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Old 03-24-21, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
I'm sorry, but that has a bit too much of the tiny speedo-on-the-middle-aged-European-male look for me.
Do they look better on American middle-aged males?
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Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
Do they look better on American middle-aged males?
Uhhhh . . . no.
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Originally Posted by masi61 View Post
Aside from the super great fender install, everything about this ride is, well... freaking awesome!

I’ve got lots of non-fender related questions such as: 1) Is that a Specialties TA triplizer with that Dura Ace 7400 crank? 2) what length bb axle did it take to complete that triple conversion? 3) How are you liking the Soma Vitesse tires? 4) Those are some long brake pads on those cantilevers - they look like they would have fantastic braking, what are they?
Thank you! It's a really enjoyable bike to ride. The other day was all dry and I had my paint-stripped-and-test-rig Medici available, and I took the 620. No discredit to the Medici at all--it's a fantastic bike, but yeah, I consciously took a heavier, fendered, touring bike over a light race bike. Fun on either bike.

1) Good eye on the Specialites TA triplizer! Makes for a 53-39-26 ultra wide range front end (11-28T 10s cassette in the back). 2) I'm using a 122.5mm Shimano BB-UN55 bottom bracket. I had a 1.5mm spacer on the drive side to pop the chainline to Shimano-spec for triples (45mm). Recently I re-checked right and left Q-factors (knees are a bit picky) and took the spacer out. It clears the lug points and chain stays just fine. Works just as well as before. 3) I really enjoy the Soma tires. They look great, are comfortable, nice and light (even with the heavier EX, which I have), get on bead well, spin straight (no "wobbly hotdog" as they "true" easily when airing up), and aren't a million dollars. Flat protection is good too, so far. I bought my first pair well-used, and for cheap. Got a few years on that and then ante'd up for new ones. 4) The brake pads are Kool Stop MTB pads. They do a good job at stopping, I have no complaints there. The other week I adjusted the pads to contact the rims a little more squarely, and made them super symmetrical looking when applied (a friend had pointed out that they were a little off). Now it's a prone to making horrible noises when hauling down from considerable speed/downhills. Canti life... The CXP's brake track is pretty narrow, which doesn't help things, so I'll do some more fidgeting with them. For 95% of riding, they're quiet and stop my nearly 200 lb self confidently.
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Old 03-24-21, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
I'm sorry, but that has a bit too much of the tiny speedo-on-the-middle-aged-European-male look for me.
C'mon Man! At least @RiddleOfSteel manscaped the pube nibs off.. I mean the tube nibs off.
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Old 03-24-21, 03:11 PM
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The Marinoni in its 650B setup with Berthoud fenders. Pretty sure there are better fender lines than this elsewhere in this thread. But another excuse for C&V bike p**n should not be passed up!

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Old 03-24-21, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by cocoabeachcrab View Post
not going to win place or show with this one, but what the hell ... it's my surfboard fender for a beach ride by ...

That fin is awesome. It's a whole other esthetic--like if Alex Singer had grown up.in OC!
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Old 03-24-21, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Feldman View Post
That fin is awesome. It's a whole other esthetic--like if Alex Singer had grown up.in OC!
woody the fender man added that skeg for me on one of his shorty fenders. won't see one those on any of the flat black carbon bikes around here!
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Old 03-24-21, 05:03 PM
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love the classy aluminum fenders wrapping around the wheels with grace and style!

to represent the other end of the spectrum... i.e. the plastic SKS/Esge fenders, I offer my hard working, long suffering commuting/touring bike.....

you did say "snow line", right?



in better weather, it looks like this....


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Old 03-24-21, 05:19 PM
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Here are a few humble entrants from me:

Stainless steel Gilles berthoud fenders on 37-622 tyres


Stainless steel Gilles Berthoud fenders on 42-622 tyres


Stainless steel Weinmann fenders


Original stainless steel (Weinmann/Gazelle?) fenders


Originally Posted by fender1 View Post
What is the part you used to attach the SON light to the fender?
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Old 03-24-21, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Here's two of mine for consideration:
I humbly request a re-submittal.

I remembered that when doing some work on this bike a few weeks ago I spent a decent amount of time reworking the fenders to refine the fit a little bit more.

Also, can anyone spot the little change I made to tweak the riding experience a bit? Hint: It's not the saddle, RD, brake levers, or handlebar tape (although I do love all of those!)

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Old 03-24-21, 06:14 PM
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abshipp what bike is that?
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Old 03-24-21, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by polymorphself View Post
abshipp what bike is that?
Started life as a 1981 Trek 716.

I had someone add 650b cantilever bosses and two sets of bottle cage mounts to the frame, then I replaced the fork with a 63mm offset one originally designed for the Velo Orange Polyvalent MKIII. 584x38 tires result in 32mm trail.

I think the only original component is the stem
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Old 03-24-21, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I humbly request a re-submittal.

I remembered that when doing some work on this bike a few weeks ago I spent a decent amount of time reworking the fenders to refine the fit a little bit more.

Also, can anyone spot the little change I made to tweak the riding experience a bit? Hint: It's not the saddle, RD, brake levers, or handlebar tape (although I do love all of those!)

Those fender lines are pretty damn consistent!
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Old 03-24-21, 07:38 PM
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Raleigh Comp GS (no longer in the fleet):



Rawland Stag (700c fenders re-radiused to 650B):


Shogun 650B conversion:



Jack Taylor (fenders bought used, rear got folded in half during shipping, had to massage it back to form):


Jeff Lyon, partial build:


Wife's Soma Buena Vista:


Bike Friday Haul-A-Day, had to get creative using the mid-fork rack mounts for the fender stays because of the disc caliper:


Bike Friday tandem, had to use a really long cork at the chainstays, and and some other fabrication at the brake bridge. Bike Friday does NOT think about fenders for their bikes!


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Old 03-24-21, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by JaccoW View Post
Here are a few humble entrants from me:

Stainless steel Gilles berthoud fenders on 37-622 tyres


Stainless steel Gilles Berthoud fenders on 42-622 tyres


Stainless steel Weinmann fenders


Original stainless steel (Weinmann/Gazelle?) fenders



What is the part you used to attach the SON light to the fender?
I got mine from MAP Cycles, who are no longer in business.

You can get one from southpawboston from Velo Lumino :

https://www.velolumino.com/product/at-headlight-mount/6
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Here's some from my collection.

First, let's see how the experts did it back in old France. This one is all original except the tail light and tires.


1948 Peugeot PH-60 (mine, professionally photographed)

Next, how Peter Weigle does it (my first 650b converted bike, done by The Man)


Weigle-ized Raleigh Competition in 650b

Next, Gugie gives it a crack on a Motobecane Grand Record


early version of Gugificazione

700c gets some love too:


Raleigh Grander Sportier - had to move the chain and seat stay bridges around to get that line.

Raleigh Super Tourer 650b conversion


The Alex Singer treatment

In all of the above, the bridges in the rear triangle are in an optimal position, equidistant from the hub. Here's one that's unmodified, the brake bridge limits the position of the fender. Fork crown does the same in the front. A half round file taken to the leading edge can help.


Raleigh Gran(d) Sport(s) That brake bridge bugs me, to be fixed when I have time.
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I always struggle with getting clean fender lines. You guys make it look so easy
Oof! by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr
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I humbly submit Frek.

One thing I absolutely love about the old Treks that were build for 27" wheels is that the seatstay bridge tends to be in exactly the right place for fender mounting with 650b x 42mm wheels and tires.

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Here is my 1980 412 trek.

I need to take a updated photo.


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I <3 fenders!



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Originally Posted by lonesomesteve View Post
I humbly submit Frek.

One thing I absolutely love about the old Treks that were build for 27" wheels is that the seatstay bridge tends to be in exactly the right place for fender mounting with 650b x 42mm wheels and tires.

Always good to see Frek in the house. It's one of my inspirations for doing 650b conversions.
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Always good to see Frek in the house. It's one of my inspirations for doing 650b conversions.
One of my inspirations too! Actually, my chief inspiration if I'm being honest.
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Originally Posted by cocoabeachcrab View Post
not going to win place or show with this one, but what the hell ... it's my surfboard fender for a beach ride by ...

This has so much going on. Its not what I would ride, but its super cool to look at that I really like it.
- bright red paint.
- 1x classic style crank with gold chain and Microshift Advent super wide range derailleur and cassette.
- heavily logoed wheels with bladed spokes.
- wooden mini fender.


So much happening! Really neat to look at.
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