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Old 03-23-23, 10:38 AM
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1985 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport
Stainless steel fenders from Velo Orange
8 speed Shimano Alfine internally geared hub
Brooks saddle
North Roads handlebars

This bike was built up to take me the few miles back and forth to work. It doesn't often rain here in So Cal and when it does I drive my car to work. I think that makes the fenders functionally superfluous, yet somehow they are a perfect fit.


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Old 03-23-23, 11:06 AM
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Stan Johnson with Honjos(before they were moved on to a Gitane). Apologies for the poor photo.
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Old 03-23-23, 06:16 PM
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I missed this thread completely but have a few to contribute, in no particular order.

Waterford Paramount with ESGEs that used to be on my old Trek 710 and before that on my old Batavus during a Europe trip in '79.


Cimarron with Zefals.


My old Trek 510 with Planet Bikes. Still have the fenders.


My old RB-T with Blumels...


...that years before adorned my old PX10. Both bikes gone but I still have the fenders.


Three Sportses. The blue one was given to a niece and was succeeded by a black one.


The one that began this fender thing, my old Batavus in Germany in '74 with red Blumels. I sat in a city park in France in the rain and installed these, the only ones they had in stock. Made all the difference for the rest of that tour and I haven't done many miles without fenders since. My friend Pat in CT still has the bike and those fenders are on it once again.


And the same bike five years later in Austria (different trip) wearing those ESGEs.

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So you see, fenders can have a long and happy life. Get yourself some.
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Old 03-23-23, 07:06 PM
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Old 03-23-23, 07:10 PM
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It is interesting that this thread popped up now... I don't think I ever had a bike with fenders in all my years of riding. Fast forward to last week, and the guys that I am riding down the coast with are all emailng back and forth about fenders. And IT. JUST. WON'T. STOP. RAINING here in CA. so I ordered and installed these which are designed to fit on bikes that have no buisness wearing fenders (SKS ReceBlade Long). With 28 tires and a 80's race bike things are tight.


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You realize, of course, that when Neal shows up the skies will clear and the rain will be banished?
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Originally Posted by mgopack42
It is interesting that this thread popped up now... I don't think I ever had a bike with fenders in all my years of riding. Fast forward to last week, and the guys that I am riding down the coast with are all emailng back and forth about fenders. And IT. JUST. WON'T. STOP. RAINING here in CA. so I ordered and installed these which are designed to fit on bikes that have no buisness wearing fenders (SKS ReceBlade Long). With 28 tires and a 80's race bike things are tight.

I think we’re going to need to set odds on who’ll be first to rip off their fenders and toss them on the side of the road.
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Old 03-24-23, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by nlerner
I think we’re going to need to set odds on who’ll be first to rip off their fenders and toss them on the side of the road.
Well... I am too cheap, I can't even throw away left overs from last week.
[aside; did our moms make us fat with all that talk about cleaning our plates because, you know, the starving children on the other side of the world?]
So there is that calculus.
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Old 03-24-23, 07:00 PM
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Not a fender fan myself. There are times I've been caught out in the rain, but unless I'm in the PNW, don't start out if it's raining.
Am also in the going-to-California-next-week group, so hauled out the fenders and fitted them to the Gran Tour,
Had to acquire new rear stays, as the ones fitted to the Davidson were too short (!).

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I went through the whole thread and there is hardly any mention of short fenders. During the bike boom of the 1970s, they were standard equipment on a lot of ten-speeds. There are several stories about why they were even a thing, since they don't offer a much protection. One is that a road race was to be held and the local government ruled that all bikes ridden on public roads had to have fenders, even for a race. Another theory is that bikes sold to the public had to have fenders, even replicas of race bikes.

I found this Marukin rusting away in front of an antique shop. It's a typical bike boom era ten-speed. It's not the highest quality, but it has some interesting features. The Suntour Spirt front derailleur has a 1974 date code. The fenders cleaned up nicely and seem to have a hard anodized satin finish. The bike weighs in at 32 pounds, and the fenders only contribute about 2 ounces to the total. Most of the other short fenders I have seen were chrome plated steel.


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Old 03-27-23, 01:10 PM
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Old 03-27-23, 08:34 PM
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1952 Helyett Randonneur

1972 Moto-Gugie Conversion

1957 Peugeot PL-50

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Originally Posted by Andy Antipas

1952 Helyett Randonneur

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1957 Peugeot PL-50

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Very nice collection you have there. Outstanding! Beautiful!
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Originally Posted by HelpSingularity
Very nice collection you have there. Outstanding! Beautiful!
That's just some of the fendered ones I think, Andy has a phenomenal collection, most all of them at least as nice as these.
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I had this bike for a few years but felt it was missing something and since it had touring bones, fenders and a rack were appropriate. I sourced out some new Velo Orange as I really like them but decided since most of this bike is original, go with old school fenders.

Purchased some VO parts to get it all together and quite pleased how it turned out.


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My winter bike, a Vista Islena, fendered and 650B'd:



My Gazelle Champion Mondial, waiting for spring to arrive:

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The big silver Merz and the PX10 are as found, the Merz was freed of them and the PX10 still languishes, the green Merz has the original fenders still going strong for 46 years.








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My wet-road bike, as seen this past Saturday when the roads were - wait for it - wet. (The green isn't quite right on my monitor, but it's close enough.) A 1978 Eisentraut deserves much better installation and fender lines than this, but it probably isn't going to get them. If nlerner's weather magic had not kicked in last April, this is what I would have taken on Tourica.

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Can anyone recommend retro look new bike lights to fit on front and rear fenders? Looking for a vintage look but want to have new technology and new fit so there's no rattling or fiddling with batteries. I don't have a dynamo hub so looking for lights battery run, that I could charge.
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Old French bikes go well with fenders. (1973 AO-8, 1972 Grand Touring, 1986 P4 Corbier.)





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Passed along years back, 1980 Medici Gran Turismo that was sold with paint matched Silca and Blumel fenders:




And a recent project, ~1973 Raleigh Competition town 5-speed

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VRJAKE where did you get that rear bag for the Medici?
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Originally Posted by gthomson
Can anyone recommend retro look new bike lights to fit on front and rear fenders? Looking for a vintage look but want to have new technology and new fit so there's no rattling or fiddling with batteries. I don't have a dynamo hub so looking for lights battery run, that I could charge.
Would you consider an old light with modern LED internals? There are a few places that sell the necessary bits.
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Would you consider an old light with modern LED internals? There are a few places that sell the necessary bits.
If you have examples to show me I would consider it. A few years ago, I purchased a light like this one but it doesn't install well, rattled over every bump and usually knocked the batteries out of place so only worked 50% of the time.

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