Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Winterised


Front mounting bracket
Originally uploaded by bensondoc
When I got my Breakaway fixie frame, I chickened out on brazing on some mudguard fittings, with the excuse that mudguards on a bike with track dropouts would be a pain in the ass.
After a winter of riding with wet ass, I wish I'd made the effort.
Fortunately the humble ziptie makes a fine substitute for a mudguard eyelet, but the lack of a chainstay bridge called for some ingenuity. Inspired by the nifty seat tube widget that comes with the Berthoud Carbon mudguards,I adapted a Blackburn taillight bracket to secure the front part of the rear guard.

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3 comments:

Oli Brooke-White said...

Very nice work, but may I respectfully suggest trimming the sharp ends off your zip-ties using some nail clippers? Makes them super tidy and snag-free...

David Benson said...

I never thought of nail clippers.
Yer a genius!

Redwoods said...

You guys are nerds with all the right answers. I'd be more weary of the lack of locking ring on that cog......