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Ok, all of you fender users, what size do you use? J? MB1?(12 posts)
|Ok, all of you fender users, what size do you use? J? MB1?||KG 361|
May 4, 2003 4:51 PM
|I want to put them on my old Nishiki road bike. It's my rain/commuter bike. 40mm? Planet bike has them for $35 a pair. Sounds like a good deal.|
|re: Ok, all of you fender users, what size do you use? J? MB1?||LC|
May 4, 2003 5:54 PM
|Depends on what size tires your using.|
May 4, 2003 7:44 PM
|If you're going to run larger tires and your frame has clearance, use the SKS 45mm full fenders. AE Bike has them for $27.49. They also have the SKS 35mm version as well for a buck cheaper.
|SKS 35's using 23-25/700 tires (nm)||boneman|
May 5, 2003 12:17 AM
|cut to fit||char|
May 4, 2003 6:56 PM
|Not quite sure what the definition of 40mm is. I bought "road" as opposed to "mountain" skirts.
Got a 20 year old bike as the commuter, I bought the plastic Zefal fenders (the 3/4 tire version) at the local LBS. Tires used have been 26c Specialized Armadillos or Continental Ultra 2000 28c. I had to use tin snips to cut them at the chainstay/bottom bracket area. No big deal. Fenders are sure nice in the rain.
May 5, 2003 4:19 AM
|I'm using planetbike fenders. I believe they are size 28-32mm, meaning that's the tire they will fit around. Today's picture is posted in a thread above.
I believe it's the tire size that dictates the fender size you should use. If the fender is too narrow it may rub the tire when you hit a bump. The fenders tend to shake a little side to side at the low end. I can't see any problems with going too wide as long as it fits in the frame.
|same, but||JS Haiku Shop|
May 5, 2003 5:20 AM
|planet bike freddy fenders, as that's what the LBS could order and get quickly when i needed them. i think they're smaller than 28-32mm, though. i'd get the "hybrid" size, FWIW. bigger tires and more coverage.|
|Thanks guys.||KG 361|
May 5, 2003 5:38 AM
|I have 700 x 25's on the Nishiki. Guess I'll go with narrower ones. Hey J, how was the 3/3? Do it w/ a double?|
|yessir, it is doable with a double...||JS Haiku Shop|
May 5, 2003 5:45 AM
|waiting for the other reports to filter in, will add mine.
thanks for the info re: riding it with a double. i feel "graduated".
it's been a long week!
|See, Burkholder really "ain't that bad....."nm||KG 361|
May 5, 2003 6:22 AM
|"it doesn't get easier, you just get faster" nm||JS Haiku Shop|
May 5, 2003 6:35 AM
|Read JL's ride report. You should try some eastern insanity. nm||KG 361|
May 5, 2003 6:39 AM