I just started bike commuting a few weeks ago and am loving it. I mind the rain less than i thought i would. I put a set of planet bike hardcore road fenders on my redline conquest disk-r and they went on fine, easy to adjust and all of that. I was initially impressed with them as they don't buzz or rattle, but found a very dangerous situation which i narrowly avoided a serious accident.
I started out crossing an intersection and while standing and cranking, i turned the bars to the point where my toe rubbed on the fender. This has been pretty common, i lightly scrub my tire all the time, as my feet are size 14. This time i scrubbed against the fender, which caught on the tire. in an instant, my fender was turned inside out, jammed in the fork crown and completely stopped my front tire in the middle of a super busy intersection. I didn't wreck, but ended up having to grab my bike and run out of the way of traffic.
I installed the fenders as noted in the directions and i did take note of the warning that the fenders reduce tires clearance. was expecting the fender to go out of adjustment and possibly scrub on the tire, but not catch and get stuck like it did. I had no idea this would be the result of what is for me, very common toe scrubbing. I took some pictures which i will post later.
anyone have the same experience? will it be any better with another brand of fender?
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