5l bottle of washing up liquid/whatever fluid you have finished with. The big squarer ones are good as they have nice big flat sides to cut into long, wide, all-covering flaps.
Large plant pots cut down - they’ve got the radius too.
The sides of plastic bike box.
I went for leather as it's not too rigid.
I've caught the front flap on my longboards a few times on kerbs / steps etc. so wanted something with a bit of give rather than hard plastic.
leather offcuts were cheap from a local cobblers
Fitted a set of longboards to a Peugeot frame - the front/end of the front mudguard sits really high and won't come down anymore. Any recommendations?
Think you need to rotate the mudguard clockwise a little and push the mount closer to the fork crown
Was gonna say similar. Bend the l bracket back a bit more, and put it on the front of the fork to get the forward rotation.
Also you might wanna put the bracket in front of the crown (if that's possible). At the moment I think you'll run into problems when going off curbs for example, with the front guard being so close to the ground.
Because you have a big gap up there and the rest of the mudguard close to the tire, try to find a way to make it keep the same gap all round.
Anybody using Schwalbe g one 700x35 under Berthoud 40mm ?
I would use 50mm gladly as I ride a fair bit off road,
but I haven't got enough room around the chain stays.
Grab a Dremel and cut to shape round the stays, provided there's enough space for 50mm guards elsewhere
I ve got 8mm each side of the tyre,
stays are chunky carbon things,
I might as well cut them off ?
Yeah just cut the chainstays off
I went foraging for mushrooms this afternoon, bit knackered.
It s the mudguard I could cut off ,
just leaving enough to bolt them to the frame.
Tried this, LBS said it was impossible
Contacted Berthoud ,
they said :
go for 50mm.
I used some of this, 3mm thickness (I think).
anyone knows more of european brands like velo orange to have fenders alu/stainless? Berthoud, any more?
Stronglight R Light? They're a bit like Curana.
Dia compe, pelago, veloci? All available through https://www.goldsprintshop.com/Full-Fender_s2
Personally I only have experience with a set from Velo Orange.
35mm SKS mudguard over a 42mm Marathon Supreme tyre - how much spray is gonna still fly out the back of the bike? Most comes from the centre of the tyre right so it should prevent most spray or am I dreaming?
If it does turn out to be sub-optimal I might put the 42mm on the front wheel and put the 35mm on the back. #alwaysuphill
Only have experience with the 26x2.0 version, can confirm that almost all spray is coming from the centre.
Don’t know why, but there always was a lot of spray with these tires.
Looks like I might struggle a bit with height away from the tyre but will need a proper test fit tomorrow.
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