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Old 03-06-11, 10:13 PM
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mounting full size fenders to Giant TCR

I have a Giant TCR that I want to get fenders on. As both the front and the rear do not have eyelets, I have secured the fenders to the front and rear with zip ties. The only problem is getting the top part of the fender secure. I was wondering if anyone has any ides for this.

On the front, the fender will fit under the fork, but when I add zip ties, the tire rubs against the zip too much. On the back, I can get the fender right up to the brake, but I don't know how to secure it to bike. I tried one day to us those twist ties that you get with all the christmas toys. but just riding around my neighborhood, broke that.

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Old 03-06-11, 10:35 PM
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Don`t know where you bought the fenders - normally they come with clips to attach/bolt to brake mounts and fender stays that can be attached to braze-ons or the axles. Tie wraps really aren`t the way to go.
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dude. just get sks race blades or if you aren't feeling that spendy the planet bike speedEZ are pretty slick too and only 40 bucks. both work excellent. dont worry about the seat tube getting wet which a full fender will protect, its all about avoiding the butt stripe anyway.
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I have the SKS race quick adds. I just wanted to put on the full ones so that I don't have to get a bike with better clearance. these are the full fenders. I think they are either Freddy fenders or planet bike fenders for the 700 wheels.
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Originally Posted by Burton
Don`t know where you bought the fenders - normally they come with clips to attach/bolt to brake mounts and fender stays that can be attached to braze-ons or the axles. Tie wraps really aren`t the way to go.
I had to cut the fender short as there isn't enough room on the back to go clear to the seat post. There just isn't any room so the closet I could get it to the brakes.
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I have Crud II fenders on two bikes. With nasty, gritty, salty conditions we've been experiencing lately in New England, the extended coverage down the front of the rear tire keeps a lot of crud off the brake caliper, FD and drive-train. The front fender extends forward of the crown keeping crud off the front caliper and reducing the amount of spray that blows back on you. Though they work well, they are fragile and a bit tweaky to install.
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