Extra bit of front mudguard?

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Extra bit of front mudguard?

Postby nomm » 14 Nov 2020, 9:45am

I am currently running 28c and SKS longboard raceblade XL - I have run 25c with fitted full length mudguards, but prefer a 28mm during the winter months and make the sacrifice of less coverage.

I have a dynamo wheel and have a edelux II, which is getting a bit caked in mud atm and wonder if there are any hacks or bits to purchase to just add to the front to help with this?

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Re: Extra bit of front mudguard?

Postby Jdsk » 14 Nov 2020, 9:48am

Could you add a photo of the current set-up?

It sounds as if you want more width but not more length?

How about a shield for the lamp?

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Re: Extra bit of front mudguard?

Postby PH » 14 Nov 2020, 9:58am

nomm wrote:I have a dynamo wheel and have a edelux II, which is getting a bit caked in mud

From the muck that's coming out the front of the guard?
I don't think there is an answer to that, I've had some guards that extend considerably further out the front than others and still get it. I'd guess that it's possible, but would need the guard to extend way down the wheel needing extra stays. Luckily the light is well sealed, if it's that bad during a ride I just squirt some water out of my bottle at the lens.

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Re: Extra bit of front mudguard?

Postby thirdcrank » 14 Nov 2020, 10:05am

If I've understood you correctly, you want something to stop the wet and muck splashing out sideways from your front wheel. I've used what seems to be called a dress guard and is intended for the rear wheel but on the front. Here's an example on eBay but anybody with a bit of waterproof fabric and a sewing machine could run one up in no time.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-BELV ... xyLiJR0xvG

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Re: Extra bit of front mudguard?

Postby pwa » 14 Nov 2020, 10:11am

As an alternative you might consider putting the lamp at little higher, out of the firing zone. I fitted one of these to a bike and it clamps to the bar on both sides of the stem and allows the actual lamp to be directly in front of the stem clamp and with the top of the lamp about level with the top of the bar. If you don't use a bar bag it puts the lamp in a really good place. If you do use a bar bag it is no use whatsoever.
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Re: Extra bit of front mudguard?

Postby alexnharvey » 14 Nov 2020, 10:29am

I've often wondered if a small flap or brush at the front would help with blow back from the front of the guard, a bit like the 'tyre wipers' for preventing punctures. It would be very handy in heavy rain but quite likely to clog with mud.

I've never noticed much spray from the side of the guard even if they are barely bigger than the tyre because the vast majority of water is thrown from the centre of the tyre and forwards

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Re: Extra bit of front mudguard?

Postby thirdcrank » 14 Nov 2020, 10:42am

If I've got hold of the wrong end of the stick, then there used to be something called IIRC a spearpoint mudguard extension which projected forward from the fork crown. I've had a bit of a look online but there seem to be so many bits and pieces intended to keep the muck off anybody intent on not fitting mudguards that I've given up.
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Re: Extra bit of front mudguard?

Postby rjb » 14 Nov 2020, 11:10am

I've got the same issue with spray in Somerset on rural roads. I can see a jet of water exiting the front mudguard in line with the centre rib on the tyre so wider guards may not be much help, Inevitably some of this spray gets blown back onto my fork crown mounted light. Bending the mudguard down so it sits closer to the tyre at the furthest front has reduced the spray but not cured it. I used a hot air paint stripper with care to soften the guard before bending. :wink:
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Re: Extra bit of front mudguard?

Postby Vantage » 14 Nov 2020, 11:17am

Two options I and at least one other member here used.
First is to bolt/rivet an extra length of mudguard to the front of the current mudguard.
Second is to use a rear mudguard on the front.
Both options may very well require the use of another set of mudguard stays to keep it in line.
We did it for the same reasons the op listed.

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Re: Extra bit of front mudguard?

Postby Mick F » 14 Nov 2020, 11:34am

Rear mudguard at the front! :D
Wonderful idea!
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Re: Extra bit of front mudguard?

Postby iandusud » 14 Nov 2020, 11:35am

Vantage wrote:Two options I and at least one other member here used.
First is to bolt/rivet an extra length of mudguard to the front of the current mudguard.
Second is to use a rear mudguard on the front.
Both options may very well require the use of another set of mudguard stays to keep it in line.
We did it for the same reasons the op listed.

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Now that's what I call a proper set of mudguards. :)

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Re: Extra bit of front mudguard?

Postby Vantage » 14 Nov 2020, 11:43am

Mick F wrote:Rear mudguard at the front! :D
Wonderful idea!


Reohn2's idea :D
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Re: Extra bit of front mudguard?

Postby Mick F » 14 Nov 2020, 11:51am

Well, thank you R2! :D

I wonder if it's possible to buy just rear mudguards?
Seems a waste to buy two (normal) pairs, as no-one would want two front mudguards ....................... or would they? :wink:
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Re: Extra bit of front mudguard?

Postby Cyclewala » 14 Nov 2020, 11:53am

The OP mentions Raceblade. These have a break in the mudguard around the fork area to allow for tight clearances. Could that be the cause of the built up of muck around the light?

If you can fit them, normal Longboards might be a better solution.
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Re: Extra bit of front mudguard?

Postby Cyclewala » 14 Nov 2020, 11:55am

Mick F wrote:Well, thank you R2! :D

I wonder if it's possible to buy just rear mudguards?
Seems a waste to buy two (normal) pairs, as no-one would want two front mudguards ....................... or would they? :wink:


I could be interested in just a front (in silver).