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FendersHENRY K
May 12, 2002 12:42 PM
I am begining to see an occasional good use for fenders in my old age (road bike). Mounting the rear has not been a problem but, the front has. I cant't find a practical/sturdy way to attach the stay to the fork. I don't have any rack braze-ons on the fork, and I tried cable ties but the flop around too much.

Any suggestions?
You need those clamps I forget the name of...cory
May 13, 2002 7:41 AM
Ah, jeez, I can't remember what they're called, but you can buy vinyl-coated clamps shaped sort of like a C with lips, with bolt holes in the lips. They go around the fork (also work on seatstays), and you bolt the fender (or rack) through the lips. I think you can get them at Home Depot (they have some other uses). Nashbar used to carry them, or a bike shop might have 'em. If not, try www.loosescrews.com or Rivendell, www.rivendellbicyles.com. Shame to pay shipping on a $1 item, though.
BTW, they have a bad image but DO work. I've used them on my commuter for at least four years; no slippage at all.
You need those clamps I forget the name of...HENRY K
May 13, 2002 3:32 PM
THANKS. I AM AT THE STAGE IN MY LIFE WHERE I DON'T WORRY ABOUT IMAGE. I AM MORE CONCERNED WITH THINGS BEING FUNCTIONAL.