Bicycle fenders

Fenders are my friend. Mudguards are marvelous.

bicycle fender mudguard

And of course I’m obligated to link to Getinlost in Colorado, who posted a haiku about fenders.

Fenders enable me to ride my bike without getting the stripe up my backside. Fenders keep my shoes from getting soaked through except in the worst downpours. Fenders help keep muck and grit and salt away from the bottom bracket and other drivetrain parts. Fenders prolong the life of exposed cables. Fendered cyclists might attract wheel suckers.

What are some other benefits of fenders?

14 Comments

  • gwadzilla
    December 10, 2007 - 4:07 pm | Permalink

    yes

    I am between fenders on my bike

    I need to dedicate a bike to commuting

    since I moved to the 29 inch wheel bike
    I have lost a real commuter machine

  • gwadzilla
    December 10, 2007 - 11:07 pm | Permalink

    yesI am between fenders on my bikeI need to dedicate a bike to commutingsince I moved to the 29 inch wheel bikeI have lost a real commuter machine

  • Anonymous
    December 10, 2007 - 10:47 pm | Permalink

    fenders look good, too. they are also a good place for reflective tape and interesting stickers.

  • Anonymous
    December 11, 2007 - 5:47 am | Permalink

    fenders look good, too. they are also a good place for reflective tape and interesting stickers.

  • Illinoisfrank
    December 11, 2007 - 12:20 pm | Permalink

    They can also be quite stylish too.

  • Illinoisfrank
    December 11, 2007 - 7:20 pm | Permalink

    They can also be quite stylish too.

  • Seth
    December 11, 2007 - 3:02 pm | Permalink

    To second illinoisfrank – yes – fenders can be hot, too.

    http://fastboyfenders.com

  • Seth
    December 11, 2007 - 10:02 pm | Permalink

    To second illinoisfrank – yes – fenders can be hot, too.http://fastboyfenders.com

  • Anonymous
    March 15, 2008 - 11:37 pm | Permalink

    anyone know where I can find white full coverage fenders for a 27" tire?

  • Anonymous
    March 16, 2008 - 6:37 am | Permalink

    anyone know where I can find white full coverage fenders for a 27" tire?

  • Yokota Fritz
    March 16, 2008 - 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Anon, wider fenders (e.g. 45mm width) for 700c/29" tires should work. I've also heard of people using 26" fenders on 27" tire bikes.

  • Yokota Fritz
    March 16, 2008 - 10:11 pm | Permalink

    Anon, wider fenders (e.g. 45mm width) for 700c/29" tires should work. I've also heard of people using 26" fenders on 27" tire bikes.

  • Anonymous
    May 10, 2008 - 5:15 pm | Permalink

    I love my fenders, but the trailing end of the front fender wags at moderate speed and above. I need suggestions on a fix.

  • Anonymous
    May 11, 2008 - 12:15 am | Permalink

    I love my fenders, but the trailing end of the front fender wags at moderate speed and above. I need suggestions on a fix.

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