>>Does any one know were I can buy a pair of 700 c alloy mudguards
>>other than the Salmon type, I'd like to buy a pair that I can have
>>painted to match a new Magnum Opus Deluxe Hetchins that David Millar
>>is making me. I've one set of Red SKS made Bluemels from Martin at
>>Classic Bikes but I don't like the colour available.
What about the 700c aluminum Honjo fenders that Bicycle Classics is
liquidating right now?
>The local retired shopowner/framebuilder/painter in Lititz,
>Rodney Moseman recommends the SKS/Esge fenders as being very easy to
>paint. His personal bicycles have painted fenders that have not
>chipped for 10 years.
I like my new black SKS fenders, but (1) the mounting tab for the front
brake bolt was not perfectly centered on the fender, which makes the nose
point a little crooked, and I checked every other fender set at the LBS,
and they are all crooked; and (2) the black is not the same black as my
bike, so they will probably be painted red someday.
>I thought Bluemels were a different company than SKS? But
>there are some UK & German sites showing "SKS Bluemels"... was the
>name & design bought out?
I think the company itself was bought, or maybe just the tooling. Wasn't it the same kind of thing with Huret/Sachs and Simplex/Edco?