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What's the cleanest fender to run on a singlespeed?

Old 10-04-09, 02:51 PM
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What's the cleanest fender to run on a singlespeed?

I'm using a flat-barred, single-speed'ed, 80's cannondale touring bike as my commuter here at UCSB. Fortunately we have really awesome weather most of the time, but I need to get about a mile in to campus, and don't want to get filthy in the rain. I know how to find fenders that will physically work with this bike, but I was just wondering if there was any sort of general consensus about which fender is the least ugly. I'm really more concerned with the rear than the front.
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Old 10-04-09, 03:13 PM
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Honjos and Velo Orange fenders look the most ******, and they will fit in your touring bike. They will also keep you literally the cleanest as they are nice and long in the front so that water does not pour on to your shoes or spray your face and body with dirt particles.




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Old 10-04-09, 03:32 PM
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on my beater, i use a cheap clip on fender in the rear and then in the front i've got 2 pieces of cardboard i cut out of an empty beer case and covered in packing tape, then zip tied them to the downtube. looks like **** but keeps me dry.
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Old 10-04-09, 03:33 PM
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i believe he asked for the CLEANEST, not most home made
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Old 10-04-09, 03:54 PM
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The cleanest would probably be full fenders, as they will protect you the most.q
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sks p35's --- $35.00
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alright sweeet I'm glad you made this topic. I just saw this one today, and was wondering if anyone knew what brand the fender is.
http://www.affinitycyclesstore.com/i...rame1&ar=lopro
look at the last picture where the guy is doing that d-bag pose. that fender looks sweet.
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Fast Boy fenders are similar.

http://www.fastboyfenders.com/fendersthatsold.html
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yeah! those look really nice. but they're not taking orders on accessories alone? lame. anyone know of similar products?
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Old 10-04-09, 04:58 PM
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FWIW that kind of fender will not keep you clean or dry in the rain... if you have a frame with no clearance and for some strange reason you must put fenders on it, they're slightly better than nothing; but they're much worse than full coverage fenders.
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ohhh gotcha. I have a feeling they're expensive anyway. but thanks for the find man
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Originally Posted by destikon View Post
sks p35's --- $35.00
oh hey i have the same stem, i was wondering what size is your risers and stem? i had to wrapped electric tape around my straight bar to fit the handles fit in the stem.
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My kilo. Planet Bike Hardcore fenders.

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Originally Posted by mikeee View Post
oh hey i have the same stem, i was wondering what size is your risers and stem? i had to wrapped electric tape around my straight bar to fit the handles fit in the stem.
31.8mm
electric tape doesn't sound like the preferred or safe method. Try getting bigger bars or a smaller stem if you don't like broken bones.
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Originally Posted by mikeee View Post
oh hey i have the same stem, i was wondering what size is your risers and stem? i had to wrapped electric tape around my straight bar to fit the handles fit in the stem.
sexy, i'm planning on ordering those once my bank account gets a little fatter, do you have more pics of it by any chance? maybe some close ups
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sexy, i'm planning on ordering those once my bank account gets a little fatter, do you have more pics of it by any chance? maybe some close ups
Close ups. You were talking to me right??





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yeah haha sorry i guess i quoted the wrong one

it looks nice but why do the silver ones have like a valley in the middle of it, unlike the black, which in pictures looks flat and glossy all around?





Makes me want to get the black somewhat, even though I think the silver will match my frame much better
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It's just the way sks's are. It's actually clear up the middle. I don't know why. I passed on the black ones because I don't like how glossy black one are. If I could have found flat black ones I might have considered it.
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sks race blades?
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http://www.sks-germany.com/sks.php?l...t&i=6409800121
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if i cant restore my 1988 Factory fenders for my Bridgestone, ill be getting those. saw them in person at the LBS and they are sexy
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Another option
http://www.woodysfenders.com/store/i...frv1g30g01p760
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those woody fenders looks nice!
has anyone had experience with those?
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Originally Posted by sake bomb View Post
My kilo. Planet Bike Hardcore fenders.

no modification to those?

also how's the toe overlap with them on, is it noticeably worse?
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I just ordered those for my Dawes SST

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My kilo. Planet Bike Hardcore fenders.

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