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jimmythefly
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It is really good, especially for metric hardware. Lots of lengths, head styles, stainless, zinc, etc. Also a whole bunch of nylon or metal spacers, aluminum tube, that kind of thing. Plus the usual household type stuff.

deadforkinglast wrote:
But honestly, I have no idea how I am going to follow through on that plan and I already have a pretty rad bike. I think I just like fucking with my bikes.

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 00:11
Larry Winget
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(Reply to #252)

jimmythefly wrote:
It is really good, especially for metric hardware. Lots of lengths, head styles, stainless, zinc, etc. Also a whole bunch of nylon or metal spacers, aluminum tube, that kind of thing. Plus the usual household type stuff.

Plus helpful staff.

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Tue, 12/26/2017 - 00:40
TimArchyLime
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M6 success.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 13:37
TimArchyLime
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Alright, next Q: Getting the stays to clear the front brake caliper. The fenders came with spacers, but not enough to get the end of the stay past the caliper. Is this where I'm supposed to get inventive or am I doing something wrong?

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 13:56
guccipolo

A bunch of presta nuts stacked up works great

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 14:06
TimArchyLime
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I think I've got the front on. It looks shitty and is like 1mm from the tire at certain points. I found enough spacers and a long enough bolt. Also, the stays on the left side brush the caliper. And I think I need the extra spacers to mount the rear stays.


Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 14:29
Larry Winget
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A lot of folks bend the lower stays to get them to clear the caliper. Wright Bros has a bigass vise that would be good for that.

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Tue, 12/26/2017 - 15:12
Larry Winget
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Also, I have some bolt cutters for trimming the stays when you're ready.

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Tue, 12/26/2017 - 15:13
TimArchyLime
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Might be ready. At least ready for a second set of eyes to tell me what I've done wrong.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 15:58
Andrew_Squirrel
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Looks good to me

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 18:39
Andrew_Squirrel
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A friend just mentioned these fenders for people rolling with 650b x 48
Might be a good alternative to PB 27.5 ALX fenders.
Comes in black and silver

https://www.sim.works/collections/fenders-simworks-by-honjo/products/flat-65-black?variant=5250539225117

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 18:41
sparksflyhigh
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Price is an issue. 3x the planet bike version, even if you get velo orange/honjo/berthoud stays and hardware

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 21:48
lukasz
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Berthoud 26" x 60mm long fit SBH amazingly well. Boulder bike was selling them as 650b (26").

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 23:48
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Portland Design Works has their 650b fender coming around soon. That could be a serious competitor for the Planet Bike, especially if the coverage is more complete.

'Doubt it'll stand up to the Honjos, though.

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Fri, 12/29/2017 - 09:19
jdsmooth
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The 700x40 Berthoud on the rear of my bike got bad stick damages. I straightened the stays, they're fine.
Should buy another Berthoud, or go to something else? I seem to get better service life out of plastic fenders :(

Five-foot drops at speed on unstable terrain? Yep.

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:47
VT regularbike
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(Reply to #266)

TimArchyLime wrote:
Thanks. Every other bolt fits excepts for that one.
Got a hardware store even closer than stone way. Right across the street. Just need to wait for them to open tomorrow.

I have a case of metric bolts from m3 to m8 in 5mm increment length ways because I was sick of never having what I needed.

Miguel wrote:
i mean as long as we're spending money, lets just set the wallet on fire ok

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 13:15
NOVELTYNAME
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What’s the max size that can fit under the 30mm pdw fenders?

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Fri, 12/29/2017 - 14:48
yonderboy
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I've got 25c Gatorskins under mine. The back will rub sometimes. I don't know if a 28 would work and not be rubbing constantly.

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 17:59
Lippy
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Fencing pliers are my current solution for clipping fender stays. About $12 at your local hardware store.

Happily shuffling between rural corn dog stands.

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 23:35
spaghetti
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how are we feeling about Longboards these days?

I'd like to spend ~$50 for new fenders

Tanaka's are between $50-$60 for metal
Longboards can be had for $35
PB hardcore for $40 (in awful yellow colorway too!)

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:57
Andrew_Squirrel
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(Reply to #271)

spaghetti wrote:
PB hardcore for $40 (in awful yellow colorway too!)

Oh hell yeah, thanks for the heads up. Didn't realize those came in 26"x60mm Yellow.
That's gunna be perfect for my ugly Faux Limebike project.
https://www.planetbike.com/store/hardcore-bike-fenders-26-x-60mm.html
Still gotta track down a 26" or 650b disc frame to get the ball rolling.

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 13:19
spaghetti
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if you're doing it then i'm doing it!

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 13:31
ThurberMingus
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Do you need a hangover Squirrel? I’ve got a Bianchi DISS I’m looking to get rid of.

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:12
eric_ssucks
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(Reply to #274)

ThurberMingus wrote:
Do you need a hangover Squirrel? I’ve got a Bianchi DISS I’m looking to get rid of.

I'm interested. How complete, how cheap?

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:27
Andrew_Squirrel
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Looking for something with a fork that has provisions for mounting a front rack with minimal fuckery.
Unfortunately there aren't many good options out there.
Ideally Masi would start selling that new 2018 Low trail Randonneur as frameset only because I do not want any parts that come with the complete.
Thinking:
city bike with Limebike paint scheme
1x drivetrain
flatbar
hydro brakes
dynamo front wheel
plump 26" or 650b + yellow fenders
basket

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:27
ThurberMingus
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It’s got fender stays so you could rig up one of those Soma Lucas jawns pretty easy. Currently has Maxxis Hookworms for some reason. I’ll stop trying to push it on you now.

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:45
ThurberMingus
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(Reply to #277)

eric_ssucks wrote:
ThurberMingus wrote:
Do you need a hangover Squirrel? I’ve got a Bianchi DISS I’m looking to get rid of.

I'm interested. How complete, how cheap?

PM’d

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:48
Andrew_Squirrel
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I am totally ruining this thread with OT but this is good news:

Quote:
Hello Andrew,
Thanks for the email! Unfortunately the Speciale Randonneur is not currently available in a frameset option. We are working on a frame/fork/fender option this year, but it’s not up and ready to go yet. Hopefully we should see an option to purchase the frameset directly from our website by the middle of the year.

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 15:13
Tail Hook Lengthener
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That’s great news, especially if you work at a Masi dealer. If the price is right, I could definitely be convinced to make that into a city bike.

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, 01/31/2018 - 17:09
dotMR
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Did anyone end up trying those PDW 650b fenders? Saw they are $65/pair currently in the internet dealz thread

Shopping for my DayRuiner...

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 15:50
johnasavoia
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I have a set of the 700c ones I scored out of the lbs used bin for $20 and they are very nice fenders. I'd never pay retail for them but at that price, they're real well designed compared to the planet bike or VO stuff I've otherwise used.

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 17:08
Tail Hook Lengthener
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I am planning on ordering a pair for me NFE. $65 is the correct price for PDW fenders, generally.

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.

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 18:05
ThurberMingus
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Has anyone installed 700x50 ALX fenders over 650b tires? I have a bike pair JLA and figured I’d ask before wasting half an hour trying to install them.

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:56
Rusty Piton
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emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:19
jdsmooth
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HT: Bertoads can't take a stick without cracking-up

Five-foot drops at speed on unstable terrain? Yep.

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:22
Rusty Piton
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And the PDW can?

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

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:23
lukasz
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(Reply to #287)

jdsmooth wrote:
HT: Bertoads can't take a stick without cracking-up

Mine have definitely taken many a stick without flinching. I haven't encountered a stouter fender. I used to rest my sleeping pad and bag on my rear fender when touring. Are you thinking of Honjo? I think I could bludgeon someone with my Berthoud.

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:52
Rusty Piton
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Yeah, the front that I just replaced with a wider one stood up to 7 years of me kicking all winter to clear it of snow. It's dented to shit but still works fine.

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

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:04
ergott
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I don't know if anyone has weighed them, but those Berthouds look to be pounds heavier than aluminium PDWs. I haven't had any issues with PDW fenders yet, the mounting hardware works so I have no reason to switch.

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.

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:56
jdsmooth
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I def F'ed two berhtoads with sticks. Also kinda being facetious here.

Five-foot drops at speed on unstable terrain? Yep.

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 14:04
lukasz
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Thu, 03/08/2018 - 08:33
lukasz
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The answer is "Big O Manufacturing," very much defunct.

https://theslowbiker.wordpress.com/2015/11/27/big-o-manufacturing-fenders/

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:04
Andrew_Squirrel
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Not bad looking but they really should have wrapped those stays around the outside of the blade.

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 13:20
spaghetti
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absolutely positively asking for a friend
&
i guess an extension of jones chat

2.5x26" is it possible? does anyone make them?

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 14:27
lukasz
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have a gander at the crust world. they love 26" fatties

Andrew_Squirrel wrote:
Not bad looking but they really should have wrapped those stays around the outside of the blade.

agreed but at the same time I haven't seen a nicer looking big tire fender in my cursory 2 day search.

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 15:43
oogens
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(Reply to #296)

spaghetti wrote:
absolutely positively asking for a friend
&
i guess an extension of jones chat

2.5x26" is it possible? does anyone make them?

surly is/was pushing 26+ (kind of for plus-ifying a 650b mtb). I think maxxis and/or schwalbe has joined?

unless you're talking smooth tires

EDIT: derp, i'm in fenderchat, not tirechat

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 16:17
jimmythefly
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Electra aluminum 26" Cruiser (NOT Townie) fenders should fit over 26 x 2.5. You will have to build your own stays, and likely cover at least one pre-drilled hole with tape (meant for cruiser chainstay bridge location.

I had them over 2.3 tires and there was lots of extra room, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend for 2.5 (unless they are super knobby DH tires+ your friend sucks at fender set up). The pics don't really even show how much extra space there is.

deadforkinglast wrote:
But honestly, I have no idea how I am going to follow through on that plan and I already have a pretty rad bike. I think I just like fucking with my bikes.

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 16:26
joy of vaping
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I’ve got walds over 2.1” tioga powerblocks with lots of space to spare. I believe they’re the same width at the Electras.

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 19:06
Rusty Piton
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The ridiculous 80mm wide Wald fenders will fit over 2.5s for sure.

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

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 11:04
eric_ssucks
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(Reply to #300)

Rusty Piton wrote:
The ridiculous 80mm wide Wald fenders will fit over 2.5s for sure.

Lulz

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 13:07

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