reohn2 wrote:Rattles should be traceable and able to be solved quite easily.
Thanks to all and I'd agree with the above
I think it's fair to say that in the 9-10 days I've had them, I've spent more time trying to resolve mudguard issues than over the last ten years. It's quite probable that I'm accustomed to a higer standard than offered by SKS Bluemels and thus fairly pedantic when rattles become an issue.
There're no obvious causes of the issue; the frame's 3.5 yr's old (Spa Tourer), 4 mudguard stays are fitted, everything has been adjusted/refitted on several occasions. And while the rear wheel is distorted out of shape (A poorly put together, handmade wheel, based on a Sputnik Rim the only handmade wheel I've ever bought from........), the front wheel is perfectly in shape despite four years heavy use (Nb. Despite being an emergency built wheel, c/w a new rim but half the spokes being the wrong size and hub being heavily used - when building it the night before catching the train in 2014, I was seriously concerned it might not last two weeks use over in France ) (Nb. The new mudguard is fitted to the front).
The issue appears to be the mudguards themselves, which are built to a flimsy standard and thus bend/distort on every pothole