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Old 01-22-17, 02:05 PM   #1
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Need advice: Fenders for Dahon Vybe D7?

Hello everyone,

The bike is a 2016 Dahon Vybe D7 (the global model, I presume) with the stock 20x2.10 Kenda Kranium tires. Initially, I'm looking at the SKS B53 set (mainly because it would ship directly to Saudi Arabia,) and I'm only assuming that the "53" in the name implies that it's designed for a 2.10" tire. Would I go wrong ordering this one, or are there any better alternatives that you would recommend?

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20" wheels , i adapted "planet bike" recumbent mudguards, for my bike friday..
they sell as a rear and a front separately, since so many recumbents have 2 different sized wheels.

You have any DIY flexibility or do you need it to be plug and play simple?

those may be OK, SKS is who made a lot of my various bike's mudguards .
they supply the Brompton company, too.




there are people who custom make high quality wooden mudguards by hand... then you 2 talk about shippingt

the internet awaits your search.




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You have any DIY flexibility or do you need it to be plug and play simple?
I would very much prefer the latter, but I'm okay with the former as long as things don't get too ridiculous. So, my priorities are:

1. simplified worldwide shipping (preferably included in the price.)
2. Affordability (I'm not interested in anything showy or customized.)
3. Durability (heat, humidity, and a fair amount of abuse.)
4. Any color is fine, as long as it's black (obviously! )

So there you go.
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I'm Done.. good luck.. give it a try..





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https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Tott...3-e9d365b2189b

May not be the best for you but you can poke around on that site.
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The Amazon ones are the ones I have specked from SKS direct. But the seller didn't pay too much attention while copying ...
We sell the stays totally uncut, to make sure it will fit EVERY bike and tire combination. You need extra room ( longer stays ) on some beefy tires for sure. Plus we also include ONE single stay if you have a magnet ( or this cup and ball thingy ) installed, as the V stay doesn't work.
I don't understand how they sell it free freight. I charge 10 dlr for US ( cost me about 13 to 15 actual money) and actual freight in the rest of the world, usually around 30 dlr . As it is a pretty big carton its not cheap to mail anywhere.
Hence I am wondering if they sell the top of the line sks stuff OR something lower quality OEM stuff from SKS ?
We do not include any instructions, as these are for people who customize their bikes, and have enough knowledge to do simple mechanic tasks themselves. Its NOT a plug and play as the Dahon or Tern Fenders are ( they are 43 mm wide and have 4 single stays)


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Well, I just got mine around midday Saturday; cost me $30.41 from Amazon/Niagara Cycle Works + $37.75 for shipping/handling and three weeks in waiting!

It took me well into the evening to get them installed somewhat properly, what with grappling with cutting the stays down to length and adjusting every single one of them to ensure that they neither rub nor look funny:



The closest thing I had to a decent metal cutter was my recently acquired IceToolz Pro cable cutter, but I have tiny hands, even for a 5'3" male, so before long, my fingers were done! I just dented the remaining stays at what I thought was a suitable length with the IceToolz, then bent off the excess with a pair of pliers.



All in all, this was anything but plug and play! I would've preferred something similar to the slide-adjustable stays on the pair of Bontrager mudguards I happen to have lying around. Talk about German engineering! But then again, even the Teutons have their fair share of turds...


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The Fender Situation

Update: after I got tired of the issues with the SKS fenders fitting so poorly and being too narrow for the tires, I decided to just take them off and see if I could make do with what I already had lying around the house. Here's what I've got:



The front fender...



... was part of this kit that I had bought locally a few years ago to use on my old Trek 26-inchers. Being so sized, I figured I should cut the phalic-looking end down to size so as to avoid hitting it with my feet.

The rear fender...



... is actually a front Bontrager unit for 26-inch wheels that I had also bought locally to use on the same 26-inch Treks. Lucky for me, the mounting bracket happened to be just at the right place:



All I needed to do to it was drill a second hole, a little closer to the fender's front end, so as to get it to bolt better onto the the stand bracket without wasting any length:



Another particularly pleasant surprise was that the 26-inch Bontrager fender would bend more tightly - enough to hug the 20x2.10 tire just so - without pinching along its length, and the adjustable stays helped plenty.



So, it all worked out at the end, although I should've thought of this before I laid down good money for the SKS kit.

Speaking of which, the SKS naturally fit much better on the Speed, given its narrower 20x1.60 tires, but they looked so hideous that I didn't bother taking any pictures; also the mounting brackets tended to jump off of the stays on bumpy surfaces. The speed is definitely keeping its cheap color-keyed fenders!








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