Fitting Mud Gaurds to Triban 3

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tim wand
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Fitting Mud Gaurds to Triban 3

Postby tim wand » Tue Nov 20, 2012 20:26 pm

Recently bought a B Twin Triban 3 for commuting, (love it there cannot be a better value bike out there)

Trying to fit SKS commuter gaurds to it, rear has gone on no problem, the front is proving a pig,

Basically it needs fitting to the rear of the front fork crown, the brake pivot bolt is recessed into the fork by about 5 mm so you cant feed it through the steel loop on the gaurd,

I ve put the steel loop on the gaurd up inside the fork crown ( in the middle and the brake pivot bolt has engaged with it)

Problem is this places the mud gaurd too far forward and it catches.

I ve tried fitting it into the rear of the fork crown by cutting down a 8 mm raw plug and "plugging" it into the hole and then using a secondary bolt to attatch the gaurd through the loop, It works but rattles free after a couple of rides. I could super glue it in but then I would not be able to access the brake pivot bolt for maintenance.

As anyone got any other ideas besides fitting Cruds or Race gaurds.

I cant take these gaurds back as my bloody border terrier has already eaten most of the fittings for the front which I ve had to adapt ,

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Re: Fitting Mud Gaurds to Triban 3

Postby smidsy » Tue Nov 20, 2012 20:42 pm

Pics would help
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Re: Fitting Mud Gaurds to Triban 3

Postby sev112 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 20:48 pm

i put SKS Raceblades - the short ones - on my Triban, which is 51 with 650Cs so quite tight anyway
They're good but the front one comes up short of the fork (obviously) and hence throws a lot of wet crap onto the back of the fork, which i am sure aint great in the long term , so i might buy some longer ones next winter, although at 650C i'm not sure i'll get a full length Raceblade Long or Cruds through the brakes

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Re: Fitting Mud Gaurds to Triban 3

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Re: Fitting Mud Gaurds to Triban 3

Postby tim wand » Tue Nov 20, 2012 22:42 pm




Thats exactly what I tried to achieve with the Raw Plug bodge. that looks like a great solution, shame there so expensive, still cheaper than racegaurds which might not work anyway. Thanks

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Re: Fitting Mud Gaurds to Triban 3

Postby bilsea159 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 18:03 pm

I fitted sks p35 to my triban 3 and had the same problem as you. The problem is the allen bolt at the back of the front fork is too short, buy a longer one and it will sort the issue out. I bought mine from Ribble and fitted the guard at the back of the fork, the bolt now sits proud of the fork but as it is now longer connects to the tread on the front brake as if it was recessed. http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... snabrzz200

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Re: Fitting Mud Gaurds to Triban 3

Postby kenan » Tue Jan 08, 2013 22:00 pm

bilsea159 wrote:I fitted sks p35 to my triban 3 and had the same problem as you. The problem is the allen bolt at the back of the front fork is too short, buy a longer one and it will sort the issue out. I bought mine from Ribble and fitted the guard at the back of the fork, the bolt now sits proud of the fork but as it is now longer connects to the tread on the front brake as if it was recessed. http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... snabrzz200


Which size bolt did you order?

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Re: Fitting Mud Gaurds to Triban 3

Postby bilsea159 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 16:07 pm

You will need the 23mm one, also on the chainstay on the rear mudguard you will need to use a flat headed bolt as one with any height to it will foul the rear tyre when it is pumped up, and the tyre will need deflating when removing form the frame.

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Re: Fitting Mud Gaurds to Triban 3

Postby morpho » Wed Jan 09, 2013 16:32 pm

Any chance of some pictures? Currently got Crud roadracers mk2 but there a bit wobbly.

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Re: Fitting Mud Gaurds to Triban 3

Postby tim wand » Wed Jan 09, 2013 18:21 pm

I went for the Sheldon Brown problem solvers on mine, Initially with the original calipers, the front (recessed fork) needed one and the rear didnt.

I then changed the calipers out to 105's (wish I hadnt they are heavier than the originals and work no better) and had the reverse problem, the front caliper bolt was long enough to not need a problem solver and the rear then needed one, but I fitted it behind the seatstay bridge rather than on the front as before.

As for the bolt holding the gaurds onto the chainstay anything other than a flat headed one will rub on the tyre, so I simply used a cable tie and thats been sufficient.

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