Re: Caution! Fenders are Death!
I like fenders, but am careful to put them on so they don't fall off. Lost a few 4 or 5 years ago when I started working on these, but none since. Biggest problem was when some asshat cut off the front of a rear fender because they were too lazy to fold it in nicely to clear the chain like the factory does for the pedal side. Once cut off, it is hard to mount, but I've found that a piece of PVC pipe cut into a 1/4 circle tube will attach to the frame & fender at a good angle and never break from vibration, while allowing a little springiness to help the other mounts survive.
Sometimes I sets and thinks, sometimes I jes sets.