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Old 12-16-05, 05:10 PM
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fenders for a long wheel base road bike...

i have a 1970 Raleigh Internation that im gonna take a little trip... i put some fenders on it from my other bike, and they do not fit. the front will work, but the rear is dosent reach, its like it isnt long enough. the raleigh has a very long wheel base. i was looking at SKS P45's but i dont think even thoose will work.

does anybody else have fenders on a long wheel base bike? if so, what fenders?
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Originally Posted by broomhandlde
i have a 1970 Raleigh Internation that im gonna take a little trip... i put some fenders on it from my other bike, and they do not fit. the front will work, but the rear is dosent reach, its like it isnt long enough. the raleigh has a very long wheel base. i was looking at SKS P45's but i dont think even thoose will work.

does anybody else have fenders on a long wheel base bike? if so, what fenders?
I "fabricated" a spacer out of pvc, a long stainless steel bolt and a nylon locknut.

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that might work, does it wobble at all? and what size PVC is that? thats about the size gap i have.
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It's a 2.1" length of quarter inch id pvc. I don't remember what size the locknut and bolt are.

Use some washers and you can tighten it enough to keep it from vibrating.
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cool, ill give it a try. thanx.
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i used an old velox bar plug. not quite as long, but it works and was lying around. keep in mind you don't want the fender to hug the tire too close, or it'll be a hassle to drop the wheel when you need to.
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A little trip to Lowe's to the small parts drawer might help you find some appropriate material for spacer stock. Black rubber or nylon rod with a drilled out center as kind of a long washer, might work. Another choice is a long bolt with a stack of stainless knurled nuts, which works fine (I have this on one of my bikes), or even a drilled-out wine bottle cork (I saw a photo on a Rivendell site with this-looked pretty good).

You want the fender to be the same distance from the tire all around, otherwise it looks bad, even if it does work OK.
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I have SKS fenders on my '74 Raleigh International. They fit fine but I switched to 700c wheels last year. It was harder to get fenders that fit with 27" wheels because the curvature of the fenders was a little tight. You might be able to get them to work with 27" wheels by heating them with a torch and changing the curve a little.
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I had to take off my stainless steel Berthoud fenders on my Atlantis when I switched to 700c x 38 cross tires. I think it might have worked but it was a bit too fiddly, I just switched to ugly plastic fenders.
A plastic wine cork with a hole drilled through it works for a spacer. My local hardware had some nylon and some steel hollow spacers which also worked. As daffyd noted, be careful how close the fender hugs the tire as it can make it difficult to take the wheel out.
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yeah, im trying to mount some p35 sks fenders. i was gonan try the spacer, but havent had time. ill do that over heating up plastic.
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