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    front fender mount

    I'm tired of having a wet face from the tire spraying water. I want to add a front fender so I was wondering if it can be mounted like this below.

    What would be the best route to go? Use JB weld or epoxy to fasten a nut in the space on the shocks or drill a hole and tap it?
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    Humm, I'm no structural engineer but I'm thinking drilling a hole in your lower arch will be introducing a failure point later down the road.

    Why not pickup one of those inexpensive flexible mud guards that you attach using zip ties?

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    Agree with the suggestion to buy a zip tie fender. It may be that there is little to no load on that arch, but why would you ever take a drill to a fork?
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    Even if it doesn't fail, a hole will certainly introduce flex. That arch is braced for a reason..

    If you don't have the tire clearance for a fender zip tied inside the arch, I'm sure there are better alternatives to this solution.

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    I would vote for not drilling a hole in the arch.
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    So either buy a zip tie fender or use JB weld and glue that nut in there.

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    I think JB welding or some other sort of export to hold that but there is a great idea. The less zip ties the better imo. You know what we really need is a new fender mounting standard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by farfromovin View Post
    I think JB welding or some other sort of export to hold that but there is a great idea. The less zip ties the better imo. You know what we really need is a new fender mounting standard!
    You want the bike industry to come up with a standard?
    They've done a great job with bottom brackets, head sets, wheel spacing and seatposts....LOL
    I'd say that zip ties are the best standard there is!

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