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Old 10-13-09, 04:22 PM
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I agree with those who say you should get full coverage fenders, whatever you do. If you have to make a compromise, do the split fender thing, but do not get shorty fenders.
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Old 10-13-09, 04:50 PM
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I have a set of SKS chromplastic fenders that I finally installed a few weeks ago. The SKS fenders are the same, AFAIK, as the old ESGE fenders that were sold in the 80's. They don't require as much clearance as you might think. The fenders are really thin (light aluminum sandwiched between plastic) and fit close to the brakes. The rear fender has a clip that might take a few mm extra, but no much.

The SKS fenders are full coverage and work very well. No spray from the tires. And they mount very securely. The front fender has a special plastic fitting that is supposed to release the struts if you get a stick between the spokes.

These fenders are a lot of trouble to mount, but it's doable. If you don't want to go to that trouble, get a pair of the fenders that mount with straps. They protect you well enough, stay put, and are easy to put on or take off.
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Originally Posted by metalchef87 View Post
You can make anything stay with enough zip ties
Duct tape!
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Old 10-13-09, 06:58 PM
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Finding the right size/width that also fits on your bike is the hard part. Full size/coverage fenders are ideal, but mounting them securely can present challenges and may require additional hardware.

Steel is real...
https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/berthoud.asp

There are a few 'clip-on fenders' if you don't have eyelets.
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Old 10-13-09, 07:04 PM
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I ordered a set of sks chromoplastic fenders...sold my old ones for 20...got these for 27...so 7 bucks all in all! Should be here by next Wed. Thanks so much for all the advice guys.
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Old 10-13-09, 07:07 PM
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Send us a picture when you have them mounted! And ride through some puddles for us.
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^Will do!
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p clamps and planet bike fenders, 27X1 inch tires.
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