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Trek 5200 Fender(10 posts)

Trek 5200 Fenderwookieontherun
Mar 20, 2003 11:38 AM
I'd like to get a fender for my trek 5200 as I use it to commute a lot... what do people suggest?

Jonny
...you wa'na what, what?sievers11
Mar 20, 2003 11:41 AM
a different bike to commute in the rain with.
Not much room in there...retro
Mar 20, 2003 11:52 AM
I don't have one, but a buddy rides a 5200, and I don't remember that there's much room in there for fenders, especially if you use larger tires for the commute. Grant Petersen at Rivendell has written about attaching fenders with zip ties, which he says lets you use them where you might not be able to otherwise. I think it's on the Web site, www.rivendellbicycles.com. I've also seen people cut the fenders in half and zip the front and back on separately, if they won't fit inside the fork or under the brake bridge in back. And you might be able to rig something up with pieces of plastic (old water bottles or bleach jugs?) attached to the downtube and seat tube.
Check out Colorado Cyclist...Nater
Mar 20, 2003 11:59 AM
for this little item. SKS Raceblade road fenders. Not cheap but they appear to give decent coverage.

http://www.coloradocyclist.com/common/products/productdisplay2_v2.cfm?PRRFNBR=28632&CGRFNBR=637&CRPCGNBR=637&CI=1,226,637&TextMode=0
COLORPLAST!JS Haiku Shop
Mar 20, 2003 11:57 AM
if your 5200 has the postal paint job, a republican campaign sign would go nicely.

http://www.halcyon.com/peterson/FendForYourself.html

i've been trying to get Wonderdog to fashion some colorplast fenders for his 5200, but he'd not budgin',

if you're not fashionable enough for colorplast, colorado cyclist has a set that works on bikes without fender braze-ons. they're costly, though, for fenders.
Oooooh! nmSpunout
Mar 20, 2003 12:22 PM
Front & Back ? How much seat post do you have to work with ?Scot_Gore
Mar 20, 2003 12:01 PM
The front will be more challenging, but I bet you have plenty of seat post to use a seat post mounted fender in the back.

Here's the link to REI's Zefal brand seat post type.
http://www.rei.com/online/store/ProductDisplay?storeId=8000&catalogId=40000008000&productId=2328845&parent_category_rn=4500786

Good luck

Scot
I have same bike and found fenders do not fitMaartin
Mar 20, 2003 12:41 PM
I commute in the rain, mud and snow and tried a few fenders including Zefal road fenders (nice) without luck. You need to cut it down and then it looses strength and fails. Now I just put a plastic bag around my seat, tape it and go. The bike is designed as a race bike and racers do not use fenders.
Here's my Caad 5 fender set-upPdxMark
Mar 20, 2003 2:13 PM
Fenders were cut to fit in front of and behind brakes.
Here's my Caad 5 fender set-upPdxMark
Mar 20, 2003 2:15 PM