[CR]Re: Alloy Fenders

Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor

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Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2002 20:44:30 -0500
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Herb Langston <langston@interaccess.com>
Subject: [CR]Re: Alloy Fenders

>>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?

Herb Langston
Evanston, IL