Where to buy front mudguards?

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by yan wong, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. yan wong

    yan wong Guest

    I have 2 road touring bikes (old Claude Butlers, converted to 700c wheels)
    both of which need new front mudguards, but have perfectly OK back mudguards.
    Is there anywhere in the UK or online where I can buy just front mudguards
    for tourers? I don't want to pay for two back ones as well, especially since
    I suspect that I won't be able to sell them or give them away without the
    front ones. There seem to be plenty of front mudguards for sale on their own
    if you have a MTB, but not if you have a road bike. I can't believe that
    other people haven't had the same need.

    Cheers

    Yan
     
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  2. Sandy Morton

    Sandy Morton Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, yan wong
    <[email protected]> wrote:
    > I have 2 road touring bikes (old Claude Butlers, converted to 700c
    > wheels) both of which need new front mudguards, but have perfectly
    > OK back mudguards.


    If you were nearer you could have 2 pairs for free - but you ain't :)

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    A T (Sandy) Morton
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    In the Global Village
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  3. Pete Biggs

    Pete Biggs Guest

    yan wong wrote:
    > I have 2 road touring bikes (old Claude Butlers, converted to 700c
    > wheels) both of which need new front mudguards, but have perfectly OK
    > back mudguards. Is there anywhere in the UK or online where I can buy
    > just front mudguards for tourers? I don't want to pay for two back
    > ones as well, especially since I suspect that I won't be able to sell
    > them or give them away without the front ones. There seem to be
    > plenty of front mudguards for sale on their own if you have a MTB,
    > but not if you have a road bike. I can't believe that other people
    > haven't had the same need.


    Sorry I don't know where front mudguards can be bought on their own
    (except from a friendly local bike shop perhaps). Personally, I would
    risk buying pairs and auctioning the rears on www.eBay.co.uk. If it's a
    popular brand, someone with a broken or tatty rear guard may want a
    replacement. Even mudguard stays fetch a few quid there.

    ~PB
     
  4. Clive George

    Clive George Guest

    "yan wong" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > I have 2 road touring bikes (old Claude Butlers, converted to 700c wheels)
    > both of which need new front mudguards, but have perfectly OK back

    mudguards.
    > Is there anywhere in the UK or online where I can buy just front mudguards
    > for tourers? I don't want to pay for two back ones as well, especially

    since
    > I suspect that I won't be able to sell them or give them away without the
    > front ones. There seem to be plenty of front mudguards for sale on their

    own
    > if you have a MTB, but not if you have a road bike. I can't believe that
    > other people haven't had the same need.


    How unfeasible would it be to cut down a back mudguard and put it on the
    front? May need some minor metalwork, but worth a shot?

    cheers,
    clive
     
  5. Sue

    Sue Guest

    In message <[email protected]>, Clive George
    <[email protected]> writes
    >
    >How unfeasible would it be to cut down a back mudguard and put it on the
    >front? May need some minor metalwork, but worth a shot?
    >


    Only if you like living dangerously.
    With cheap basic front mudguards, an object picked up by your tyre can
    get stuck between the tyre and the mudguard: then the wheel stops going
    round so "you WILL crash, and IF you wake up, it WILL be in hospital"
    (Chris Juden) - but this type of accident is often fatal.

    Fit only front mudguards with safety fixings that pop out when that
    happens, like the SKS chromoplastic ones. I use them, they're light,
    easy to fit and almost indestructible, and stay smart looking.

    Shop around the mail order sites, eg St John Street
    <www.sjscycles.com>

    They're not cheap, but they're good mudguards and they could save your
    life. It oughta be illegal to sell the unsafe kind, they must've caused
    more deaths than h*lm*ts prevent!

    --
    Sue ]:(:)
     
  6. yan wong

    yan wong Guest

    Sandy Morton <[email protected]> wrote:
    : In article <[email protected]>, yan wong
    : <[email protected]> wrote:
    :> I have 2 road touring bikes (old Claude Butlers, converted to 700c
    :> wheels) both of which need new front mudguards, but have perfectly
    :> OK back mudguards.

    : If you were nearer you could have 2 pairs for free - but you ain't :)

    Thanks, and thanks to the other posters in this thread for suggestions too.
    Looks like I'll have to come up with some sort of workaround.

    Yan
     
  7. On Fri, 02 Jul 2004 22:14:01 +0000, yan wong wrote:
    >
    > I have 2 road touring bikes (old Claude Butlers, converted to 700c wheels)
    > both of which need new front mudguards, but have perfectly OK back mudguards.
    > Is there anywhere in the UK or online where I can buy just front mudguards
    > for tourers?


    I once bought a single blade from a recumbent shop (can't remember the
    name at the mo') - you might try some of the specialist shops - e.g.
    www.sjscycles.com.

    Failing that, the cheapest mudguards I've found were from Halfords at
    about £11 or so. All the 'proper' cycle shops seem to charge £20 a set,
    which seems a rip-off to me.

    AC

    > I don't want to pay for two back ones as well, especially since
    > I suspect that I won't be able to sell them or give them away without the
    > front ones. There seem to be plenty of front mudguards for sale on their own
    > if you have a MTB, but not if you have a road bike. I can't believe that
    > other people haven't had the same need.
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > Yan
     
  8. Rory

    Rory Guest

    yan wong <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > I have 2 road touring bikes (old Claude Butlers, converted to 700c wheels)
    > both of which need new front mudguards, but have perfectly OK back mudguards.
    > Is there anywhere in the UK or online where I can buy just front mudguards
    > for tourers? I don't want to pay for two back ones as well, especially since
    > I suspect that I won't be able to sell them or give them away without the
    > front ones. There seem to be plenty of front mudguards for sale on their own
    > if you have a MTB, but not if you have a road bike. I can't believe that
    > other people haven't had the same need.


    Seeings you've a ox ac uk domain, have you tried Bee Line on the
    Cowley road (near the Plain r-bout). They're usually very helpful in
    things like that. Also, that fella with the tiny shop on, you know,
    the main drag in Jericho, behind the Radcliffe...
     
  9. yan wong

    yan wong Guest

    Rory <[email protected]> wrote:
    : Seeings you've a ox ac uk domain, have you tried Bee Line on the
    : Cowley road (near the Plain r-bout). They're usually very helpful in
    : things like that. Also, that fella with the tiny shop on, you know,
    : the main drag in Jericho, behind the Radcliffe...

    Walton St. Cycles? By coincidence I've just been there this lunchtime
    (for another reason). They only sell in pairs - hence my assuming that
    online might be a better bet. But I'll try Bee Line - thanks for the
    heads-up.

    Yan
     
  10. On Sun, 4 Jul 2004 22:01:18 +0100, Sue <[email protected]> wrote
    in message <[email protected]>:

    >With cheap basic front mudguards, an object picked up by your tyre can
    >get stuck between the tyre and the mudguard: then the wheel stops going
    >round so "you WILL crash, and IF you wake up, it WILL be in hospital"
    >(Chris Juden) - but this type of accident is often fatal.


    As anybody who remembers Chris, who ran Bikes & Trikes in Oxford Road,
    will probably acknowledge.

    Guy
    --
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