15 Jan 2003 02:03:03 GMT, <[email protected]
>, [email protected]
>Just put the Planet Bike road fenders on a Lemond Zurich last night. They seem to be very good
>quality both with regard to the fenders themselves and the hardware. Also have SKS on my old
>cruiser with 27" tires and they are also very good quality. Not much to distinguish the two brands
>from a practical standpoint.
My Freddy Hard Core were less expensive than the SKS or good Zefal ones. They were readily available
in the size and colour (black) I needed. PlanetBike donates 25% of their profits to bike advocacy.
Those points influenced my purchase but the PB fenders lose no points for quality. All three are
fine fenders. The Euro fenders would score better styling points on a Euro bike.
I used SKS fenders intended for a 700C wheel on my 27" bike. It fits a tad odd around the
circumference though works quite well. I had to grind a notch into the side of it so a dynamo pulley
But, I had to do that with the original Esge fender intended for 27" wheels. They were able to
accomodate the wheel, with more clearance at the rear of the tire, when the axle is all the way to
the back of the horizontal drop-outs. With the new fender I move the axle a bit forward. So, if
you've got vertical drop-outs and long chainstays with 27" wheels, you may have to get creative to
fit large tires. Don't forget room for the reflector nuts.