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Re: Some Fender Observations

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  • Rich
    BTW for those looking for maximum fender wrap for 700C wheels the Civia Hyland fenders have the most wrap I have seen. These are thick gauge aluminum fenders
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 20, 2010
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      BTW for those looking for maximum fender wrap for 700C wheels the Civia Hyland fenders have the most wrap I have seen. These are thick gauge aluminum fenders for tires up to 35mm width and are available separate from the bike.

      Rich Wood

      --- In Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com, "Rich" <astronut1001@...> wrote:
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      > I have now installed stainless steel fenders on two bikes. Berthoud fenders on my Swobo Dixon and Velo Orange ones on my Surly Big Dummy.
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      > It may be heresy but I like the workmanship and attachment parts package included with the Velo Orange fenders more than that furnished with the Berthoud fenders. The Velo Orange mounting components are all stainless steel while some of the Berthoud are plated steel or plastic. VO included nuts were all Nylock nuts too. Also I like the looks of the stay to fender mount on the VO fenders better.
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      > Not sure if a shipping error occurred but the Berthoud fenders did not include a rear seat stay bridge mount bracket while the VO fenders did. I orrdered a L type bracket from VO to complete mounting of the Berthoud rear fender.
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      > The polish on the fenders and the edge crimping appears to be better on the VO units. Thy also fit the radius of the tires better. The Berthoud fenders are listed as for 26" or 650B while the VO were sold as 26" only.
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      > The VO fender width listed is actual finished width while the Berthoud width is prior to edge rolling so the finished width is about 8mm less than that listed by the sellers. This is stated on the web site I bought from but might be missed by a prospective buyer.
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      > With the design of the front Unicrown forks on both bikes they both required custom fabricated front fork to fender spacers for mounting the front fender.
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      > Rich Wood
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