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Old 12-03-2011, 04:13 PM
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Default Re: Fender Fixes. a tip from Bairdco Industries.

It seems like the biggest problem with the fenders is that they ride so close to the tires.

I have omitted fenders on my bike, but do miss them sometimes. If I built my own frame and fork, I'd run fenders, but would have at least a couple inches between the tire and fender. The people running 24" wheels on 26" bikes probably do ok.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:25 AM
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Default Re: Fender Fixes. a tip from Bairdco Industries.

I recently built a bike with fenders. I did read this post and thought to myself I should brace these up like it has been done here. I didn't. Today my bracket snapped. myself and my bike are fine, but this could have been a disaster. My advice, read this thread, follow it, do not postpone because yours "looks ok"

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my bike has 500 miles, 120 motorized.

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Old 09-19-2012, 11:50 AM
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Default Re: Fender Fixes. a tip from Bairdco Industries.

im glad i have my fenders they just ripped up all the roads around here and im going to have to ride around on dirt for a un determined period of time.
i have pyramid fenders they are cheap but really strong
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:48 PM
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Default Re: Fender Fixes. a tip from Bairdco Industries.

the bike i used for this how-to is still together, and still ridden almost every day. i have NEVER had to tighten the fenders on it, and it's going on 3 years now.

so there...
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:17 PM
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Default Re: Fender Fixes. a tip from Bairdco Industries.

Excellent info it compliments wonderfully my fender fix to prevent broken tabs. Check out my fender picture album.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:12 AM
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Default Re: Fender Fixes. a tip from Bairdco Industries.

Are there Wald fenders for 700x38 tires?

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Old 05-24-2013, 06:18 AM
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Default Re: Fender Fixes. a tip from Bairdco Industries.

That looks good. The stock tabs are junk. Your fender tabs look really strong, probably as strong as the brake bolt/fixing bolt.

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Excellent info it compliments wonderfully my fender fix to prevent broken tabs. Check out my fender picture album.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:28 AM
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if your bike has a seperate hole in the rear drop-outs, i'd mount them there. some bikes have these holes, but still mount to the axles. i dunno why.
It depends on how long and what the guards are made of.

If you had long, steel/chrome guards on the bike that had the struts bolt/screwed to the eye/lug on the frame, it makes the job of changing the rear wheel harder (in my opinion). You maybe able to push the guards to side if plastic.

If the struts are mounted to the axle, the guard, struts, and the wheel will come out at once. once the front bolt has undone of course.
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I have had problems with my cranbrook fenders. Awhile back the tab on the rear fender snapped so i got a 1" stanley L bracket and bolted it on. Good to go for awhile. Just last week after a ride i noticed that a strut on the front fender was missing! Snapped off at the screw plate. Looked at the rear and it was snapped to but still there. Now i work at an auto shop so i took some muffler pipe with the correct cir and cut a 1/2" peice to match the arc and welded the struts back together. With the muffler pipe it will never be the weak link again.

As for the fro.t with the missing fender, i am currenty in the process making a muffler pipe chunk to match the arc plus tabs 2" then found in the shop some 1/4" round stock thats doubled and welded 3/8" apart that i will weld to the tabs and make a mounting plate on the hub side. Should be pretty darn sturdy. Pics to come. Fenders are great but need beefing up from motor vibes
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:40 AM
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Default Re: Fender Fixes. a tip from Bairdco Industries.

I knew a guy who didn't have a motor on his bike, but did have homemade fenders: pieces of 3/4 inch steel pipe which he had sliced in half (think 'C' shape) and bent into shape by slicing notches in the sides and hitting it repeatedly with a hammer. Then he welded the fenders to the frame. Strongest fenders I've ever seen, they could probably withstand a bomb blast.
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