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Old 02-14-19, 07:07 PM
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Installing new fenders !

I got the call from the bike shop today letting me know that my new fenders came in for the Fat and 29 Plus bikes. They are nice and simple and very easy to install now let the winter thaw begin.
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Old 02-15-19, 08:31 AM
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lol, fun! any interest in something for the front?

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Old 02-15-19, 08:59 AM
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Yep, I put SKS full length Chromoplastic fenders on my Cannondale Quick CX. Had to order suspension fork mount clips but surprisingly there is a set made specifically for my fork/fender combination. Rear was also a little tricky because of my rack. But after some fender stay bending and a lot of fiddling they're a perfect fit.

I went out riding through snow-melt roads a number of times with them already and am pleased with how dry they keep me and the bike. I might hang them up in the late spring but for wet months they are great.
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Old 02-15-19, 09:17 AM
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What are the benefits of fenders and what type of conditions are they most useful in? When are they worth the expense and burden of installing them?
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Old 02-15-19, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by daoswald View Post
SKS full length Chromoplastic fenders on my Cannondale Quick CX. Had to order suspension fork mount clips but surprisingly there is a set made specifically for my fork/fender combination. Rear was also a little tricky because of my rack. But after some fender stay bending and a lot of fiddling they're a perfect fit
got pics? always interested in seeing fender jobs
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Old 02-15-19, 10:18 AM
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What are the benefits of fenders and what type of conditions are they most useful in? When are they worth the expense and burden of installing them?
well, that's a hijacking can of worms ...

but does this help?

"If you are a "fair weather" cyclist, you don't need fenders, but if you are a serious cyclist, and don't live in a desert climate, you really should have at least one bicyclewith fenders. Fenders make a tremendous difference when you are riding roads that are wet from drizzle, recent rain, or snowmelt."

from here
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Old 02-15-19, 12:25 PM
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One of my friends, a couple years ago , bought a Fat bike , and to put proper full mudguards on it sliced a regular set down the center ,
added a panel to make them wider

and has been using them ever since..


many people posting here it seems, cannot decide "if its worth doing" , let alone just getting on with it and DIY..

you only have a computer ? leave bike at bike shop and have them do it for you. It's a service business..










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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
lol, fun! any interest in something for the front?
Never really gave the front fender idea a though, but as you've seen in past videos maybe some kind of floatation device for the bike when I get the massive puddles might help.
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Originally Posted by ZIPP2001 View Post
Never really gave the front fender idea a though, but as you've seen in past videos maybe some kind of floatation device for the bike when I get the massive puddles might help.
hahahaha yup maybe!
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What are the benefits of fenders and what type of conditions are they most useful in? When are they worth the expense and burden of installing them?
Most useful? Besides things like water or mud, the is animal waste. If you've ever come across a stretch of road just after a herd of cattle have been, you'll see why people have fenders.
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Good luck! Fenders are the worst IMO
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What are the benefits of fenders and what type of conditions are they most useful in? When are they worth the expense and burden of installing them?
Fenders prevent my clothing from getting messed up with road crud, mud, water mixed with de-icing chemicals and all manner of other crap found on roads and trails. It's the best and most practical accessory I have ever installed on my bikes.
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Originally Posted by Teabike View Post
Good luck! Fenders are the worst IMO
For me fenders are more important than Strava.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
got pics? always interested in seeing fender jobs
Here are pics. I apologize in advance for how dirty everything is. We've had a few weeks of regular snow so the salt and spray is starting to make everything look grimy.

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Old 02-16-19, 08:34 PM
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Some additional photos:

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A suspension fork with an external boss is unusual, you are fortunate to have one...
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Originally Posted by Teabike View Post
Good luck! Fenders are the worst IMO

I have a couple of bikes that I reserve for winter riding, including this antique TREK 830.
Ugly as sin but the fenders on it have saved me a lot of grief.
Its a good idea, in my opinion, to have at least ONE BIKE

with fenders for bad weather riding...

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