with autumn around the corner, pacific northwest trails are about to turn into a sloppy mudfest. i was really interested in the mucky nutz bender fender, but price+shipping to the us would be about $35 and take who knows how long.
i don't know if anyone is actually interested in this and it's not much of a "mod," but i spent a few hours total figuring this out and didn't know if it would even work. if it saves someone else a few hours of head-scratching i'll be happy.
my main interest was figuring out a way to limit gunk buildup above the bottom bracket and limit the amount of crap being flung into the pivot bolts. i ended up picking up the portland design works sodapop fender on amazon for $23, including free 2-day shipping via amazon prime. btw, i purchased the 64mm mountain fender.
install was a piece of cake, and i'm curious about how it will perform. rain is expected the next few days, so i might do some testing this friday.
here's what came out of the box
pulled off the mounting bracket
drilled a couple zip-tie mounts
added zip ties
shoved everything into place
secured everything to the chainstay
image of bottom tire clearance
image of top tire clearance
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