City hack clunker build - really wide mudguards?

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City hack clunker build - really wide mudguards?

Postby leelovesbikestoo » Sun Oct 14, 2012 16:12 pm

I've just finished a city hack in the form of a clunker - cow horn bars, coaster brake, and fat tyres (2.5" Big Earls) and I'm needing some full length mud guards for winter (I know it's sacrilege but I can't have road muck sprayed up the back of my slacks).

Ideally I'd like some SKS full length jobs, but I can't find any to accommodate such wide tyres, and my budget isn't huge as the whole thing has cost me about £20 to get going. Would rather avoid the ubiquitous Crud Catcher/Guard combo. Any ideas for keeping spray at bay?

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Re: City hack clunker build - really wide mudguards?

Postby jejv » Sun Oct 14, 2012 21:24 pm

Bluemels B65 T28 might work.
- 65mm 700C mudguards. Might need to order from .de
Probably more than £20.

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Re: City hack clunker build - really wide mudguards?

Postby fossyant » Mon Oct 15, 2012 00:29 am

ETC make 60mm guards. Just had mine delivered and will be fitting this week to winterise the MTB for ice duty. Amazon for under £19. Quality guards

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Re: City hack clunker build - really wide mudguards?

Postby leelovesbikestoo » Mon Oct 15, 2012 07:39 am

Thanks guys that's great.

Fossyant - when you fit them could you measure the distance between the stays for me? My tyres are exactly 60mm edge-to-edge and I'm worried they'll buzz on the stays.

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Re: City hack clunker build - really wide mudguards?

Postby jejv » Mon Oct 15, 2012 08:57 am

Oh - It's 26" x 2.5.
That's easy then.
leelovesbikestoo wrote:I've just finished a city hack [...] and fat tyres (2.5" Big Earls)

Knobblies ??
On a "City Hack" ?!?

No problem finding 60-65mm mudguards for 559mm (' 26" ') wheels.

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Re: City hack clunker build - really wide mudguards?

Postby leelovesbikestoo » Mon Oct 15, 2012 09:04 am

Haha yep. Have you seen the state of Glasgow's roads these days? My nice old Claud Butler road bike has taking a beating and I'm fed up truing the wheels. So as revenge I've built up a beast that's all about comfort and not speed! (plus it's my antedote to the slightly out of hand fixie craze up here)

To be fair, the knobblies are my old MTB tyres and have little tread left on them, but they do have a huge volume to smooth out the roads. All I need is some full length guards and I'm sorted for the winter.

Edit: Some pics on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 801aacd568

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Re: City hack clunker build - really wide mudguards?

Postby Initialised » Mon Oct 15, 2012 21:51 pm

SKS Velo Mountain 65 will fit 2.5s
I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.

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Re: City hack clunker build - really wide mudguards?

Postby The Rookie » Tue Oct 16, 2012 13:56 pm

Beavertails would be worth a look.

Big Earls are hardly knobblies, more 'urban freeride'.....


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