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Old 01-10-10, 10:52 AM
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I can't wait for summer. You guys are getting surly.

And blazer: You're a tool.
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Old 01-10-10, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by nachomc
You guys are getting surly.
I've already got a Surly.......with fenders!

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Old 01-10-10, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by cryptid01
I suppose you're allowed to have an opinion, no matter how misdirected. It's the use of the collective "we" (as if you speak for all mtbers) that is mildly unsettling (albeit quite humorous) to those who understand the scope of your knowledge and experience.
Oh shut up.
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
Fenders are for panty waist sissys.............and it seems we have a few around here.
I want a rear fender that works
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Old 01-10-10, 01:44 PM
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After the next elections, yank an 18x24" sign outta the ground and cut a few slats from it. Zip tie one to your rack (like an extension) and the stoker's back will stay a little cleaner. Won't do much for stoker's feet, tho.
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Old 01-11-10, 05:12 AM
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I use SKS fenders front and back. Easy to take off, and quite durable. Looks pretty cool to me as well - looks moto....crossy. Sorry, but I hate having skunk marks on my back when the trail is moist/muddy and hate mud in my face and eyes.
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Old 01-11-10, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by well biked
I've already got a Surly.......with fenders!

Sweet commuter. I'd ride to work alot more with that set up.
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Old 01-11-10, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
When you use WE, I think of spamming.
Exactly. "We are researching" is mostly definitely spammish...

I am getting a bit Surly...just put a Surly rigid fork on my single speed as a matter of fact.
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Old 01-23-10, 05:09 PM
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Sweet Jezuz - never realised the fender question was such a contraversial question!

Dont much care about getting dirty - but I like a front mud guard to stop me getting debris in my face.

... and relax.
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Old 01-24-10, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by nachomc
And blazer: You're a tool.
Agreed. He asks for opinions and then wants to argue when he doesn't like them. What's that all about.

And just for the heck of it, I'll put in my input to the OP's question as well: I use the one bike I own for every kind of riding I do, including trail riding, urban, and commuting. So, yes I would like to have a rear fender (the down tube seems to catch almost everything up front when I'm commuting), BUT, and this is where I'm probably different than 99% of other commuters out there, I wouldn't spend the money on some overpriced prefab piece of plastic and steel that cost $2 to make. If I ever decide to get a fender, I'll just make my own. Pretty aesthetics would be nice, but that's not the point of the bike. So far on wet days, I've either driven instead or worn a rain suite over my work clothes. It's not ideal but it works. When I'm not commuting and just riding for fun, I don't care about getting dirty. I'm going to get dirty whether there's a fender or not, and it would just be extra weight to huff up the hills. In spite of that, I would be unlikely to remove a fender unless it snapped off and on very easily.
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On my main bike I have a downtube mudguard that I leave on the bike, and I put a rear fender on during the wetter part of the year. On my older (now a loaner) bike, I have a pair permanently mounted.

Why would anyone else care about how I set up my bikes, if they don't have to ride them? If I showed up for a ride with fenders on my bike, would you shun me?
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Originally Posted by Repack Rider
On my main bike I have a downtube mudguard that I leave on the bike, and I put a rear fender on during the wetter part of the year. On my older (now a loaner) bike, I have a pair permanently mounted.

Why would anyone else care about how I set up my bikes, if they don't have to ride them? If I showed up for a ride with fenders on my bike, would you shun me?
Yes.
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