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20" aluminium mudguards

Postby Mick F » 12 Feb 2019, 9:20am

I fancy these, but I'm not paying £90 for them! :shock:
https://fudgescyclestore.com/product/mo ... sh_w_stays
Is there a cheaper source anywhere?

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Re: 20" aluminium mudguards

Postby Vetus Ossa » 12 Feb 2019, 10:17am

Mick F wrote:I fancy these, but I'm not paying £90 for them! :shock:
https://fudgescyclestore.com/product/mo ... sh_w_stays
Is there a cheaper source anywhere?

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Re: 20" aluminium mudguards

Postby PDQ Mobile » 12 Feb 2019, 10:24am

Aluminium is renowned for being noisy though.
Especially in conjuction with hard pumped tyres on small wheels.

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Re: 20" aluminium mudguards

Postby Mick F » 12 Feb 2019, 10:30am

Yeah, it's only £90, and that's only a night or two out down the pub.
Noise? I doubt it'd be much different on my TSR.

I still balk at the cost.
Fudges know how to charge! The normal chromoplastic ones are £70 there, but only £30odd normally.
https://fudgescyclestore.com/product/al ... _20_models

Amazon, for instance.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/SKS-Bluemels-M ... th=1&psc=1

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I know the front stays need bending to get past the front suspension. This is one of the excuses that Fudges use for the high cost.
DIY bending is fine, coz I've done it when I fitted an extra set of stays at the front as the Fudges ones only come with one pair and the front mudguard snaps. Since repaired.
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Re: 20" aluminium mudguards

Postby Vetus Ossa » 12 Feb 2019, 11:03am

Go for it Mick, they look nice and money spent on bikes is seldom regretted I find.

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Re: 20" aluminium mudguards

Postby deliquium » 12 Feb 2019, 11:07am

Last summer before I sold my TSR, and fancied a pair of these, https://www.cyclesense.co.uk/ quoted me £68 inc postage.

I bought a rear suspension rebuild kit from them previously - and was pleased with their price and service - unlike Fudges :(
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Re: 20" aluminium mudguards

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 12 Feb 2019, 12:05pm

Hi
£16.62 upwards on eBay.
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Re: 20" aluminium mudguards

Postby rjb » 12 Feb 2019, 1:14pm

Why not make your own. A man of your ability should be able to do this. Here's a thread on 20" wooden mudguards to inspire you.viewtopic.php?f=5&t=60650&p=515497&hilit=Kingpin+Mudguards#p515497
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Re: 20" aluminium mudguards

Postby Mick F » 12 Feb 2019, 2:34pm

Flat eh?
I would think that water and spray would come out the sides.

As for DIY wooden ones, I don't think I could make a neat enough job. It's the little things that make the job neat, like stays and fittings etc.

Personally, I would like to do away with mudguards altogether, but living where we do, and riding a small-wheeled bike, mudguards are a necessity. I'm ok with Mercian in the better weather without 'guards, but Moulton needs them 12months of the year as all you need is a damp road, and yuk! it's all over the thing.

I still fancy the shine alu ones.
eBay has been looked at for an hour or so. Any pointers?
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Re: 20" aluminium mudguards

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 12 Feb 2019, 3:05pm

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Re: 20" aluminium mudguards

Postby Mick F » 12 Feb 2019, 3:07pm

Thanks, but plastic.
Bookmarked, along with these.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kansi-Mudguard ... +mudguards (white plastic)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Silver-Plast ... :rk:2:pf:0 (silver plastic)

These are alu, but I'd probably have to doctor the fittings a bit.
https://www.tokyobike.co.uk/tokyobike-f ... i-vel.html

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The one's you linked aren't for 20" wheels.
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Re: 20" aluminium mudguards

Postby deliquium » 12 Feb 2019, 3:47pm



They might be too wide for a caliper braked TSR frame with Shimano R650 DPs ?

Which is why the expensive Moulton alu ones are probably best suited to 28mm tyres and DP brakes, as they're much narrower
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Re: 20" aluminium mudguards

Postby Mick F » 12 Feb 2019, 4:29pm

Good point!

Just measured the present ones.
45mm
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Re: 20" aluminium mudguards

Postby PDQ Mobile » 12 Feb 2019, 6:42pm

A whole bike for £45?
Loads of choice.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Apollo-Ivory ... SwAQVcOMJJ