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Old 09-07-07, 01:09 PM
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Wanted: Trek Portland Fenders

I know some people complain about the stock fenders but I just bought a Portland off craigslist and it came without fenders.

If anyone has a Portland and switched out the fenders contact me and I will buy them from you. Thanks.
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Old 09-07-07, 02:31 PM
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Thedon,

Any chance you'd be happier with the Planet Bike Freddies?

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I used to be kind of intrigued by those minamilist fenders but people talked me out of it. It doesn't look like they'd do much of anything except look kind of cool. If that's what you're going for great, but otherwise I'd get something that actually worked. The freddy's really work well.

Just my 2 cents.
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SKS Chromoplasts. I don't think you'll find a lot of people here raving about the stock Portland fenders.
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Well, I want some kind of a fender but I just hate the look of full fenders.

That said, any fender that doesn't take away from the look of the bike is good for me, and the stock Portland fenders looks awesome and I'm sure are at least partially functional.

I go to UWisconsin and it doesn't rain a whole lot here but I live 5 miles off campus. I don't know how much I will bike in the winter but the stock fenders are also removable, which is good.

So, I am still looking for stock Portland fenders if anyone has them.

FYI- I bought the bike from a former Trek employee for $550 and her fiancee works for Trek, so I'm still waiting on them to see if they can get me some fenders direct from Trek. The lady bought the 56cm bike and it was too big for her so she never tried to get fenders. The bike is basically new.
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Well, I want some kind of a fender but I just hate the look of full fenders.

That said, any fender that doesn't take away from the look of the bike is good for me, and the stock Portland fenders looks awesome and I'm sure are at least partially functional.

I go to UWisconsin and it doesn't rain a whole lot here but I live 5 miles off campus. I don't know how much I will bike in the winter but the stock fenders are also removable, which is good.

So, I am still looking for stock Portland fenders if anyone has them.

FYI- I bought the bike from a former Trek employee for $550 and her fiancee works for Trek, so I'm still waiting on them to see if they can get me some fenders direct from Trek. The lady bought the 56cm bike and it was too big for her so she never tried to get fenders. The bike is basically new.
I will sell you mine, but I live in Canada and shipping will probably be $15 or more. Let me know if you are interested.

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They do look good and and are better than nothing, for sure. Congrats on the bike and the nice price.

Anyway, if by chance you can't come across the fenders or decide to try something else, the fenders that are out there really don't look that bad and I love being able to ride in anything. I'm kind of anal about getting me and and especially the bike dirty.
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Nuck, I PMed you.
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http://store.trekbikes.com/jump.jsp?...&bShopOnline=1

Except I don't know when they will be available. Perhaps a bike shop can order them for you.
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