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Old 12-26-11, 10:29 AM
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Question about fenders

Hi all,

I have a 2009 Novara Safari. I'm setting it up for "all condition" riding.

The tires are 700 X 46.

I am trying to find fenders for it. I want the traditional "full Coverage" type. Not the clip on mountain bike type.

Do any of you know of a set that will fit over those huge wheels and tires?

Thanks,

Paul
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Old 12-26-11, 12:32 PM
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Possibly the Planet Bike Cascadia 29'er or perhaps something from Velo-Orange typically you want the fender to be at least 10mm wider than the tire. You will need to measure carefully to see if you have enough clearance for fenders at the fork crown and at the seat stays.

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Surf the web a bit and see what the largest size SKS makes. I'm pretty sure they made 45 mm wide, and they may have had 60 mm. (Haven't bought any in five years, so even if I could remember what their biggest size was then, no telling what it is now!)
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Originally Posted by pwhallon View Post
I have a 2009 Novara Safari. I'm setting it up for "all condition" riding.

The tires are 700 X 46.

I am trying to find fenders for it. I want the traditional "full Coverage" type. Not the clip on mountain bike type.

Sounds like SKS Chromoplastics in the P50 size will fit, per Rivendell's website: http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/fe1.htm

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These are the best plastic fenders you can get. They're made of a gummy, recycled plastic that's hard to crack. We like these over all others.

Get the P35 if you use 700c wheels and tires skinner than 28, the P45 if you ride up to a 38-40 size.

Get the P50 for 700c tires up to 50mm. The P35 fit most road bikes with sidepulls, and the larger ones (P45) fit canti bikes and some (not all) standard reach sidepulls.

For 26" tires up to 2" use the P55 and the P65 for tires 26" x 2" and bigger.
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Old 12-27-11, 01:22 PM
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Great advise, I'll check it out.

Thanks,

Paul
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Old 12-28-11, 11:27 PM
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Second the SKS chromos. I don't know that they'll fit with those tires on that frame, but I've had them on my Atlantis with 41s for three or four years.
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got the Planet Bike Cascadia 29r's. Fit great.

Going to mod the front stays so as to mount on the fork brazons (sp?) in stead of the disc brake spreaders.

Thanks for the advise...Paul
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Old 01-10-12, 10:51 AM
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I run 700 X 32's on my T700 Bridgestone. There' not enough room to bolt a set on. I've seen references here (bikeforums) to cutting the fenders to make them fit. Anyone got a photo or three to illustrate the results/process?

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Old 01-12-12, 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Dog View Post
Second the SKS chromos. I don't know that they'll fit with those tires on that frame, but I've had them on my Atlantis with 41s for three or four years.
Me, too. Same bike, same size tires. Probably have 10,000 or so miles, no issues at all.
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Originally Posted by XR2 View Post
I run 700 X 32's on my T700 Bridgestone. There' not enough room to bolt a set on. I've seen references here (bikeforums) to cutting the fenders to make them fit. Anyone got a photo or three to illustrate the results/process?
Don't have a photo, but on my wife's bike, where the fender wouldn't fit under the fork, I just cut the fender, drilled holes in the two pieces near the cut and zip tied it to the fork crown. Took longer to find a drill bit than to do the job.
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