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Road bike fenders. I saw these...(6 posts)

Road bike fenders. I saw these...eyebob
Nov 18, 2002 1:08 PM
at Excel

http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?page=8&description=Fender+Clip%2Don+Road&vendorCode=ZEFAL&major=3&minor=3

and I wanted to know if anyone had any experiences. I'd like to find something that I don't have to dedicate to the bike. I'd like to go on and off with them if possible although if my 401(k) improves a bit I'll just buy a second bike and leave them on my beater bike. Anyone have a fender preference for a CAAD 3 bike?

BT
re: Road bike fenders. I saw these...Andy M-S
Nov 18, 2002 1:32 PM
These things work, but not well. I used clip-ons similar to the Zefals for a couple of years on my singlespeed road bike, but they were noisy and unstable. A few months ago I switched to Planet Bike road fenders. Much more stable, much stronger, and--since they extend farther, much more effective at protecting both me and the drivetrain. I like them so much that I've been tempted to put them on my main road bike.

Check 'em out: www.planetbike.com
How about these?.........gogene
Nov 18, 2002 2:22 PM
..... http://www.wallbike.com/Berthoud/ssfenders.html

Very uptown.
sweetAndy M-S
Nov 19, 2002 3:06 AM
Saw those yesterday for the first time. I like the CF version, too, but these are very, very fine. Probably not for weight weenies, and a tad (.5 cm) wider than the Planet Bike model, but very, very cool.
Which planetbike fender?velocity
Nov 19, 2002 1:56 PM
They have a few different options. Which model are you talking about?
Aviod.Eager Beagle
Nov 19, 2002 4:12 AM
You can get these at giveaway now, for good reason.

The front requires a brake mount bolt throught the fork with hole up the middle steel fork style to attach unless you zip tie it on.

Even then, the clearance is risible - I can't get them on anything expect my CX, and even then, the rear is too short to do any good - still get a wet back.

By and large - not worth the bother.