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Old 08-24-13, 11:15 AM
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advice on what fenders to buy.

Folks i have a real beauti Raleigh 753 80's bike, does anyone know what would be the best full lenght fenders to use on it, no eyelets or braze on's.
i want to use it next year for audax rides its as good as the day it was made ,love to post a photo but no idea how to sorry.
actuall the only original parts i have on it from when i bought it new is campag reckord brakes and cinelli bars shimano quill 105 stem everything else is new.i live in ireland we get rain here believe it or not
anyway folks any help greatly appreciated.

quality fenders only please no rubbish
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Old 08-24-13, 02:12 PM
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ah i thought this was the place to find out ah well
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Old 08-24-13, 02:13 PM
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SKS Race blade would be my suggestion
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Old 08-24-13, 02:14 PM
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They come in black & silver.
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Old 08-24-13, 02:26 PM
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ah thanks lads but i've looked at those dont like them hoping for steel,i have sks on my thorn .
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Old 08-24-13, 02:27 PM
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SKS Race blade would be my suggestion
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Great choice!
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Metal fenders on a race bike with no provisions for mounting is going to be a real compromise. I don't endorse it. This is an excuse to get another bike.
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Lousy picture and description but these are classic and sweet. https://tinyurl.com/m7rdf8c

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Old 08-24-13, 03:17 PM
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thanks everyone ,sorry i wont be buying race blades the nut and bold on my campag brakes are the wrong design me thinks for those fenders besides theres too much that can go wrong with then. much rather have one piece fender.
anyway thanks for the replys.
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Old 08-24-13, 04:00 PM
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You need these:

https://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...nder-nuts.html

and these:

https://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...es-4mm-qr.html

and these:

https://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...h-fenders.html

and a LOT of patience.

Any 1980's bike from Raleigh, made from 753, will have very tight clearances. When you put fenders on (if they fit) there is a good chance even with a 23mm tire, the fenders will interfere with the wheel rolling freely. The fork crown and the chain stays will more than likely provide you with some special challenges. Good luck and report back when you are done. I am curious to see how it works out.
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Old 08-24-13, 08:53 PM
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nuf said!
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Well, you could always try custom hand made wood fenders like these

https://www.woodysfenders.com/store/i...products_id=44
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That bike wasnīt made for fenders and itīs going to be difficult to install any type that would actually be useful (full-length fenders). As the others have mentioned, the issues are 1) mounting them and 2) tire clearance. It also undoubtedly has a short wheelbase and there will be a good bit of overlap with your toe clips or shoes.

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Originally Posted by kroozer View Post
That bike wasnīt made for fenders and itīs going to be difficult to install any type that would actually be useful (full-length fenders). As the others have mentioned, the issues are 1) mounting them and 2) tire clearance. It also undoubtedly has a short wheelbase and there will be a good bit of overlap with your toe clips or shoes.
Don't worry, it is unlikely he will return to this thread. He did not get the answer he was looking for.
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Old 08-25-13, 11:20 AM
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Don't worry, it is unlikely he will return to this thread. He did not get the answer he was looking for.
HA! Isn't that the truth?

Crudguards would also work
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Old 08-25-13, 11:29 AM
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For my road bike, which has minimal clearance and 28's i fabbed up some split fender brackets from rear rack hardware, similar to these: https://rivercitybicycles.com/rcb-cat...nder-brackets/ and chopped up some narrow thermoplastic fenders (Planet Bike, SKS or similar). No reason you couldn't do the same with the narrow Velo-Orange, Honjo or other metal fender.

It'll take some doing the first time but should be pretty reliable once set up. Good luck.
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Don't worry, it is unlikely he will return to this thread. He did not get the answer he was looking for.
nope still here, but i'm beginning to think your right,maybe i'll just suffer the wet roads.it was no harm asking the question, who knows someone somewhere might have just dicovered a nice set that works perfect.

anyway thanks for the links and advice much appreciated. btw i'm usually over on the touring section.
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Old 08-25-13, 01:35 PM
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Glad you checked back in!There are also carbon fiber fenders at Peter White Cycles. They are designed for race bikes and narrow tires.

https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/fenders.asp
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Old 08-25-13, 02:23 PM
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excellent thank you.
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Old 08-26-13, 05:59 AM
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Quick update lads, just been talking to velo cycles here in ireland who recently done up a lovely raleigh 753 asked them the same question they advised CRUD fenders ,bit of a pain to get pefect but said they do work ok.
i think i'll suffer the rain.
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Quick update lads, just been talking to velo cycles here in ireland who recently done up a lovely raleigh 753 asked them the same question they advised CRUD fenders ,bit of a pain to get pefect but said they do work ok.
i think i'll suffer the rain.
rhm has a set of these (see my post #15 above). He has them on his Basso. They work just fine and are adjustable by hand.
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I have tried both Crud and SKS Raceblade fenders with mixed results. Cruds look better and are more effective -- IF you can get them to fit without rubbing. That's a pretty big IF, and I wasn't able to make them work on my bikes without rubbing the tires. Raceblades are less effective at blocking water and look kind of graceless, but you can adjust them so they don't rub your tires. The best solution, IMHO, is to buy a bike/frame with eyelets and clearance for fenders if you ride in the rain a lot.
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Old 08-26-13, 10:14 AM
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cheers lads no i'm gonna suffer the rain tiss only water.
my lovely raleigh aint going anywhere i have it near enough 29 years. still a super bike to ride i look after it like a baby.
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Old 08-26-13, 01:59 PM
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Hi All, I've uploaded a photo of Anto's Raleigh for him at his request so the fender/mudguard clearances and mounting points can be more easily seen.

Best,

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Old 08-26-13, 02:16 PM
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Thanks for that Dan your a gent.
Well folks thats my beloved Raleigh 753 most of the gear is new as i want to use it for light touring and audax rides and day rides of course.
i did have campag super reckord groupset on it way back even hand built wheels and tubs but as i put more modern gear on her i foolisly gave the campag away for free, yeah i'm a total geek i know but such is life .
anyway thats my 753. thanks for looking.
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