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Old 03-21-11, 06:15 PM
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Fenders on Medici

I'm building a Medici Fixed Commuter (don't worry, I'm not going to drew it) - Because it's an older frame, the clearances are pretty good. I'd really like to get a set of aluminium fenders installed, but I don't like to look of the type that attach to the seat-stays; they all look so plasticky.

Are there any other options for me? Can you get little brackets that attach to the fork and bottom of the stays where the eyelets would connect?

looking for any solutions.

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Old 03-21-11, 11:02 PM
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Blumels "Shorty" (look best in alloy, but plastic also available) need only the brake calipers to mount. You either like them or hate them, but they do give some protection from road spray, not as much as full-coverage fenders.
here's a pair on eBay:
https://cgi.ebay.com/Bluemels-Shortie...c4634&x=38&y=6
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Originally Posted by unworthy1 View Post
Blumels "Shorty" (look best in alloy, but plastic also available) need only the brake calipers to mount. You either like them or hate them, but they do give some protection from road spray, not as much as full-coverage fenders.
here's a pair on eBay:
https://cgi.ebay.com/Bluemels-Shortie...c4634&x=38&y=6
Can those really do anything? I think I'd like the aesthetic AND functionality of the full fenders.

I think I shall do a set of Velo Orange fluted fenders with the p-clips. That should look tasty. On sale too!:
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they do block the muck from getting up the fork steerer, not much on the rear except they can cut down on the 'rooster tail' so it's not an unbroken stream up your back. Personally, I think they looked stupid on my bike and went to full fenders. And personally, again, I always liked the vinyl dipped P-clamps way more than those above with the rubber strip padding...harder to find but worth it.
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Good to note about the p-clamps. I'll look for those.

After ordering the fenders I went and measured the bike (why must I always do these sorts of things the wrong way around?) and found that they're way too wide! So, quick call and the order is cancelled, but that means I'm stuck buying the $100+ ones. Bugger.
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That's an awful sleek frame to muck up with P clamps.

I'd buy these. Bummer that the narrower fenders are out of stock.
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My friend is running the 48mm fluted fenders with 27 x 1 1/8" Paselas that measure ~25-26mm. It doesn't look too bad, but I'm using the same fenders with 700c rims and Jack Browns (35mm). The Jack Browns look better.
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+1 on the P-clamps. At first I thought these would mess up the look of my eyelet-less Trek, but after awhile, my eye stopped seeing the P-clamps:



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very clean Trek southpaw, I like I like
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Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
That's an awful sleek frame to muck up with P clamps.

I'd buy these. Bummer that the narrower fenders are out of stock.
those would work, at least on the front, but you'd loosen your stays every time you took off the wheel. If you can't stand the P-clamps, there's this for rear dropouts with enough "negative space": these are the latest incarnation of Jim Blackburn's custom eyelets for frames otherwise with no rack/fender mounting points.
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/blackburn...kit-prod17229/
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Why would you loosen the stays to remove the wheel? They just slip on the axle.
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Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
Why would you loosen the stays to remove the wheel? They just slip on the axle.
what I should have said is you effectively loosen the stays, because they no longer have a firm point of attachment (the axle) since that is removed with the wheel. Maybe in practice it's no big deal, but the bike I use the most (with fenders) is one I always have to remove the front wheel to lock properly...I can imagine that this doohickie would get a constant workout: on-off-on-off. It would be a real acid test for the durability of it as well as for the (unsupported) stays and fender.
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Originally Posted by southpawboston View Post
+1 on the P-clamps. At first I thought these would mess up the look of my eyelet-less Trek, but after awhile, my eye stopped seeing the P-clamps:



I thought the VO piece looked good, but this trek is selling me on the p-clips.
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Checking out a used set of Honjo ones on ebay right now.

Another question:

These:


or these:


I also just picked up a Honey B17 too! Should look a treat!
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Originally Posted by matt0ne View Post
Checking out a used set of Honjo ones on ebay right now.

Another question:

These:


or these:


I also just picked up a Honey B17 too! Should look a treat!
Depends on how much drop there is between the saddle and the stem. If the saddle is much higher, I'd go with the second picture (What are they? Montmartre? Promenade?). If there's not a lot of drop, I'd go with the Belleville.
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Blackburn used to make this cool piece that went into the cutout in the rear dropout for mounting racks and fenders to frames without eyelets. Haven't seen one in years though...

Oops, someone else posted: https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/blackburn...kit-prod17229/

Guess still available!

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