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Custom Fender Mounting - Photos(7 posts)

Custom Fender Mounting - PhotosPdxMark
Oct 8, 2002 9:36 AM
A LBS does a nice job of mounting fenders to virtually any road bike. I thought I'd share photos of the mounting brackets in case anyone else wanted to do the same.

This is my commuter/rain/"cant' ski powder today" bike.

The rear fender is cut and fits against the bridge and the rear brake. The brackets reach over the brake and the bridge to connect at the brake/bridge junction.

Likewise, the front fender is cut to fit against the front of the brake and the rear of the fork. The bracket for the front of the fender reaches over the brake and back to the fork.

The bracket for the back part of the front fender had to get tricky because of the recessed front brake bolt. Hence, the bracket reaches under the fork and then turns up behind the front brake.

And finally a cut water bottle flap to reduce road spray even more - with the basic message.
You da man............Dave Hickey
Oct 8, 2002 10:26 AM
I've been looking for fenders for my winter/rain bike. You cleared up a lot of questions. Great post.
That's nice work.Spoke Wrench
Oct 8, 2002 10:43 AM
Do you have any idea of how long it took to do?
That's nice work.PdxMark
Oct 8, 2002 11:52 AM
An hour, I think. Labor was a flat rate $40. Misc. hardware was $20, including the water bottle flaps. This might have been an extra creative job with the under-the-fork arrangement, so they might have taken longer.
Chromoplastics P 35 Fendersdesmo
Oct 8, 2002 11:35 AM
I just installed this kit from Chromoplastics on my new rain-ride. Easy and nice fit. Of course it helped that this frame has eyelets, but could be made to work well with out as well. No indoor riding for me this year!
The Final Connections - PhotosPdxMark
Oct 8, 2002 11:50 AM
I forgot to show the connection at the bottom of the seat tube. I would have preferred that the seat tube/bottom mount not be placed on the drive side (in case I drop the chain), but no harm done if I don't. I'm not concerned enough to change it.

Here an L-bracket extends from the lower front of the rear fender to the side of the seat tube.

The L-bracket is attached to the seat tube by this interesting fixture.

Finally, for completeness, the connections to the fork and the fork and the seat stay -- standard connections, I think.
That is AWESOME!tmguy
Oct 9, 2002 4:35 PM
Those guys are true artists and engineers. Where did they get the brackets? I commute on a CAAD 3 and mounting fenders is a real pain. My front fender has some serious pedal overlap. I use mostly zip ties. Nothing compares to their custom fabrication and mounts.

Please post the name of the LBS - they deserve the credit!