Rainy season is here - show your fendered workhorses
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    Rainy season is here - show your fendered workhorses

    Not sure about you folks, but I've always had a fendered 'wet bike'. And it always seems to be one of the vintage bikes.

    Show us your fendered vintage.

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    I too, have always had a fendered bike, mostly for commuting. I started in 1984.
    My current bike is from 1997-does that make it vintage?

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    My "Go To" bike, it doesn't have to be raining. It's steel, but it's not vintage.

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    This is a great thread.
    Every second or third year I tell myself I need a wet/commuter/mud /etc. bike.
    So I go off for the winter and immerse myself in Ebay and craigslist ads.
    Find a frame, parts etc. Build wheels, install fenders and rack, lights and what gave you.

    Ride it a few times. I always come to the same conclusion, "I don't like riding in the rain".

    Sell bike.

    Two three years go by, read a similar thread on the bike forums....
    Hey I found this great frame in my size......

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    Not 'classic', but it does have metal Velo Orange fenders.
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    My "almost vintage" 1992 Bridgestone XO-1 has been my wet bike for a number of years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
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    now that's a url!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Lauridsen View Post
    Ride it a few times. I always come to the same conclusion, "I don't like riding in the rain".
    Most people think it's a bike "for riding in the rain". But most people really don't care to ride in the rain.

    Sure; when I commuted to work it was rain or shine, but now I look at my fendered bike as the tool to grab if there's A CHANCE of rain, it rained recently and hasn't dried up yet, springtime snowmelt on the roadside days, and "just in case".

    Getting caught in the rain sucks, but having fenders diminishes the suffering. Every cyclist should have a fendered bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    now that's a url!
    Yeah, well.....Google.......
    Does the pic come up for you, or just the URL?
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    Does the pic come up for you?
    nope. like all your photo embeds, it's just a giant minus sign. i thought you worked in tech.?. why not host your pics in imgur or flickr?
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    OK, I guess this forum doesn't work like others....
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    Now it's inverting the images......aaaarrrggghhhh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter P. View Post
    Most people think it's a bike "for riding in the rain". But most people really don't care to ride in the rain.

    Sure; when I commuted to work it was rain or shine, but now I look at my fendered bike as the tool to grab if there's A CHANCE of rain, it rained recently and hasn't dried up yet, springtime snowmelt on the roadside days, and "just in case".

    Getting caught in the rain sucks, but having fenders diminishes the suffering. Every cyclist should have a fendered bike.
    I don't much enjoy riding in a cold rain, but I rather enjoy riding in a warm summer rain. If it's hot out riding in the rain can be rather refreshing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    OK, I guess this forum doesn't work like others....
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    My goodness that bike is so light that it hasn't fallen from the ceiling. It looks heavier than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    nope. like all your photo embeds, it's just a giant minus sign. i thought you worked in tech.?. why not host your pics in imgur or flickr?
    The photo came up when 1st posted, but since your url post all I'm seeing is the x box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaCruz View Post
    beautiful photo. i remember rebuilding that one ...





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    Personally, I'd like to keep my classic in good shape, so I never take it out on foul weather.
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    Itís mostly a roadie retro emphasis around here, but I pulled out the fendered winter workhorse for a check. Just have not had winter yet at my almost 800í elevation.
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    Just to clarify.
    Not sure if many like to ride in rain. But in the Pacific Moist Wet, just because it hasnít rained lately, doesnít necessarily mean itís dry - hence fenders, for minimal clean-up. It also provides a false sense of security on days where thereís a chance (guarantee) of a passing shower.

    Fenders also enable rides when there is a 3 or 4 hour break between storms. The fresh air is invigorating. Long live full fenders. On a couple of bikes, but not all.
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    0-49.jpg0-49.jpgI have been working on this one this winter. I hope the photo works.

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