These were easy to install... I was lucky in that I didn't have to remove any wood to get clearance around the brakes or between the fork blades, despite the fenders being 1-3/4" wide!
Cody leaves the rear brake bridge mount unattached, since different frame sizes require different positions. I set-up the fenders by anchoring the front tip at the chainstay bridge and bolting the struts (pre-assembled) to the drop-outs, marked where the brake bridge bolts needed to go, removed the fender, drilled it in the drill press, insalled the brake bridge mount, and re-installed the fender. Probably 10 minutes total, including drilling. I suppose they'll take less than 5 minutes to remove or install, now that I have the braces postioned properly.
As far as practicality is concerned... I'll get a chance in the next three days o try these in the rain. I'll post a report then.
If I wanted practicality, I'd have kept the Blumel's - I bought these strictly for their appearance and appeal.
Aldo Ross Middletown, Ohio
----- Original Message Follows -----
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Aldo Ross <email@example.com>,
Subject: Re: [CR]New wooden fenders for the Assenmacher
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 11:40:11 -0800 (PST)
> Very elegant looking. How do you rate them for ease of
> installation and practicality? Nice bike too. I have an
> Assenmacher touring bike also, and I think Matt is a very
> underrated framebuilder.
> Jerry Moos
> Big Spring, TX
> Aldo Ross <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I think these were the object of some discussion a few
> weeks ago - wooden fenders made by Cody Davis in Bend,
> Oregon. I bought a set for the Assenmacher and took a few
> Aldo Ross
> Middletown, Ohio