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Roadracer Mudguards

Postby Peddle Up! » Tue Oct 02, 2012 13:22 pm

I haven't sorted out a winter bike so I've invested in a set of Roadracer mudguards as a stopgap.

I hadn't appreciated that these come in several sections, and according to the video on the Crud web site, are assembled on the bike with lots of fiddling about with tiny bolts and sticky strips. Is it possible to assemble them on the kitchen table and then fit them to the bike? Also, at the end of the bad weather :) :roll: do they have to be dismantled on the bike, or can they be removed intact? Thanks.
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Re: Roadracer Mudguards

Postby Duffer65 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 13:48 pm

I too have bought some CRRMk2s and was wondering the same thing. However, looking at this video it doesn't seem like it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrB6DRk2 ... re=related

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Re: Roadracer Mudguards

Postby badly_dubbed » Tue Oct 02, 2012 13:52 pm

they can be removed intact.

i leave the mounts on all year on the training bike then just put the gaurds back on :)

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Re: Roadracer Mudguards

Postby Rolf F » Tue Oct 02, 2012 14:04 pm

Indeed - they do come off intact. However, I tend to leave them on all year round - it rains all year round. Seemingly endlessly!

As far as assembling them goes - you probably can do it on the kitchen table but you might want to do it in situ. Particularly if clearances are tight, it may be easier to get each piece sorted out one at a time. I doubt that the kitchen table approach would help much anyway.

The fronts can go on with the wheel on but you'd need to go wheel off for the rear.
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Re: Roadracer Mudguards

Postby Duffer65 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 14:20 pm

I might try the kitchen table approach, just to really wind myself up!
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Re: Roadracer Mudguards

Postby tiredofwhiners » Tue Oct 02, 2012 14:45 pm

badly_dubbed wrote:they can be removed intact.


One some bikes with some models. I have yet to find a way to remove a CR2 set off a Tarmac Pro as the rear lower section near the chainring is way too big to come out in one piece. I always find its easier to fit them with the wheels off anyway as any time taken to get the wheel off is easily saved by the easier access to the forks and dropouts etc.

I also found that its not possible to slide the front mudguard over the wheel to the right position due to the small bolt holding the front section to the rear as the bolt sticks out in front of the forks so has to be added on afterwards. Still not a big issue though and I am sure there are plenty of bikes with much bigger clearances.
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Re: Roadracer Mudguards

Postby jibberjim » Tue Oct 02, 2012 14:49 pm

Rolf F wrote:Indeed - they do come off intact. However, I tend to leave them on all year round - it rains all year round. Seemingly endlessly!


In London in feb it rains on 19 days on average
In London in june it rains on 18 days on average

Never understood why mudguards are relevant in one and not the other.
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Re: Roadracer Mudguards

Postby fgaffney » Tue Oct 02, 2012 18:25 pm

Duffer65 wrote:I think there's going to be some effing 'n' blinding in my house tonight!

They're actually not that difficult or fiddly to fit as long as you just take your time... you mght be pleasantly surprised at how stress free the process is?

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Re: Roadracer Mudguards

Postby andy46 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 22:35 pm

Think I'll call into the lbs on the way home tomorrow and get a set, I've read countless reviews and they seem worth a shot.
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Re: Roadracer Mudguards

Postby DesWeller » Tue Oct 02, 2012 23:29 pm

Follow The Instructions and you won't go far wrong.

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Re: Roadracer Mudguards

Postby Duffer65 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 07:36 am

DesWeller wrote:Follow The Instructions and you won't go far wrong.



"Follow The Instructions"? Pah! The very idea! :lol:
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Re: Roadracer Mudguards

Postby Rolf F » Wed Oct 03, 2012 07:59 am

Duffer65 wrote:
DesWeller wrote:Follow The Instructions and you won't go far wrong.



"Follow The Instructions"? Pah! The very idea! :lol:


No, be fair, there is a small possibility that a girl might read this thread! :lol:
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Re: Roadracer Mudguards

Postby Peddle Up! » Wed Oct 03, 2012 08:19 am

DesWeller wrote:Follow The Instructions and you won't go far wrong.


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Re: Roadracer Mudguards

Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Wed Oct 03, 2012 13:44 pm

fgaffney wrote:
Duffer65 wrote:I think there's going to be some effing 'n' blinding in my house tonight!

They're actually not that difficult or fiddly to fit as long as you just take your time... you mght be pleasantly surprised at how stress free the process is?

TBF I swore a lot during the fitting process of a pair of MK2 Roadracers :lol:

I'm a man, I didn't need the manual of course :lol: :lol:

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Re: Roadracer Mudguards

Postby Duffer65 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 14:12 pm

I was going to fit them last night but got distracted. But I need to fit them before the weekend so I may report back with an amusing, or otherwise, anecdote on their fitting.
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Re: Roadracer Mudguards

Postby badly_dubbed » Wed Oct 03, 2012 14:15 pm

theyre not too bad really

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Re: Roadracer Mudguards

Postby Paul E » Wed Oct 03, 2012 18:07 pm

Just don't do the zip ties up too tight (especially the big one down by the bottom bracket) so they can settle into a position themselves where they don't rub, they do this on the first ride from experience.
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Re: Roadracer Mudguards

Postby andy46 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 18:14 pm

I've just bought some and have just finished fitting them. About 2 hours in total and I've got no rubbing after a bit of trial and error so I hope it stays that way :D
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Re: Roadracer Mudguards

Postby Duffer65 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 19:43 pm

andy46 wrote:I've just bought some and have just finished fitting them. About 2 hours in total and I've got no rubbing after a bit of trial and error so I hope it stays that way :D


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Re: Roadracer Mudguards

Postby andy46 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 21:08 pm

Thought I'd share the days handywork :lol: they don't look too bad in my opinion.

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