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Old 11-17-12, 10:48 AM   #1
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700c Brown fenders

I have a Bianchi Volpe 2012, cream color, and I've been looking for brown fenders to go with it. I haven't been able to procure a set (discontinued items, shops not shipping internationally, etc.). I've compiled a list in the process, which I'm pasting below. I'm especially interested in the Vavert fenders (or mudguards). If anyone has a recommendation of a place that has them in stock and ships internationally, I'd be interested in the information. Or, if anyone knows of any other brown fenders not listed below, feel free to send that information over.

Vavert 35mm Fixed Mudguards:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vavert-Fixed.../dp/B0050VECH6

Sunlite Full Fender Set, 700c Road/Hybrid:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004FSZIMS/

Woody's Fenders:
http://www.woodysfenders.com/store/i...=index&cPath=9

Civia low profile aluminum:
http://www.amazon.com/Civia-Low-Prof.../dp/B003NYDTQW

Organic Bikes bamboo fender:
http://www.amazon.com/ORGANIC-BAMBOO.../dp/B0071C0XE8

Planet Bike Grasshopper fenders:
http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Bike-Hy.../dp/B003RLFHA2

Origin8 Rosewood fenders:
http://www.amazon.com/Origin8-Classi.../dp/B0040DSQOA


Thanks in advance for any new suggestions and/or pointers.
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Old 11-18-12, 08:32 AM   #2
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If you are into a bit of DIY, I would purchase a set of fenders you like for the features and paint them. For example, I really like the SKS longboard fenders and in cream they match my green bike. I'd have no problem taking steel wool to the outer surface and spray painting them a different color if they didn't match my next bike. The only things I would recommend is look for paints that work with plastic and let the paint dry for at least a week if not more to make sure it is hardened.
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For example, I really like the SKS longboard fenders and in cream they match my green bike.
I found the cream/latte SKS fenders locally, but when I put them next to the cream/milk and coffe Bianchi the fenders looked somewhat pinkish in comparison.

I've been thinking about painting, but I've never seen a plastic component that has been painted where the paint does not crack overtime (although I don't know if the proper paint and preparation procedure was used in those cases).

I like some of the wood fenders on the third link, but I'm not sure how durable wood is. Also, those fenders are in the $150-$200 range, which I think is too much for the purpose a fender is built (i.e., get dirty, get hit by road grit and debris, etc.). So I'd rather go with a regular fender in the $30-$60 range.
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Old 11-18-12, 12:02 PM   #4
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If you can find 'em, the Planet Bike "Cascadia" fenders have come in brown. Not as common as the silver color, but they are out there. I had a set on my old Centurion Super Le Mans.
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Old 11-18-12, 12:28 PM   #5
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If you can find 'em, the Planet Bike "Cascadia" fenders have come in brown. Not as common as the silver color, but they are out there. I had a set on my old Centurion Super Le Mans.
Thank you for the tip. I found an old auction on eBay with those fenders:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_saca...p2047675.l2557

They look nice, dark brown color with a long mud flap. I guess there were limited edition, as they don't seem to be available anymore.

According to this blog entry last March was white fender time at Planet Bike, also as limited edition:
http://planetbike.com/blog/334
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Paint works fine , to change colours of stuff .
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They look nice, dark brown color with a long mud flap.
Actually, I noticed now the brown ones have the shorter, "visor" style mud flaps. The white ones and the pink ones below have the longer, "cow tongue" style mud flaps:

Planet Bike Cascadia white:
http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Bike-Ca.../dp/B0060SCNFQ

Planet Bike Cascadia pink:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Planet-Bike-...-/270963982405
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if you can find it, vinyl dye shouldn't crack. In the U.S., it's sold at auto parts stores
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