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Old 01-10-14, 05:28 PM
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same climate here. Almost 2hrs/day commuting. Your symptoms sound like me last year. (rider and bike coated in grit)

This winter I (mostly) modified my route to minimize crushed gravel paths and bought full fenders that are very close to the tire (crud roadracer).

I wash 1x/week. The bike, that is. It sounds like your fender system needs tweaking. Longer mudflap? Lower profile (less clearance) on the fenders?
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