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    Ti sounds intriguing, but it will be interesting to see where they come in at price wise. I'm not sure what the benefits would be (other than possibly aesthetics) over the aluminum fenders

    I thought the PDW's were too pricey until I got some feedback on them from some regulars at the bike shop. I decided to give them a try. I ended up ordering some extra hardware kits from Portland because I needed some customization options (front fork and rear rack). It took a few tries, but I finally got the fenders on rock solid, and fairly tight up against the tire. It's a bit of a bear to get the rear wheel off, but I only run one set on this bike, so I rarely have to remove it, so it's tolerable. I really wanted the fender tight to the tire in order to reduce splash. It worked out pretty well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Migen21 View Post
    Ti sounds intriguing, but it will be interesting to see where they come in at price wise. I'm not sure what the benefits would be (other than possibly aesthetics) over the aluminum fenders

    I thought the PDW's were too pricey until I got some feedback on them from some regulars at the bike shop. I decided to give them a try. I ended up ordering some extra hardware kits from Portland because I needed some customization options (front fork and rear rack). It took a few tries, but I finally got the fenders on rock solid, and fairly tight up against the tire. It's a bit of a bear to get the rear wheel off, but I only run one set on this bike, so I rarely have to remove it, so it's tolerable. I really wanted the fender tight to the tire in order to reduce splash. It worked out pretty well.
    I prefer a larger gap between fender and tire. I've heard things rattle thru that might have\could have bound up and locked up the tire, yikes. With the coverage of my fenders and front mud flap things stay relatively clean.

    I don't know how your fender attaches at the chain stays, but maybe something like this to help with removing the rear tire. You could probably put one together with hardware store parts.

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    Neat idea. It's just a screw and a small spacer into the bridge across the stays. It's a fairly small aluminum spacer (maybe 3/8"). I might be able to use a spring, but it would be a short one, and I wouldn't get much compression out of it. Of course in my case, especially with the disc brakes, every little bit helps.

    Thanks for the tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    I found it pretty surprising how quiet my bike is with the fenders properly mounted.
    When I ride, the wind noise drowns out just about all little noises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvber View Post
    When I ride, the wind noise drowns out just about all little noises.
    Well, to tell the truth, I can't hear the wind noise as it's drowned out by the tinnitus.
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    Here is my commuter bike ready for the rainy season. I ran plastic fenders for years but these PDW alumi jobs are the bees knees.
    Full fender coverage is well worth the extra wind resistance.
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    I'll play. A Jeff Bock custom I've been riding since last fall.

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    The problem is I don't know how hard my wood is.
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    well, riding reduces my homicidal urges, so it's beneficial in that regard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stelvio1925 View Post
    I'll play. A Jeff Bock custom I've been riding since last fall.

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    Dude, that's a nice bike. I've never been a green bike kinda guy, but yours goes a long way in changing my perception. And that tail light in the seatpost, that's trick. I assume that it wired to the front light and hub.

    I can't tell if there's a decaleur mounted, but if there is, what kind of bag have you got?

    Is that an eleven speed Athena drivetrain, and if it is how does that Herse crankset handle the shifts? I'm running an IRD crankset with my 11spd Campagnolo, and while both cranks are advertised to work with 10spd drivetrains they both stop short of advertising them for 11. The IRD works without issue with 11, having ramps, but as far as I know the Herse doesn't have ramps, is why I ask.

    Sorry for all the questions, but that's a nice bike.


    I just went over to your other post and see I've already spoken to ya. Have you received that Loyal bag yet? Looking at his Home Page, it looks like a beauty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Well, to tell the truth, I can't hear the wind noise as it's drowned out by the tinnitus.
    This!

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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    I prefer a larger gap between fender and tire. I've heard things rattle thru that might have\could have bound up and locked up the tire, yikes.
    Yeah after a full winter with the Soulcraft with caliper brakes and rather tight fitting fenders (tried both Planet Bike and Honjos) I've decided the same thing. Next winter I'm going back to a cross frame with more clearance and cantis, which will give a lot more breathing room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Dude, that's a nice bike. I've never been a green bike kinda guy, but yours goes a long way in changing my perception. And that tail light in the seatpost, that's trick. I assume that it wired to the front light and hub.
    Yes, it is wired to the generator hub. With the smaller frame-size, we had to keep it above the fender for optimal visibility.

    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    I can't tell if there's a decaleur mounted, but if there is, what kind of bag have you got?
    Been too busy to take new pictures of the Compass stem & decaleur. I'll update the post when I can.

    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Is that an eleven speed Athena drivetrain, and if it is how does that Herse crankset handle the shifts? I'm running an IRD crankset with my 11spd Campagnolo, and while both cranks are advertised to work with 10spd drivetrains they both stop short of advertising them for 11. The IRD works without issue with 11, having ramps, but as far as I know the Herse doesn't have ramps, is why I ask.

    Sorry for all the questions, but that's a nice bike.
    Only the brake levers are Athena 11, I wanted the silver levers. I'm using a late 90's Campagnolo front with flat inner cage that works with the rampless Herse. Seems to work fine. Not as immediate as the complete group, but I still ride a few friction shifting bikes, it has rarely been a problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    I just went over to your other post and see I've already spoken to ya. Have you received that Loyal bag yet? Looking at his Home Page, it looks like a beauty.
    Love the Loyal bag. Took awhile, but was worth the wait.

    Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maximum7 View Post
    Here's my POS winter/rain bike. I've never hated a bike more.
    How can you hate it? It has a chrome girly figure on the mud flap! Just need a set of these to complete the ensable...
    There I was...

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    I just completed a tune up on the bike and decided on a couple of changes while I had it apart. Nothing big but improvements, as I see them anyway.

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    I added the bell and changed out the handlebar tape. The tape really brightens things up and the bell sure beats the verbal "on your left" nonsense.

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    Swapped out the hammered fenders(52mm\23mm) for hammered and fluted fenders(58mm\28mm). I had a fender light running off the generator hub and a battery light on the seat tube that got changed to a seat tube light that is run off the generator and I'll be putting a reflector on the fender.

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    The new fenders give me better coverage than the old ones did and I'm happier with the fluted fenders than I thought I would be. And while the fender line isn't perfect, I'm much happier with it now than I was.
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    Anyone have any experience with carbon fiber fenders?
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    damn, you're tall.

    and turn that bike around!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    damn, you're tall.

    and turn that bike around!
    6'1"

    60cen seat tube on centers 59cen top tube also on centers. If I was to do it again I'd probably go a coupla centimeters taller on the seat tube and leave the top tube the same.

    It probably looks tall because of the shorter 650b wheels.
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    ^ huh. i just noticed the long head tube with all that seat post showing and figured 6'5".
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    damn, you're tall.

    and turn that bike around!
    Is the front fender on upside-down or is it supposed to look that way?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    Is the front fender on upside-down or is it supposed to look that way?


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    I don't understand the question, what are you referring to?
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    The back end of the front fender hangs down to keep spray from hitting the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    I don't understand the question, what are you referring to?
    Never mind. My fault. I looked at the pic too quickly and the table support in the background looked like part of the fender jutting outward.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    Never mind. My fault. I looked at the pic too quickly and the table support in the background looked like part of the fender jutting outward.


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    OK, I see what you're talking about.
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