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    Help me with my vaya fenders

    I have a vaya complete bike, as in I did not build it myself. I'm running the stock 42 tires and I'm happy with them, but I can't seem to find fenders that will fit.

    Anyone with 700x42 tires and fenders?

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    What I've found is that if a fender is labeled as 45mm, it will not fit a 42 tire...

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    Get some 50mm fenders. If you space the out off the tire it doesn't matter as much the width. Get mudflaps. That's where it matters the most. Keeps the water off your feet. You can always rig a wider mudflap.

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    I am running 45 fenders and the biggest tire I have been able to fit is a WTB 700X37 All Terrain. The problem is that if I attach the rear mount to the frame with the bracket (in the red box below), it pushes the fender down onto the tire. I ended up making a "floating" bracket out of a rubber o-ring that holds it in place, but doesn't push the fender down.


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    wow. so no one is running their vaya with 42's and fenders?

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    I've got civia calhoun fenders on my vaya with 700x40 schwalbe marathon XRs. I probably could fit 42's.

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    Thanks, lucien. I am going to try those. It would suck to spend $50 and have them not work...

    Anyone else with 42s and fenders?

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    I've used the Planet Bike fenders w/42, I think they are the hybrid bike model. Made a mud flap for the front with 2 layers of gorilla tape.

    Edit. Tires are stock 700 x 42 Conti Tour Ride, no issues.
    Last edited by Moementum; 05-22-2011 at 02:08 PM.

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    I'm running 700x38(40) WTB Pathways and Planet Bike fenders(I think 700x45) and have rubbing problems both front and rear at the fork crown and seat stay bridge.

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    I have a stock 2010 Vaya with the stock 700x42 Continental Tour Ride tires. I use SKS P45 fenders without any problems. The rear fender is mounted as intended by the manufacturer, I had to get a little creative with the front but it works without issue. First, I mounted the stays on the outer low-rider bosses of the fork rather than the eyelets on the drop-outs. Second, I reversed the hardware where the stays attach to the fender to allow for more tire clearance; essentially the stays are attached on the outside of the fender mounting bracket rather than the inside. Third, I trimmed the stays because the low-rider boss mounting is higher and requires a shorter stay than would be used if they were mounted @ the eyelets.

    Hope this makes sense, I'll try to post some pics later.

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    thanks, tws. some pics would be great...

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    couldn't I use 29er fenders too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billl222 View Post
    thanks, tws. some pics would be great...
    Sorry, I went for a ride right after I posted and forgot to post back.

    My post count is too low to post pictures

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    Hopefully, I now have enough posts to post pictures.



    Front fender, stays attached to the low-rider bosses.




    Front fender stays attached on the outside of the brackets and hardware is reversed.




    Rear fender(for reference.) Sorry the pic quality is poor; I'm not great with the camera. Note the stays are routed on the back of the mounting brackets.


    Hope this is helpful for you, despite being late.
    Last edited by tws21975; 06-03-2011 at 07:26 AM.

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    thanks. that does help.

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