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Old 02-22-14, 12:40 PM
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Can I use these fenders for my road bike . Would I have enough clearance between the fork and tire ? Thanks for the help
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Can I use these fenders for my road bike
Is your road bike set-up w/ tires no wider than 35mm and supplied w/ mounting eyelets?
That's what the model of PB fenders you linked are designed for, they make several models for different applications.
The PB website is helpful in fitting and selecting the correct model.
I have 2 different sets of PB mudguards mounted for 2 different clearances.

A pic of your machine & a reference of tire size would help.

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This is for your Colnago EP? I seriously doubt there is room between your fork blades and rear stays for 45mm wide fenders.
More likely these or these.
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Definitely maybe.
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I think BluesDawg is on the right track. You might also consider these.

I'm running a set on one of my titanium bikes that will take tires no wider than 32s, and I like them a great deal.
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Originally Posted by mapeiboy View Post
Can I use these fenders for my road bike . Would I have enough clearance between the fork and tire ? Thanks for the help
When I had my shop installing fenders is a task that I eventually stopped estimating costs. Lots of times they just bolt on, sometimes they don't. You just have to see what you run into.

If you're interested in a set of Planet Bike fenders in the yellow color, think of what you'd consider a fairly even trade because I have a set.
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Those fenders won't fit a road bike. Well, maybe they could be cut at the brakes and an aluminum strip fitted under the brakes and pop riveted to the fenders?

These Crud roadracer fenders worked good on my previous bike. The fit is very close to the tire, and it took a while to get the spacing just right, otherwise it drags on the tire.

But they just don't fit on my new road bike. There's not enough vertical clearance between the frame and the tire behind the rear brake. I can just barely get the fenders through the frame, but then it drags on the tire.

From the Crud website, see how close the fenders have to be to fit under the brakes and through the frame:

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+1 on the Cruds. They work really well on a race bike. I've had a set on mine for a couple of years now.
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I would agree with Retro Grouch. Fitting fenders on a road bike is a hit or miss thing. I bought a set of fenders similar to the Speedez, but discovered they're more show than function. Bought a set of Blumels to replace them but they wouldn't fit. Put them on another road bike - fit well.
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