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Old 10-29-04, 02:31 AM
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Installing Zefal fenders

My Zefal CAB fenders will be arriving tomorrow; anybody got any tips on installation?
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Old 10-29-04, 03:56 AM
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Not really those are usually pretty easy.
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Make sure you have a few extra screws and washers to fit your fender eyelets-- the last set of Zefal fenders didn't have any screws. You can get cheap ones at any good hardware store, just take one off your bike that fits the eyelets to make sure you get the right size. Also, you might want to think about adding a mudflap to at least your front fender, to keep your feet and bottom bracket cleaner, and on your back fender if you ride with others.

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Ditto to Map Tester's post. My Zefal set was missing a screw.
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Forgot about that - you're right those NEVER come with all the screws. I just never notice due to the fact I've got a cut down water bottle screwed to my bench that I keep random hardware like that in.
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Don't pass out, guys -- my set of fenders came with a complete set of fasteners! They went on pretty easy; just had to trim the leading edge of the rear fender to fit between the chainstays. I can see the 700 x 38 tires are going to have to go, though; they clear, but just barely. Oh well, it's supposed to have 700 x 32s anyway.
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Originally Posted by mswantak
Don't pass out, guys -- my set of fenders came with a complete set of fasteners! They went on pretty easy; just had to trim the leading edge of the rear fender to fit between the chainstays. I can see the 700 x 38 tires are going to have to go, though; they clear, but just barely. Oh well, it's supposed to have 700 x 32s anyway.
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I spoke too soon; the eyelets on the back of my Motobecane are too far forward by about half an inch for the stays to reach the aft fender mounts. Looks like I'll be fabricating eyelet extensions in the morning.

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Another satisfied customer.
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You can bend stays to fit.
I use zip-ties on the chainstay bridge.
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Originally Posted by Raiyn
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It's not Zefal's fault; you can't expect a universal fender set to fit every application flawlessly. On my bike, the eyelet is positioned above and ahead of the axle, requiring one leg of the stay to be longer than the other. Bending the stay wouldn't help; I'd have to stretch it. All I have to do is fashion a couple short tabs to extend from the eyelet to a point equidistant from both stay mounts.
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