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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 fitchar
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.

Planetbike fenders...biknben
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, butJS 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....."nmKG 361
May 5, 2003 6:22 AM
"it doesn't get easier, you just get faster" nmJS Haiku Shop
May 5, 2003 6:35 AM
Read JL's ride report. You should try some eastern insanity. nmKG 361
May 5, 2003 6:39 AM