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Old 02-04-20, 07:12 AM
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Sizing Fenders

I have a 1975 Raleigh Record and I would like to get plastic fenders for it. I'm confused about the sizes and so forth. Can anyone tell me what I should be looking for for a bike with 27x1-1/4 tires?
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Old 02-04-20, 07:29 AM
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27" is close enough to 700C that they can use the same radius fenders. 1-1/4" is about 32mm, so fenders somewhat wider than that are best. Get the widest ones that will fit through your frame and fork.
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Old 02-04-20, 10:59 AM
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a rule of thumb I've read is 10mm wider than your tires, so 45mm?
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Perhaps also check for toe/wheel overlap
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I just ordered a set of these for a 27" x 1-1/4 wheeled bike.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SKS-B42-Com...oAAOSwFZhcnQSW
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Originally Posted by ramzilla View Post
I just ordered a set of these for a 27" x 1-1/4 wheeled bike.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SKS-B42-Com...oAAOSwFZhcnQSW
please show us how they work out btw you can add quick release clips to the rear if you want

before


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they are listed as being for the front fender, but easily used on the back SKS Front Fender Breakaway Mount
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

got them after this mishap on the trail

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Old 02-08-20, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by ramzilla View Post
I just ordered a set of these for a 27" x 1-1/4 wheeled bike.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SKS-B42-Com...oAAOSwFZhcnQSW

Might be tight, 27 X 1 1/4 really is about 32mm wide. I have 4 bikes with 27 x 1 /4 and have always used 700c 45mm fenders. There is not an overabundance of clearance with 45mm.
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