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Fenders on a fixed gear(9 posts)

Fenders on a fixed gearhypnos
Nov 22, 2003 2:08 PM
I'm hoping build SS/fixed bike for use as my rainy day bike. Is anyone using fenders on their bikes? If the rear wheel is mounted in track tips, is it a problem to get the fender adjusted properly?
SKS fenders work great, if you have clearanceDave Hickey
Nov 22, 2003 3:06 PM
I have plenty of room to slide the rear wheel out but this bike has plenty of tire clearance.........

What frame are you using?
SKS fenders work great, if you have clearancehypnos
Nov 22, 2003 6:01 PM
I have not ordered the frame yet. Using SKS fenders, I could see myself having to remove them every time I remove the rear wheel.
SKS fenders work great, if you have clearanceDave Hickey
Nov 22, 2003 7:49 PM
I have plenty of room with out touching the fender and I'm using 28c tires on this bike but every frame is different
not much clearance = easy on/off SKS raceblades! (nm)jtferraro
Nov 23, 2003 9:13 PM
re: Fenders on a fixed gearPaulNYC
Nov 24, 2003 5:13 AM
I've got a van dessel crb, and I use Planet Bike Freddy Fenders. The solution to the track tip problem involved "customizing" the rear fender. I cut off a good amount of the front of the rear fender. Drilled a new mounting hole, and removed one pair of stay supports. I then roated the rear fender forward.

This solution affords all the benefits of regular fenders, but people behind are not protected. Of course, this is not really my problem ;)
Van DesselDave Hickey
Nov 24, 2003 6:57 AM
Here is my Van Dessel Straight Up. I'm using standard SKS 45mm wide fenders. I have plenty of room to get the rear wheel out. The beauty of either the Planet bike or SKS fenders is they are easy to modify if there is a clearance issue.
Van Desselhothand
Nov 24, 2003 4:26 PM
Hey Dave - looking good. Did you end up using the Van Dessel wheel? If so how do you like it? How is the chainline?

Thanks,
John
I haven't gotten the wheel yet.Dave Hickey
Nov 24, 2003 5:45 PM
I'm still waiting for the VD wheel. The rear wheel is an old Mavic MA3 laced to an RX100 cassette hub. I'm using a Shimano BMX cog with a ton of spacers. I have unlimited chainline options(single speed, not fixed).