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Old 08-16-08, 07:50 AM
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fenders on seat stay with vertical holes?

I'm putting SKS laminated plastic fenders on a 1990 Specialized Stumpjumper that has a verical hole in the seat stay bridge. Will I run into problems if I just leave that attachment off the rear fender, or is there some way to do it?
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Old 08-16-08, 07:54 AM
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How 'bout a vertical screw?
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A small "L" bracket?
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Old 08-16-08, 09:18 AM
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When installing fenders you almost always have to make some kind of adaptation.

How much space do you have btween the rear tire and the seat stay bridge? If you have a fair amount of room, 3/4" or so, I'd use the "L" bracket idea to keep the fender closer to the tire. If it's close, I'd drill a hole in the fender itself and bolt it directly to the seat stay bridge. If you do the latter, be careful that the bolt doesn't rub your tire.
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Old 08-16-08, 09:22 AM
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A vertical bolt sounds good. Go for a panhead for max clearance and minimum mud gathering and use a washer to reduce stress on the fender.
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Old 08-16-08, 10:31 AM
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Or even a flat head bolt and countersink the hole from below that you drill in the fender. Or do what I have done in a lot of cases and make two smaller oval shaped holes holes just to either side of the brige and use a zip tie to mount the fender.
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Old 08-16-08, 02:03 PM
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Use the bolt, unless you can't find the right one, it'll be more secure.
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
When installing fenders you almost always have to make some kind of adaptation.

How much space do you have btween the rear tire and the seat stay bridge? If you have a fair amount of room, 3/4" or so, I'd use the "L" bracket idea to keep the fender closer to the tire. If it's close, I'd drill a hole in the fender itself and bolt it directly to the seat stay bridge. If you do the latter, be careful that the bolt doesn't rub your tire.
I agree on this one. When I installed some fenders on my mountain bike (it was temporary), I had the same type of hole, but I was able to unscrew the L bracket of my fender and screw it directly to the frame.
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I decided to drill through the fender and go with a vertical pan head bolt with a washer. It is very secure this way. Thanks for the suggestions.
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