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Old 05-02-14, 06:52 PM
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SKS chromoplastic fender woes..

So today I was riding down a hill pretty fast when all the sudden the back of my rear fender got mangled by my rear tire. I'm not sure how this happened because I had plenty of clearance. Anyone ever have something like this happen? Here's a photo of the fender now..Image - TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting
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Old 05-02-14, 06:54 PM
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Also I'm running 700c 28s if it matters.
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Old 05-02-14, 07:12 PM
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Yes, you picked up some debris and it wedged your fender and tire. Luckily,the fenders have some give. That is the reason for the safety quick release on the front fender. It is one of the reasons I prefer SKS over some of the touted rigid metal fenders.


Mine folded up as depicted in the drawing. I'm not sure what I picked up, but it was exciting. It would have been a lot more exciting if it was a front wheel. I just pulled mine and it popped right back out, with only that crease, and bent stays.




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Originally Posted by Doug64 View Post
Yes, you picked up some debris and it wedged your fender and tire. Luckily,the fenders have some give. That is the reason for the safety quick release on the front fender.


Mine folded up as depicted in the drawing. I'm not sure what I picked up, but it was exciting. It would have been a lot more exciting if it was a front wheel.
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This is exactly true, especially the part about it being potentially more exciting if it occurs in front. I've read that serious injury may occur when a sudden front fender obstruction occurs.
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Been there, done that. Not cool at all. I picked up a chunk of macadum after they tarred and chipped our roads. It was likewise entertaining.
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Entertaining. lol
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