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Old 02-27-22, 09:08 PM
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Vey nice work, but doesn’t a fender in the rear call for one in the front? To me it looks out of balance.
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Old 02-27-22, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by passive jay View Post
So it is just cosmetic/aesthetics? since the rear hub is not quick release I would not be worried about matching anything
Actually, I think putting the skewer in that position looks like an intentional choice. It is helping manage the wire for the dynamo lights. If the skewer were swapped over to the other side, it would be easier for the wire to get caught on things. Better to leave it where it is.

The bike looks great!
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Old 02-28-22, 05:56 AM
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Vey nice work, but doesn’t a fender in the rear call for one in the front? To me it looks out of balance.
There are no mount points on the fork for a front fender. I am leaning toward having a friend attach the old one now that I have been advised on the best way to go about it. But plenty of bikes with this fork go with no or just back fenders.

these guys seem to pull off the one fender look pretty well.


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Old 02-28-22, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by PBC peugeot View Post
I see snow on the ground
so I think a Fonzi jacket would be the perfect accessory for that bike
Leather jacket you say?

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Old 02-28-22, 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by passive jay View Post
There are no mount points on the fork for a front fender. I am leaning toward having a friend attach the old one now that I have been advised on the best way to go about it. But plenty of bikes with this fork go with no or just back fenders.

these guys seem to pull off the one fender look pretty well.



TBH, the front fender would just look like clutter on that fork as you have it set up. And with the kind of riding you're doing, a front fender has no functional purpose.
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Old 02-28-22, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by GamblerGORD53 View Post
Your front tire is on backwards. LOL. That will affect traction.
And it looks like a fine cruiser tire to me. I don't see how it wouldn't have plenty traction with the knobby edges.
That 2 speed heavyweight isn't going anywhere needing any other tire. LOL.

I'm pretty sure that reducing the tire resistance is going to feel better, heavy weight or not. Nothing urgent, but a good modification that could be done when these tires need to be replaced. I can tell you from riding cruisers and comfort bikes that the difference in resistance is very noticeable, making the machine feel much less like a beast.
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Originally Posted by passive jay View Post
There are no mount points on the fork for a front fender. I am leaning toward having a friend attach the old one now that I have been advised on the best way to go about it. But plenty of bikes with this fork go with no or just back fenders.

these guys seem to pull off the one fender look pretty well.


agreed!
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That is awesome!
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I dig it.
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Looks great.
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I like it.
Glad it fits you.
Ride on.
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