Stopped by the LBS today and they had the 45mm SKS fenders I had been eyeing up! I grabbed a pair for both Randonees. The front fender was straightforward enough to mount, but I ran into a small issue with the rear fenders. The bracket that clamps onto the fender and then attaches near the rear brake doesn't really line up with the hole in the cross bracket. The following link is an example of how the fender is supposed to mount, and I attached a pic showing what my bike looks like. Is this a good time to use the big bag of zip ties I bought last week?
I'd just use zip-ties for now, but eventually take the metal clip off and drill a hole through the fender so that it lines up with the hole in your brake bridge. I wish my bikes had a bridge like that!
Here's a couple of pics of my bike after the fender install. Check out how the color of the fenders match the bike almost perfectly in the last pic. My sister made fun of me at first for putting "dork fenders" on, but she she changed her tune after they were on and said they add a bit of class.
91 Specialized Sirrus, 96 Gary Fischer, 08 Specialized Roubaix Elite, 2010 Specialized Tricross Sport
Originally Posted by asromzek
The frame in that pic is 52cm and my girlfriend has 47cm.
Thanks. I noticed your top tube was more sloped than mine which is a 55cm. I will be putting on fenders and assumed that your fenders would mount the same on mine. I did change the stem and added a low rider front rack. Now I need fenders and a computer.
BTW I was really surprised how smooth the ride is. Gotta love it!
Smoothest bike I've ever ridden! I just purchased and mounted a couple of cateye RD-100 computers which I've been very happy with. The fenders took a while to mount, mostly because I'm a perfectionist...