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jesper2913
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Bondurant wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2023 11:00 pm
Thanks. 11 years and counting.
Impressive. How many km?

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30-odd thousand km. I'm in the South of the UK, I probably only use it three months of the year, the winters are pretty mild normally.

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jesper2913 wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2023 9:20 pm
cberg wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2023 5:44 pm
Just in time for winter :mrgreen:
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Well done. Used an Aeroad as winterbike a few years back as well, and it's is absolutely not suited for fitting fenders. But seems you did a good job mounting yours. Do you have a closeup of where the rear fender meets the rear brake?
One of my good friends is a bike mechanic and fitted the rear fender, I'm not sure which model it is, but it was cut short and mounted by drilling the plate that sits behind the rear brake:
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cberg wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2023 9:16 am

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That is really well made. Makes sense.

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Built this Allez Disc 2024 up over the summer, swapped a few parts out to lighten it up, complete with some custom hand made carbon brackets for the guards, super happy with the end result, almost too nice to use in the winter! Will upgrade the GS to Force eTap next year I think.
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That is a very tidy fender job on the Allez. Tire clearance looks too close however. It does depend on road conditions, but when clearance is below a certain distance, debris will certainly jam between the tires and fenders. Pine needles can be a particular problem. Combine with some leaf litter and the build up can bring wheels to a stop. Seen it many times here in the Pacific Northwest. But this reqion is probably the worst. The flora here is on steroids, abundant and sticky. Interestingly, above a certain amount of clearance, it is never a problem.
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

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Thanks, I spent a fair bit of time to make sure they fitted neat and tidy, and mostly imporantly they are secure. I also used black Ti bolts where possible to avoid problems with corrosion. As for clearance, its the same as my old winter bike, and I've never had any trouble to date - the pic below shows the clearance a little better.
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What fenders are those? Specialized brand? That's about as good looking as fenders get. Interesting profile - they don't wrap around the tire quite as much as most brands, SKS, etc. Nice to hear that clearance works. Would likely be a problem where I am.
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

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Mr.Gib wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2023 8:37 pm
What fenders are those? Specialized brand? That's about as good looking as fenders get. Interesting profile - they don't wrap around the tire quite as much as most brands, SKS, etc. Nice to hear that clearance works. Would likely be a problem where I am.
Yeah, the 'Plug and Play v2' fenders - which are anything but 'plug and play' - even when mounting to a Spesh bike. But however, once fitted, they are secure and do a good job, and as you say look nice and neat.

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Genesis Datum with 11 speed Dura Ace. AB 46/30 rings and an S-Road 10-36 cassette. PDW 45mm Full Metal Fenders are the best I’ve ever used. Perfect for British winters, keeping my bum and feet bone dry.


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I'm surprised at your feet being dry I have to say, the front mudguard doesn't look nearly long or wide enough.

Nice bike.

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Bondurant wrote:I'm surprised at your feet being dry I have to say, the front mudguard doesn't look nearly long or wide enough.

Nice bike.
They’re the 45mm wide version the only moisture that gets on my feet is from the actual rain rather than spray from the front wheel.


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