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Old 12-26-2011, 04:48 PM   #22531
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Speaking of mud and such...

Rode 3hrs of off- and on- gravel roads round Culpeper, VA. Unlike the roads I ride around here that are 'gravel' but have been smooshed flat, theirs have gravel as in 'your bike is moving all about under you.'

Lots of fun despite the feeling in my legs from about hour 2 on.

In other words: if you're riding the gravel roads around my house, road tires are fine. If you're riding around Culpeper, bring the knobbies.

Oh, and 50-ish after Crimmus?!

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Old 12-26-2011, 05:13 PM   #22532
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edit: and... turns out, they are 45mm wide fenders and with a bit of finessing fit just fine. phew. my primary motivation for fenders is the spring Strawberry Music Festival, when its often quite muddy and mucky. last year, I found myself having to ride really really slowly to keep the mud from coating me. hopefully with these fenders, I'm good to go.
I've had exceedingly bad luck with my 45mm fenders over 35c tires in sticky mud. They pack up right quick. To the point you have to remove the wheel to fully clean them out.

I thought about maybe doing some kind of tire scraper before it can carry too much mud into the fender, but just decided to not run fenders in such conditions.
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:28 PM   #22533
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edit: and... turns out, they are 45mm wide fenders and with a bit of finessing fit just fine. phew. my primary motivation for fenders is the spring Strawberry Music Festival, when its often quite muddy and mucky. last year, I found myself having to ride really really slowly to keep the mud from coating me. hopefully with these fenders, I'm good to go.
I put 45mm PB Hardcore fenders on my GF's 'cross. They work perfect with a 37mm (measured) tire.

However, as "Askel" knows, no fender is worth a shit in mud. We've been on some really nasty stuff, in the rain, and ended up having to ride the grass along the ditch to keep going. The worst part of that is the grass usually grows in clumps, which makes it like riding railroad ties; brutal.

And, most debris is off the center of the tread.
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:02 AM   #22534
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I learnt today that next time I do an almost 140km mtb ride with 1900 metres of climbing, I am not riding 80kms the day before.



Garmin went flat with about 20kms to go.

I was doing it tough at the 50km mark but the boys kept me going.

A few photos off my phone.

Our first rest stop


We had to climb all the way up there.


Tainjarra Falls lookout




This was my saviour after 90kms
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:00 AM   #22535
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At least someone's smart enough to run bar-ends!

...and don't tell me what's on that sammich. I don't wanna know. Y'all Aussies eat some STRANGE stuff!

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Old 12-27-2011, 11:20 AM   #22536
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Niner rules. Like the R.I.P 9! I've got a Jet 9.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:13 PM   #22537
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Its a W.F.O so its even cooler.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:47 PM   #22538
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Its a W.F.O so its even cooler.
I thought so. I was looking at 'em, but, it was beyond my budget.
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:51 PM   #22539
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I thought so. I was looking at 'em, but, it was beyond my budget.
Way beyond mine too. Especially with the hammerschmit cranks he has on it.
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:55 AM   #22540
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I've had exceedingly bad luck with my 45mm fenders over 35c tires in sticky mud. They pack up right quick. To the point you have to remove the wheel to fully clean them out.

I thought about maybe doing some kind of tire scraper before it can carry too much mud into the fender, but just decided to not run fenders in such conditions.
I used to run old aluminum specialized fenders on my 83 stumpjumperer with 26x2.125 tires at this same festival.... and I had those fenders set pretty close to the tires.... yeah, they'd pack up pretty fast if I ran through a bunch of deep mud. I'd stop at a water faucet a couple times a day and blast the worst of the mud out. mostly the ground there is hard pack, just wet on top, so the fenders generally work pretty well and make riding around camp a lot more comfortable.

I do seem to remember way way back when (early/mid 70s?), I used these tire scrapers on my road/touring bikes that were wire loops hanging off the brake bolts and had a little bent plastic tube that ever-so-lightly ran along the top of the tires... they'd knock glass bits and thorns out before they had a chance to go around and get jammed in. hugely cut down on glass and thorn flats in the days before kevlar walled tires. I do wonder if something couldn't be done at the back of the fenders to knock some of the worst of the mud off.

anyways, the Spring festival is Memorial Day Weekend... depending on the weather, if its anything like last spring, I'll be really happy I have fenders again.

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Old 12-28-2011, 04:41 AM   #22541
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Y'all Aussies eat some STRANGE stuff!
Thats a big call from the land of the epic meals.

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Old 12-28-2011, 04:45 AM   #22542
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Way beyond mine too. Especially with the hammerschmit cranks he has on it.

Love the idea - the hammerschmidt cranks. My front derailleur gets loaded up with sand & mud. unfortunately my bike is not compatible.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:04 AM   #22543
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Love the idea - the hammerschmidt cranks. My front derailleur gets loaded up with sand & mud. unfortunately my bike is not compatible.
I knew there was a d in there somewhere. The only thing I don't like about them is the noise they make. My mate was saying that with a 24t chainring the top gear is 38t.

Pity you need ISCG mounts to use them.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:46 AM   #22544
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I do seem to remember way way back when (early/mid 70s?), I used these tire scrapers on my road/touring bikes that were wire loops hanging off the brake bolts and had a little bent plastic tube that ever-so-lightly ran along the top of the tires... they'd knock glass bits and thorns out before they had a chance to go around and get jammed in. hugely cut down on glass and thorn flats in the days before kevlar walled tires.
Those were called "tire savers" and they're still available. If we ran through glass or debris, we drop a hand down on the tire and use our gloves to brush it off while moving. Never tried that on my mt bike.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:05 PM   #22545
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I got a run in Christmas morning, but got too cold for three laps, so stopped at one. .77 miles slow... I forgot to bring my gloves so my hands got cold enough to be numb in ten minutes.
The next day my aunt, uncle and a friend hiked Superstition for almost 6 miles. We saw a few mountain bikes and one big spider.

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