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Fender Mounting woes on my tricross

Old 01-09-12, 10:31 PM
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Fender Mounting woes on my tricross

I have a 2010 Specialized Tricross and a set of Planet Bike Cascadia fenders. I can not, for the life of me, figure out how to mount the front fender. It has mounting-points for the legs but no where, no how, to mount the top bracket. Any thoughts? Pictures? Help?
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Old 01-10-12, 01:17 AM
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I wonder : any holes in the fork crown ... horiz or vert?

willing to drill and tap threads in anywhere?
accept velcro and zip-tie type kludges?


yes do post some of Your pictures of the problem..
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There is a hole. Itis occupied by a strange arrangement of a bolt that slides into a nut that is recessed into the back of the fork. The bolt is actually a slickly designed sleve that is held not by a wrench on it's liter surface, but by an Allen key inserted into it. It it too large I'm diameter to pass throughthe mounting bracket on the fender.

The front of the fork has a bracket that is secured by the above memtioned bolt. This bracket holds the barel adjuster for the front brake. I mounted the fender to this assembly but it did not sit low enough to clear the cross-cable.

Zip ties are a last resort. This bike was designed to accept fenders. I would rather "do it right" if I can
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Don't take that brake hanger off. It's a wonderful thing on a TriCross to not have chattering cantilever brakes like you would with a stem-mounted brake hanger.

I don't think you can mount the fenders using the hole in the fork crown; you'll have to rig something else up.
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Sure you can. Either buy or fab an extension for the fender. Then install it like you did before. You might need to mod the fender slightly to give the cross-cable clearance.
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done. solid 97%
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I have a 2010 Tricross Sport and was able to mount SKS fenders (including the front) with a slight modification. On the brake hanger (see above link) leave off the L shaped part of the hanger bracket and mount the fender hanger where the L bracket normaly would go. Remove the hanger bolt via the back side of the fork crown. This arrangement works great with SKS fenders. Should work fine with Cascadias.
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That's exactly what I did (and what Specialized recommends). I tried to dry-fit it before and every thing was....a mess. I bolted every thing up tight, got the bike on the ground and it is fully functional.
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Originally Posted by mr,grumpy View Post
That's exactly what I did (and what Specialized recommends). I tried to dry-fit it before and every thing was....a mess. I bolted every thing up tight, got the bike on the ground and it is fully functional.
Hi,

I am having the exact same issue as you, with the exact same bike. I have an Evo fender set very similar to these ones. For the front fender, they clearly expect a flat and available bolt hole at the intersection of the fork which, as you discovered, does not exist on this fork.

Can you tell me what make and model of fender you were able to attach in the end and, if possible, detail how you attached them. Also, if you are able, could you post pictures of how you mounted them, including a close up of the area around the brakes? I'm really at a loss here.

Thanks.
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