Mud guard solution for front wheel?

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  1. xxamr_corpxx

    xxamr_corpxx New Member

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    I'm in the process of turning my Trek 370 into an all-weather commuter.

    I've purchased a seatpost fender for the back but I'm not too sure what I can do for the front. It has very little clearance and downtube shifters. Any suggestions?

    Also, has anyone tried carrying a guitar on their bike?
     
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  2. reallyoldpunk

    reallyoldpunk New Member

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    A seat post fender will still leave your legs exposed to road spray (although it will cut down on the "skunk stripes" on your shorts). Planet Bike has a nice selection of full coverage fenders that could easily fulfill your needs. (Sorry do a Google search, I was too lazy to link their site.):p
     
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    That protects your downtube but not your feet. Anytime you turn your tires will spray your feet. I still say try to find some full coverage fenders, otherwise, what's the point? Your feet and legs will still be soaked.
     
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    There are front fenders that attach to various parts on the frame. Here's a Zefal option.

    http://www.zefal.com/AAA/produitFrame.php?refPage=229&languePage=an
     
  6. reallyoldpunk

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    Do it all the time. I use a gig bag with back pack straps. I ride really carefully though. A crash would be disastrous. :D

    BTW, that Zefal fender works well on unsuspended bikes. If you have a suspension fork, cut off the front part and use a star nut and washers to hold the fender on.
     
  7. xxamr_corpxx

    xxamr_corpxx New Member

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    I've bought a full coverage seatpost fender for the rear, but the front is still "naked".

    I've considered those MTB style Zefal ones but this is a road bike I'm talking about, and it doesn't have much clearance to fit the mudguard.
     
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    xxamr_corpxx New Member

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    Found some SKS raceblades on PBK, they supposed work for what I am doing but they don't ship to new zealand.

    Now I will probably get a mudguard designed for a MTB and cut it down to size with a hacksaw.
     
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