Warning on crud road race mudguards

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Mrs Tortoise
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Warning on crud road race mudguards

Postby Mrs Tortoise » 30 May 2010, 5:34pm

I had a front mudguard explode when riding on a newly gritted road, as the clearance between tyre and mudguard is very small. So if you've fitted these to a road bike, be careful on grit.

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Re: Warning on crud road race mudguards

Postby 531colin » 30 May 2010, 6:22pm

This probably applies to anything with a very small clearance http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=37914

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Re: Warning on crud road race mudguards

Postby Freddie » 30 May 2010, 10:19pm

Well it could of been worse, the front wheel could of locked up.

TBH, I think the whole thing (close clearances + mudguards = audax), is beyond a joke. How does a bit more space under the fork crown hurt anyone?.

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Re: Warning on crud road race mudguards

Postby Erudin » 30 May 2010, 11:12pm

Don't think I can squeeze a mudguard in here anyway:

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Got some cheap touring wheels recently and larger tyres to cope with the nasty potholes/cracks that have appeared since the cold winter.

The pics above show a 28 instead of 23 on the back of my road bike, got a 25 on now which clears ok, no room for my road race mudguards anymore though. The 28 fits fine on the front, and soaks up the bumps nicely. Thanks for the info will avoid newly gritted roads with this bike.

http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=26761

http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/roadbike-accidents-caused-by-close-clearance-frames
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Re: Warning on crud road race mudguards

Postby Freddie » 30 May 2010, 11:47pm

The problem isn't race bikes, where most neither want nor try to squeeze one in (they can't for one and no-one in the TDF does it for two), but audax bikes, where tight clearances + mudguards are par for the course.
Thanks for the info will avoid newly gritted roads with this bike.
What a lark!.

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Re: Warning on crud road race mudguards

Postby rogerzilla » 31 May 2010, 7:23am

The mudguard exploding is better than the wheel jamming (although the Crud guards are supposed to quick-release, aren't they?).

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Re: Warning on crud road race mudguards

Postby mr riff raff » 31 May 2010, 6:00pm

rogerzilla wrote:The mudguard exploding is better than the wheel jamming (although the Crud guards are supposed to quick-release, aren't they?).

And IIRC they'll send FOC replacement parts. Check the website.
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Re: Warning on crud road race mudguards

Postby workhard » 31 May 2010, 6:28pm

the 'exploding' is there version of QR. The guard does quick release, but it ain't ever going back on a bike without spares afterwards.

The good news is that they will send you spares in return for 1st class stamps.

See this for details, they take a few days to send them out but it is a worthy service.

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Re: Warning on crud road race mudguards

Postby enigmatic » 1 Jun 2010, 2:44pm

Hope you've complained to the relevant Highways Dept and claimed for damage done.