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Old 06-02-05, 06:30 PM
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Fenders for my new commuter bike

I just picked up my new MTB today and wanted to install the fenders off my old bike onto my new bike...trouble is old bike has solid front fork, new bike has front suspension fork

The fenders I have are these here: Freddy Fenders

Is there any way to adapt the front fender to work with a front suspension fork? I seen other half fenders for front suspension bikes, but would really like a full fender on the front as I live in rainy Vancouver...enough

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I installed Freddy Fenders on my suspension-fork MTB by using rubberized c-clamps I bought at the Home Despot. There is a FAQ section on a Bike Planet Freddy Fender web page that suggests this. I will try to post a pic tomorrow.
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I dont' recognize brand names, but I took a pair of fenders off something with 27X1 wheels and put them on something with 26X2 wheels, no problem.

The front fender was designed to mount to the front axle and then to the underside of the fork, to the very bottom of the head tube. I removed the bracket there and ran a bolt through the hole thus made down into the brake arch.

Ofcourse this meant drilling a small hole in the top of my arch, but since I have a big chunky steel frame with strength to spare, I hven't had a problem. If you've got a little weight-saving arch with barely any metal, I'd suggest a clamp mechanism too.
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