Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

SKS Longboards

Old 01-12-13, 07:15 AM
  #1  
AZORCH
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
AZORCH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Liberty, Missouri
Posts: 3,073

Bikes: 1946 Hobbs of Barbican | 1966 Paramount P-13 | 1971 Raleigh International | ca. 1970 Bernard Carre | 1980s Freschi Supreme Super Cromo | 1989 Waterford Paramount | 2012 Boulder Brevet | 2017 Jeff Lyon L'Avecaise

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 111 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
SKS Longboards

Who here is sporting SKS Longboard fenders on their classic or vintage bike? Please comment on their functionality, durability, etc. Post pics if you've got 'em, please!
AZORCH is offline  
Old 01-12-13, 07:29 AM
  #2  
djkashuba 
Senior Member
 
djkashuba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Monte Rio CA
Posts: 972

Bikes: Motobecane Le Champion, Raleigh International, Bertin, Raleigh DL-1 1980, Colnago Super, Centurion Pro Tour, Follis, Bianchi Competizione, Zunow Di Picce, Brompton M6L, V.O. Passhunter, Don Farrell, Specialized Stumpjumper, Black Mountain Monstercros

Mentioned: 30 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 100 Post(s)
Liked 16 Times in 8 Posts
On the Expedition a few months with 35mm 700c Schwalbes. Love the longboards so far. I like the coverage and installation.
They have not had to pass any sticks or other trauma. Look great for plastic.

-D




Specialized Expedition by djk762, on Flickr
djkashuba is offline  
Old 01-12-13, 07:52 AM
  #3  
gomango 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 14,968
Mentioned: 67 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 702 Post(s)
Liked 26 Times in 21 Posts
Mrs. Gomango has some on her Peugeot market bike!

Likes them.

__________________


Bikes and stuff

https://www.flickr.com/photos/36270004@N06/
gomango is offline  
Old 01-13-13, 05:36 PM
  #4  
badger_biker 
Senior Member
 
badger_biker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Rural Western Wisconsin
Posts: 1,341

Bikes: 9 vintage touring machines and a 1975 Motobecane Le Champion

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 57 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Here is my 1987 Voyageur with a set. Great low coverage with these.
__________________
Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride - JFK
badger_biker is offline  
Old 01-13-13, 10:39 PM
  #5  
jptwins
Senior Member
 
jptwins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Jamaica Plain, MA
Posts: 186

Bikes: Boulder AllRoad67cm; 1990 Nobilette 65cm;Fuji S12-S LTD 63cm; xtracycle; panasonic gran tourer 68cm

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I've got them on my 1990 Nobilette, which is now sporting 650Bx38 tires. The best picture i have is with the stays still uncut:


I'm very happy with them. I'm not sure if its the minimal space between fender and tire that my frame allows, but I was getting regular leaves stuck and thy would whizz and whirr until I shook them out. But I have to say the clearance looks pretty close to badger_biker's above. I love the length of these fenders! I will soon be installing a B&M Seculite Plus dynamo rear light on mine as well.
jptwins is offline  
Old 01-13-13, 10:49 PM
  #6  
Scooper
Decrepit Member
 
Scooper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Santa Rosa, California
Posts: 10,490

Bikes: Waterford 953 RS-22, several Paramounts

Mentioned: 65 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 616 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Not longboards, but SKS Raceblade Long fenders on my Waterford. They're very light and take about 15 seconds to install or remove.

__________________
- Stan

my bikes

Science doesn't care what you believe.
Scooper is offline  
Old 01-13-13, 11:33 PM
  #7  
gmouchawar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 214
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I recently installed them on a new touring build. They function well. Installation wasn't easy though, till I figured that I must cut the fender holders to length. It took half a day for me to finish it.
gmouchawar is offline  
Old 01-13-13, 11:55 PM
  #8  
acoffin 
Senior Member
 
acoffin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: St Louis
Posts: 594

Bikes: 72 Lygie (SS conv), 87 Ironman Expert, 94 Allez Sport, 16 Black Mountain Cycles Monstercross

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I just ordered a set last night (the cream colored ones). Will be able to give an installation report soon
acoffin is offline  
Old 01-14-13, 11:32 AM
  #9  
Catnap
zungguzungguguzungguzeng
 
Catnap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Posts: 1,230

Bikes: Zunow, Jo Routens, Bridgestone, Mercier, Cannondale

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 2 Posts
longboards on my Bridgestone RB-T: http://djcatnap.com/?p=1090
Catnap is offline  
Old 01-14-13, 12:53 PM
  #10  
Doohickie 
You gonna eat that?
 
Doohickie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
Posts: 14,681

Bikes: 1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 141 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by acoffin View Post
I just ordered a set last night (the cream colored ones). Will be able to give an installation report soon
Me too. Did you get them on Amazon? I noticed the fenders that said beige on the description showed silver fenders on the picture and vice versa.
__________________
I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.


Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."
Doohickie is offline  
Old 01-20-13, 03:40 PM
  #11  
Doohickie 
You gonna eat that?
 
Doohickie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
Posts: 14,681

Bikes: 1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 141 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I got them on. So far, so good.

__________________
I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.


Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."
Doohickie is offline  
Old 01-20-13, 03:47 PM
  #12  
AZORCH
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
AZORCH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Liberty, Missouri
Posts: 3,073

Bikes: 1946 Hobbs of Barbican | 1966 Paramount P-13 | 1971 Raleigh International | ca. 1970 Bernard Carre | 1980s Freschi Supreme Super Cromo | 1989 Waterford Paramount | 2012 Boulder Brevet | 2017 Jeff Lyon L'Avecaise

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 111 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
I just added beige Longboards over the weekend. Exceedingly simple installation. However, a perfect fender line for my bike may not be possible due to rear brake clearance.
AZORCH is offline  
Old 01-20-13, 03:51 PM
  #13  
triumph.1
Senior Member
 
triumph.1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: N Central Illinois
Posts: 1,289

Bikes: 12 Bianchi Oltre VDCM,11 Bianchi Cavaria, 13 Bianchi Cavaria,12 Bianchi infinito, couple vintage Bianchi's and a 1980 alan super record

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I saw them on a guys bike in Madison yesterday and bought a set of the short version this morning
triumph.1 is offline  
Old 02-07-13, 04:22 PM
  #14  
Doohickie 
You gonna eat that?
 
Doohickie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
Posts: 14,681

Bikes: 1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 141 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I've had my Longboards on the bike for a while, and I have to say I love them. I went through a pretty substantial puddle this morning on the ride to work and didn't feel any spray or anything. These things are sweet.

They also spit a lot of stones (little pebbles kick up and get carried by the tire up to the front of the fender and get spit out with a very unique sound).
__________________
I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.


Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."
Doohickie is offline  
Old 02-07-13, 04:48 PM
  #15  
TiHabanero
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,555
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 809 Post(s)
Liked 94 Times in 63 Posts
I have several sets of Longboards new, unused, black and silver looking for a home. They are confusing to install if you haven't done them before. Do one and the rest are a cinch! Best fender on the market.
TiHabanero is offline  
Old 02-07-13, 09:43 PM
  #16  
pcdmiele
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 104
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Here is a write of the install on my motobecane Mirage. http://onelesscartrip.com/?p=274

Royal
pcdmiele is offline  
Old 09-03-14, 10:35 AM
  #17  
mnmkpedals 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Puget Sound
Posts: 527
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
Originally Posted by badger_biker View Post
Here is my 1987 Voyageur with a set. Great low coverage with these.

Great looking bike! I know this is an old thread, but I am thinking of adding these to my 86 Voyageur. Are you / were you running these with 27s? Or did you replace original wheels with 700s? Wanted to make sure they'd fit before purchasing these (advertised as 700 45mm for 700x27/38) and putting them on with 27x1 1/4 panaracers.
mnmkpedals is offline  
Old 09-03-14, 10:41 AM
  #18  
DiabloScott
It's MY mountain
 
DiabloScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Mt.Diablo
Posts: 8,662

Bikes: Klein, Merckx, Trek

Mentioned: 57 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2246 Post(s)
Liked 81 Times in 47 Posts
I love fender threads even if they're zombies.

Just put Longboards on my non-vintage commuter. Normal amount of fender installation hassles, but the slot in the attachment for the brake bolt (front fender, back side of fork) was too narrow. Had a hell of a time getting the recessed Allen nut through there - I probably should've used a bigass drill bit but didn't have one, and my file was a little too big to be useful, so I just kind of bent it open with vice grips.




Last edited by DiabloScott; 09-03-14 at 12:27 PM.
DiabloScott is offline  
Old 09-03-14, 10:43 AM
  #19  
The Golden Boy 
Extraordinary Magnitude
 
The Golden Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Posts: 11,541

Bikes: 1977 Trek TX700; 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400 Elance; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra; 1990 Miyata 1000LT

Mentioned: 73 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1789 Post(s)
Liked 101 Times in 82 Posts
Originally Posted by mnmkpedals View Post
Great looking bike! I know this is an old thread, but I am thinking of adding these to my 86 Voyageur. Are you / were you running these with 27s? Or did you replace original wheels with 700s? Wanted to make sure they'd fit before purchasing these (advertised as 700 45mm for 700x27/38) and putting them on with 27x1 1/4 panaracers.
I got a set of the P45 Chromoplastics on my 1985 Trek 720- it's pretty similarly constructed to my 1984 Voyageur SP. I'll be installing a set on the VSP when I get around to it.

I'm running 27 1 1/4 Pasela Tourguards on all my touring bikes.

I did have to elongage the slot on the tab to move the fenders "up" a little bit. I do need to deflate the tire to remove the rear wheel.
__________________
*Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Person Of The Year" Award*

Commence to jigglin’ huh?!?!

"But hey, always love to hear from opinionated amateurs." -says some guy to Mr. Marshall.
The Golden Boy is offline  
Old 09-03-14, 11:25 AM
  #20  
badger_biker 
Senior Member
 
badger_biker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Rural Western Wisconsin
Posts: 1,341

Bikes: 9 vintage touring machines and a 1975 Motobecane Le Champion

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 57 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by mnmkpedals View Post
Great looking bike! I know this is an old thread, but I am thinking of adding these to my 86 Voyageur. Are you / were you running these with 27s? Or did you replace original wheels with 700s? Wanted to make sure they'd fit before purchasing these (advertised as 700 45mm for 700x27/38) and putting them on with 27x1 1/4 panaracers.
I'm running the original 27" wheels and 1 1/4 inch Continental Gatorskins. The Gatorskins run slightly narrower than 1 1/4 Panaracer Paselas but I have plenty of room on the V'ger and didn't need to modify anything on the fender install.
__________________
Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride - JFK
badger_biker is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
wesmamyke
Classic & Vintage
9
06-02-17 11:18 PM
G.Varela
Classic & Vintage
18
06-25-16 12:19 PM
wrk101
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
2
03-03-12 01:03 AM
photogravity
Classic & Vintage
15
09-22-11 07:31 AM
mickey85
Classic & Vintage
3
03-11-10 04:33 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.