• 03-06-2009
    zeppman
    Fenders on a mountain bike
    Hey everyone,

    I've been a "fair weather" commuter for a while now, but have recently added fenders to my bike in an attempt to be able to ride in the rain. My bike is a 10 year old gary fischer marlin with an old rock shox fork on it. I purchased the Planet Bike hardcore fenders. I put the rear fender on without any problems, but I do not have any eyelets on the front fork to attach the metal supports (skewers) on either side. Does anyone have any suggestions of how I can secure the front fender? Thanks.
  • 03-06-2009
    SurfSailRide
    Duct tape and/or super glue!
  • 03-06-2009
    JonathanGennick
    Here's a link to a page with some rubberized, band-clamps made for mounting racks:

    http://www.oldmanmountain.com/Mercha...tegory_Code=MH

    Look around the site too. There are some things worth looking at. For example, here's a photo of a front rack mounted to a suspension fork:

    http://www.oldmanmountain.com/Mercha...egory_Code=CSF

    Not sure what hardware is involved in the above.

    I bought a rear rack from Old Man Mountain last year. The guy behind the company was responsive and good to deal with.
  • 03-06-2009
    zeppman
    Jonathan, that site looks like they have what I would need, but I don't see pictures of any of the hardware items! I'm not really sure what I would be getting by the description alone...
  • 03-06-2009
    highdelll
    would something like this work for you? aluminum or stainless w/ rubber protector - varying sizes to fit around a fork leg.

    or

    they can be found at any hardware store for spare change - look in the electrical section or plumbing
  • 03-06-2009
    ong
    For odd sizes, you can also make your own band clamp out of a strip of aluminum and some nuts and bolts. It's finicky, but it works fine once you get it set up.
  • 03-06-2009
    zeppman
    Thanks guys, I'll stop by a hardware store on my way home.
  • 05-02-2009
    TrekJeff
    Give Chris a call at Planet Bike. He can hookk you up with what you need. They are my goto people when I make wooden fenders. If they don't have the hardware, they know where to get it.:thumbsup: