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Old 06-23-13, 04:43 PM
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Looking for Fenders for a Surly LHDT

Hey All,

I am in the market for some fenders for a LHDT and would like to know which ones you guys like and if there are any I should avoid?

Thanks!!!
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Old 06-23-13, 07:23 PM
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Not inexpensive but these sure are beautiful and a myriad of choices.

https://www.woodysfenders.com/store/
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Old 06-23-13, 08:13 PM
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Can't go wrong with Planet bike Cascadias or SKS fenders or Honjos for the metal look.
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I been very happy with my Velo orange hammered fenders
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Old 06-24-13, 08:25 AM
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Thanks for the info guys....Man oh man those wooden fenders sure are stunning!
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Old 06-24-13, 09:18 AM
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Well, I just placed my order for a set of these (Planet Bike Cascadia "Hybrid/Tour" fenders) in silver. Hopefully they will add a nice bit of contrast to the bike.

Thanks again for the help.
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Old 06-24-13, 10:41 AM
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https://www.sks-germany.com/?l=en&a=p...CHROMOPLASTICS


I put a set of SKS Chromoplastics P55's on my 26" LHT. If you have 700c wheels you can use P50's. Very high quality good looking work well installed securely. Highly recommended.3
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Old 06-24-13, 12:44 PM
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Those wodden fenders sure look nice, but why would anyone want to put wooden mud guards on a touring bike. Maybe a cruiser or townie. To each his own.
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Old 06-24-13, 09:01 PM
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Personally I think its hard to go past a pair of classic polished stainless steel mudguards.
My preference is for Gilles Berthoud which I'm in the process of fitting to my Surly Ogre.
I actually first saw them on a LHT and recently came across this link which may be of interest.
https://groups.google.com/forum/?fro...ht/Gd48ndOS9t4
Pics here: https://s18.photobucket.com/user/e_me...00165.jpg.html
Let us know your final decision and dont forget some pics
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Old 06-25-13, 08:27 AM
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Now that there is Pretty!!!!
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Old 06-25-13, 02:35 PM
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I'll second Rifraf. After using SKS Bluemels (60) with both original and Chromoplastics hardware I switched to Gilles Berthoud 60mm fenders on my LHT because the SKS front guard would hit the tire on bad roads, the metal Gilles Berthoud ones don't and give much more coverage due to to their length.
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Old 06-25-13, 08:32 PM
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I have Planet Bike fenders on my LHT. They do a great job of keeping grime off my feet and back during the rainy months here in the PNW.

They work great, but I have one minor complaint. The front fender connects to the hub with a rod, as shown in the rear fender in this image. To get a snug fit, you slide the fender down the rod closer to the wheel. On my bike (26 in wheels, 54 cm frame), this left the rod poking far enough out of the fenders that my toe strikes the rod when I turn the wheel sharply while pedalling. This does not affect the pedalling motion as the rod has enough give to let my toe continue through, and further, it happens only on very sharp turns where I'm not pedalling much anyway. That said, it is a minor annoyance. I'm sure the rod could be trimmed with a wire cutter, eliminating the annoyance entirely, but after 4,000 miles+ with the fenders, I still haven't bothered.
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Old 06-26-13, 07:38 AM
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Thanks guys......The fenders should be arriving in the mail today.
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Old 06-26-13, 08:09 PM
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Thanks guys......The fenders should be arriving in the mail today.
Hi JRD,
hope you enjoy your fenders.
If you decide to upgrade in the future, I think the easiest way to get hold of the Gilles Berthoud is via
https://peterwhitecycles.com/berthoud.asp if your in the States.
Here in Australia it was easiest to go through Gilles Berthoud in France due to fast shipping compared to the USA orders.
I believe Bikewagon (ebay)can also supply Berthoud fenders in the US. I'm of the opinion that the "long" version is superior - buts thats what suits me and others opinion will be valid for them.
Either way, be aware there is a long and short version and its about how long or short is the front fender (at the front of it).
Velo Orange sell their own stainless fenders as well as alloy ones like the above mentioned Honjo.
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Old 06-27-13, 05:38 AM
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Thanks for that info rifraf!
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In an effort to help keep your bike cleaner, I installed a piece of rubber roofing to the bottom of the included mudflaps, with pop rivets, and rivet backing plates, to mine . It starts out at the width of the existing mudguard, and widens out to 4" wide at the bottom. Mine are 8" long, but you could pick any number you like for length. The material is flexible enuf to not cause any wind resistance, and does a very good job of keeping stuff off you and others. Every pair of fenders I have installed for others, they always ask for the extensions, and are always happy they are there.

Almost any roofer will give you a few scraps, for free, and you will have enough for the rest of your life......
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Old 06-27-13, 04:52 PM
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I just slipped the draw bolts on their struts on SKS so they let the fender touch the Tire ,
when I shipped my Bike in a carton, across 'the Pond'.
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Heres a mock up of the front of my Gilles Berthoud. I had to use two "Hex Couplers" (m6 x 18) to get the fork crown spacing to where I wanted it. Its off again now as I could only find galvanised couplers locally and will have to mail order some stainless ones.




Looks to be just enough clearance for my 1.5 Nalgene water bottle/BBB XL Fuel Tank combo.

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Very clean lines Rifraf! Great idea to use hex-couplers to lengthen the daruma, will have to get some myself to get the front fender a bit lower on my LHT.
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Very clean lines Rifraf! Great idea to use hex-couplers to lengthen the daruma, will have to get some myself to get the front fender a bit lower on my LHT.
Hi Lasse,
thank you.
I spotted them at a hardware store whilst looking for their stainless allen-key head bolt section.
I knew as soon as I looked at them that I could do just that (fill some space between the daruma and mudguard).
On the Ogre, which has a suspension corrected fork, there is quite a gap between the tire and fork crown.
Because of this I've got some customization to get done on my Velo Orange Pass Hunter rack.
The rear stay needs to be cut off and repositioned.
The following pic shows the stay in question and if you look closely you can see the fork crown hole where the stay should go but as you can see, with the Ogres fork, the stay is sitting on the tire whilst the other two stays are in line with the brake bosses where they are supposed to be.




Another pic shows the rack now with the rear stay and daruma bolt in the fork crown hole and you can see how much "out" the positioning is by where the front stays are in relation to the brake bosses where they are supposed to be:





Once that fork crown stay is repositioned it will fit fine and the rack will offer more support to the front fender as it has a threaded mounting point underneath.

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rifraf, ... to span the gap,
you might look for a brake booster arch to span the distance around the tire,
then drill a couple holes in it to bolt those rack Struts onto..

Of course a rack that was not Plated so well, could be easily Modified , sleeving the next larger tube
over the cut in half strut, to extend It, to meet the brake Boss'.

Done that myself .. modified a Custom front Mini Rack, when I Built a bike with a bigger tire clearance capacity..
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Planet Bike's Cascadias work great on disc-equipped bikes.
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I got them in the mail yesterday and I have just been too busy to install them yet. Once they are installed (as requested) pics will follow

Thanks again for the input!
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