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Great but not for older bike models,
This review is from: Crud Urban Mud Guard (Sports)Both myself and my partner have purchased the same crud mudguards. They are genuinely very easy to fit and can be attached in under five minutes. They are fabulous for my partner's bike as it is a newer model with disc brakes. However, my bike is an 8 year old trek with cable brakes. The front mud guard's attachment interferes with the braking system and can't be attached, worth bearing in mind if there's anyone else out there with an older braking system. Once attached to both bikes, they were excellent when going over fairly rough terrain and I would recommend them to friends.
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Initial post: 25 Feb 2011 21:43:28 GMT
Biking Scot says:
The front mudguard goes nowhere near the front brakes, you must be mounting it wrongly. 'Not for older bikes' is a terrible generalisation to make. I have worked as a cycle mechanic for many years and mounted hundreds of these no problem
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Aug 2011 01:39:23 BDT
Glen Bowman says:
the front guard may not fit bikes with unsheathed cables on the downtube going to rear derailleurs or disc brakes, especially if they are oversized - e.g. Cannondale SuperX 2010 or Carrera Kraken 2011.
Posted on 18 Feb 2013 22:16:44 GMT
I encountered the same problem with my bike, as I have two gear cables running along the underside of the downtube, which the front mudguard pressed against the tube when I first tried to fit it. I've worked around the problem by using rubber washers as spacers at several points along the downtube between the cables, held in place by blu-tack (to give them extra grip and make it easier to install). With the fixing bands nice and tight, the mudguard holds the spacers in place nicely, and the spacers keep the mudguard away from the cables. I haven't had any issues with the gears or with the mudguard moving, so it's certainly worth a try. I expect even some cheap pencil rubbers would work instead of rubber washers, especially as you could cut them to fit the shape of your down tube.
I'll admit it's perhaps not a perfect solution, but it saves forking out to replace an otherwise decent mudguard!
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