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drwelby
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So did they buy a container of fenders from India and are now getting very friendly with their local powdercoater?

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 18:51
NOVELTYNAME
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per their facebook they really havent been active since last yearish

"Folks want options!"

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 18:52
johnasavoia
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Wow I really want a pink pair for the campeur.

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 19:08
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #204)

Wintage Townie wrote:
Fred share your new fenders here.

This pair of Kelpies is 77mm wide, I rolled the edge over extra to clear the chain and fit between the chainstays:

We also put an 80mm+ set on Ben Rainbow's production NFE which required denting to fit in the old fork crown but clears Thunder Burts stretched on Blunt 35s, and fits in the stock NFE rear end. There's another 65/73 mixed pair installed on a friend's Ira Ryan with SBHs, and a 68/73mm pair still up for grabs that might go to Tamaso.

The aluminum is *extremely* soft as he fully annealed the sheet before manipulating it, but the rolling probably needs to be done in a lot more passes if that work-hardening is going to bring them back up to temper (Honjo's secret sauce is in that process)

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 20:34
Tail Hook Lengthener
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What is the weight?

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 23:36
NOVELTYNAME
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Do you heat ALU to harden?

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Thu, 09/08/2016 - 00:37
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #207)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
Do you heat ALU to harden?

you heat it to anneal it to baby soft aluminum

you cool it in specific arcane cycles to artificially age it into hardman aluminum

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 01:49
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #208)

Wintage Townie wrote:
What is the weight?

ooh thanks for the reminder I'll measure the fourth set

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 01:49
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #209)

JUGE FREDD wrote:
NOVELTYNAME wrote:
Do you heat ALU to harden?

you heat it to anneal it to baby soft aluminum. you cool it in specific arcane cycles to artificially age it into hardman aluminum

Could one feasibly do this with a DIY heating element/etc?
Asking because I'm guessing your fenderbuddy prob isn't a major Corp with some pro bankroll

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Thu, 09/08/2016 - 09:49
drwelby
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I talked with Colin about trying to rig up something with a used pizza oven. He also might be able to anneal them less as he gains more experience with the rolling process.

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 10:24
Blakey
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It's not that arcane. solution heat treat then artificial (or room temp if the alloy plays nice) age to precipitation harden. Anneal then cold work to harden if it's not a precipitation hardening alloy. Definitely doable with access to some heat and a barrel of water to drop it into.

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 07:24
Tail Hook Lengthener
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What are my QBP options for 700c fenders that fit 48+mm wide tires, but which are NOT the huge 29er type? I can't seem to find anything.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:52
newellbt

Big as they get from Q:

SKS P50 Chromoplastic Longboard Fender Set: (700c 38-45) 29er

SKS B53 Commuter II Fender Set: 700 x 38-47

Velo Orange 700c Zeppelin Fender Set: Polished Silver - 52mm

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 13:06
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Yeah, I just landed on the SKS P50. I'll probably end up with that. Thanks.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 13:22
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Per another conversation, PDW is introducing 650b fenders, the “650 Beast” (uggg). Specs are up on Clever Cycles’ website.

https://clevercycles.com/pdw-full-metal-fenders-650-beast-55mm

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:22
shane.rrr
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Dumb name and seems expensive considering those Cascadia ones are half the price.

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:29
Todd
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yo. I need to mount fenders to my H/G and need a spacer to go up to the bridge. Is there anyone that sells them? Is there a hardware store option?

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 14:07
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Price is the same as all the PDW metal fenders, which means very high. I’ll probaby pro deal a set for my NFE and I can write a full report.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 14:11
Andrew_Squirrel
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bummer, I was hoping the PDW were going to be 60mm width

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 14:16
Blakey
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(Reply to #220)

Todd wrote:
yo. I need to mount fenders to my H/G and need a spacer to go up to the bridge. Is there anyone that sells them? Is there a hardware store option?

Fender flute

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 14:51
Todd
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No the hole on the bridge is on the bottom, so a screw goes through the fender, not some attachment.
I have some fenders that came with a spacer and long bolt, but the cascadia ones did not.

Like this, but at the bridge

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:03
Rusty Piton
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Hit up the hardware store.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:16
Rusty Piton
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Or use a cork like your pic.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:16
Todd
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Like an actual cork from wine?

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:34
Blakey
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Derp, sorry I read "up" as up to the fork. Too early in the morning.

I've used stacked presta nuts, cut to length brass tubing before. There's probably some firm rubber blocks you could find too. Or a cork.

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:36
Andrew_Squirrel
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I see you're hunting for information and gathering ideas.
What if we directly address the elephant in the room?

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:44
ergott
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Improvise.

If someone on here did it, I'd probably like it. Since it was done by someone I don't know, they're a fucking idiot.

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:59
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #228)

Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
Price is the same as all the PDW metal fenders, which means very high. I’ll probaby pro deal a set for my NFE and I can write a full report.

They on Q yet or you going direct?

"Folks want options!"

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 16:30
Rusty Piton
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(Reply to #229)

Todd wrote:
Like an actual cork from wine?

Yep! I've been using one on the chainstay bridge of my Wolverine for like three years with no problems!

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 16:32
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #230)

Rusty Piton wrote:
Hit up the hardware store.

the aluminum crimps for terminating security cables are perfect for this

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 16:55
eric_ssucks
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Or synthetic corks from wine. Bonus: you get to drink a bottle of wine.

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 17:08
Goddamnit Gunther
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TC: I’m using a zip tie as a fender flute

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 17:56
Tail Hook Lengthener
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(Reply to #233)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
Price is the same as all the PDW metal fenders, which means very high. I’ll probaby pro deal a set for my NFE and I can write a full report.

They on Q yet or you going direct?

Not on Q. If you work in a shop, you can call PDW and they give you a discount code for their website, and you buy directly. I think it’s 60% off of retail.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 18:28
Andrew_Squirrel
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All this fender chat reminded me that the front fender on my 20" Cycletruck has been rubbing terribly since I bought the bike.
The tire and fender are both about 50mm wide which makes the stays rub on the tire quite easily.
On a whim I check to see if anybody was making 60mm wide fenders in black these days since I've always come up empty handed in the past.
Holy crap, Planet Bike now makes the ALX version for 20" wheels and even sells front and back individually!!!!!!

<3 you PB

https://www.planetbike.com/store/products/bike-accessories/bike-fenders/cascadia-alx-recumbent-bike-fender-20-x-60mm-front.html

Might be a good option for those with the Crust Clydesdale Cargo Fork

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 19:30
JUGE FREDD
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Oh shit that's new!

the old planet bike model was serious garbage

This has really been the jam, especially if you trim the rear for use on the front of a 26/20 cycletruck: https://www.amazon.com/Wald-Fender-962-20-Balloon-Chrome/dp/B000C124QK

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 00:48
Rusty Piton
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I used the front wald fender on my clyd fork, but it's soooooo short. Almost like one of those little mudguards on old British bikes.
I've been meaning to adapt the rear for front use but I haven't gotten around to it.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:50
k_phombear
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Is there no list of fenders ya doofs use? My VO zepps shit the bed and now I’m switching over to 26”

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 08:53
shane.rrr
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check the tarck google doc

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:01
k_phombear
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I figured. But my phone is hiding like 1/3 of it. Will check later

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:08
Viggen
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Gilles Berthoud or bust.

Whippin Skidz wrote:
This is tarck, there is a complicated solution to everything and we will endlessly discuss until an agreed upon solution has been tabled. This is out of your hands now.

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 14:44
jawn doe
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(Reply to #241)

Rusty Piton wrote:
Todd wrote:
Like an actual cork from wine?

Yep! I've been using one on the chainstay bridge of my Wolverine for like three years with no problems!

or buy a set of cx70 cantilevers for the awesome spacers they come with. i used them on a bike for like three years and they sort of worked. then i got my hunter gatherer and one of the spacers looks great!


Fri, 12/01/2017 - 22:43

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