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Old 03-28-21, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by southpawboston View Post
An alternative to filing the front edge of the fork crown to gain a little more clearance under the crown is to dimple the fender where it meets the front of the crown so that the front of the crown won't push down on the fender. You can do this with a simple homemade press made from M5 or M6 threaded rod, a bunch of fender washers, and some M5/M6 nuts. Fasten the press to the daruma bolt hole in the fender, tighten it up so that the fender washers flatten out the fender, and push forward to make that dimple parallel with the crown. Concept illustrated here:


The end product:



And you know when you've dimpled it to the right angle when you fasten the fender at the fork crown and don't fasten it to the stays. It should hang in proper alignment from just the daruma bolt. Notice in this photo the stays are not bolted to the dropout eyelets:
Yep, this is how I do it. I think I learned this technique from a Hidetaka Hirose youtube video several years ago. Hirose was one of the masters.
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Old 03-29-21, 01:02 AM
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The fender lines on my Gitane are good enough for my standards, but not as sublime as some others in this thread. It's fun to play along nonetheless. The rear fender ends are just a little bit wide to allow for rear wheel removal/install while inflated.

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Old 08-02-21, 07:43 PM
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Fantastic work bike people! I've only done SKS Chromoplasts which were pretty much bolt-on, up until now. I love the perfect radiuses!
My fingers are killing me from radiusing fenders today but I'd rather it take me some time to get them right than to rush and install them to find something I don't like.
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Old 08-06-21, 08:44 AM
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Don't have many pics, but here's 2 of mine: Giles Berthet SS fenders on my Grand Jubile, mounted by Corey Thompson, now a frame builder of note in Olympia, WA, but back then was wrenching for Bill Stevenson at "The Bike Stand" shop in Olympia, have not touched them since as don't want to mess up his work. 2nd is one of my better efforts, hammered Honjo's on my Expedition Touring. Don

Grand Jubile, Fenders by Corey Thompson

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Old 08-06-21, 12:45 PM
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Whoop, whoop, whoop! Call the Fender Police. I think we might have a violator here.

Velo-Orange snakeskin fenders on my '87 Schwinn Le Tour 650b conversion.

By the way the other bikes featured here are absolutely stunning. Just gorgeous! Great job getting the fender line just right.
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Old 08-07-21, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by lonesomesteve View Post
Yep, this is how I do it. I think I learned this technique from a Hidetaka Hirose youtube video several years ago. Hirose was one of the masters.
Because I知 a nut, and I didn't have any threaded rod on hand, I made a tool for this purpose. Drop a bolt through the cylinder, give it one hard whack with a hammer, get back a perfect 73deg indent. I also made forms for indenting for stays and fork blades.


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Old 08-07-21, 04:06 PM
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I'm not confident enough to enter any of my bikes in the contest, but I'm pretty sure my fender lines are better than this dude's.

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Old 08-21-21, 11:02 PM
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I had to come to this thread for some motivation. I just got some fenders for my Tripper which I thought should be simple to install. Somehow everything went wrong today haha. After a trip to the hardware store I said I'll tackle the job tomorrow (which I guess is now technically today as it just hit midnight).

Went into it hoping for lines like those posted here. Hiccup after hiccup got me considering zip ties and duct tape at one point I'll try again tomorrow now that I have the hardware sorted (I think).
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Old 08-21-21, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by rumstove View Post
I had to come to this thread for some motivation. I just got some fenders for my Tripper which I thought should be simple to install. Somehow everything went wrong today haha. After a trip to the hardware store I said I'll tackle the job tomorrow (which I guess is now technically today as it just hit midnight).

Went into it hoping for lines like those posted here. Hiccup after hiccup got me considering zip ties and duct tape at one point I'll try again tomorrow now that I have the hardware sorted (I think).
Which fenders?
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Old 08-21-21, 11:37 PM
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Which fenders?
PDW Full metals. Fenders look great, hardware that came with them would work for 99% of the bikes out there but I ran into a few problems with my Tripper. Hopefully all is now sorted out for a second try!
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Old 08-22-21, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by rumstove View Post
I had to come to this thread for some motivation. I just got some fenders for my Tripper which I thought should be simple to install. Somehow everything went wrong today haha. After a trip to the hardware store I said I'll tackle the job tomorrow (which I guess is now technically today as it just hit midnight).

Went into it hoping for lines like those posted here. Hiccup after hiccup got me considering zip ties and duct tape at one point I'll try again tomorrow now that I have the hardware sorted (I think).
One more trip to the hardware store today but got the fenders on! Finished after dark so photos tomorrow.
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Old 08-23-21, 01:21 AM
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Always liked this one, it pops up on Instagram from time to time. I believe I follow you as well.
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Old 08-23-21, 10:42 PM
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I'm happy with the results, especially the rear fender. PDW Full Metals. Still need to cut off the extra bit of the bolt on front. Had a few struggles here and there but worked through them. Hopefully they aren't too out of place in this thread haha.

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Old 08-26-21, 03:31 AM
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Thought a photo of a fendered bike
was never a thing to me
but old Flickr pics, they tell the truth:
Sweet Fender Line - see?



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Old 12-22-21, 04:30 PM
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The fenderline on my CC is great, I think I'm going to pull them and go back to big tires

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Old 12-22-21, 06:27 PM
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Is there a prize for shortest fender line? I present 6 inches of pure goodness (at least, that's what I tell my partner).

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The fenderline on my CC is great, I think I'm going to pull them and go back to big tires
Are those the biggest it値l fit with the fenders?
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Are those the biggest it値l fit with the fenders?
The brakes are the limiting factor, I could go about 10mm bigger but meh
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Old 12-23-21, 01:04 PM
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Is there a prize for shortest fender line? I present 6 inches of pure goodness (at least, that's what I tell my partner).

this might be an unanswerable question, but... did this fender-ette do anything? ... beyond the obvious "It gave them a place to mount a tiny devil"?

I'm also trying to recall if the tiny front and rear fenders of the 70's (or so) did anything beyond keeping a bit of crud out of the headset bearings.

I will note that it is not just bikes that can sport a tiny devil. I've seen a Sopwith Snipe biplane with a red devil mounted on the barrel of one machine gun....



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Old 12-23-21, 01:07 PM
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One of my builds since my previous post was this Van Tuyl. I bought it on a whim as a cheap frame with eyelets to build it into a cheap and cheerful bad weather bike. Well, it certainly didn't turn out cheap.

While there are eyelets, there's no room to speak of for decently wide tires, let alone fenders. To get anywhere close to meeting my comfort goals I had to resort to expensive 25 mm tires and even more expensive really thin aluminum fenders.

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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy View Post
this might be an unanswerable question, but... did this fender-ette do anything?
Italian fenders for racing bikes were mostly 3 pieces, 1 rear and 2 in front. When training, all pieces were present, for racing, the would remove the large rear and front pieces and leave the shorty. The picture below is Cino Cinelli wearing pink in the 1939 Giro sporting a shorty.

I assume the front does something to prevent crap from hitting the riders face otherwise why would any front fender extend beyond the front brake? In Italy, the front happened to be 2 pieces instead of one, leaving the shorty on posed no disadvantage, why not keep it on? But as soon as there was more tarmac and less gravel/dirt, you see fenders go away.

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There's no fenderline like a factory fenderline. Too late model?

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80痴 Romic 650b conversion.
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