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    Yabba-Dabba-Doo! AlmostTrick's Avatar
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    Fender to Tire Clearance

    My fenders barely clear my new studded tires. Actually, the new tire "nubs" buzz them slightly, but don't seem to slow the spinning wheel. Will this cause problems with ice/snow build up or anything else? Thanks.
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    my last winter with fenders that barely cleared snow were positive.
    if anything, it helps keep snow and ice build up from clogging your wheel.
    I just cut off the tyre fuzz that rubs the brakes and fenders.

    also put wax or oil on the inside of your fender for easier removal of built up snow.
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    I run fenders close to the tires to keep spray down.

    But, I have shattered a cheap pair of fenders doing this. The tire carried up a jagged piece of ice and when it hit the fender in very cold weather, it just exploded. Nevertheless, I need to fenders to do what they need to do, so I guess I have to take that risk.

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    When mine fill with snow I just give em a smack, or a bunny hop.
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