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Old 08-12-12, 05:59 AM
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Best Fenders?

I'll be using my new FG build to commute to and from work this school year (teacher), and I'm pretty sure I'm gonna need to get a set of fenders. Any suggestions on what would work best for my situation? I'm running a 25c tire up front and a 28c in back, which slightly limits my options I think. Also, my frame is a Leader 722TS and fork is a Leader S803. Something easily removable would be nice (like this), but I haven't found many front fender options that fit this criteria.
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Old 08-12-12, 06:21 AM
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while i dont have any i plan on getting a set from THE this winter

theyre not very expensive and theyre meant for mtbs so im sure theyll get the job done
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Old 08-12-12, 06:28 AM
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sks raceblades are the standard for sportive frames that don't have eyelets
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I have SKS Raceblades and PDW Origami fenders.
The raceblades are a great optiin but they are a bit tricky to get properly setup at first, you'll need to drill a hole for the screws that keep the fender from moving around the structure.
As for the Origami fenders, they are easy to get on and off the bike, have decent protection, not as good as the Raceblades and require a bigger clearance on the front.

Raceblades on my fixed gear bike, with 32c tires front and back.


And Origami fenders on my mountain bike with 29x2.1 tires front and back.


I managed to fit the front Origami on my fixed gear with a 25c tire but the clearance was extremely tight and the risk of the tire getting caught on the fender and locking up was big.
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I would not waste time or money on anything less than full fenders, front and rear. Partial coverage is ok if you are just trying to get home without getting completely soaked or trashing your bike, I get that, but when it rains I ride in it and not just to make a break for the house.

I don't like the removable fenders because I do not like how much they move around. Vibration and rattling are not for me.

I know this is not what you are asking, but if you are planning to ride to work in the rain, I just want to make sure you know what you are getting into.
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Old 08-12-12, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
I would not waste time or money on anything less than full fenders, front and rear. Partial coverage is ok if you are just trying to get home without getting completely soaked or trashing your bike, I get that, but when it rains I ride in it and not just to make a break for the house.

I don't like the removable fenders because I do not like how much they move around. Vibration and rattling are not for me.

I know this is not what you are asking, but if you are planning to ride to work in the rain, I just want to make sure you know what you are getting into.
Are there any full fenders that would work with my frame/fork?
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/onehappycog/4320998283/

This guy did it with his steamroller and they have no fender eyelets.

http://www.bikecommuters.com/2008/07...-your-friends/

pclips...
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Originally Posted by smurray View Post
Are there any full fenders that would work with my frame/fork?
mos def

p clamps and a dremel tool
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Old 08-12-12, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by 8bits View Post
sks raceblades are the standard for sportive frames that don't have eyelets
+1

Or you can get planet bike's speed ez polycarbonate copy. I believe it's cheaper.


If clearance is truly an issue, you can do what I did for my roadie and opt for Crud's road racer 2 full fenders.


Can you spot them?
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
+1

Or you can get planet bike's speed ez polycarbonate copy. I believe it's cheaper.


If clearance is truly an issue, you can do what I did for my roadie and opt for Crud's road racer 2 full fenders.


Can you spot them?
OK, man. Does that thing work well? WANT.
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Old 08-12-12, 02:55 PM
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OK, man. Does that thing work well? WANT.
They do work quite well actually for typical rainy day expectations despite being miniscule in horizontal coverage; unless you choose to ride through a deep puddle in which case you know what you're getting into.
When I ordered them I received a box with all the plastic pieces and no instructions whatsoever, the outer and inside surface of the box provides no hints whatsoever. They actually have a info video on their official page of how to install and fit.

Considering these are oriented toward road bikes, the tire clearance is very tight if you can imagine, <25mm only, maybe 28mm if you're really lucky or modify a bit with a heat gun.

The fender actually hugs the brake surface of your rim and sits on it miniscule with pads that remind me of 3M's mounting foam tape but one sided with the other adhesive side coated with a slick plastic. It doubles as to keep the brake surface clean.

No fender eyelets are required, the fenders go on by a rubber band system such as race blades at the lower lateral contact points with the frame but at the top of the fender, you have to use a ziptie (any will do, they're a consumable with the product as you take them on and off) that loops at the top of the mount of fender around the exposed part of the brake caliper bolt that seperates brake caliper & frame.
If you're going brakeless, all you have to do is double up on the zipties, with ziptie through the brakehole and another from the fender through the additional one.

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Old 08-12-12, 03:59 PM
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damnit, i would have bought those for my kilo tt if i still had it.
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