels are 700c. I spent some time getting the fit just right: I am kind of anal about getting my fenders to fit properly. I have since added a braket onto the the front of the fork to give more stability to the front fender.

I have seen pictures of your bike and it is very nice. Who makes the frame? The color of your bike goes great with your fenders. Long live lugged steel!


So did you add a bent metal bracket to the front of the fork like the one that is attached behind? Since Cody makes the fenders "one size fits all" the front doesn't follow the radius if a 26" wheel as well. It isn't that bad though. I made the frame. I use to have a VERY small frame building business. More like a delux hobby.
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So did you add a bent metal bracket to the front of the fork like the one that is attached behind? Since Cody makes the fenders "one size fits all" the front doesn't follow the radius if a 26" wheel as well. It isn't that bad though. I made the frame. I use to have a VERY small frame building business. More like a delux hobby.
I made the bracket out of a small piece of scrap stainless steel. It is approximately 1/2" x 3/4". I was getting a spring board effect with the front of the fender, the bracket has eliminated that problem.

So, your bike has 26" wheels? Even though Cody says that the fenders are one size fits all, I believe he also says that he cuts down the fenders to accomodate 26" wheels.

Nice job on building that frame. That is a good talent to have.



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