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Old 12-27-10, 04:05 PM
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Fenders...

SKS Chromoplastic...or...Planet Bike Cascadia...or...???

...26" wheeled Iron Horse MTB, winter beater mode, FWIW.

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Old 12-27-10, 04:25 PM
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winter beater mode
= Bike planet
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Old 12-27-10, 04:27 PM
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I have a pair of these and they work great........
https://ecom1.planetbike.com/7005.html
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Old 12-27-10, 04:41 PM
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Whatever's on sale for a winter bike.

I use Planet Bike to stay dry.



I use Berthoud fenders to stay dry and "look" good.



Image from Peter White. My Bruce Gordon is at the cabin!
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+1 for Planet Bike !

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Old 12-27-10, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Whatever's on sale for a winter bike.
I agree. All of the current plastic fenders are comparable, and I am cheap. Sometimes you can find new or slightly used fenders for $10-15 on CL.

On that note, I needed some fenders for my beater winter bike, so I looked through CL. I found this bike(minus wheels) for about the price of a set of nice plastic fenders. It came with Mt Zefal fenders already mounted. I had an extra set of wheels. It is now my winter and do it all bike.

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Originally Posted by Roger M View Post
I agree. All of the current plastic fenders are comparable, and I am cheap. Sometimes you can find new or slightly used fenders for $10-15 on CL.

On that note, I needed some fenders for my beater winter bike, so I looked through CL. I found this bike(minus wheels) for about the price of a set of nice plastic fenders. It came with Mt Zefal fenders already mounted. I had an extra set of wheels. It is now my winter and do it all bike.


That's a very cool bike!
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Niagara Cycle Works has these for $17...

... https://www.niagaracycle.com/product_...ucts_id=508620
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
That's a very cool bike!
Thanks Gomango, it's a 1984 Ross Mt. Rainier.
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Old 12-27-10, 05:57 PM
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If you keep watch on Chainlove, there's a set of Serfas fenders that pop up for $9.99. I almost pulled the trigger until I noticed that they were for 26".
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Old 12-27-10, 07:13 PM
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Saw those earlier today... Niagara has the Cascadias for $31 shipped as well...a little bit more, but usually well regarded.

Thanx for all the responses...now, what about tires?

I'm currently running 1.5" Serfas Drifters which will probably be just fine I guess...

Thoughts???

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If you keep watch on Chainlove, there's a set of Serfas fenders that pop up for $9.99. I almost pulled the trigger until I noticed that they were for 26".
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Old 12-27-10, 07:21 PM
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Bontrager Connection Trail if you can find them.
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I'm rocking the VO fenders and it is fantastic, they clean up real nice too.
Stainless will survive winter just fine I think.
Look so fine as well.
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Out of the two brands, I would go for the Planet Bike Cascadia. As someone who rides year-round in the pacific northwest, the extra long mud flaps on the Cascadia fenders really do help. I try to find the longest fenders with the best mud flap to keep my feet dry during rainy riding. Although, they aren't the cheapest. The other great thing about them is that the front fender has a double stay that adds strength. Many cheaper brands only include one stay for the front fender. I don't believe SKS does this though.
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Originally Posted by buldogge View Post
Saw those earlier today... Niagara has the Cascadias for $31 shipped as well...a little bit more, but usually well regarded.

Thanx for all the responses...now, what about tires?

I'm currently running 1.5" Serfas Drifters which will probably be just fine I guess...

Thoughts???
For the tundra:

Nokian W106 Carbide Studded Bike Tires - Not mine, but they might be after falling twice on the ice yesterday!

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ra...120060537.html

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Originally Posted by buldogge View Post
Thanx for all the responses...now, what about tires?

I'm currently running 1.5" Serfas Drifters which will probably be just fine I guess...
I run Drifters on my Big Dummy and love them...but not on ice and not in any more than a dusting of snow. I run studded tires in the winter.
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I have both, and I like both. I would give Cascadias the edge because they come with long mudguards. For a winter beater, that makes a big difference.
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OK... Cascadias ordered, Purple Origin 8 cork tape ordered ( ).

As far as tires...this ain't no Minnesota...we barely get winter here...I guess I'll have a go with the Drifters...if that's a fail then I'll take an old set of knobbies and turn them into studded tires, ala SixtyFiver's Edmonton link.
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SKS with the Planet Bike mudflaps:



$5 in the spare parts area of the PB website. Got mine in two days, perfect fit, just match the width of the flaps to your SKS fenders.
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Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
SKS with the Planet Bike mudflaps:



$5 in the spare parts area of the PB website. Got mine in two days, perfect fit, just match the width of the flaps to your SKS fenders.
Oh my, I couldn't live with myself if I rode that looker outside today!
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Headland Waterworks. You can find them for $21 online. I paid $20 at the LBS. I just installed a set. I'd take a picture, but it just started raining.

https://headlandbike.com/fenders/wate...waterworks.htm
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Headland Waterworks. You can find them for $21 online. I paid $20 at the LBS. I just installed a set. I'd take a picture, but it just started raining.

https://headlandbike.com/fenders/wate...waterworks.htm
They look like a real bargain.

Easy install if I may ask?

How about overall quality?

Similar to other lower priced fenders?
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They're similar to SKS. Quality is good. I found them easy to install. The price is low because they are going out of business, so you better hurry if you want some.
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