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DannyC
07-20-2013, 06:29 PM
Hi folks.

In the UK (despite the current heat-wave) we have weather that 75-90% of the time means it is absolutely "persisting"-down. :-(

I notice that the StreetFox plans do not include any formal provision for mudguards (although this is clearly a user option, and not an insurmountable obstacle).

Looking at the gallery of completed projects I can see that folks have adopted varied approaches to the fitting of these items.

With the StreetFox it is clear that one needs 2 x 20" front guards and a single 26" rear guard.

Does anyone have any recommendations for suitable items available in the UK?

Why do manufacturers seem to insist on selling them as combined Front/Rear pairs? I want 2 x fronts @ 20" x 2.125" and 1 rear at 26" x 2.125".

I have not done this before, so does anyone know if these items can be bought singly in the UK rather than in "sets"?

The big retailers like Cycle-King seem to want to sell "sets" only (I have not tried "Halfrauds" yet).

Regards,

Dan.

go1000go
07-20-2013, 07:11 PM
Decathlon are worth a look at, they have some plastic guards, that a couple on brackets could be mounted to attach to then side.
The good thing with them is they only have a rear mounting point, so hack that off and you start with a curved bit of plastic for not much money

savarin
07-20-2013, 08:41 PM
Any real cycle shop should sell individual guards. The rear guard is easy to fit but you will have to design some brackets for the front wheels.
Heres a couple of my examples
http://forum.atomiczombie.com/showthread.php/1881-starting-my-trike/page3 message 114
http://forum.atomiczombie.com/showthread.php/3162-rubber-standoffs-for-mudguards?highlight=
http://forum.atomiczombie.com/showthread.php/4213-Rear-mudguard-and-front-deraileur-post?highlight=