The New New Guy Thread. Your first post goes here. Seriously.


#3481

Weird. I copied a bunch of little details from your build, but I think I put those bolts in backward about eight years ago when I was trying to fit those fenders on a Quickbeam with 40mm tires.
Great minds and all that.


#3482

You think the nut’s gonna get dirty?
Try using those tiny hex bolts after a couple years of crud being sprayed directly into the wrench interface.


#3483

My plan was to clean them out with a safety pin if I ever need to get a tiny hex wrench in to tighten the bolt. Hoping that the Nylock nuts prevent any loosening. Haven’t had to mess with them yet.
Last week when I was riding with Rawland in some pretty thick mud, the inside nuts of the berthoud fenders were the first thing to see the mud coming off the ground and accumulation was almost immediate since the clearance between 50mm fenders and 42mm tires was so narrow. So much accumulation that I had to stop a few times to shove a stick in and roll the wheel backwards to clear it. While it looks better to have the nuts on the inside I think there are cases to be made for moving taller hardware to the outside.
In my case, the Rawland rarely goes on muddy trails while the NFE is going to be the bike I typically ride on messy trails so I chose to put the nut in the location that served the built purpose of each bike.


#3484

I dunno what the salt situation is in Seattle, but corrosion caused the wrench interface on my old ones that I had set up like that to become completely unusable.


#3485

If you’re concerned about crud building up inside a shallow button-head bolt, a piece of vinyl tape over the bolts is easily removed if you ever need to access the heads.


#3486

Motion to change new guys sn to LeSquirrelJr le Squirrel doo


#3487

Oh yeah, didn’t consider salt corrosion as a possible issue. Good point, luckily we rarely get asSALTed in Seattle, but then again, they just recently legalized it in our region so it’s possible ice paranoia could eventually grow.

I should look for some M4 bolts with a hex head to match the M5 used to secure fender to chain/seat stays.
My repair kit already has an Allen key adapter with 8 & 10mm sockets so I should be able to tighten both pieces of hardware in the field.


#3488

fenderchat


#3489

Every thread is fender chat.


#3490

Given the number of pnw bike nerds on this forum, this is inevitable.


#3491

grip kings to WI cranks has got to be a bannable offense


#3492

Given the number of pnw bike nerds on this forum, this is inevitable.[/quote]

I’m thrilled to have brought my PNW fender sensibilities to the midwest. Not sure why all these midwest dummies are riding through filthy snowmelt without fenders, but WTVR.


#3493

Better than the days of pants chat


#3494

[quote=Rusty Piton]This guy has the nuts on the OUTSIDE of his Berthoud fenders!
What a stupid piece of shit![/quote]
Rudy I actually laughed at this. I could hear the tone on it.


#3495

[quote]This guy has the nuts on the OUTSIDE of his Berthoud fenders!
What a stupid piece of shit![/quote]

I laughed too. And, yes, those bolts are frozen. Turns out 7ish years of NYC road salt on the steel/aluminum interface does bad things. They won’t come loose, though.


#3496

TC: I will never have fenders on my bike unless I move somewhere else. I have one of those folding plastic jawns if I need something for the day.


#3497

Given the number of pnw bike nerds on this forum, this is inevitable.[/quote]

I’m thrilled to have brought my PNW fender sensibilities to the midwest. Not sure why all these midwest dummies are riding through filthy snowmelt without fenders, but WTVR.[/quote]
The mind boggles.


#3498

I used fenders back in the midwest, but I also reached Tarck enlightenment like 11 years ago (or whenever we started).


#3499

or rivet the berthoud fender stays onto the blades

even more flush, and easier to drill out to remove when the fender’s dead


#3500

speaking of which, how are we celebrating the 10 year anniversary of tarck? it’s coming up soon.