Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Touring
Reload this Page >

Decent fender choices for LHT?

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

Decent fender choices for LHT?

Old 05-30-08, 12:50 PM
  #1  
carkmouch
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
carkmouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 319
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Decent fender choices for LHT?

So I wrecked my back fender today on the way back from an overnight camping trip with some friends. I was using a toddler trailer to haul my gear, and going along the highway shoulder my left trailer tire hit a sizable slab of asphalt and caused it to flip and throw my gear all over the shoulder of the road. It somehow mashed my back fender in the process and caused it to be permanently crooked.

Oh well, I was wanting new fenders anyway, since they were kinda skinny for the stock LHT tires. I originally bought them for my fixed gear, then swapped them to the LHT when I bought it.

I want to get some silver metal fenders (whatever material) for my blue LHT. Does anyone have suggestions of decent set of silver fenders under or around 50 bucks or so?

Here's pics of the damage:



carkmouch is offline  
Old 05-30-08, 12:57 PM
  #2  
HardyWeinberg
GATC
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: south Puget Sound
Posts: 8,686
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 451 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
PB Cascadias!

road (up to 28):

http://www.bikesomewhere.com/bikesom...244/3973/18894

hybrid (up to 35):

http://www.bikesomewhere.com/bikesom...244/3973/18892

atb (26x2.25)

http://www.bikesomewhere.com/bikesom...244/3973/18893

They also have them for 29ers (out to 2.3) but black only
HardyWeinberg is offline  
Old 05-30-08, 01:28 PM
  #3  
myheadsashed
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 43
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
www.jitensha.com

some nice mudguards here.
myheadsashed is offline  
Old 05-30-08, 01:37 PM
  #4  
MNBikeguy
Senior Member
 
MNBikeguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 1,834

Bikes: 05 Trek 5200, 07 Trek 520, 99 GT Karakoram, 08 Surly 1X1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You could stay with SKS and get a wider size in silver.
Or the Planet Bike recommended above is a good choice.

Personally, I have SKS on my 520 and am very happy with them.
I've only been able to find Planet Bike and SKS, as the only two really decent fender options for a touring bike.
Perhaps someone can post other options I'm not aware of.
MNBikeguy is offline  
Old 05-30-08, 01:44 PM
  #5  
grantman18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have PB Freddy Fenders on my commuter. I'm not really a fan because there is only one stay on the front fender. I like my SKS Fenders on my tourer better because there are 2 stays on both the front and rear fenders
grantman18 is offline  
Old 05-30-08, 02:04 PM
  #6  
Bekologist
totally louche
 
Bekologist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: A land that time forgot
Posts: 18,025

Bikes: the ever shifting stable loaded with comfortable road bikes and city and winter bikes

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bah, just band that baby back into place, jack the stays around a bit.

you want METAL fenders, go to www.veloorange.com
Bekologist is offline  
Old 05-30-08, 02:09 PM
  #7  
eric von zipper
Senior Member
 
eric von zipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: @ the beach, NC
Posts: 609

Bikes: Surly Cross Check, Thorn Sherpa

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
PB Cascadias!

road (up to 28):

http://www.bikesomewhere.com/bikesom...244/3973/18894

hybrid (up to 35):

http://www.bikesomewhere.com/bikesom...244/3973/18892

atb (26x2.25)

http://www.bikesomewhere.com/bikesom...244/3973/18893

They also have them for 29ers (out to 2.3) but black only
+1
got'em on my thorn
eric von zipper is offline  
Old 05-30-08, 02:28 PM
  #8  
HardyWeinberg
GATC
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: south Puget Sound
Posts: 8,686
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 451 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Originally Posted by grantman18 View Post
I have PB Freddy Fenders on my commuter. I'm not really a fan because there is only one stay on the front fender. I like my SKS Fenders on my tourer better because there are 2 stays on both the front and rear fenders
I wasn't sure if the Cascadias were just Freddys but with better mudflaps (which PB also sells separately:

http://ecom1.planetbike.com/7026_1.html for the hybrid width ones, $5 per pair) but the Cascadias do have 2 stays per side on both front and rear fenders.
HardyWeinberg is offline  
Old 05-30-08, 02:34 PM
  #9  
venturi95
Woof!
 
venturi95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NorCal
Posts: 387

Bikes: Breezer Venturi, Lemond Ti, Santa Cruz Blur, Soma Saga, Miyata Colorado

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 39 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Just loosen the 8 mm nut on the stay's picnch bolt and slide the pich bolt back to where it was on the stay. I believe you can't really "bend" (in the classic sense of the word) plastic fenders with one impact.
venturi95 is offline  
Old 05-30-08, 02:38 PM
  #10  
MNBikeguy
Senior Member
 
MNBikeguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 1,834

Bikes: 05 Trek 5200, 07 Trek 520, 99 GT Karakoram, 08 Surly 1X1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by venturi95 View Post
Just loosen the 8 mm nut on the stay's picnch bolt and slide the pich bolt back to where it was on the stay. I believe you can't really "bend" (in the classic sense of the word) plastic fenders with one impact.
I was going to suggest that as well but looking at the picture closely, the plastic actually appears creased.
That must have taken one heck of a whack.
Normally, those SKS's are very easily adjustible.
MNBikeguy is offline  
Old 05-30-08, 02:55 PM
  #11  
carkmouch
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
carkmouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 319
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by MNBikeguy View Post
I was going to suggest that as well but looking at the picture closely, the plastic actually appears creased.
That must have taken one heck of a whack.
Normally, those SKS's are very easily adjustible.
Yep, the plastic is creased, so the thing is pretty much shot.
carkmouch is offline  
Old 05-30-08, 04:04 PM
  #12  
baldman
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 42
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have some SKS on mine and think they're great.
I'd really like to upgreade (someday) to some hammered Honjos though.
http://www.jitensha.com/eng/newhammerfndrs_e.html
baldman is offline  
Old 05-30-08, 04:14 PM
  #13  
carkmouch
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
carkmouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 319
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I managed to bend the fender back into a more normal shape, I think it'll end up working afterall. However, I think I'll still look into getting some new fenders in the next few months, since I'll need the SKS fenders for my fixed gear in the winter anyway.
carkmouch is offline  
Old 05-30-08, 04:54 PM
  #14  
positron
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,268
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
velo orange has the cheapest, and largest selection of metal fenders out there... Chris, the owner, has them manufactured to his specs, they are 38 bucks, and very much like the honjo fenders (he has those too)...

http://www.velo-orange.com/fenders.html

Chris a great guy, worth supporting.
positron is offline  
Old 05-30-08, 05:05 PM
  #15  
velo2000
Senior Member
 
velo2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Durango, CO, USA
Posts: 204
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I've got some silver SKS P50 fenders on my LHT. They have cool looking black stripes and look sharp:
velo2000 is offline  
Old 05-30-08, 05:46 PM
  #16  
Skyler_WA
Senior Member
 
Skyler_WA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Snohomish, WA
Posts: 141

Bikes: Surly Long Haul Trucker, Rodriguez Classic Tandem

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
I've got the PlanetBike Cascadias on my 52cm LHT. I've got the "hybrid" size which work work great with medium width tires. They fit great with my 26x1.5 summer tires and they also worked with my 26x1.75 winter tires, but just-barely -- I wouldn't want to go much wider than 1.75.

Here's how they look with the original 26x1.5 (38mm) tires (one inch tab extension used under fork crown):


Here's how they look with my 26x1.75 (47mm) Marathon Winter studded tires:
Skyler_WA is offline  
Old 05-30-08, 06:08 PM
  #17  
chucko58
Getting older and slower
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Silicon Valley, CA, USA
Posts: 102

Bikes: Beat-up commuter, Chumba XCL for the dirt

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Another vote for the SKS P50s.
chucko58 is offline  
Old 05-30-08, 08:49 PM
  #18  
iain.dalton
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cedar City, UT
Posts: 168
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
How about some Gilles Berthoud stainless steel fenders? They look so classy. These fenders say, "I am no weight weenie!"
iain.dalton is offline  
Old 05-30-08, 11:55 PM
  #19  
jpmartineau
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Montréal, QC (Canada)
Posts: 409

Bikes: 2008 Surly LHT complete & 1988-ish fuglyfixed Specialized RockHopper

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I love my SKS P45 (gray/silver). They're perfect for the stock 700x35c tires.

Just came home from riding under the rain for 2 hours and the only places I'm wet is from the rain, not the road.
jpmartineau is offline  
Old 06-02-08, 03:59 PM
  #20  
Tom Fritts
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 60

Bikes: One or more from each decade since 1970

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have Planet Bike fenders and thought they were great until I watched a friend who had SKS fenders pretzel the front fender badly with a stick jumping between tire and fender. The good news was that the plastic attached to the dropout allowed the wire fender stay to pop out and did essentially no damage. We popped the stay back into the plastic, tweeked the adjustment a bit and wham bam we had a perfectly normal looking fender again. I would never have believed it was possible to reuse that fender but it was totally unharmed. My Planet Bike fenders had no such breakaway option. I'm not sure if all SKS have this attachment feature, but it's sure worthwhile in minimizing damage and bends to stays in some situations. Presumably it would help in quick uninstall or reinstall as well. tom
Tom Fritts is offline  
Old 06-02-08, 05:29 PM
  #21  
jpmartineau
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Montréal, QC (Canada)
Posts: 409

Bikes: 2008 Surly LHT complete & 1988-ish fuglyfixed Specialized RockHopper

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Tom Fritts View Post
I have Planet Bike fenders and thought they were great until I watched a friend who had SKS fenders pretzel the front fender badly with a stick jumping between tire and fender. The good news was that the plastic attached to the dropout allowed the wire fender stay to pop out and did essentially no damage. We popped the stay back into the plastic, tweeked the adjustment a bit and wham bam we had a perfectly normal looking fender again. I would never have believed it was possible to reuse that fender but it was totally unharmed. My Planet Bike fenders had no such breakaway option. I'm not sure if all SKS have this attachment feature, but it's sure worthwhile in minimizing damage and bends to stays in some situations. Presumably it would help in quick uninstall or reinstall as well. tom
The P series (P45, etc) have them on the front wheel. It's mainly a "don't lock up the front wheel" feature rather than a "don't break the fender" feature. That's why it's only in front.
jpmartineau is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Hrvojeb
Bicycle Mechanics
9
08-29-16 12:45 PM
aadhils
Foo
87
05-19-10 02:32 PM
nomo4me
Touring
6
12-07-08 04:09 PM
adampaiva
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
23
02-25-07 03:11 PM
msheron
Road Cycling
11
11-18-06 01:49 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.