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    Fender with Fatback Carbon Fork?

    Anyone using built or purchased a fender to use on a Fatback carbon fork? Or any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


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    Had an epiphany tonight, no idea if it's an old idea or not, but certainly tires aren't a new repurpose idea.

    Yep, it's an Endomorph. Since I just cut off the bead, it's actually wider them a BFL on an Uma 90. 3 minutes with a pair of scissors, a pair of dikes to snip the holes, 3 zip ties and you're good. I plan on playing around with a rear version in the next day or two.

    And we had a really wet ride tonight, my whole front end from the waist up is clean and dry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Had an epiphany tonight, no idea if it's an old idea or not, but certainly tires aren't a new repurpose idea.

    Yep, it's an Endomorph. Since I just cut off the bead, it's actually wider them a BFL on an Uma 90. 3 minutes with a pair of scissors, a pair of dikes to snip the holes, 3 zip ties and you're good. I plan on playing around with a rear version in the next day or two.

    And we had a really wet ride tonight, my whole front end from the waist up is clean and dry.
    I like it!! I wonder if a person could use big o-rings somehow to hold it on?

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    I used the clips left over from lights, speedometers, reflectors etc. to mount racks to my ti fork. You could probably figure out a way to make them work for a fender, for sure for the strut mounts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    I like it!! I wonder if a person could use big o-rings somehow to hold it on?
    How would you get a o-ring around the frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTR2ebike View Post
    How would you get a o-ring around the frame
    Folded in half like my niterider lights mount to my handle bars. Just need something to hook both ends as it comes around the tube.

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    Like this but a bigger o-ring. Oh yeah and I really like the idea with the clamps.
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    Gotcha, I was thinking about what you were saying as i was looking at the wire ties in Mendon's picture, made my mind turned 1 dimensional.

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    Glad someone liked it! As for O rings, sure, they could work. I've done this before, take a small nut or washer, pinch the O ring and put a small bit of it through the hole. Slip the rest of the O ring through that little loop. You now have an O ring that you can run the majority through the holes in the tire, and around the down tube. Then, stretched tightly, the nut will slip in, and keep it all in place. Like those bungie cord loops with a ball on them, same concept, just home made.
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    Kinda stoked. Apparently, Surly liked my idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Kinda stoked. Apparently, Surly liked my idea!

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    And then there is this little gem:

    I expect you'll see more about fenders soon, but don't quote me on that.

    Well, I quoted it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Kinda stoked. Apparently, Surly liked my idea!

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    Pretty cool! I just wish I had a tire to sacrifice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Pretty cool! I just wish I had a tire to sacrifice.
    And if you notice a large oval cut out of your rear tyre, you'll realise someone else had the same problem.

    For making mounts for the fender try this stuff - Sugru
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    @ bdundee Is your carbon fork capped on the bottom? I'd be curious to know as the steel (non tapered) fork is not. If a front fender were to be installed, some type of plug with a hole for mounting fender hardware would need to be fashioned. Don't know if this applies in your case however.
    The only fender related item on my bike so far is a crud catcher picked up through ebay. It's worked out pretty good for a first time user experience. It uses a pair of 100mm O rings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apbtlvr View Post
    @ bdundee Is your carbon fork capped on the bottom? I'd be curious to know as the steel (non tapered) fork is not....
    I pop a star-fangled nut in there for that job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    I pop a star-fangled nut in there for that job.
    Thanks Velo, gonna do just that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apbtlvr View Post
    @ bdundee Is your carbon fork capped on the bottom?
    It's solid carbon under there! No star nut love for us fatback carbon users anyways!

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