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    Which Mudguards ????

    Hey guys,
    The rain has arrived for the year and I need a mudguard.
    Just wondering what brand are the best looking and where to get 'em???
    Cheers.
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    Re: Which Mudguards ????

    There was a massive discussion on here last year about this.

    Search for wet weather riding or wet weather shenangins.
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    Re: Which Mudguards ????

    Quote Originally Posted by tbag3000
    Hey guys,
    The rain has arrived for the year and I need a mudguard.
    Just wondering what brand are the best looking and where to get 'em???
    Cheers.
    Best looking:
    Gilles Berthoud (stainless), Honjo hammered, Soma Tanaka (brass), Fastboy Fenders (timber), Velo Orange Zeppelin.

    What you should buy:
    Tight clearances & no eyelets: SKS Raceblades or a Zefal Flamingo
    North of the river: Axiom (Commuter Cycles)
    South of the river: SKS/Zefal (St. Kilda Cycles)
    Too much money: Import one of the best looking ones from the USA, or some Planet Bike ones.

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    Re: Which Mudguards ????

    Quote Originally Posted by Blakey

    Tight clearances & no eyelets: SKS Raceblades
    I use the SKS Raceblades. They're great- light, and don't ruin the look of your bike.
    The only downside is that they are designed to be removable, so they are possibly a little bit flimsy in the way they attach to the frame.
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    Re: Which Mudguards ????

    Quote Originally Posted by Blakey
    Best looking:
    Fastboy Fenders (timber)
    Where can we get these in Oz?

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    Re: Which Mudguards ????

    Quote Originally Posted by gabriel
    Quote Originally Posted by Blakey
    Best looking:
    Fastboy Fenders (timber)
    Where can we get these in Oz?
    abbotsford cycles has (or gets) timber fenders. dunno if they are Fastboy or not.

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    Re: Which Mudguards ????

    DONT GET SOMA's :evil: The mounts crack, they're noisy and they keep moving around.

    GET SKS ALL THE WAY

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    Re: Which Mudguards ????

    Quote Originally Posted by damoh
    DONT GET SOMA's :evil: The mounts crack, they're noisy and they keep moving around.

    GET SKS ALL THE WAY
    And you can't adjust the stays independently, they kill kittens...I don't like my Somas either, but I have them setup ok now and they're doing their job.

    The Soma Tanaka is different though, it's a sexy brass number.

    I like Des' Axioms the most out of what I've seen available in Melbourne based on price/performance/looks.

    Don't forget the very supercommuter LDPE (milk bottle) mudflap addition to really keep your feet dry.

    Supercheap recycle option: DIY Coroplast (think real estate / election signs.)

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    Re: Which Mudguards ????

    Quote Originally Posted by damoh

    GET SKS ALL THE WAY
    +1

    I just installed SKS chromoplastics on a friend's ride. (flat bar Surly Long Haul Trucker)

    Not sexy minimalist, but easy to adjust and install and look great for the full coverage they provide.

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    Re: Which Mudguards ????

    It looks like Wiggle have SKS Race Blades for sale for about $86 including postage to Australia. That's $30 cheaper than Bicycle Express in Adelaide.

    Might have to get a set cause the BB rear mudguard I have at the moment does very little.
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