Mudguards, narrow, good quality?

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Mudguards, narrow, good quality?

Postby Mick F » 24 Sep 2015, 4:13pm

Just fitted my mudguards this afternoon. Autumn is here, and muddy wet roads too. :oops:
SKS plastic 35mm ......... and getting a bit tatty. Had them for maybe seven years.
I'm considering renewing them.
The ones I have now are black, but I have had the same sort in silver.
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/sks-bluemels-road-mudguard-set/

I fancy something shiny and bling.
Can you get alu or SS in narrow 35mm (or narrower)?

Any recommendations?
I know I could just Google, but I thought you lot out there would have a good opinion and a good recommendation.
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Re: Mudguards, narrow, good quality?

Postby fossala » 24 Sep 2015, 4:19pm

I've just picked up some Giles Berthound fenders in SS and I think Velo Orange also do some.

Just googled 40mm for GB
http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/gilles-berth ... prod32967/

37mm for VO
http://www.freshtripe.co.uk/freshtripe/ ... Racks.html

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Re: Mudguards, narrow, good quality?

Postby Mick F » 24 Sep 2015, 4:23pm

Thanks, but they're too wide.
35mm is absolute max.

Max my frame will take (actually the front forks) is 35mm. The rear would take 40mm without a problem.
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Re: Mudguards, narrow, good quality?

Postby NUKe » 24 Sep 2015, 4:28pm

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/sks ... m-ec041698
I have these and whilst moaning about 2 sets breaking on the front they certainly keep the muck off. Not stainless or Alu though
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Re: Mudguards, narrow, good quality?

Postby Merry_Wanderer » 24 Sep 2015, 4:33pm

Spa Cycles have an offer on SKS Chromoplastic mudguards, silver and black for £22 a pair. They have 700 x 35mm. I have just bought a pair for my Audax bike and have them on my tourer and commuter. They are good value
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Postby Mick F » 24 Sep 2015, 4:35pm

They look the business! :D

Any idea on the profile?
Present ones are flat/curved but I would prefer rounded like wot I used to have years ago. They fit better under the Campag brakes.

The website doesn't give much info.
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Re: Mudguards, narrow, good quality?

Postby Rhodrich » 24 Sep 2015, 5:05pm

Mick F wrote:
They look the business! :D

Any idea on the profile?
Present ones are flat/curved but I would prefer rounded like wot I used to have years ago. They fit better under the Campag brakes.

The website doesn't give much info.


I have these on my Dawes Chevron that I use for commuting. They are almost a semicircle in profile, with a folded over edge. Fitting was fairly straightforward, but I'm really pushing it with 28mm tyres (well actually, I'm using 27 x 1 1/4 Conti Top Touring tyres that actually measure 28mm in width on my Weinmann Alesa rims) - the biggest I would suggest would be 25mm.

They seem very sturdy, but the biggest problem is that the stays aren't quite long enough. The front isn't so bad, but I've got the rear stay at the very limit of its adjustment. If the back wheel was any further back in the dropout, the mudguards would be impossible to fit without rubbing, or without the stay popping out of the clamp that holds it to the rear dropouts.

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Re: Mudguards, narrow, good quality?

Postby Brucey » 24 Sep 2015, 5:59pm

the only problems with metal mudguards are that

a) lots of them (GB, Dia Compe, Honjo, VO etc) don't really come with enough stays; one stay on the rear mudguard isn't enough in the long run, and IME eventually (or sooner if you ride on rough roads much) the bridge support region will fail somehow.

b) these mudguards are designed in such a way as they don't have a release feature on them. I think the argument is that they won't crumple in the same way as plastic one will, and maybe this is correct. However I'd feel happier with a release on the stays if the 'guards are fitted to a frame with small clearances.

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Re: Mudguards, narrow, good quality?

Postby jackg » 24 Sep 2015, 5:59pm

The front on mine does not restrain the water very well. I think they are SKS, but not sure.
There is not much clearance between the mudguard and the tyre (700x25) and the water comes off the tyre to hit the headtube, calipers and lower part of the headset.
I looked at the SKS longboards but there is no info as to how long the guard is from the caliper bracket, it seems a similar length to those fitted?
Additionally, one review of the longboards commented that the lower section of the front guard which holds the flap on broke after 700 miles...
They used to make mudguards with stays in front of the caliper...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/67356568@N05/21655948606/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/67356568@ ... otostream/

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Re: Mudguards, narrow, good quality?

Postby Brucey » 24 Sep 2015, 6:10pm

BTW meant to say before; no discussion of narrow metal mudguards is complete without a mention of those 'garde boues' offered by Cycles D. Salmon.

http://www.cyclesdsalmon.com/gardebouevelocarbone2015.html

translated version

https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cyclesdsalmon.com%2Fgardebouevelocarbone2015.html

again I have reservations about the safety; mind you they are often fitted to bikes with tiny clearances...

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Re: Mudguards, narrow, good quality?

Postby TrekMad » 24 Sep 2015, 6:20pm

Salmon Super Profil selling for cheaps here, from a trusted UK seller ( limited stock at these prices):

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/201426092968

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Re: Mudguards, narrow, good quality?

Postby TrekMad » 24 Sep 2015, 6:25pm

He has several variations available but I've no idea regards quantity. But £30 a set seems very fair.