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Old 10-31-09, 05:02 PM
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Cannondale Quick

I'm thinking of installing fenders on my Cannondale Quick. Don't really know which model to choose. Am thinking about Planet Bike Cascadia Hybids, which are 45mm wide and have a 130mm mudflap. I'm also planning to install a Honey Brooks B-17. The plan is to possibly paint the fenders to match the saddle. Maybe not completely painted, but at least some highlights.
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Highlights to personalize is very fine.... I LIKE THAT BIKE.. Which Exact Model ?

I can't see so much difference, really. They're all equipt nicely, it's like splittin' hairs.
I've been saying for decades, I'll say it now : color matters as does the overall appeal.
Bikes these days, certainly Cannondales are void of "infererior" components.
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I believe mine was the Quick 2, 2009. Carbon fork and 105 FD. Came in a Barbeque color, which was actually what I'd call Black matted, not glossy. Anyway, think the fenders would add to the bike's utility. I use it for probably 90% of my transportation needs. We get our share of rain here on the Outer Banks during the winter.
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Since the saddle is leather and not plastic, I'd say to make the fenders look like a natural material instead of plastic. There are some real wood fenders out there, and some fake ones (first that comes to mind are the fenders on Specialized's Langster Seattle coffee shop poser bike ).

Whatever you do, make sure the paint you use will both adhere to the plastic and not flake or chip as the fenders vibrate and flex or get nicked. Once that happens, they'll look like total ass.
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Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
Since the saddle is leather and not plastic, I'd say to make the fenders look like a natural material instead of plastic. There are some real wood fenders out there, and some fake ones (first that comes to mind are the fenders on Specialized's Langster Seattle coffee shop poser bike ).

Whatever you do, make sure the paint you use will both adhere to the plastic and not flake or chip as the fenders vibrate and flex or get nicked. Once that happens, they'll look like total ass.
Interesting that you suggested this. Was at LBS yesterday shooting the bull. Told them about my idea and they suggested real wood fenders. The LBS is suppose to give me the website today.
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