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Old 03-23-2012, 09:24 PM
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Default Re: New guy in Cali.

When u get moving at motor-assist speeds, and the front fender gets to flappin', there ain't nothing for it to do but crumple up into a jumbled mess, right up against your front fork.
In addition to the instant stop, you lose steering.
Double whammy!

a far sight worse than when the rear locks up from a dumb chain tensioner!

I would not run a front fender unless the supporting braces were special made for this application. And it would have to be a stout fender, with good clearance.

My goal is cheap, reliable, personal transport, below the tax collector radar. Fun counts for a lot!
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