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  • Can anyone recommend a functional and good looking rear mudguard that'll screw into a rear brake hole?

    I really like Fast Boy's stubby fenders (http://www.fastboyfenders.com) but don't know if I can face payin' $75 for one... Very beautiful things tho'...

  • carbon fiber?

  • SKS raceblades are OK. The no-name clones are rubbish, though.

  • i need a cheap clip-on mud gaurd....any segestions???????

  • The carbon one'd be great if it stayed in place without all the extra gubbins... Who makes those?

    I'll have a scout around for the SKS ones...

    Fast Boy's fenders are $100 inc P&P... Yikes!

  • http://www.wallbike.com/berthoud/fenders­.html

    Sate side though & of course supper expensive.
    245 usd !
    You can alway attach full mudgards as long as you have the clearance

    I like the look of the fast boys you posted, you could try and follow the plans here ( http://www.sonic.net/~maryking/wooden_fe­nders.html ) and make your own, adapt them slightly so you can use the fastboys setup. I have benn wanting to have a go at this for some time.

    http://www.sonic.net/~maryking/wooden_fe­nders.html

  • This would be perfect, again from FastBoy... Unfortunately only a prototype...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fastboy/860­06772/in/set-72157600089566736/

  • TheBrick(Tommy) http://www.wallbike.com/berthoud/fenders­.html
    I like the look of the fast boys you posted, you could try and follow the plans here ( http://www.sonic.net/~maryking/wooden_fe­nders.html ) and make your own, adapt them slightly so you can use the fastboys setup. I have benn wanting to have a go at this for some time.

    http://www.sonic.net/~maryking/wooden_fe­nders.html

    I'm gonna have to go off the peg... You'd need quite a bit of hardware to DIY one of those babys...

    Was thinking of trying to bodge one up in black plastic, that I could probably handle...

  • Gilles berthoud (who make thos CF mudguards) also make lots of classic styled stainless ones as well. As the name suggests, they're a french company and I think a SS set costs about 35 euros. I would have some if I had any way of screwing mudguards to my bike - looks like race blades are the only option.

  • these are loverly.....but pretty expensive

  • uuuhhhhh???

  • Raceblaces. Great for the weather at the mo, if it's pissing it down I can quickly clip 'em on before I leave.

  • SKS ones. They're the best.

  • Didn't want to start a new thread, so:

    Maybe a stupid question, but with so many fixers running around without mudguards, are there loads of owners with mud up there backs?

    Don't really want to put guards on my fixed, as it looks great without them, but as I'm commuting to work and with the London weather, I'm going to get a wet arse!

    What does everyone else do! You can't all be fair weather riders.

  • i usually just get wet - get where i am going - get dry - if real bad i put waterproof trousers on but mine are so old all the waterproofing has gone so it's just pyschological

    i wouldn't put any kind of guards on my track frame but will fix up an old hack this winter and may put guards on if it will take em.

  • wappingwarrior
    Don't really want to put guards on my fixed, as it looks great without them, but as I'm commuting to work and with the London weather, I'm going to get a wet arse!

    What does everyone else do! You can't all be fair weather riders.

    Have a wet bike and a dry bike. One with mudguards and one without. This is also a great excuse to have more bikes. And you can do other things that are good for the rain to the wet bike - sealed bearings throughout, grippier tyres, lower gearing etc.

  • if i know it's going to be a rainy week and i have a lot of commuting i'll fit mudgaurds, if the roads are only a bit damp i'll not bother i do have a pair of altura drylines waterproof trousers but it's mainly the spray from the front wheel soaking my feet and getting spray in my face that's the problem. although i find skinny road tyres create a lot less spray than 1.5 mtb slicks.

  • wappingwarrior Didn't want to start a new thread, so:

    Maybe a stupid question, but with so many fixers running around without mudguards, are there loads of owners with mud up there backs?

    Don't really want to put guards on my fixed, as it looks great without them, but as I'm commuting to work and with the London weather, I'm going to get a wet arse!

    What does everyone else do! You can't all be fair weather riders.

    Do you not ride topless?

  • Clip on 'rat tail' guards on the seatpost help stop the brownarselook.. the rest of me just gets wet.

  • If is really wet, then I take my geared hybrid which is racked + guarded. Not as much fun as the fixed.
    If its just wet tarmac, and I need a fix, then its overshoes + rain jacket which has a convenient bum flap which clips open below the rear of the jacket. This saves me from a wet arse, but leaves a cruddy jacket to wipe/wash.

  • This is the link for the carbon fibre Gilles Berthoud mudguards on the Giles Berthoud site, bought from them they cost 140 euros (+postage) http://www.gillesberthoud.fr/anglais/fic­he_detaillee/fiche.php?refArticle=211CAR­700/C
    I also like the look of the Fast Boy fenders, the blade bits of these wouldn't be hard to fabricate in veneered laminated aeroply and I'd have thought it wouldn't be too difficult to buy in the mounting hardware. Haven't used it for a bit, so would have to check that everything still works okay, but I have a vacuum bag and pump, I think I could get a former made up around which to fabricate the blades. Would anyone be interested in sharing the cost of getting a former made up and trying making some of these up, if so I'll find out how much it would cost.

  • i've got a very simple thin rat tail off my seat-post, keeps my arse dry-ish, but I still get wet from the front wheel. I'd be interested in clip-on race-blades if they offered more protection to the bike, ie. were full mudguards front and rear. I'm gonna develop a strong argument for a wet and dry fixed bike scenario that MrTom mentions.

  • I've a hybrid with race-blades I'm using in the wet at the moment, but don't really have space for two bikes. So the hybrids going. I've got another set of race-blades, so I might see how easy it is to fix/remove according to the weather. Otherwise I'll just stick on some shorts and change at work.

    Don't you just love the rain.

  • Just leave them (the mudgards) on for the entire week and if you want to go riding on w/e with out them take them off then. When you are commuting who cares if you are dragginh around a bit of extra plastic.

  • my friend showed me how to make an excellent mud guard out of half an old mineral water bottle

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