Tom Keats wrote:
> In article <[email protected]
>, "GRL" <[email protected]
> > After a good soaking/grime coating of my bike and back-side yesterday on a road ride in a rain
> > torrent, I've decided to get a set of Planet Bike Freddy Fenders.
> > They come in two flavors: Hardcore fixed mount (well reviewed in the press)
> That's what I've got on a couple of my bikes. Also a similar pair of metallized plastic Mt. Zefal
> full fenders on my most recent fixer-upper.
> > and a clip-on style. I'd prefer the clip-on style and wonder if anyone would care to share their
> > experience with that version.
> I haven't dealt with Freddy Fender clip-ons. But I *have* dealt with cheap-o, shorty Mt Zefals. In
> a word, they suck. Not enough coverage, but what was worse: the front fender hung on an L-shaped
> bracket off the front brake bolt. No other securing.
> Eventually, the L-shaped bracket snapped, from the fender vibrating and getting toe-overlapped
> so much. The front fender clattered to the asphalt, and as I turned around and rode back to
> clean-up my offal off the street, a bunch of on-lookers were pleased to inform me that I had
> just lost a fender.
> Whatever kind of fender you get: it needs more than one mount point.
> The "hardcore" Freddy Fenders go all the way down, and that's a big help toward keeping a clean
> (well, less gritty) chain in the rain.
> If you get the full fenders with the eyelet struts -- don't forget to periodically check the
> hardware for tightness. It has a way of working loose, just like old-style nutted axles.
> If you have threaded eyelets, and the rear, drive-side screw is so long as to poke into the rear
> cogs & chain, you can just space it back with washers, if you don't have the wherewithal to grind
> it to proper length.
> cheers, Tom
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Tom I agree 100% on the fenders issue. Side issue: did you find those little oily fish? Bernie